Wilton business has new location

Advocate with Faith, a business that offers advocacy services in the area of special education,  will be changing locations as of Dec. 1. Its new location will be 196 Danbury Road, and will provide additional space for new staff members.

The new location also gives the business the ability to hold workshops and programs on site.

In addition, Advocate with Faith will begin offering Affordable Advocacy Packages at their new location. Customers may qualify for reduced rates determined by income level.

Information: 203-493-4237

Halstead teams with Homes with Home

The Westport office of Halstead Property recently completed a blanket drive for Homes with Hope, a Westport-based charity that also serves Wilton.

Blankets collected were distributed to individuals and families that currently live at the Gillespie Center, Hoskins’ Place, and Bacharach Community emergency shelters.

“We are very grateful to Halstead’s efforts on our behalf,” said Jeff Wieser, president of Homes with Hope. “I called Halstead as the cold weather was approaching and within a month we had the blankets that our residents so desperately needed.”

RVNA recognized

Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, which serves Wilton, was named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite. This honor recognizes the top-performing home health agencies in the country.

RVNA’s Theresa Santoro, president and CEO, credits “an exceptionally talented and compassionate staff” and board of directors with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare elite.

The nursing association provides home and community care services, supports public health, and “promotes the highest quality of life in Western Connecticut.”

Information: 203-438-5555.

Canine Company to help DAWS

The Canine Company, whose headquarters are in Wilton, has partnered with the Danbury Animal Welfare Society to present Santa Paws for DAWS on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. -  3 p.m.

The event, which will take place at 493 Danbury Road, will include pictures with Santa Claus, a bake sale, prize raffles, dogs and cats for adoption.

K9 Officer Enzo, of the Wilton police, will also be in attendance for a meet-and-great session.

Attendees will be asked to make a nominal donation to help support the work of DAWS.