Our Story

Hall Neighborhood House

Mission

To provide comprehensive services that educate, enrich, and empower residents of all ages on the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding community.

Motivation

We are driven by our belief that the people on the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding areas deserve community, education, and support.

Today at Hall Neighborhood House

Today at Hall

Hall Neighborhood House offers programs for our neighbors of all ages. From childcare and preschool for infants and children to after school programs and summer camp for youth to daily activities for seniors, Hall Neighborhood House has something for everyone.

And with our new community health center, community programs run in partnership with other organizations, and family services to support parents, we are constantly improving and expanding the programs and services we offer our community.

Hall Neighborhood House is a safe place for everyone, and our programs are held to the highest standards and accreditation. Together we can make life better.

Today at Hall Neighborhood House

History

1886

A group of community-minded women started the Associated Charities of Bridgeport to help young migrant families adjust to living in the industrious and growing community of Bridgeport, CT.

1901

One of the founders, Sarah Hall, donated her home as a residence for young women. At the “Hall Home,” women received training and job placement assistance.

Early 1900s

Hall House expanded into two residences in downtown Bridgeport and began offering nursery and childcare services.

1957

Hall House moved to its current location on the East Side of Bridgeport near the former Father Panik Village public housing complex.

1986

The city of Bridgeport began tearing down Father Panik Village after it devolved into a hub for crime and drugs. Hall Neighborhood House remained in the area, serving the community’s ongoing needs.

1994

The city completed the demolition of Father Panik Village.

2015

Robert Dzurenda becomes Executive Director                 

2018

Hall’s early childhood programs move from downtown to our building on the East Side of Bridgeport.

2020

Hall Neighborhood House continues to serve the comprehensive needs of the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding area. We are opening a community health center, continue to develop engaging opportunities for children and youth, and have received best-in-class accreditation for our programs.

Take a look inside Hall Neighborhood House with Executive Director Bob Dzurenda!