The Way Home

Columbus House’s mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence.

Debra's Story

Debra’s mother begged her not to leave South Carolina, but the move to Connecticut with her husband and young children in 1997 was inevitable. When Debra’s mother passed away one year later, at just 51-years-old, Debra was devastated. “I thought I had more time with her.” She started drinking the day she came home from her mother’s funeral. “I guess I just tried to suffocate it, tried not to feel it.” Read Debra's Story