CONNECTICUT HOMELESS SHELTERS, FOOD PANTRIES AND MORE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211″ from a land-line telephone. This will not work from a cell telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the location you are currently in plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

Don’t have a land-line telephone??? Go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

or…

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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A free housing service that helps people find a room, house or apartment that best suits their needs. Search by rent amount, accessibility features, housing vouchers and more. Also has information about moving costs, assisted living facilities, help for people who are homeless and financial assistance to help pay rent.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/connecticut/housing.

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ALWAYS BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU WHEN APPLYING ANYWHERE

When you have these items with you, it shows the prospective landlord you are serious about attaining stable
housing. You will not waste time to go back there if you are ready in the first place. Be prepared to have to fill
out the application there and then!

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Photo Drivers License or Valid Photo State ID Card
• Most Recently Dated Medicaid/Medicare Card
• A current Decision Letter from your local Board of Social Services Office Services or Social Security, Food-stamps, stating the amounts you are receiving.
• Should you be disabled, a copy of your most current Med-1 Form from your County Social Services Office or your Social Security Decision Letter stating your disability.
• Proof of any and all of the programs that you are attending.
• Hospital’s Charity Care Papers

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IF YOUR TRANSITIONAL OR HALF-WAY HOME HAS OPENINGS – PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SECTION 8 HOUSING LISTING…

CAN BE FOUND IN THE “TRANSITIONAL HOUSING” SECTION THANK YOU!

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EMERGENCY HOUSING:

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) has compiled this Emergency
Shelter Provider Directory to assist people in identifying agencies that provide
emergency shelter for homeless people in Connecticut. As information is updated, we
will post new versions of this report.
The directory is divided into two sections:
• Emergency Shelters
• Transitional Living Programs
This is the Emergency Shelter directory. Other directories may be downloaded from our
website, http://www.cceh.org.
Agencies are listed by County, then alphabetically by City or Town, and then alphabetically by Agency Name.
If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, please be aware that this directory is
incomplete and may not represent all the available services or homeless service providers in your area. If you
do not find a service provider in your area, please contact us (e-mail: tony@cceh.org) so we can assist you in
identifying service providers in your community. In addition, please contact Infoline at 2-1-1 for further
assistance.

Also, please be aware that all information in this directory is subject to change. We recommend that you call
agencies to confirm their services and availability. If you are a homeless service provider and your information
is not included in the directory or needs to be updated, please print the enclosed survey (see appendix) and
mail or fax it to us so we can include your updated information.

We can be contacted at:
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, 30 Jordan Lane, Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 721-7876
Fax: (860) 257-1148
E-mail: tony@cceh.org
Special thanks to all the agencies that provided information.

Prospect House Shelter, A division of Regional Network of Programs, 392 Prospect Street, BRIDGEPORT, CT
06604
Phone: (203) 576-9041
Fax: (203) 334-7798
Executive Director: Patricia A. Ginyard
Contact Person: Maria Lutz-Buyak
E-mail and/or Website: pat.ginyard@rnpinc.org
www.regionalnetwork.org
Population Served: Single adults including pregnant women
# of Beds/Apts: 32
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds in Single rooms.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Clean and Sober: No. Wet shelter.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes.
Length of Stay: Varies.
Hours of Operation: 24 hours/7 days
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: Fee varies according to client resources. $5.00 a night, if income.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Since 1983, Prospect House Shelter, a division of Regional Network
of Programs provides warm beds, hot food and a safe, supportive environment for 32 men and women each
night who are experiencing homelessness. The shelter’s individualized and comprehensive case management
program offers recovery based, client centered counseling, referrals, crisis intervention, networking and
guidance to help clients become independent. On site psychiatric, medical and substance abuse services are
also available to all residents.
Other Services: Please see Urban Model Initiative TLP. Prospect House also operates 32 units of permanent
housing at 392 Prospect Street as well as six scattered site dwellings located throughout Fairfield County to
help people transitioning out of homelessness, with particular emphasis on those living with HIV/AIDS or a dual
diagnosis.

YMCA – Alpha Community Services Families in Transition, (Alpha Home), A division of Alpha Community
Services, 387 Clinton Avenue, BRIDGEPORT, CT 06605
Shelter Phone: (203) 367-5830
Administration Office Phone: (203) 366-2809
Fax: (203) 367-1246
Executive Director: Carmen Colon
Contact Person: Melissa Gutierrez
E-mail and/or Website: www.cccymca.org
Population Served: Families
# of Beds/Apts: 110
Type of Sleeping Space: 3 sites of individual apartments & dorms. Clinton Avenue has 12 apartments for
families, up to 55 persons. Brook Street can house 12 families dorm style up to 40 persons. Washington Avenue
(Alpha Home) can house 15 persons dorm style.
Meals Served: The shelter provides lunch and dinner at the Brook Street site and the residents provide their
own breakfast. No cooking on site.
Clean and Sober: Dry shelter. If client refuses to follow rules they are terminated.
Handicapped Accessible: *Both Washington Avenue and Clinton Avenue Shelters are not wheelchair
accessible *Brooks Street Shelter is wheelchair accessible (two rooms available; sometimes there is a waiting
list)
Length of Stay: 60 Days. Extensions only permitted if client is working and plans for more permanent housing
are in process.
Hours of Operation: 24 hr/7 days
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Fee: Set fee of 20% of income.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Transitional Living Program on site, Case
Managers. HIV classes, parenting classes. Volunteers come in to work with children.
Other Services: Please see Alpha Community Services TLP / Jean Wallace TLP

Danbury
City of Danbury Homeless Shelter, A program of the City of Danbury Department of Welfare and Social
Services, 41 New Street DANBURY, CT 06810
Main Office: 254 Main Street DANBURY, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 796-1661
Fax: (203) 796-1660
Executive Director: Debbie MacKenzie
Contact Person: Claudette Fogarty
E-mail and/or Website: c.fogarty@ci.danbury.ct.us
Population Served: Single adults, Couples without children, Pregnant women
# of Beds/Apts: 15
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm
Meals Served: Kitchen on site, clients prepare own food or got to Dorothy Day for
meals.
Clean and Sober: Dry shelter. Shelter does not allow people into the shelter who are
intoxicated or under the influence.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes.
Length of Stay: 30 day limit for night shelter but can be extended to 90 days.
Hours of Operation: Shelter is opens at 9 PM Sunday – Thursday and closes at 3:30 PM
Monday – Friday and at 9 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Doors are open to clients from
9-10 PM.
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: None
Notes: Shelter accepts pregnant women, but the woman cannot stay after the baby is
born. No children.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: The shelter has a day center offering
support, advocacy services, and case management.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: A substance abuse case manager for
Region 5. Also there is a homeless outreach team.

Dorothy Day Hospitality House, Shelter Address: 11 Spring Street, DANBURY, CT 06810
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 922, DANBURY, CT 06813
Shelter Phone: (203) 743-7988
Fax: None
Executive Director: Paul Hines
Contact Person: Mary Livezey
E-mail and/or Website: None
Population Served: Single adults; Accepts pregnant women, but the woman cannot stay
after the baby is born (referred to Family & Children’s Aid).
# of Beds/Apts: 16
Type of Sleeping Space: Large open room with divisional curtains for each bed.
Meals Served: Soup kitchen is open next door to the shelter and serves 7 days a week from 3:15-4:45pm and
breakfast is served on Sat. and Sun. mornings
Clean and Sober: Yes.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes.
Length of Stay: 30 total days per calendar year; emergency extensions in winter.
Hours of Operation: 7 days a week from 9 PM to 6 AM
Languages Spoken: English, some Spanish
Fee: None
Notes: Shelter accepts pregnant women, but the woman cannot stay after the baby is born
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: None. Emergency shelter only.

Harmony House Shelter, A program of Family and Children’s Aid, 5 Harmony Street, DANBURY, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 792-8609
Fax: (203) 790-8183
Executive Director: Lucy Abreu
Contact Person: Lucy Abreu
E-mail and/or Website: lucy.abreu@fcaweb.org
Population Served: Women w/ Children, Pregnant women in the third trimester and they
can stay after the baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 16 (Room for 7 families)
Type of Sleeping Space: Separate, private rooms for each family, lounge area, and kitchen
Meals Served: Food available for clients to cook, family style dinner.
Clean and Sober: Dry shelter.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is partially wheelchair accessible (no access to sleeping area with is up flight
of stairs)
Length of Stay: Residents remain in the shelter for 60-90 days or longer depending on
individual needs
Hours of Operation: 24 hours / 7 days a week; Intake hours: Monday – Friday: 9 AM –
5:30 PM; There is a curfew of 5 PM Sunday to Friday and 7:30 PM on Saturday.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Fee: $50 room deposit, first three months no program fee. The following three months
the resident pays 25% of their income a month to program fees.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case managers help residents design a service plan that addresses
education, housing, employment and health needs. Each client has chores around the house, cleaning,
cooking, etc. Rules in place. Residents will be written up if rules are not followed. Volunteers come in to do
activities with the kids and read with them.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Comprehensive mental health and social services agency offers
individual, group, couple, and family evaluation and treatment at the Child Guidance Clinic. Homemaker
services, home-based parenting program, and in-home mental health services for adults are also offered. Other
programs include Latino Counseling service; Mobile Crisis service for children and youth; Attention Deficit
Disorder Clinic; respite program; supervised visitation program; extended day treatment; chore service;
juvenile justice mental health and substance abuse treatment; residential Safe Homes; and mentor programs.

