Homeless Shelter

Homeless Shelter and Resource Center

Our Organization Provides A Safe and Trusting Environment For All

Since 1984, our shelter has been a refuge for thousands of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The largest program of its kind in the State of Connecticut, the Shelter is able to serve up to 126 people each night. Our shelter services go beyond a hot shower, a clean bed, and a safe place to restore: On a daily basis, our shelter guests are offered individualized and comprehensive case management services so they can obtain the tools and resources necessary to overcome their housing challenges.

We not only operate to ensure that individuals and families experiencing homelessness receive basic needs and housing, but also to help them find sustainable solutions to overcome homelessness and successfully reintegrate into the community at large. By providing these services and cooperatively partnering with other providers, we are helping people end their cycle of homelessness.

On average 90 adults and nine families with children find refuge and support at our Shelter every night.

  • Our year round in-house services include:

    • Essential sheltering
    • Continental breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Warm clothing
    • Hygiene products
    • Transportation to access housing
    • Client advocacy
    • Comprehensive case management and referrals
    • After-school tutoring
    • Intensive veteran's case management services
    • Assessment and psychotherapy services
    • Health screenings   

Our ultimate goal is to help people restore, recover, and reestablish their self-worth, self-determination, and self-sufficiency. Through our case management and connected network, our guests may be linked to housing placement; employment, mental health, substance abuse, health, legal, and veteran services; and receive assistance to access the public benefits, clothing, furniture, and the personal items they require.

 

We operate our own Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Rapid Rehousing, Thrift Store, Affordable Housing, and Mental Health Residential Programs, including a Permanent Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Individuals and Families with Disabilities. Many of these services can provide support to our guests at the Shelter, and to the countless others who are in need in our community.

 

Our provider referral services include mental health, substance abuse and health care services; literacy, vocation and educational services; food assistance services; and SSI and SSDI application assistance.
We operate these services in order to ensure families and individuals meet their most basic needs, learn skills, and access the resources they require to transition out of homelessness.

  • Shelter Director: Jered Bruzas

    Hours of Operation: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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