Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund

At Berkowitz and Hanna LLC, our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals who have suffered as a result of the negligence or misconduct of others obtain justice, but we believe that our responsibility to our community runs even deeper than that. It is our honor to contribute our time and resources to numerous charitable organizations in Fairfield County, CT. Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund was established by the firm to aid local non-for-profit organizations whose mission is to assist infants, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and women and children at risk. Each year, we are proud to provide financial support to our growing list of organizations that tirelessly provide help to those who need it the most.

Charitable Affiliations

Ability Beyond Disability

Connecticut’s largest provider of residential services for people with both physical and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1953 by dedicated parents aiming to enhance the lives of their disabled children, Ability Beyond Disability helps disabled individuals find suitable housing, employment, and the support they need to live full and satisfying lives.

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ARI, Inc.

ARI (Always Reaching for Independence) provide a full range of programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, including residential programs, day programs, employment, education, and school-to-life transitional programs.

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STAR, Inc.

STAR, Inc. is a full service organization for infants, children, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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CLASP operates a number of residential houses for people with developmental disabilities in Westport and surrounding towns. Since 1982, the group has created 13 homes and an apartment program to help disabled individuals increase their independence and live more rewarding lives.

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Child Guidance Center

Child Guidance Center is a provider of mental and behavioral health services for children from low to moderate income families. The group’s mission is to reduce emotional suffering, correct dysfunctional behavior, create stronger families, and help all children and adolescents they work with reach their maximum potential.

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Dignity Grows

Dignity Grows empowers our neighbors in need by providing menstrual and hygiene supplies for every body that needs them.

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The Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle engages children and teens with special needs through a full range of social, recreational, and therapeutic experiences. Stressing friendship, inclusion, and acceptance, The Friendship Circle currently assists more than 100 families of children with special needs.

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Kids in Crisis

Kids in Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families dealing with a wide range of crises, including domestic violence, mental health, family problems, substance abuse and more. Last year alone, Kids in Crisis helped 5,913 children and their families.

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Domus Foundation

Domus Foundation operates a dozen educational, residential, and community programs to help vulnerable youth get on the path to a satisfying and productive adulthood. Since 1972, Domus has helped thousands of youths embrace a more productive and positive life.

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The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center provides a full range of services for people with a wide range of disabilities within the Greater Bridgeport. Founded in 1981, The Kennedy Center currently provides more than 2,000 individuals with residential, vocational, therapeutic, educational, social, and recreational resources.

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ALS of Connecticut

The Connecticut Chapter of the ALS Association serves the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(Lou Gehrig’s Disease). This organization funds research, patient and community services, and public education in the fight against ALS.

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Voluntary Services for the Bind

Voluntary Services for the Blind of Fairfield CountyVSB strives to enhance the quality of life of visually impaired residents of Fairfield County by providing friendly visitors, readers, clerical assistants, shoppers, and drivers.

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Friends of Autistic People

Friends of Autistic People is a parents’ support group that is dedicated to bringing about an environment where adult children with autism can be assured of receiving high-quality care and assistance after they reach the age of 21.

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Easter Seals Coastal Fairfield County

Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunites to live, learn, work, and play in their communities.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Connecticut Chapter

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Connecticut Chapter is part of the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the funding of blood cancer research. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society also provides patient services, support and education across the country.

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Special Olympics of Connecticut

Special Olympics of Connecticut works to provide sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics strives to provide opportunities for participants to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, share talents and build friendships.

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Jewish Family Services

Since 1978, Jewish Family Services has worked to support families and individuals as they face life’s challenges. This organization provides programs and services in Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Wilton and Norwalk to help build healthy communities.

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Federation of Jewish Philanthropy

The mission of the United Jewish Philanthropy is to provide services which improve lives locally in Westport, Weston, Wilton and Norwalk, as well as abroad. This organization allocates funds to meet community needs in areas such as education and social services.

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Stamford Public Education Foundation

The Stamford Public Education Foundation’s mission is to support the students and teachers in Stamford’s Public Schools through community collaboration and philanthropy. The foundation focuses on literacy initiatives for elementary level students, and on college and career readiness for middle and high school students.

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Building One Community

Building One Community’s purpose is to strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants through English language, computer, and other classes, connecting individuals and families with schools, health, legal, law enforcement, and other vital services, and developing job skills and a worker center to match immigrant workers with employers.