Fairfield
Operation Hope – Family Shelter
Operation Hope – Shelter for Men
Operation Hope – Shelter for Women
Programs of Operation Hope, 50 Nichols Street, FAIRFIELD, CT 06430
Phone: (203) 254-2935
Fax: (203) 254-9838
Executive Director: Meghan Lowney
Contact Person: Lisa Mazzeo
E-mail and/or Website: www.operationhopect.org
Population Served: Emergency shelter for single adults and Single mothers with children (maximum of 4 people
per family unit), Shelter accepts pregnant women and they can stay after the baby is born. Provided there is
room in the family shelter. If not, referrals to other shelters will be made.
# of Beds/Apts: 2 Family units (8 beds: 4 beds per unit); 18 beds for men; 5 beds for women. Separate shelters
for each population served (same physical location of 50 Nichols)
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: The shelter provides three meals a day
Clean and Sober: Yes. Client may come in with problems but must be willing to work on treatment plan and
goals. lifestyle to stay.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 8 wks. Provided there is indication on commitment to treatment plan goals and objectives.
Extensions of stay will be considered if above criteria is met.
Hours of Operation: 24 hours / 7 days a week; Intake hours: Mon.-Sun.: 9am-5pm. We take people all hours if
the need is there and there is room. There are no specific intake hours
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish.
Fee: $5/night after 1st night
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Showers, laundry facilities, and clothing.
Support services are provided to evaluate and prevent homelessness and to ensure stability and self-reliance, i.
e. budgeting, home visits, referrals to therapists, etc
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: No recreation activities on site.
Referrals for such can be made if appropriate. Drop-in Program offers lunch and support services during the
day to people in need. Open M-F: 9:30 am-4:30pm and Sat, Sun: 9:30am-4:30p.m.

South Norwalk
Norwalk Emergency Shelter, 4 Merritt Street, NORWALK, CT 06854
Phone: (203) 866-1057
Fax: (203) 866-4974
Executive Director: Carole Antonetz
Contact Person: Carole Antonetz
E-mail and/or Website: info@norwalkemergencyshelter.org
www.norwalkemergencyshelter.org/
Population Served: Single adults and families, Shelter accepts pregnant women and they can stay after the
baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 95+
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch and dinner soup kitchen
Clean and Sober: No.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is partially wheelchair accessible (client must be able to maneuver
bed/shower/bathroom facilities independently).
Length of Stay: None.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: M-Sun: walk-in after 4:30PM for single adults and agency referral preferred
but not mandatory for families. Site hours are: Families only: 24 hours/7 days a week and for single men and
women: Sun-Sat: 4:30pm-9am
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: Nominal fee; If you can not pay fee, you can do a chore in its place.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Emergency temporary housing and referral services for homeless
individuals and families. Shelter case managers interview and work with each resident to help them search for
housing, jobs, job training, counseling and treatment. Case workers also do community outreach to encourage
homeless persons to come into the shelter. Shelter offers a supportive and permanent housing program for
single adults. Soup kitchen (Manna House of Hospitality – 3 meals a day), food pantry, and clothing bank (Fri. &
Sat.) on-site

Stamford
Pacific House, A program of Shelter for the Homeless, 597 Pacific Street, STAMFORD, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 348-2792
Fax: (203) 348-5813
Executive Director: Ricichard Meyer, Jr.
Contact Person: Frank Wilson
E-mail and/or Website: fwilson@shelterforhomeless.org
www.shelterforhomeless.org
Population Served: Single adult men
# of Beds/Apts: 67
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style; beds; cots for overflow.
Meals Served: Breakfast and dinner; Lunch available at soup kitchen.
Clean and Sober: Wet shelter.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible.
Length of Stay: Open-ended; reviewed through case management.
Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week 1 PM – Noon (Closed noon to 1 PM); Bed sign in begins at 7pm daily; 11
PM curfew.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Fee: $5 per night; Chore in lieu of fee is also possible
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Mandatory case management services include Drug Treatment
Advocate who counsels clients on AIDS prevention and helps addicted clients access treatment programs and
follows them throughout the recovery process; Mental Health Advocate who coordinates services with local
community mental health center (F.S. Dubois Center); and Latino Advocate for Hispanic/Latino clients.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Day drop-in program for homeless men and women; services
include meals, counseling, and referral for substance abuse treatment and social services. Homeless street
outreach program. In-house substance abuse recovery program and mental health program available to all
clients (drop-in, shelter, TLP, outreach). On-site life skills and career development program.

St. Luke’s LifeWorks – Family Housing Emergency Program
A program of St. Luke’s LifeWorks, 141 Franklin Street, STAMFORD, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 388-0100
Fax: (203) 388-0142
Executive Director: Richard Schuster
Contact Person: Centralized Referral Office – (203) 388-0152
E-mail and/or Website: www.stlukeslifeworks.org/
Population Served: Couples must provide marriage license. Families, Shelter accepts pregnant women and they
can stay after the baby is born, Shelter accepts adults who are being detoxed
# of Beds/Apts: 64
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds/Cribs for infants.
Meals Served: No. Emergency food pantry.
Clean and Sober: Shelter accepts adults who are being detoxed
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: Up to 24 months.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours for shelter: Mon. – Fri. 9 AM to 6 PM and Sat. 9 AM to 4 PM; Site Hours: 24
hours / 7 days a week. Accepts referrals 24/7.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: Sliding fee (30% of income). No one refused because of an inability to pay.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: A continuum of social services is available to participants.
Residential and supportive social services provided to families and individuals who are homeless, people with
psychiatric disabilities, and others in need. St. Luke’s LifeWorks also operates Bread and Roses, a multi-service
AIDS organization, serving and supporting people with HIV and AIDS. Residential programs -Georgetown,
McKinney Stamford, and McKinney Fairfield-provide housing, case management, and
residential support services. Positive Alternative Center in Stamford is a wellness place that emphasizes
alternative and complementary therapies for people living with HIV. Footsteps Program serve children and
families with small financial grants, holiday toy and gift collection, therapeutic group for children infected with
HIV, and other children’s projects.

St. Luke’s LifeWorks – Women, A program of St. Luke’s LifeWorks, 8 Woodland Place, STAMFORD, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 388-0152
Fax: (203) 324-9456
Executive Director: Richard Schuster
Contact Person: Centralized Referral Office (on-site)
E-mail and/or Website: www.stlukeslifeworks.org/
Population Served: Adult females including pregnant women, Shelter accepts pregnant women, but they
cannot stay after the baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 19
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds
Meals Served: Breakfast and dinner.
Clean and Sober: Shelter accepts adult females who are being detoxed
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is not wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: Up to 24 months.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: 8 AM – 11 PM (police escort required for early morning and late night
referrals)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Creole, French
Fee: Based on income, No one turned away because of inability to pay
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Residential and supportive social services provided to families and
individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, people with psychiatric disabilities, and others
in need. St. Luke’s LifeWorks also operates Bread and Roses, a multi-service AIDS organization, serving and
supporting people with HIV and AIDS. Residential programs – Georgetown, McKinney Stamford, and McKinney
Fairfield – provide housing, case management, and residential support
services. Positive Alternative Center in Stamford is a wellness place that emphasizes alternative and
complementary therapies for people living with HIV. Footsteps Program serves children and families with small
financial grants, holiday toy and gift collection, therapeutic group for children infected with HIV, and other
children’s project.

Westport
Bacharach Community, A program of Interfaith Housing Assn of Westport, 3 Wassell Lane, WESTPORT, CT
Phone: (203) 222-9260
Fax: (203) 222-3719
Executive Director: Peter Powell
Contact Person: Mary Lou Heintz
E-mail and/or Website: iha@westport.com
www.ihawestport.com/
Population Served: Women with children. Pregnant women are referred to other programs and can return to
Bacharach after the child is born.
# of Beds/Apts: 12
Type of Sleeping Space: Shared rooms.
Meals Served: Kitchen at Gillespie Center serves lunch from Noon – 1 PM and dinner
from 5-6 PM, 7 days a week.
Clean and Sober: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length of Stay: 6 months; Extensions of up to one year on case-by-case basis.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Site
hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: Sliding fee or 30% of total income; if no income, assistance provided to secure entitlements.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management, including budgeting and savings, assistance
toward more permanent housing. Referrals to mental health andsubstance abuse programs and to PRIDE (pre-
employment program). Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: (See Gillespie Center)

Gillespie Center, A program of Interfaith Housing Association of Westport, 45 Jesup Rd., WESTPORT, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 226-1191
Fax: (203) 221-3225
Executive Director: Pete Powell
Contact Person: Maryellen Reynolds – maryellenrenolds@ihawestport.com
E-mail and/or Website: www.ihawestport.com/
Population Served: single adult men
# of Beds/Apts: 15
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds
Meals Served: soup kitchen providing lunch from noon-1pm, and dinner from 5-6pm, for anyone in need
Clean and Sober: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: A bed one night guarantees clients a bed the next and the next, as long as they follow house
rules.
Hours of Operation: Intake days/hours: anytime, but best after 3:30pm. 24hrs/7 days
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: An $8 fee is charged for an overnight stay, $3 for those receiving public assistance.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Provides meals, intensive case management with Master’s level
clinicians and referral to community resources for mental health treatment, substance abuse issues, etc.; some
job counseling (PRIDE); reentry into the labor market via the “Gillespie Work Force”.
Services Provided by (other) IHA Programs: Transitional housing for men in
recovery; transitional housing for women in recovery (with children); permanent housing for formerly homeless
mentally ill; job training for men and women; and mentoring to at risk mothers.

