Welcome to Beth-El Center

The Beth-El Center's mission is to extend dignity and respect to all individuals and families while connecting them to housing, food and services within their communities.

Our vision is to create a community where everyone is home and all are fed!

Beth-El Center is a 501c3, nonprofit organization that has two programs: a 34 bed homeless shelter and a food service program.  [ more ]

News & Events

Milford Community Resource Assistance
If you're in need of food, housing, utility assistance, healthcare or employment, resources are available to help. Watch this video below or click here for a full list of local supports.

Beth-El Center June 2020 Newsletter

In our June newsletter, read the feature article 'Racial Injustice and Homelessness' and our pledge for change regarding racial equity practices at the Center.  [ more ]

COVID-19 Update on Center Programs and Services Effective 5.27.20

The Beth-El Center has maintained consistent alternative programming including the serving two meals per day seven days per week to food insecure community members. We're now serving many new individuals and families who have not previously utilized emergency food services in Milford.

Increased Food Demand
Contributing factors to this increased food need include the additional food costs of households related to children being home from school, significant increases in unemployment and the overall increased need for food due to closures in day programs, community centers. We continue to partner with other community groups and municipal departments including many of our fearless faith leaders as well as private donors who have worked with local restaurants to arrange for meal delivery to individuals and families living in shelter. Additionally, we coordinate with Milford Board of Education and Health and Human Services Department, Milford Food Bank and new groups like Purple Pantry Boxes to ensure limited duplication and increased resource sharing. [ more ]

Call 2-1-1! To Help Those in Need of Housing and Shelter

Connecticut's Coordinated Entry guidelines now require that anyone seeking emergency shelter and housing go through the state's 2-1-1 system. Just dial 2-1-1, select Option 3 and then select Option 1.

Callers in need of housing or shelter will reach a trained Housing Specialist who will perform an initial assessment, make referrals as needed and schedule an appointment with a duty services coordinator. This does not guarantee immediate shelter or housing placement. [ more ]

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