The Shoppes at Chimney Square
The Shoppes at Chimney Square are a vocational program of The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. 

Strengthening communities by empowering individuals.

Work gives individuals a sense of purpose and self-worth. For many, it defines who we are and is a source of justifiable pride. Work helps improve individual and family finances, and it helps us connect socially. We believe all individuals, regardless of disability, deserve the opportunity to be full members of their community where they can live, learn, work and play through all stages of life.

The Shoppes at Chimney Square provide a vocational training ground for the individuals we support. Individuals are provided the opportunity to participate in running and maintaining local businesses.

Currently, we run one shop, Funky Finds. Your patronage at this shop supports the important work of job training and vocational services at IPPI.

Stop by!  We welcome visitors, shoppers and offer opportunities to volunteer as well!


Funky Finds is a fun, gift/thrift shop that features handcrafted, antique, new and gently used items. Funky Finds provides jobs, training and valuable workplace skill training to help those with developmental disabilities and special needs better integrate themselves into the community in a productive and meaningful way.

If you’re interested in making a donation, please contact us

Mon. 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Tue.  10:00AM – 5:00PM
Wed. 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Thu.  10:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri.    10:00AM – 2:00PM 

1125 Dixwell Avenue – Hamden, CT 06514

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