Hoskins Place, A program of Interfaith Housing Assn of Westport, 45 Jesup Rd., WESTPORT, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 226-1661
Fax: (203) 226-2557
Executive Director: Peter Powell
Contact Person: Maryellen Reynolds – maryellenreynolds@ihawetport.com
E-mail and/or Website: www.ihawestport.com/
Population Served: adult single women. Shelter accepts pregnant women, but they cannot stay after the baby
is born.
# of Beds/Apts: 4
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds
Meals Served: Soup kitchen providing lunch from noon-1pm, and dinner from 5-6pm, for anyone in need
Clean and Sober: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: A bed one night guarantees clients a bed the next and the next, as long as they follow house
rules.
Hours of Operation: Intake days/hours: anytime, but best after 3:30pm. 24hrs/7 days a week.
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: An $8 fee is charged for an overnight stay, $3 for those receiving public assistance.
Services Provided by Staff: Provides meals, intensive case management with Master’s level clinicians and
referral to community resources for mental health treatment, substance abuse issues, etc.; some job
counseling (PRIDE); re-entry into the labor market via the “Gillespie Work Force”.
Services Provided by (other) IHA Programs: Transitional housing for men in recovery; transitional housing for
women in recovery (with children); permanent housing for formerly homeless mentally ill; job training for men
and women; and mentoring to atrisk mothers.

Bristol
St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter
A program of St. Vincent DePaul Society of Bristol, Inc., 19 Jacobs Street, BRISTOL, CT
Phone: (860) 589-0702 (Shelter Monitor)
Fax: (860) 589-4970
Executive Director: Phillip Lysiak
Contact Person: Wayne Hennessey
E-mail and/or Website: ssssvdp@comcast.net
Population Served: Single adults,(early to midterm) pregnant women, couples with/without children, families
with children, men with children (limited), and women with children
# of Beds/Apts: 25
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: Yes. Cold breakfast, Lunch for families, Dinner.
Clean and Sober: No alcohol or drug use prior to entry or will be turned away; Shelter accepts adults who are
being detoxed.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length of Stay: 60 days
Hours of Operation: Call first. Those without children must leave the shelter between 8am-5pm.
Intake hours: 5-6 PM. There is a curfew.
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: None
Notes: People with an outstanding arrest warrant are not accepted. Priority is to women with children.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case Management, Services coordinator. Visiting nurses.
Other Services: Please see Elms TLP & Women w/ children TLP’s

East Hartford
East Hartford Community Shelter
A program of the Community Renewal Team (CRT), 385 Main Street, EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 568-0323
Fax: (860) 568-9433
Program Manager: Judith Vazquez
Contact Person: Ruth Watkis
E-mail and/or Website: www.crtct.org
Population Served: Single adults, families or single parents with children or newborns, pregnant women, and
young men and women up to age 18, if living with mother before entering shelter
# of Beds/Apts: 16 beds for men; 24 beds for women and children.
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: 3 meals served a day.
Clean and Sober: Sobriety is required. Dry shelter.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 30 days; extensions possible on case by case basis
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: Clients must call first, M-Sun: 4:30pm-8:00 am.
Singles have to leave during the day. Parents with children can stay in.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: $150/month if client has an income; Community service in lieu of fee is possible.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Offers case management and linkage to needed services in order to
help clients become self-sufficient.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Parenting classes, on-site AA and NA programs, women’s
employment program. On-site HIV testing, counseling, and education services.

Hartford
Immaculate Conception Shelter, A program of Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corporation,
560 Park Street, P.O. Box 260669, HARTFORD, CT 06126
Phone: (860) 724-4823
Fax: (860) 724-5156
Executive Director: Patti White x22
Contact Person: Sharon Eastman x14
E-mail and/or Website: None
Population Served: Single adult men
# of Beds/Apts: 70 beds
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style
Meals Served: Breakfast and dinner served daily.
Clean and Sober: Sobriety is not required
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length of Stay: 7 months. Seasonal.
Hours of Operation: Administration hours: M-F: 9am-5pm; Shelter hours: 4pm-8am 7 days a week.
Intake: M-Sun: doors open at 4 PM but will admit any time of night. Shelter is open mid-October through mid-
May.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: No Fee
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Agency manages an emergency shelter and provides case
management services for homeless men. Shelter is open October-May; however, case management services for
homeless men and women are available all year round.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Shelter Plus Care provides subsidized rent/housing programs for
people who are homeless and who have a history of psychiatric disability, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, or
who are homeless and HIV symptomatic.

My Sisters’ Place Shelter
A program of My Sisters’ Place, 102 Capen Street, HARTFORD, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 522-0416
Fax: (860) 247-6755
Executive Director: Diane Paige Blondet
Contact Person: Charlene King
E-mail and/or Website: www.sistersplacect.org
Population Served: Single adult women and women with children, Shelter accepts pregnant women; women
can stay after baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 16
Type of Sleeping Space: Semi private rooms.
Meals Served: Yes
Clean and Sober: Yes.
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length of Stay: 30 days; Extensions possible on a case-by-case basis.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: M-Sun: 8:30am-5:30pm. The shelter is open 24 hr/7 days
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: None
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Meals and laundry services are provided and our residents share
semi-private rooms. Case managers work with the women, advocacy, referral and empowerment groups are
provided. This was the founding site of the organization and has been in operation for 21 years.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Housing services agency for women provides emergency shelter
for single women and women with children, transitional living apartments for women and their children, and a
residential support program for adult women with mental illness who live in their own apartments.

A program of the Open Hearth Association, P.O. Box 1077, 437 Sheldon Street, HARTFORD, CT 06143
Phone: (860) 525-3447
Fax: (860) 527-3429
Executive Director: Ronald Torok x103
Contact Person: Muhammad Ansari x118 (Shelter Program Director) or George Abrom x115 (Shelter Manager)
E-mail and/or Website: www.theopenhearth.org
Population Served: Single adult men and emancipated male youth during periods of emergency, dislocation,
crisis, or hardship
# of Beds/Apts: 25
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds
Meals Served: Yes. Two meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
Clean and Sober: Yes. Dry.
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length of Stay: Up to 2 weeks; Extensions may be given.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: M-F: 3:30-11pm; Site hours: 3:30 PM-7 AM.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: No fee.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management and referrals to services, mental health worker
on-site 20 hours per week. Substance abuse recovery services available.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Service agency for homeless men provides emergency shelter,
transitional housing, and support services.

Salvation Army Marshall House
A program of the Salvation Army, 225 South Marshall Street, HARTFORD, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 543-8423
Fax: (860) 543-8426
Executive Director: Sandy Barry
Contact Person: Tim Blair (Assistant Director)
E-mail and/or Website: www.hartnet.org/marshall/
Population Served: Families and couples, however, will take single women when other shelters for singles are
full, Shelter accepts pregnant women; women can stay after baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 30 (27 beds, 3 cribs)
Type of Sleeping Space: Bunks, Dorm style.
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Dining room.
Clean and Sober: Dry.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: Varies. 3-4 months. Initial 2 week contract and then weekly extensions.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: 24 hr/7days
Languages Spoken: English, Some Spanish
Fee: No Fee
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management and referral to services; clinical case manager
on-site 8 hours/week. Life skills and networking programs. Housing First program provides referrals to CRT’s
supportive housing program. Eviction prevention program that can be reached at (860) 543-8438. Works with
families who are at risk of becoming homeless (for reasons such as eviction, fire, or condemned building) by
providing case management, limited rent or rental deposit assistance for eligible
recipients, educational workshops, and referrals to agencies that can help the family. Maximum amount of
assistance is $300, depending on situation. Recipients must attend a budgeting workshop meeting. Assistance
is not given to people who simply prefer to live elsewhere and need help with security deposits.

