Thursday, August 14, 2014

Daughters of Wisdom in Litchfield – Since 1949 – Part III

Environmental sustainability and energy conservation are evident in the various renovations in the buildings. For example, constructing bedrooms from dormitories and improving the water supply from our wells.  The installation of 80 solar panels on the barn and caring for the 70 acres of land, meadows and forests are further indications of this commitment.  The Northwest Connecticut Conservation District gave an award to Wisdom House in 2012 for these initiatives.
Since 1990, approximately 6,000 people yearly have come to Wisdom House and experienced the services and hospitality that the center offers.  Ample scholarships enable people of low income to participate in renewal retreats.  Wisdom House also serves the local civic community as a shelter in times of emergency and disaster.   These outreaches are a justice commitment of Wisdom House in living the congregation’s orientation and sharing our resources with those in need.

Wisdom House