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Connecticut Center for Patient Safety

The CT Center for Patient Safety is a powerful voice for health care consumers. The CT Center for Patient Safety represents the voice of patients in areas such as safety campaigns, legislative health policy, and education.

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Waterside School

The Waterside School is a K-5 independent elementary school, focused on providing underserved children in the community with a quality education and access to opportunities that will help them excel in their educational, social and personal lives. The Waterside School is located in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Homes with Hope

Homes with Hope is a Wesport-based grassroots organization that responds to the tragedy of homelessness with shelter and housing assistance. Homes with Hope provides care such as food, safe emergency shelter, housing and supportive services for those who have lost their ability to lead normal lives. Homes with Hope’s programs and services are organized by a caring and professional staff as well as hundreds of volunteers.

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New Covenant House

The mission of New Covenant House is to provide nutritious meals to low income and disadvantaged members of the Stamford community. By creating a safe and compassionate environment New Covenant House helps children, women, homeless people, working poor and others on their path to safety, dignity and self respect. New Covenant House serves the greater Stamford area including New Canaan, Greenwich and Darien.

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Shelter for the Homeless

Shelter for the Homeless serves to provide a safe and caring environment for those in need throughout Lower Fairfield County. They strive to obtain permanent housing and services for men and women with an emphasis on relevant needs. The goal of Shelter for the Homeless is to empower people to help themselves by providing a much needed “haven of hope.”

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Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc. serves as an efficient and effective provider of nutritious food to non-profit organizations that feed the hungry in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton, while seeking to raise awareness of, and provide action to combat, hunger in those communities. They provide food to about 97 non-profit agencies and programs that serve low income people. As Lower Fairfield’s primary hunger-relief organization, the Food Bank offers an invaluable service to the community that Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is proud to support.

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Brighter Lives for Kids Foundation

Brighter Lives For Kids Foundation aims to provide opportunities and experiences to children in Bridgeport, CT that will
enrich their education and further prepare them for success.

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Future 5

Future 5 helps motivated, low-income high school students in Stamford connect to their full potential. We believe in human potential. In particular, the potential for each and every young person who climbs our stairs to find success in life. In fact, the lettering on our entrance stairway spells this out: “Every step I take helps me overcome the traps that hold me back and leads me to my limitless future.”

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Kids Helping Kids

Empowers middle school and high school students to take their passion for community service to the next level by designing and implementing service projects that benefit low income children in the community.

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Fairfield County Community Foundation

Promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community.

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Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

Provides free legal representation to veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness.

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Daniel Trust Foundation

Invests in and supports low income students with their education and professional goals.


Horizons at New Canaan Country School

Horizons builds brighter futures for K-12 students from low-income families by creating year round academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, nurturing potential, cultivating a safe and supportive community, and inspiring individual dreams.

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Laurel House

Provides mental health resources to people coping with mental illness, and their families, across numerous communities in and around Connecticut. Laurel House provides Resources to Recover through supportive services and programs including recovery planning, life skills coaching and skill building, education, employment, cognitive remediation (“Thinking Well”), housing and residential services, food service and wellness, social opportunities, and active outreach to individuals who might otherwise be isolated.

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Spooner House

Spooner House is operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc. with the mission of providing food, shelter and support services to people in need. All of our energies are devoted to helping our clients establish a self-sufficient living situation. We recognize the dignity of our clients, we give them our respect and we deliver our services without proselytizing.

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Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc.

Provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin.

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The Tiny Miracles Foundation

Providing compassionate support services to families with premature babies.

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Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Bridgeport Rescue Mission is dedicated to fighting poverty from the inside out. We provide vital services to men, women, and children dealing with hunger and homelessness, enabling them to return to the community healed and whole.

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Homes for the Brave

With an emphasis on Veterans, Homes for the Brave provides the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life. Homes for the Brave’s vision is to provide a model to enable homeless men, women and their families, especially those who have served our country, to attain safe, affordable housing, meaningful life activity and a livable income so that they may return to a productive and meaningful life.

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Circle of Care

Circle of Care provides practical, emotional, and financial assistance to Connecticut families, through programs and services that meet the unique and challenging needs of pediatric cancer treatment.

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Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

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Levitt Pavilion

The Levitt Pavilion produces one of the largest and longest-running free outdoor festivals in the nation! Over the course of more than four decades, our Summer Season featuring our signature “50 Free Nights under the Stars” has entertained over 1.5 Million guests.