South Park Inn, A program of South Park Inn, 75 Main Street, HARTFORD, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 724-0071
Fax: (860) 724-1692
Executive Director: John Ferruci
Contact Person: Mary Zayas
E-mail and/or Website: www.southparkinn.org
Population Served: Single adults and families with children at least one year old, Shelter accepts pregnant
women, but cannot stay after baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 85
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds/Dorm Style
Meals Served: Yes. Dinner and breakfast.
Clean and Sober: Yes. Behavior must be appropriate around small children.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: Maximum stay is 28 days; may request extension in writing if in the process of finding more
permanent housing, employment, or engaged in treatment, training, etc.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: After 5 PM for single adults and no restrictions for families
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: Sliding scale
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Services for residents include case management, health services,
transportation (bus tokens) and linkage with other services, and meals. Employment coordinator and
psychological coordinator on-site.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Agency also provides a transitional living program for adult men
who are not in crisis but who are in need of time to acquire independent living skills. Plimpton House provides
permanent housing and supportive living for chronically homeless single men and women. (See South Park Inn
TLP listing.)

St. Elizabeth’s House Residential Program, A program of Mercy Housing & Shelter Co., 118 Main Street,
HARTFORD, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 560-4100
Fax: (860) 560-4111
Executive Director: Sr. Pat McKeon
Contact Person: Dave Martineau (Program Director)
Rick Klimowicz (Clinical Manager)
Joe Piescik (House Manager)
E-mail and/or Website: www.mercyhousingct.org
Population Served: Single adults; Pregnant women accepted, but cannot stay after child is born
# of Beds/Apts: 48
Type of Sleeping Space: Single rooms: 8 Women, 48 Men
Meals Served: Yes. 3 meals a day.
Clean and Sober: Recovery Model
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is Wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: Residential Program for shelter and TLP; maximum stay is 2 years; evaluated after 30 days.
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week; Walk-in Intake during daytime.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: Program fee if income; no one turned away due to inability to pay.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management and referrals to support services, on-site
substance abuse counseling, mental health services.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Soup kitchen serves 2 meals per day; drop-in day shelter and
services for homeless families and individuals.

Stewart B. McKinney Shelter, A program of the Community Renewal Team, 34 Huyshope Avenue, HARTFORD,
CT 06106
Phone: (860) 722-6922
Fax: (860) 560-5755
Executive Director: Paul Puzzo
Contact Person: Kevin Brown
E-mail and/or Website: mckinney@crtct.org
www.crtct.org
Population Served: Single adult men 18 years of age and above.
# of Beds/Apts: 88
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast and dinner.
Clean and Sober: Sobriety is not a requirement
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 90 days
Hours of Operation: Site hours: 4:30 PM – 7:30 AM 7 days a week; Intake hours: 8 AM – Noon; Curfew of
7 PM for those staying overnight.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: None
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Offers case management and linkage to needed services in order to
help clients become self-sufficient. Provides day respite for residents with AID/HIV.

YWCA of the Hartford Region
A partnership between YWCA and the Chrysalis Center, 135 Broad Street, HARTFORD, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 727-0645
Fax: (860) 727-9681
Project Manager: Jane Cogan x 13
Contact Person: Amy Romano x20
E-mail and/or Website: jcogan@chrysaliscenterct.org
aromano@chrysaliscenterct.org
www.ywcahartford.org
Population Served: Single adult women or emancipated female minors; Shelter accepts pregnant women, but
cannot stay after baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 12 at YWCA
Type of Sleeping Space: Shared bedrooms.
Meals Served: Residents prepare their own meals in the kitchen; food provided by Foodshare and residents
encouraged to use their food stamps.
Clean and Sober: Shelter accepts single adult women who are being detoxed.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible.
Length of Stay: Maximum three month stay; Extensions available on a case-by-case basis.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours (call-in): Tues.-Sat.: 2-9pm; no walk-ins accepted.
There is 24-hour access to the shelter with an 8pm curfew
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: Set fee: $100 per month; Sliding scale if unable to pay $100.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management including ADLS (Adult Daily Living Skills),
referrals and linkage to other services.

Manchester
Samaritan Shelter, A program of MACC (Manchester Area Conference of Churches) P.O. Box 3804,
466 Main Street, MANCHESTER, CT 06045
Phone: (860) 647-8003
Fax: (860) 646-2803
Executive Director: Beth Stafford
Contact Person: Debbie Rutledge
E-mail and/or Website: drutledge@macc-ct.org
www.macc-ct.org
Population Served: Single adults (age 17 if legally emancipated). Shelter accepts pregnant women, but they
cannot bring the baby back to the shelter after it is born.
# of Beds/Apts: 40 (10 for women, 30 for men)
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds all in one room, with room dividers separating women from men.
Meals Served: Yes. Kitchen and food pantry serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch is a community meal.
Breakfast and dinner are for shelter guests only.
Clean and Sober: Dry shelter.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible. Guest need to be able to take care of all of their
personal care needs (i.e. getting in and out of bed, going to the bathroom, showering, etc.)
Length of Stay: Technically 10 days, with one week extensions. Based on work with case manager. Extensions
are granted based on cooperation and willingness to work on the goals identified in their Individualized Action
Plan (IAP).
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: after 6pm daily; call first, 7 days/wk: 6pm-9am. Clients must leave during the
day between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Staff on duty during normal business hours in offices above shelter.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Fee: No fee; Guests with income are required to participate in the program’s savings plan.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Shelter residents are offered case management, links to
entitlements and services, and job readiness/job retention training.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: A soup kitchen and basic needs assistance for people in need.
Agency also manages a Job Retention Program for Manchester residents experiencing long term
unemployment or problems seeking or securing employment. MACC offers emergency grants that are available
for families and individuals (Manchester/Bolton residents only) in crisis when no other source of
assistance is available. All requests are subject to availability of funds. Funds may be used for eviction
prevention, emergency prescriptions, fuel assistance, and other basic needs.

New Britain
Emergency Shelter
A program of Friendship Service Center, Inc., 241-249 Arch Street, NEW BRITAIN, CT 06051
Phone: (860) 225-0211
Fax: (860) 348-9040
Executive Director: Ellen Perkins-Simpson
Contact Person: Donna Bergin
E-mail and/or Website: dberginnbfs@snet.net
Population Served: Single adults, couples and women with children, couples without children. Shelter accepts
pregnant women; but they must find more suitable housing late in pregnancy or after the child is born.
# of Beds/Apts: 37
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style; 15 family beds, 16 single male beds, 6 single female beds
Meals Served: Yes
Clean and Sober: Shelter accepts adults who are being detoxed
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible, has elevators
Length of Stay: Clients may stay up to 30 days with possible extensions.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: M-F: 9am-4pm, Shelter hours: M-F: 4pm-8am; Sat,
Sun: 24 hrs.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Fee: Sliding fee, if any source of income; None, if no income.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Offers transitional housing for men and women for up to two years
on 3rd floor of shelter. (See Friendship Service Center TLP listing.)
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Beyond Shelter offers case management to include help in
finding and maintaining permanent housing to people leaving shelters or transitional living programs. Families
who are moving back into the community work with a Housing Coordinator to identify and resolve problems
that could result in a re-occurrence of homelessness. The program provides education on
landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities and assistance with finding food, clothing, transportation, money
management and parenting, but does NOT provide financial, assistance. Referrals for mental health and
substance abuse treatment services are also provided. Landlords receive assistance in matching renters to
units and can request assistance in resolving problems that may threaten housing stability. Limited
discretionary funds are available for the community (not shelter or housing residents) for
emergency assistance for eviction prevention, energy assistance, assistance with prescriptions, and
transportation. NOTE: Does not help with rent security deposits or telephone bills. Community soup kitchen on-
site open 11:45am-12:45pm M-F.

Salvation Army Men’s Shelter
A program of the Salvation Army, 78 Franklin Square, NEW BRITAIN, CT 06051
Phone: (860) 225-6662
Fax: (860) 223-9222
Executive Director: John Ferguson
Contact Person: Robert Eshoo
E-mail and/or Website: None
Population Served: Single adult men
# of Beds/Apts: 30
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast only.
Clean and Sober: Yes, will find help for substance abuse if needed.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is not wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 90 days.
Hours of Operation: 5 PM – 8 AM; Curfew of 11 PM.
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: Fee: $7.00/day; Volunteer for work at program to pay fees.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Programs also include food, clothing, holiday assistance, and
referral and advocacy for social services.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Salvation Army will give vouchers to the Salvation Army Thrift
Stores to help people with disruptions in income obtain clothing, household goods, or furniture at no cost
Vouchers are not always available, and there must be emergency need.
Lunch served Sat. at 12noon and Sun. at 1pm during cold months.

Torrington
FISH Shelter, A program of FISH of Torrington, P.O. Box 844 332 S. Main Street, TORRINGTON, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 496-1648
Fax: (860) 489-4807
Executive Director: Debbie Shapiro
Contact Person: Bud Johnson
E-mail and/or Website: None
Population Served: Single adults and families with children up to age 18; Shelter accepts pregnant women and
they can stay after the baby is born.
# of Beds/Apts: 25
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast and dinner.
Clean and Sober: Yes, breathalyzed upon each entry into shelter. Random urine screening.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible.
Length of Stay: 90 days.
Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours/7days a week. No one admitted after 11pm without police escort.
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: No fee; Some fees apply to those who have income.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Community based multi-service agency offers a homeless shelter,
food pantry, clothing bank, medical loan closet, and limited help with prescriptions. Food pantry is open M- F:
10am-3pm.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: FISH administers the Operation Fuel program for Goshen,
Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, and Torrington.

