Community Assessment Of The 06610 Zip Code Of Bridgeport Essay
1251 Words Oct 14th, 2016 6 Pages
In the assessment of the 06610 zip code of Bridgeport, Connecticut data has been obtained from various resources including a windshield survey and communication with individuals within the community. These statistics and testimonies all combine to put together a greater picture of the strengths and weaknesses of this community in determining and meeting the health needs of this population and in particular the Gillison family.
Community and the Institutions of that Community The Gillison family resides in Bridgeport, Connecticut, which is an urban city community that consists of mainly multi-generational families. Historically, Bridgeport was a community that shifted from agrarian to a mercantile and manufacturing community (City of Bridgeport, 2016). Originally apart of the township of Stratford, it was settled in 1659 and chartered in 1836. After the development of a railroad in 1840, the city turned from a whaling center to an industrial center. Although in present time it is not as industrious as in past history, with new developments, the city is trying to return to his industrious roots. The 06606 community in particular is located on the eastside of Bridgeport in Fairfield County, Connecticut. It is located across from the Pequannock River from the Downtown and Enterprise Zone and is next to Bridgeport’s East End. Climate wise, there are 206 sunny days per year with July days as high as 83 and January days as low as 23 (Sperling’s BestPlaces,…