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
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.
Read our September newsletter to learn about our new programs, year to date Center statistics, upcoming event information and more! [ more ]
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."
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.