Winsted
Winchester Emergency Shelter
A program of Northwest Connecticut YMCA, 480 Main Street, WINSTED (Winchester) CT 06098
Phone: (860) 379-0708
Fax: (860) 379-1328
Executive Director: Bruce Mochan
Contact Person: Bruce Mochan
E-mail and/or Website: bmochan@northwestymca.org
Population Served: Single adults and families with children, Shelter accepts pregnant women and they can stay
after the baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 17
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds
Meals Served: No, but microwaves and refrigerators are available
Clean and Sober: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible.
Length of Stay: 60 days, may be extended.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: 24 hr/7days for families; M-Sun: after 5pm for single adults. Shelter is open 24
hours for families with preschool children; shelter is open 5pm-8:30 am for single adults.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Fee: No fee or $7 per day if client is working or on SSI/SSD
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Showers and laundry are available; Social service help is available
for all residents
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Community services agency offers educational, self-
improvement, physical fitness, aquatic therapy, recreational activities, and a child care center at two branches
- Torrington and Winsted. Y-House program at the Torrington branch offers single room occupancy units for
income eligible adults. The Winsted Branch offers residence rooms for adults and the Winchester Emergency
Shelter. Winchester Emergency Shelter offers an emergency shelter for single adults and families with
children. See also Winchester Youth Service Bureau, a program of the YMCA,
listed separately in this directory.

Middletown
American Red Cross Family Shelter, 117 Daddario Rd., MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 347-8686
Fax: (860) 704-0246
Executive Director: Dave Shumway
Contact Person: Nancy Dowty
E-mail and/or Website: ndowty@midctredcross.org,
Population Served: Families, Shelter accepts pregnant women in 8-9th month only;
Women can stay after baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 42 (7 apartments)
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds in separate apartments
Meals Served: No, each apartment has own kitchen
Clean and Sober: Must be clean and sober
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is NOT wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: Three months maximum stay
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: M-F: 9am-4pm. Should call ahead to check for space availability.
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: Client pays 30% of income once in program. No fee needed at intake.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Required case management assists with planning and providing
referrals to services as appropriate. Teen Center on-site.

The Eddy Shelter
A program of The Connection, Inc., P.O. Box 351, LaBella Circle, MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 343-5520
Fax: (860) 343-5518
Shelter Coordinator: Jerry Dillenbeck
Contact Person: Jerry Dillenbeck
E-mail and/or Website: www.theconnectioninc.org
Population Served: Single adults, Shelter can accept pregnant women, but women will not be able to stay after
the baby is born
# of Beds/Apts: 30
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds
Meals Served: Meals are provided
Clean and Sober: Accepts single adults who are being detoxed.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: Up to 30 days.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: 24 hr/7days
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: 30% of net income up to $7 a day, for those with income. No fee for those unable to
pay anything.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management support from on-site social workers. Housing
counseling. Mental health and social service referral. Employment assistance. Three meals a day. Health care.
Transportation assistance.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Behavioral health services agency offers residential and
outpatient services for alcohol and drug addiction. Additional services and programs include mental health
care, housing assistance, alternative sentencing programs, and ex-offender services.

Derby
Spooner House, A program of Area Congregations Together, 119 Caroline Street DERBY, CT
Phone: 203-734-1638
Fax: 203-734-3702
Executive Director: Susan Agamy
Contact Person: Case Manager John Trovarelli
E-mail and/or Website: info@act-spooner.org
Population Served: Families, Single Adults, Shelter accepts pregnant women; Women can stay after the baby is
born
# of Beds/Apts: 36
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style
Meals Served: Yes. 3 meals a day plus evening snack. Local Congregations provide dinners.
Clean and Sober: Dry shelter. Random breathalyzer and urine testing.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes. 1 Bed.
Length of Stay: 90 days/extensions on a case by case basis.
Hours of Operation: 24hr/7 days Walk In most intake before 5 pm.
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: No fee unless client has income; 20% of income, paid when income is available to resident.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Connected with Valley Mental Health and MSW Visiting Nurses
provide in house screenings for evaluations weekly. Tutors available for children at shelter. In-house laundry
facilities, transportation support, budgeting guidance, “no freeze” beds up to 6 if temperature is below 32
degrees. Strong support systems with AA/ NA., Adult Learning Ctr, Griffin Hospital, Morris Foundation, Visiting
Nurses Association of South Central CT.

Meriden
Shelter NOW, A program of New Opportunities, Inc., 43 Street Casimir Drive, MERIDEN, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 237-4020
Fax: (203) 238-3290
Residential Coordinator: Joe Lynes
Contact Person: Joe Lynes
E-mail and/or Website: jlynes@newopprotunitiesinc.org
www.newopportunitiesinc.org/
Population Served: Single adults 18 years of age and older and women with children, Shelter accepts pregnant
women and they can stay after the baby is born.
# of Beds/Apts: 66
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style. 1 Room for mothers with children.
Meals Served: Yes. Dinner.
Clean and Sober: Yes. Dry shelter.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 90 days plus.
Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours/7 days a week.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: $7.00/day or 30% of income; Fee waived if inability to pay.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management services for homeless, HIV/AIDS, and TLP.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Shelter NOW provides by-weekly seminars on mental health, AA
meetings, Department of Labor Career Express, Middlesex Community College Training Programs, Adult
Education, Child Guidance, Women with Families Center. Medical clinic open to all clients on site.

Milford
Beth El Center
A program of Combined Parishes Action Committee, 90 New Haven Avenue, MILFORD, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 876-0747
Fax: (203) 876-0328
Executive Director: Toni Dolan
Contact Person: Toni Dolan
E-mail and/or Website: tdolan@bethelmilford.org
www.bethelmilford.org
Population Served: Single adults (M and F), Women with children (no children older than 13 years of age)
# of Beds/Apts: 32
Type of Sleeping Space: Singles: Dorm style; Families: Single Room per family
Meals Served: On-site soup kitchen serves lunch to anyone in need, Mon-Fri 11:30AM-1PM and occasional
weekends.
Clean and Sober: Shelter has a zero tolerance policy for possession and/or use of drugs or alcohol.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible.
Length of Stay: 90 days; Extensions possible if client is meeting program requirements.
Hours of Operation: Intake: M-Th: 9AM-4PM. Applicants for homeless shelter must go through interview with
Program Manager. Shelter operates 24 hours, 7 days a week for families and singles must be out from 9AM-2PM.
Curfew: Singles: 8PM Sun-Thurs and 10PM Fri, Sat; Families: 7PM Sun-Thurs and 8PM Fri, Sat.
Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Fee: 25% of weekly/monthly income; 50% of income must go towards savings
Note: All residents must help with chores and actively seek employment.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Two case manager on-site; participation is required. AA meetings
and substance abuse meetings on site; Weekly reading/literacy program for children.
Soup kitchen on-site.

New Haven
Care Ways Shelter
A program of New Haven Home Recovery, 223 Portsea Street, NEW HAVEN, CT 06519
Phone: (203) 492-4873
Fax: (203) 492-4874
Executive Director: Kelly Ann Day
Contact Person: Liz Downing (Program Coordinator)
Tasha Peters (Case Manager)
E-mail and/or Website: edowning@nhhr.org
www.nhhr.org
Population Served: Women with children, No male children over 10 accepted. Shelter accepts pregnant women
ONLY if they have other children with them when they enter the shelter
# of Beds/Apts: 10 family rooms
Type of Sleeping Space: Individual rooms.
Meals Served: Residents do their own cooking in kitchen; Some food available from food bank; Encouraged to
use their own food stamps.
Clean and Sober: Yes.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 60 days; 30 day extensions available on case-by-case basis.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: M-F: 9am-5pm. Call for availability.
Languages Spoken: English, Some Spanish
Fee: $30 = $20 security deposit (refundable if they stay less than or equal to 60 days and there is no damage)
and $10 key deposit (refundable)
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Provide food, clothing, advocacy and support services for their
clients and case management provided and required.

Christian Community Action – Hillside Family Shelter
A program of Christian Community Action (CCA), 168 Davenport Avenue, NEW HAVEN, CT 06519
Phone: (203) 777-7848
Fax: (203) 777-7923
Executive Director: Rev. Bonita Grubbs
Contact Person: Lillian Marquez
E-mail and/or Website: cca@ccahelping.org or lmarquez@ccahelping.org
www.ccahelping.org
Population Served: Families with children (singles or couples with children)
# of Beds/Apts: 17
Type of Sleeping Space: Apartments
Meals Served: No meals provided. Food from food pantry.
Clean and Sober: No.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes.
Length of Stay: Provides shelter for up to 60 days.
Hours of Operation: 24 hr/7 days.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: None
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management, referral to other agencies or programs,
vocational training, food pantry and access to advocacy through Mothers for Justice and other
educational/advocacy oriented programming.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Clinical/counseling services, vocational referrals (as necessary)
and workshops on selected topics.

