Journey Home has come a long way over the last seven years witnessing growth in employees, revenue and volunteer engagement. Through this period of change, we have relied on the amazing skills of our contracted accountant, Dottie Stone. This spring Dottie made the difficult decision to leave Journey Home in order to enjoy retirement. Dottie was critical to ensuring that Journey Home was able to support the growth of our agency from a finance perspective. She worked with our Executive Director, Deputy Director and Board Treasurer to implement a financial management system that would allow us to diversify our revenue streams and to serve as a fiduciary and subcontract funding allowing gaps to be filled in the homeless service system. For all her years of dedication to Journey Home, and her heartfelt commitment to the mission of ending homelessness, Journey Home sends our deepest appreciation to Dottie.
During this transition we have welcomed a new staff member to the Journey Home team to continue on the great progress we have made thus far. At the beginning of April, Brian Mullen joined Journey Home as the part-time Accounting and Finance Officer. Brian holds a BS in Economics from Southern CT State University. He began his career in commercial banking but transition over to the non-profit field in 2001. Outside of work, Brian is a pet lover (he has a dog and two cats), enjoys bowling on a league he has been on since childhood and does fundraising work for Our Companions, a CT based animal rescue. We are thrilled to welcome Brian to the Journey Home team!