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 Center and TEAM Inc. Partner to Provide New Housing Assistance Program for COVID-Impacted Households

Beth-El Center is partnering with TEAM Inc., a nonprofit human services agency in the Valley, to provide housing services and financial aid to individuals who've experienced hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic.

Supported by funding through TEAM from a Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) via the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, this short-term housing assistance program will provide up to fifteen households who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic with housing assistance, financial aid and case management services."

"This program helps folks who are experiencing hardship as a result of COVID to find housing and it provides financial aid to help them make their rental payments," says Ruth Menard, Beth-El Center Director of Programs and Facilities. "Beth-El Center's staff will work with tenants for six months to make sure they're utilizing necessary resources that will help them maintain the housing. The goal is for tenants to achieve self-sufficiency, sustain a healthy relationship with their landlords and to continue to stay housed long term." [ more ]

June Soup Kitchen Calendar

Daily meals are available to all at the Beth-El Center Soup Kitchen. Patrons are asked to come to the Beth-El Center between 11:30am and 1:00pm to pick up a Meals to Go bag.  Dinners are also distributed on some evenings- check our June Soup Kitchen calendar for details.

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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