Columbus House Shelter
A program of Columbus House, Inc., 586 Ella Grasso Boulevard, NEW HAVEN, CT 06519
Phone: (203) 773-9673
Fax: (203) 773-1430
Executive Director: Alison Cunningham
Contact Person: Dick Caplan
E-mail and/or Website: www.columbushouse.org
Population Served: Single adults.
# of Beds/Apts: 101 (Overflow Shelter provides emergency shelter for single adult males from December 1 to
April 30 with 75 beds.)
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast and dinner.
Clean and Sober: No. Alcohol and/or drugs are prohibited on the property.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 90 day maximum stay
Hours of Operation: Intake hours begin at 4pm daily; Site open: 24 hr/7 days
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: Set fee: $3 per night; Chores are assigned to those clients who cannot pay.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case managers are on site to provide basic referrals and linkages to
other area providers such as DSS, housing, substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical. Transportation
program provides transportation to those who qualify. Volunteers prepare dinner for guests.

Emergency Shelter Management Services – (Immanuel Baptist Church Shelter)
A program of Emergency Shelter Management Services, 645 Grand Avenue, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 777-2522
Fax: (203) 772-3500
Executive Director: Wesley L. Thorpe, Sr.
Contact Person: Wesley L. Thorpe, Sr.
E-mail and/or Website: Immanuel0@snet.net
Population Served: Adult Men, 18 years and older.
# of Beds/Apts: 75
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast and dinner.
Clean and Sober: No.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible.
Length of Stay: 90 days; During the first thirty days of a stay, residents must enroll in shelter programs and set
personal goals for achieving self-sufficiency.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: 7 AM – 11 PM daily
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: None
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Case management and job development.
Over the past few years, the shelter has extended outreach programs to include improved access to housing
programs, augmented the clothing program through Immanuel Baptist Church’s clothing closet, and has taken
a more aggressive approach in assisting residents with finding employment with the job program, finding jobs
with area providers.

Life Haven, A program of Life Haven, Inc., 447 Ferry Street, NEW HAVEN, CT 06513
Phone: (203) 776-6208
Fax: (203) 777-5949
Executive Director: Jacquelyn D. Pheanious
Contact Person: Annette Ali
E-mail and/or Website: jpheanious@lifehaven.org

http://www.lifehaven.org

Population Served: Women with children. Pregnant women.
# of Beds/Apts: 40
Type of Sleeping Space: Individual rooms.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Clean and Sober: Yes; Individuals coming out of detox with plans for treatment will be accepted.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is partially wheelchair accessible.
Length of Stay: 60 days.
Hours of Operation: Call. DSS does intake for families wanting entry to shelter, but self-referrals and
walk-ins are also taken.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: No Fee
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Provides case management, housing search assistance, child care,
parenting classes, and other supportive services.
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Health, Women’s Wellness Groups, Employment, Financial,
Literacy.

Women in Crisis, A program of New Haven Home Recovery, 559 Howard Avenue, NEW HAVEN, CT 06519
Phone: (203) 624-5798
Fax: (203) 624-2809
Executive Director: Kelly Ann Day
Contact Person: Liz Downing (Program Coordinator)
Tonya Bunch (Case Manager)
E-mail and/or Website: www.nhhr.org
Population Served: Single women and emancipated females, women with children (boys and girls under
1 year of age, girls older or equal to 7 years of age and boys 7-10 years of age)
# of Beds/Apts: 21
Type of Sleeping Space: 18 dorm style beds for singles; 3 family rooms
Meals Served: Residents do their own cooking in kitchen; Some food available from food bank; Encouraged to
use their own food stamps.
Clean and Sober: Yes.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 60 days; 30 day extensions available on case-by-case basis.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: M-F: 9am-5pm.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Fee: None
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Provide food, clothing, advocacy and support services for their
clients and case management provided and required.

Wallingford
Wallingford Emergency Shelter, 123 Quinnipiac Street, P.O. Box1747 WALLINGFORD, CT 06492
Phone: 203-294-0102
Fax: 203-265-9844
Executive Director: Donna Russell
Contact Person: Donna Russell
E-mail and/or Website: None
Population Served: Single Adults. Shelter does not accept pregnant women
# of Beds/Apts: 15
Type of Sleeping Space: Beds
Meals Served: The soup kitchen offers evening meals Sun-Sat: 7:30-8pm for anyone in need and provides
breakfast/take-out each morning.
Clean and Sober:
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible (entrance has one step)
Length of Stay:
Hours of Operation: Open from mid-October through April, Sun-Sat: 7pm-7am. Intake hours: must arrive
between 7-8pm daily; call first after 8pm
Languages Spoken:
Notes: Must be resident of Wallingford; Income restriction; Single adults only
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Temporary residence, food, clothing, and support services to
individuals.

Waterbury
Salvation Army Family Shelter
A program of the Southern New England Salvation Army, 74 Central Avenue WATERBURY, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 756-1718
Fax: (203) 755-7605
Executive Director: Leah Lentocha
Contact Person: Joy Hall
E-mail and/or Website: None
Population Served: Families or single parents with children. Shelter accepts pregnant women and they can stay
after the baby is born.
# of Beds/Apts: 30
Type of Sleeping Space: Single and shared rooms.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast and dinner 7 days a week; Nearby soup kitchen provides lunch 6 days per week.
Clean and Sober: Yes.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is partially (no entrance ramp) wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 21 days; Extensions granted on case-by-case basis.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: 24 hr/7days; No admission after 9 PM unless escorted by police.
Languages Spoken: English; Some Spanish
Fee: None.
Documents: Birth certificate, Social Security card, Marriage certificate if entering as married couple.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Medical services (physician, nurse practitioner, social worker) 6
days a week. Mental health provider (with childcare for use during visit) 3 days per week. After school tutoring
5 days a week from 3:30-5:30 PM. Parenting groups, budgeting classes, HIV/AIDS education program.

St. Vincent DePaul Shelter
A program of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 114 Benedict Street WATERBURY, CT 06706
Phone: (203) 573-9018
Fax: (203) 759-1325
Executive Director: Paul Iadorala, Business Office (203) 754-0000
Contact Person: Paul Iadarola (203) 754-0000
E-mail and/or Website: st.vincent.depaul@snet.net
Population Served: single men, single women, and families, Shelter accepts pregnant women and they can stay
after the baby is born, Shelter accepts adults who are being detoxed.
# of Beds/Apts: 126
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style for men; Single rooms for Single women and women with children. Single
women may share a room with a family.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast and an evening meal 7 days a week.
Clean and Sober: Accepts persons in detox, must maintain orderly conduct.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible, people must be selfsufficient.
Length of Stay: Open-ended must comply with action plan.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: M-Sun: 5-6 PM
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fee: None
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: All clients receive case management designed to help them find
housing, substance abuse treatment, and welfare programs if necessary. Case management works with clients
to prevent future homelessness; clients must save 60% of any income at the Shelter in their name.

New London County
Mystic
Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality
A program of Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality, 119 High Street, MYSTIC (GROTON), CT 06355
Phone: (860) 245-0222
Fax: (860) 245-0035
Executive Director: Marge Kramer
Contact Person: Carol Morschhaur
E-mail and/or Website: mash@99main.com
Population Served: Families with at least one adult and one child in the Groton area (Stonington, Ledyard,
Mystic, N. Stonington, and Westerly, RI), pregnant women, and women with infants
# of Beds/Apts: 3
Type of Sleeping Space: Apartments
Meals Served: Yes. Cook for yourself.
Clean and Sober: Shelter accepts adults who are being detoxed
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is not wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: Up to 60-90 days
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: by appointment through local town (Groton, Ledyard, North Stonington, and
Stonington) Social Services Dept.
(860)441-6760 Voice Groton Social Services
(860)464-8466 Voice Ledyard Social Services
(860)535-5015 Voice Stonington Human Services
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: No Fee
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Donations, of school supplies, computers, and clothing collected for
residents.

New London
Covenant Shelter, 42 Jay Street, P.O. Box 1653, NEW LONDON, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 443-0537
Fax: (860) 443-2184
Executive Director: Kathryn Forschler
Contact Person: Kathryn Forschler
E-mail and/or Website: covenantshelter@sbcglobal.net
Population Served: Single adults and families consisting of a single parent with children (newborn to age 17),
Shelter accepts pregnant women, Shelter accepts women with new born infants
# of Beds/Apts: 35 beds, 7 rooms
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style and individual rooms.
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Clean and Sober: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is not wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 14 days for individuals; 60 days for families
Hours of Operation: Administration staff: 8am-5pm M-F; Support staff: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: $4 per night for singles; 15% of income for families; Clients with an income are expected to reimburse the
shelter for services.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Temporary shelter, three meals a day, case management and other
support services to homeless individuals and single-parent families.

