Norwalk, CT - With less than six weeks to go until the 5th Annual SoNo Stroll Anthony DiLauro has stepped in as the new Executive Director of the Human Services Council (HSC), a Norwalk based not-for-profit that oversees a multitude of critical programs focusing on child advocacy, mentoring, alcohol and drug prevention, medical and behavioral healthcare services, and supportive housing. ‘We are thrilled to have Anthony join us as the new Executive Director of the Human Services Council,” said Al Mirin, Board President. “Anthony has a wealth of knowledge and experience, he is a great addition to our team,” added Mirin.
Mr. DiLauro has over twenty years of non-profit management experience. Before accepting the Executive Director position at the Human Services Council Mr. DiLauro was Executive Director of Read to Grow, the only statewide organization in Connecticut that prepares parents to start building their baby’s literacy from birth and provides free books to children of all ages to support their literacy development. Prior to Read to Grow, Mr. DiLauro was Executive Director of Futures in Education Foundation and Endowment Fund which provides scholarships, tuition assistance and programmatic support for parochial elementary and secondary schools in New York City. However, Mr. DiLauro is best-known as the Executive Director for the New York affiliate of Father Flanagan’s Boys Town Inc., a charity that provides education and social services to needy families. During his ten year tenure, Boys Town provided in-depth services to more than 5,000 at-risk youth in New York City. “I am thrilled to be working in Fairfield County, the place I have called home for the last ten years. I am especially excited to work with an organization that provides wrap around care to children and families through initiatives such as Children’s Connection, Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers, Mid-Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition, Norwalk Mentor Program and 40 South Main Street Supportive Housing,” says DiLauro. Mr. DiLauro has also managed major residential facilities for youth with mental illness and developmental disabilities, has worked on projects with Yale’s Psychiatry and Law departments to help develop better systems in the courts, and has worked with a variety of state and city agencies throughout his career in New York and Connecticut. Mr. DiLauro received his undergraduate from Southern Connecticut State University and his M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut. Mr. DiLauro is married, has two children, and resides in Norwalk, CT.
Mr. DiLauro’s arrival coincides with the Human Services Council’s preparation for their annual fundraiser. The 5th Annual SoNo Stroll is slated for Wednesday, June 5th in historic South Norwalk. Guests are invited to a cocktail reception with live and silent auctions at Black Bear Saloon SoNo, followed by a 3-course meal selected from a signature menu, offered by one of fourteen participating SoNo Restaurants.
For almost seven decades, the Human Services Council has identified unmet community needs and has filled the gaps by creating and fostering programs that educate, safeguard and empower the people of our communities. Collaborating with other local agencies, the Human Services Council serves over 8,000 children, families and individuals each year. To learn more about the Human Services Council, the 5th Annual SoNo Stroll and how you can help please call (203) 849-1111 or visit www.hscct.org.