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


Beth-El's Annual Gala is Postponed

Beth-El Center is postponing its Annual Gala to the spring of 2022. Our fundraising event, to support housing and food programs to end homelessness and hunger, was slated for Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange.

"Due to growing concerns for our community, regretfully we've decided to postpone the Center's Annual Gala event until the spring," says Jennifer Paradis, Beth-El Center's Executive Director. "As an organization that has been committed to providing safe, effective shelter and food programs throughout the pandemic, we've decided to pause this in-person donor gathering and wait until we can all be together safely."

In addition to the spring 2022 event, a virtual gathering will be planned for its supporters this fall comprised of entertainment, the presentation of its Community Star Awards, a testimonial from a former shelter client as well as words from the CT Department of Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno.


Register for the 10th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk

The 10th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Beth-El Center will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2021 beginning at Lisman Landing (37 Helwig St. in Milford) at 9:00am. Run or walk a 3.2 mile scenic route through Milford. Costumes are welcome for people and pets!

Fee is $29 for the first 150 registrants, $32 thereafter. For participants 18 and younger, the registration fee is $22. Register by October 15, 2021 to receive an event t-shirt. Sign up or learn more at milfordtrickortrot.com. Participants must wear masks before and after the race. Water stations will be available, but please bring your own water bottle.

In the event that COVID-19 transmission rises in our community; the Trick or Trot 5K will have to be moved to a virtual event.

The event is organized and sponsored by the law firm of Harlow, Adams, and Friedman, P.C. and Sikorsky Credit Union.


COVID Vaccine Clinic at Beth-El Center

 Cornell Scott Hill Health Center will be conducting a Community Vaccine Clinic at the Beth-El Center every Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:00am August 17 through September 28.

Walk-ins are welcome. Anyone under the age of 18 must have written parental consent.


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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