A Community of Givers

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by Daniel P. Scholfield Dan Scholfield is the Immediate Past President of DESK’s Board of Directors.  He became Board President in 2017, and in that time moved with all deliberation to not only shore up the governing processes of the Board, but also to create a sense of duty and …

Clinics To Jail: Robby Talbot’s Hard Road

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by Thomas Breen It’s always difficult to say goodbye to friends.  Robby was a familiar face with us at DESK.  He was a positive force in the room, showering our chef with compliments, and bringing smiles to those around him.  Robby’s memory shouldn’t be defined by his mental health, but …

Vets as Volunteers

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By Donna Golden, Ph.D. February 2019 – Donna Golden has been volunteering with DESK for over 15 years, but she is best known as the organizer of an amazing group of Veterans who volunteer at our weekly Food Pantry.  On January 26, 2019, Donna received DESK’s Chris Carbone Memorial Service …

The Art of Service-Learning

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by Kaitlyn Spear DESK prides itself on offering an internship program that fosters up-and-coming leaders in our community and in the social services sector. This past summer, we were very fortunate to have hosted Kaitlyn Spear, a rising senior at the University of New Haven. Kaitlyn worked exceedingly hard over …