Norwich
Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) Shelter for Homeless Families, A program of Thames
Valley Council for Community Action, 401 W. Thames Street Unit 201, NORWICH, CT 06360
Phone: (860) 889-1365
Fax: (860) 885-2738
Executive Director: Lisa Shippee x6545
Contact Person: Ida Parker x6574
E-mail and/or Website: www.tvcca.org
Population Served: Families consisting of at least one adult and one child under 18 years old; Shelter accepts
women who are at least seven months pregnant *Shelter accepts women with newborn infants.
# of Beds/Apts: 45
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style; Individual Rooms
Meals Served: Yes
Clean and Sober: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 60 days
Hours of Operation: M-F: 8am-4pm and emergencies. For intake, shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish; Arrangements will be made for other language needs
Fee: Program fee – 15% of income per week; Do not have to have income to enter shelter.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Multifaceted community action agency provides case management,
employment assistance, education and information, childcare, financial aid, food, housing assistance, and other
support services for people who are economically disadvantaged
Services Provided by Other Agencies On Site: Administers the Conn. Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) to
help low income households pay their heating bills in New London County. Manages the Section 8, RAP and T-
RAP Programs in New London County for Jon D’Amelia & Associates. Administers a HUD Supportive
Housing Program.

Vernon
Cornerstone Lodge
A program of Cornerstone Foundation, Inc., 1A Prospect Street, P.O. Box 2036, VERNON, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-6343
Fax: (860) 870-0404 Attn: Chris Malis
Executive Director: Helen Syriac
Contact Person: Chris Malis
E-mail and/or Website: cpmalis@hotmail.com
www.cornerstone-rockville.org
Population Served: Single adults, married adults without children. Shelter does not accept pregnant women
over 3 months pregnant. Preference given to residents of tritown area: Vernon/Rockville, Ellington and Tolland
- but will accept referrals and persons from elsewhere on bed availability basis.
# of Beds/Apts: 15
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style.
Meals Served: No meals provided. Guests are directed to soup kitchen for hot meals prepared twice a day
Monday through Friday and once a day on weekends. Small kitchenette with microwave available to guests.
Clean and Sober: Yes. Any person arriving at the lodge under the influence will be denied entry and efforts will
be made to secure a bed in detox facility.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible
Length of Stay: 14 days, followed by 31-day wait before returning; maximum 4 stays per year. Beds assigned on
first come, first served basis. Call first to check availability.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: 6-8 PM. Site hours: 6 PM-7:30 AM 7 days a week.
Curfew: Yes. 9:30pm Sun – Thurs, 10:30pm Fri, Sat & holidays
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: None. Daily chores assigned.
Notes: Daily chores assigned and required, plus cooperative effort to resolve homeless issue(s).
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: As an emergency overnight shelter staffed by volunteers and 3 paid
staff members, every effort is made to provide a safe, clean, sober and non-judgmental environment for guests.
In addition, limited case management is provided through constant dialogue with each guest. Self sufficiency
and economic independence are promoted by attempting to direct guests towards a solution to their specific
situation, be it finding a job, housing, treatment program, etc., via our expanding referral list. Guests are
directed to the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen for meals and the
Cornerstone Clothing Bank (limited hours) for clothing, all buildings on the same block as The Lodge.

Tri-Town Shelter Services, Inc., P.O. Box 28, 93 East Main Street, VERNON, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-9702
Fax: (860) 875-6804
Executive Director: Pieter Nijssen
Contact Person: Pieter Nijssen or Julie Rybacki (Service Coordinator)
E-mail and/or Website: pnijssen@sbcglobal.net or www.tri-townshelterservices.org
Population Served: Single adults, couples, and families
# of Beds/Apts: 15
Type of Sleeping Space: Single and double rooms; men’s floor with lounge, women’s floor with lounge. Children
stay with one parent.
Meals Served: Clients have use of our kitchen for self-made meals if they so choose. They also serve meals at
the Cornerstone Community Kitchen twice daily Mon.-Fri. and one meal daily on weekend.
Clean and Sober: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is completely wheelchair accessible and A.D.A. compliant.
Length of Stay: Two months maximum when program compliant.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours: 24 hr/7 days, Call first to check availability
Languages Spoken: English
Fee: Adult: 50% of income or $7/day, whichever is less; Children: $2/day
Notes: For every warning there is a 30-day extension on readmittance, otherwise it is 7 days.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Weekly meetings with the Service Coordinator are mandatory.
Together they write up an Individualized Service Plan that residents are expected to follow-through with.
Residents must be actively seeking employment and/or sustaining employment, unless verifiable circumstances
prohibit. In an effort to promote self-sufficiency and increased marketability in today’s ever changing
workplace, we offer skills training via a computer lab as well as skills assessment and
workforce readiness and retention curriculum. To promote personal growth and lifeskills development, we offer
a mentoring program, social skills training, an on-site learning lab, and bi-weekly workgroups facilitated
internally. These services are delivered within an empowerment model consisting of these competencies:
empathetic and supportive care, encouragement, effective case management, education, and equipping. We
also maintain an extensive service database so we can provide advocacy services to our clients.

Danielson
Access Emergency Shelter
A program of Access Agency, 51 Reynolds Street, DANIELSON (KILLINGLY), CT 06239
Phone: (860) 774-4977
Fax: (860) 774-4827
Executive Director: Cheryl Desjardin
Contact Person: Marcia Melton
E-mail and/or Website: cheryl.desjardin@accessagency.org
www.accessagency.org
Population Served: Single adults and families with children. Shelter does not accept pregnant women. Shelter
does not accept women with newborn infants
# of Beds/Apts: 60
Type of Sleeping Space: Families have own rooms; Singles are dorm style
Meals Served: Yes. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and snacks.
Clean and Sober: Yes. Dry Shelter. Clients must be long-term clean and sober or have completed minimum of
28 days of treatment program.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is wheelchair accessible. There is one dorm for handicapped on first floor. 2-4
beds.
Length of Stay: 90 days, although extensions are possible for those making a concerted effort to find housing.
Clients evaluated every 30 days.
Hours of Operation: Intake hours are: M-F: 9am-5pm and 9pm-7am.
Languages Spoken: English, Some Spanish
Fee: 15% of whatever income, with 70% of income going into savings, and 15% for resident to keep. No one
turned away due to lack of income.
Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers: Community action agency provides services for economically
disadvantaged people in Windham and Tolland counties and promotes self-sufficiency and economic
independence. Services and programs include employment counseling, pre-employment guidance, job training,
computer training, mentoring programs, food pantries, case management, homeless shelter, and money
management, individual development account programs, eviction prevention, and nutrition education for day
care providers, a group home for adolescent girls, a winterization program, and a lead elimination program.
**Program accepts from all areas of CT if local shelters full; preference given to local
area residents.

Willimantic
Holy Family Home and Shelter, A program of Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church,
88 Jackson Street, WILLIMANTIC (Windham), CT 06226
Phone: (860) 423-7719
Fax: (860) 423-3770
Executive Director: Bonnie Reilein
Contact Person: Floranne Rawolle, Narendra Ranjeet (Service Coordinators)
E-mail and/or Website: bonnie7@mindspring.com or
information@holyfmailywillimantic.org; www.HolyFamilyWillimantic.org
Population Served: Families or single mothers with children (NO OTHER SINGLE
ADULTS) Shelter accepts pregnant women who are at least eight months pregnant. Shelter accepts women
with newborn infants
# of Beds/Apts: 28
Type of Sleeping Space: Dorm style and some private rooms.
Meals Served: Yes. 3 meals a day and snacks.
Clean and Sober: Yes.
Handicapped Accessible: Shelter is partially wheelchair accessible (problem with entrance ramp).
Length of Stay: Length of stay may vary, but is usually 60 days with extensions possible
Hours of Operation: Intake: M-F: 9am-5pm; Site hours: 24 hours/7 days a week.
Languages Spoken: English, Some Spanish
Fee: None
Notes: Men must stay in rooms separated from the rest of the family Services Provided by Staff and Volunteers:
Support services include budgeting, parenting workshops, nutritional information, housing search assistance,
access to computers and the Internet, and transportation. There is an after school homework program with an
educational coordinator assisted by volunteers and tutors.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING:

Bridgeport Alpha Community Services Alpha Community Services TLP 387 Clinton Ave. 06605
(203) 366-2809 (203) 367-1246 Cheryl Bell Cheryl Bell Families 6 Apts.

