This Zoom/Facebook Live presentation, hosted by Jen Fiorillo, Bridges Healthcare President & CEO and Jennifer Paradis, Beth-El Center, Inc. Executive Director on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30pm, intends to open dialogue around the intersection of homelessness and access to mental health services. We'll discuss the community programs and practices that are focused on reducing barriers and increasing positive outcomes for this population.
To break down the stigma of mental health and homelessness, we'll offer data and personal testimony from previously homeless individuals. Our panelists will discuss their specific program interventions that treat housing as healthcare.
The goal of this community conversation is to identify the key efforts necessary to increase service engagement and to reduce barriers to access healthcare and homeless services for all! Please join us via Zoom or Facebook Live. [ more ]
The HR Manager is a newly developed full-time position that will manage the human resources function (inclusive of volunteer recordkeeping) in order to maintain compliance with all aspects of employee documentation, payroll and benefits, recruitment, training and performance review.
To identify and build rapport with homeless individuals and families living on the street or in vehicles (unsheltered).,Navigators will assist clients in breaking the cycle of homelessness by moving from the street to housing, accessing necessary support services, and rapidly obtaining permanent housing.
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 ]
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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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.