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 ]
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 ]
90 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
The Beth-El Center's mission is to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter, support services, advocacy and community education in partnership with the faith-based community and public and private organizations.