Welcome to Beth-El Center

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. 

Our vision is to care for and meet the needs of the hungry and homeless and to prevent and end homelessness.

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

News & Events

Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk Rescheduled for November 17th

The 7th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk is rescheduled for Saturday, November 17th!

If you haven't registered yet, there's still time to get the pre-reg rate of $27 per person. Visit milfordtrickortrot.com!

Thanks for participating to help the homeless and hungry in our community. [ more ]

Support 'Soups for Compassion' Fundraiser for Beth-El Center

Bobette's Take Out in Milford will be hosting a 'Soups for Compassion' fundraiser for the Beth-El Center on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11am-4pm.

Proceeds from their soup sales will benefit the Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen on New Haven Avenue in Milford. Bobette's will also be selling t-shirts and raffling off prizes to raise additional funds for Beth-El Center.

Bobette's soup was awarded Connecticut Magazine's 'Best in Connecticut 2017'. They're located at 93 Boston Post Road in Milford.

Please Support our 2018 Annual Appeal

Our 2018 Annual Appeal is underway!

Please consider donating to the Beth-El Center and you'll be supporting our efforts to assist local families and individuals experiencing homeless or hunger.

Your contribution will help us meet the growing demand: so far this year, we've served over 19,000 meals and sheltered over 100 households and the need continues.

Your donation makes a difference! [ more ]

Beth-El Center Fall Newsletter

Check out our Fall newsletter to read about a young pregnant woman who found shelter and safety at our Center, the upcoming Trick or Trot 5K, our Thanksgiving grocery list and much more [ more ]

Beth-El Center and United Way of Milford Host Candidate Information Session

On Thursday September 6th, 2018, local candidates for office took part in a Candidate Information Session at the United Way and the Beth-El Center in Milford entitled, "From Entry to Exit: How the Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network is Ending Homelessness".

CT State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, State Representatives Pam Staneski and Charles Ferraro attended as well as state representative candidates Cindy Wolf Boynton, Kathleen Kennedy and Connie Jagodzinski.

This nonpartisan information session gave candidates the opportunity to meet with homeless services providers from the Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network and to learn how investments in homeless services and housing solutions are ending homelessness and saving lives. [ more ]

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