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

Birdies for Charity/Travelers Golf Championship Fundraiser

We're excited to be participating in The Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity fundraising program! Whether or not you play golf, you can support our mission to end homelessness and hunger.

The best part is that every donation made to the Beth-El Center via Birdies for Charity will grow by 15%!  Donate now through June 27th online or by mail!

Donate and Win

Make a donation of $100 or more to us via Birdies for Charity by June 24 and you'll be entered into a drawing to win (2) General Admission tickets to the final round of the Travelers Championship on Sunday, June 27. Two winners will be chosen on Friday, June 25. [ more ]

A Father and Son’s Plight with Homelessness

Stephan, a former Beth-El Center shelter resident, has a story that is very different from most other men who experience homelessness. He and his son, Jullien (who was four at the time), together experienced the trauma and difficulties of not having a place to call home.

Jullien's mother, who struggled with substance abuse, left him when he was two years old. Stephan, knowing he would always be there for his son, became a single dad. "Being a dad has made me a better person but I'm still learning. My uncle once told me that I need to have patience in order to be a good dad, so I've learned to be patient," says Stephan. [ 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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