Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach 

"Give them hope." ~Brian Gibbons, defender of the defenseless


Who We Are

We provide case management and support services to people living outside or those recently housed. Visits are made to campsites, factories, and abandoned buildings several times a week and even in the bitter cold and snowy days of the winter months. We provide food, warm clothing, hygiene products, camping equipment, and most importantly, HOPE

Our Mission

To locate, engage and support the homeless and nearly homeless people in the Greater Waterbury area and to link them to appropriate resources.


How You Can Help

Donations of gift cards to McDonald's, Walmart, Waterbury bus passes, socks, and hygiene products are also needed and appreciated other then donating, which you can do in the section below.


Contact Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach Program

Get in touch with Rick Povilaitis at the Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach Program to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. 



Donate To The        Cause

To donate to the program, Click the button below.


Brian Gibbons New Homeless Video

The video below shows the countless efforts we at the Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach Program do each year. This video also serves as a reminder of how humanity can be transformed through love and compassion for others.


Mark your calendar for the 5th annual Brian Gibbons Homeless       

Outreach Golf Tournament, June 1st 2021!

Thomaston Savings Bank awarded us $1500.00!

Mary, Mother of the Church the youth annual Sox collection! Awesome job!


Naugatuck Exchange collected coats, hats, gloves and hoodies for the Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach Program. Delivered by Cliff and Regina Kierman.

On The Air

Thank you to Thomas Chute and the WATR family for allowing the family and friends of the late Brian Gibbons to be live on air this morning to publicize the 3rd Annual Brian Gibbons Memorial Golf Tournament being held on Tuesday, June 5th at Chippannee Golf Club. Still time to register to golf or even just come for dinner & the silent auction. Great way to help keep Brian's mission alive! 


Thank you!

Sally Lorne and the Prospect Congregational Church mission

groups donated cleaning supplies to BGHOP, thanks!

Thank you!

Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach Program Receives $3650.00 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Waterbury, CT – The Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach Program has received $3,650.00 in funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate

Outreach Program. “This gift is much appreciated and very timely” according to Rick Povilaitis, LCSW; Director of the program. “Even though there has been significant progress in housing chronically homeless people in CT, we find and engage new people on a regular basis who are sleeping in cars, vacant buildings and parks. The money will be used to continue outreach efforts and to purchase tents, sleeping bags, heaters and other essentials to help people outside get through the cold winter months.” Thanks to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal we will be able to continue to provide much needed services to people most in need in the Waterbury area.


The youth group from Prospect Congregational Church held its Annual Homeless Awareness Sleepout on March 10th. During the 24 hour period they raised $1,080.00. Thank you Jon Normand, Brianna Hudson, Mike Normand, Nicholas Hudson, Emily Orzechowski, Mayel Hubbard, and Sue Hudson. This will truly make a difference in the lives of many!

Thank You!


Thank you!

Rick Povilaitis spoke with the 6, 7, and 8 graders at the "Mary, Mother of the Church Faith Formation Program "at St. Peter and Paul's gymnasium in Waterbury on December 4. The program is directed by Fran Walsh. The students were interested in learning about the needs of the homeless in Waterbury and because of their enthusiasm they collected hundreds of socks that will be distributed by those who serve in the Brian Gibbons Homeless Outreach Program.



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