Purpose:  Develop and implement communication plans both internally and with the general public.

Kathy Hunter, Deputy Director, Supportive Housing Works,
Erin McDonough, Director of Communications and marketing, Open Door Shelter,

Committee Members: 

Dana Freeman, United Way of coastal Fairfield County
Lindsay Perry, Family and Children’s Agency

Ad Hoc Committee Member:
Pam Ralston, ODFC Director, Supportive Housing Works,
Beth DeMarte, Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Staff: Kadian DeRosa, Collective Impact Manager,

Meetings: Monthly, 3rd Wednesday, 1 - 2:30 pm, Norwalk City Hall, Room 101, unless otherwise indicated on the website calendar


  • Website Development – Communications Committee has launched a website, which will serve as one tool for informing both our internal organizational partners, as well as external audiences such as donors, legislators and foundations interested in learning more about ODFC’s work.

  • Special Event Communication – ODFC leaders work with the committee to develop plans and special communication like news releases, newsletters and brochures.