Giving back: this is how our parents raised us. Together or individually, Dorothee and Nicolas could talk for hours about the joy brought by their time spent for the community.
nOURish BRIDGEPORT (capitalization intentional) is a food-centered, volunteer-powered, community-anchored 501c3 bringing hope to our City through direct service programs. Bridgeport is defined as a Food Desert, with 1 in 4 residents facing daily food insecurity & inaccessibility to nutritious produce. nOURish provides thousands of neighbors weekly with Groceries from our Food Pantry, Formula & Diapers from our Baby Center, Hot Meals from our Soup Kitchen, Education from our English Classes, & Hope from our Hearts.
Dorothee and Nicolas have been teaching ESL classes weekly since 2018
The Alpha Community Services YMCA, a Bridgeport area pioneer in providing services dedicated to the homeless, has been a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA since 1992. The Alpha Community Services Y has grown and expanded its services, striving to provide not just temporary shelter but also a path to a better life for those experiencing homelessness – managing the largest family emergency shelter in Connecticut and providing supportive services to over 400 clients each year.
Nicolas is the Past Chair of the Board
The Sea Lodge was originally conceived and constructed in 1901 by the Sasquanaug Association of Southport, Connecticut. The Sasquanaug Association was founded by “a group of prominent local ladies seeking to improve and beautify the Village of South- port, Connecticut”. The association has impacted multiple aspects of Southport Village and has had a huge impact in maintaining the historic character of the Village.
Dorothee is the secretary of the Board
Caring for Connecticut for over 40 years.
Community comes first for OPTIMUS Health Care. As Southwestern Connecticut’s largest provider of primary health care services, we are at the center of your community, providing the full range of care you need most, when and where you need it—whether or not you have health insurance.
OPTIMUS: COMMITTED TO COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY CARE.
Nicolas is the past chair of the Patient Experience/Quality of Care committee