BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Karen Osbrey, President
Ann Kathi Peterson, Treasurer
Helen Ferland, Diaper Bank Program Coordinator
Interfaith Human Services of Putnam R.E.A.C.H.'s out to Restore lives through Education and Empowerment of individuals, to Actively respond to the needs in our community, to be Compassionate towards others, and to Help those around us who are in need or in transition by sponsoring, funding and facilitating programs and projects that address these needs in Northeastern Connecticut.
Established in 2005, Interfaith Human Services of Putnam [IHSP] is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit charitable organization that oversees the operation of the Daily Bread Food Pantry, Pathways 2 Success, the NU2U Clothing Closet, the Diaper Bank of NECT, Fuel/Heating Assistance and Homelessness Support/Prevention & Rental Assistance. We also provide Thanksgiving baskets and support for the Town of Putnam Summer Food program. It is a testament to the extraordinary giving nature of people in Northeastern Connecticut that we are able to operate with an all-volunteer staff. Simply put, we are really just an old-fashioned neighborhood helping to wrap their arms around our friends and neighbors in need and volunteering to help provide them a hand during tough times.
IHSP is committed to providing an environment free from harassment or discrimination in the treatment of individuals with respect to volunteer opportunities or access to our facilities, programs or activities. All volunteers are expected to act responsibly to establish a pleasant working environment free of discrimination. IHSP does not permit harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, political beliefs, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or all or part of an individual’s income derived from public assistance programs, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law. Additional protections are afforded based on arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, unemployment status, and credit history, in each case to the extent provided by law.
"Sexual harassment is behavior of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the person or persons it is targeted toward. Examples of harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures, and displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures. Use of IHSP's computer system for the purpose of viewing, displaying, or disseminating material that is sexual in nature may also constitute harassing behavior."