Bridgeport Appied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute Homes for the Brave 655 Park Ave. 06604
(203) 338-0669 (203) 338-0458 Joy Kiss John Porto W 8

Bridgeport Bethel Recovery Center, Inc. Bethel Recovery Center, Inc. P.O. Box 1037 06601
(203) 372-2179 (203) 371-6105 Janice Kelly Janice Kelly Ww/C 15

Bridgeport Regional Network of Programs, Inc. Prospect House Urban Model TLP 410 Poplar St. 06605
(203) 333-3445 (203) 330-2779 Patricia Ginyard Mitchell Reese M/W 13

Bristol St. Vincent DePaul Society of Bristol, Inc. Elms Transitional Living Center 419 West St. P.O. Box 1922
06010 (860) 583-8318 (860) 583-2950 Phillip Lysiak Lori Powell M 13

Bristol St. Vincent DePaul Society of Bristol, Inc. Women w/ Children Transitional Living Center 19 Jacobs St. P.
O. Box 1922 06010 (860) 585-9673 (860) 589-4970 Phillip Lysiak Paul Goodfield W/Ww/C 10

Danbury Amos House, Inc. Amos House 34 Rocky Glen Rd. 06810 (203) 791-9277 (203) 778-0788 Gladys
McFarland Annie West W/Ww/C 28

Danbury Shelter of the Cross, Inc. Shelter of the Cross 18 Aaron Samuels Blvd. 06810 (203) 791-1050
(203)791-1050 Karen Messina Mary Carty M/W 6 beds/3 apts.

Hartford House of Bread, Inc. House of Bread 23 Lincoln St. 06120 (860) 549-4188 (860) 249-4656 Sr. Maureen
Faenza Sister Theresa Fonti W 7

Hartford House of Bread, Inc. House of Bread 5 Clark St. 06120 (860) 549-4188 (860) 249-4656 Sr. Maureen
Faenza Sister Theresa Fonti M 12

Hartford House of Bread, Inc. House of Bread 7 Lincoln St. 06120 (860) 549-4188 (860) 249-4656 Sr. Maureen
Faenza Sister Theresa Fonti W/Ww/C 8 Apts

Hartford My Sisters’ Place, Inc. My Sisters’ Place II 102 Pliny St. 06120 (860) 549-1634 None Diane Paige-Blondet
Cheryl Perkins M/W 18 Apts

Hartford Open Hearth Association Open Hearth 437 Sheldon St., P.O. Box 6077 06143 (860) 525-3447 (860) 527-
3429 Ronald Torok Muhammad Ansari M 86

Hartford Community Renewal Team Project T.E.A.C.H. 8 Stonington St. 06114 (860) 560-5790 Paul Puzzo
Program Manager Families 6 apartments

Hartford South Park Inn South Park Inn 75 Main Street 06106 (860) 724-0071 (860) 724-1692 John Ferrucci
Brian Baker M 33

Hartford Mercy Housing & Shelter, Inc. St. Elizabeth’s House – TLP 118 Main St. 06106 (860) 560-4100 (860) 560-
4111 Sr. Pat McKeon Dave Martineau W 8 Beds; 4 Bedrooms

Hartford Community Renewal Team Supportive Housing Collaborative – CRT 555 Windsor St. 06120 (860) 543-
8438 (860) 543-8497 Paul Puzzo Brenda Wilson Ransom Families 30

Hartford Chrysalis Center, Inc. & YWCA of the Hartford Region Soromundi Commons 135 Broad St. 06105 (860)
525-1261 (860) 543-8495 Jane Cogan Jennifer Lazu W 37 rooms

Meriden New Opportunities, Inc Shelter NOW 43 St. Casimir Drive 06450 (203) 237-4020 (203) 238-3290 Joe
Lynes Joe Lynes M 18

Middletown American Red Cross – Middlesex Central CT Chapter American Red Cross Family TLP 117 Daddario
Road 06457 (860) 347-8686 (860) 704-0246 David Shumway Diane Brooks Families 6 apts.

Middletown Nehemiah Housing Corp. Nehemiah Housing Corporation 33 Ferry Street 06457 (860) 347-7362 (860)
704-8533 Michael Taylor Michael Taylor All 11 apts.

Middletown Mercy Housing & Shelter, Inc. Shepherd Home – TLP 112 Bow Lane, P.O. Box 1179 06457 (860) 344-
0766 (860) 344-1504 Sr. Pat McKeon Norma Carpenter M/W 70

New Britain Friendship Service Center, Inc. Friendship Center – Transitional Living 241-249 Arch St. 06051
(860) 225-0211 (860) 348-9040 Ellen Perkins-Simpson Donna Bergin M/W 15 rooms

New Haven Columbus House, Inc. Davenport House 130 Davenport Ave. 06519 (203) 772-2658 (203) 772-2627
Donna Foster Donna Foster M 15

New Haven Columbus House, Inc. On the Move Program 586 Ella Grasso Blvd 06519 (203) 401-4400 (203) 773-
1430 Alison Cunningham Tony Croce W 13

New Haven Columbus House, Inc. Sojourner’s Place 164 Howard Ave. 06519 (203) 782-3520 (203) 782-3522
Alison Cunningham Maria Rodriguez W 16

New Haven Christain Community Action, Inc. Stepping Stone Transitional Housing 660 Winchester Ave. 06511
(203) 777-7167 (203) 777-7171 Bonita Grubbs Judith Rich Families 18 apts

New Haven New Haven Home Recovery Transitional Housing Program 153 East Street 3rd Floor 06511 (203) 492-
4866 (203) 492-4874 Kelly Ann Day Ann Toles Families 8 apts

Norwich Bethsaida Community, Inc. Katie Blair House 117 Cliff St. 06360 (860) 886-5982 (860) 885-1996 Eileen
Normandin Spring Raymond W 8 beds/4 rooms

Norwich Thames River Community Services, Inc. Martin House 401 W. Thames St. Bldg #700 06360 (860) 889-
6150 (860) 892-9046 Thomas Hyland Paula Oberg M/W 54

Norwich Thames River Community Services, Inc. Thames River Family Program 1 Thames River Place 06360
(860) 887-3288 (860) 887-4146 Thomas Hyland Kathy Allen Ww/C 24 apts.

Stamford Shelter for the Homeless, Inc. Shelter for the Homeless -THP 17 Berkeley St. 06901 (203) 353-8511
(203) 353-8165 Rick Meyer, Jr. Jerome Roberts M 12

Stamford St. Luke’s LifeWorks, Inc. St. Luke’s Lifeworks Bread & Roses- Family 141 Franklin St. 06901 (203) 388-
0140 (203) 388-0142 Richard Schuster Lucy Freeman Families 44

Stratford Stratford Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. Bethlehem House I and II 3 Mary Ave. 06614 (203) 377-0072
(203) 377-0072 Maria Celina Spencer Maria Celina Spencer Families 8 apts.

Torrington Torrington Chapter of FISH VA Homeless Per Diem Program 332 S. Main St., P.O. Box 844 06790
(860) 496-1648 None Debbie Shapiro Bud Johnson M/W 10 Beds; 2 Apts

Westport Interfaith Housing Association Linxweiler House 06880 (203) 222-9260 (203) 222-3719 Peter Powell
Paris Looney M 5

Willimantic Windham Regional Community Council, Inc. Windham Family Living Program 872 Main St. 06226
(860) 423-4534 (860) 423-2601 Cathy Cementina Cathy Cementina Familes 2 apts.

OXFORD HOUSES:
Oxford House – Alpine, 110 Russell Street, Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 649-4084
Men

Oxford House – Atherton, 73 Pleasant Street, New Britain, CT 06051
(860) 827-0633
Men

Oxford House – Jones Hill, 421 Platt Avenue, West Haven, CT 06515
(203) 933-5522
Men

Oxford House – Marshall, 15 Marshall Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 721-1595
Women

Oxford House – Memorial Park, 58 Spring Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 450-8084
Men

Oxford House – Middletown, 76 George Street, Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-6325
Women

Oxford House – Moon Park, 262 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-0577
Women

Oxford House – Mystic, 25 Fenwick Court, Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-7954
Men

Oxford House – New Britain, 309 Chestnut Street, New Britain, CT 06051
(860) 223-1456
Men

Oxford House – New Haven, 126 Spring Street, New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 495-9293
Men

Oxford House – New London, 15 Steward Street, New London, CT 06320
(862) 437-1323
Men

Oxford House – Norwich, 139 McKinley Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 887-1655
Men

Oxford House – Old Mystic, 21 Raul Court, Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 572-8756
Men

Oxford House – Pope Park, 144 Wilson Street, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 951-7523
Men

Oxford House – Rock Park, 279 Blake Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 387-7591
Women

Oxford House – Royden, 75 Royden Road, Royden CT 06515
(203) 785-1229
Men

Oxford House – Sherwood, 4 Sherwood Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 233-8459
Men

Oxford House – Skyline, 99 Griswald Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 633-9183
Women

Oxford House – Stanley, 1381 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053
(860) 612-0198
Women

Oxford House – White, 80 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 568-5845
Men

Oxford House – Willimantic, 183 North Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 450-0321
Men

Oxford House – Woodbridge, 580 Woodbridge Street, Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 646-0834
Men

Oxford House – Yale, 531 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-2713
Men

Oxford Houses of Connecticut
Toll-Free Hotline 24/7 Vacancies
877-OXFORDH (693-6734)

Chapter I – New Haven
(203) 562-2713

Chapter II – Hartford
(860) 643-9359

Chapter III – W. Hartford
(860) 951-3650

Chapter IV – New London
(860) 572-8756

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