As COVID positivity rates continue to rise, the Beth-El Center is shifting its 24/7 shelter operations to motels to provide safe, independent shelter for families, individuals and veterans experiencing homelessness during this crisis. With this, our 90 New Haven Avenue Milford location will only be open for food program and administrative purposes now through March 15, 2021.
As an extra precaution, the Beth-El Center will not be accepting donations until after the Christmas holiday when the administrative staff returns to the Center. [ more ]
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 ]
Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford received a $37,030 donation from the proceeds of the 9th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk fundraiser held virtually on October 31- November 2, 2020. On December 24, 2020, event organizers and sponsors Harlow, Adams & Friedman, P.C. and Sikorsky Credit Union presented the donation to the Center's Executive Director Jenn Paradis. [ more ]
CT Rental and Foreclosure Relief Fund Program
Beginning July 15, 2020, the state of CT has launched it's rental and foreclosure relief fund program for all residents impacted by COVID-19.
Please click below for more information about each program:
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.