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 ]

News & Events

Beth-El Center Spring 2019 Newsletter

Check out our Spring newsletter to read the latest news, see Gala photos, our new video and upcoming summer volunteer opportunties! [ more ]

July Volunteer Orientation Canceled

Beth-El Center's Volunteer Orientation, held the first Thursday of each month, is canceled for July due to Independence Day.  We look forward to meeting with all new volunteers at our next meeting on August 1st.

Next Stop Thursdays feating The Rambling Inn Mobile Irish Pub

As part of a 10-Week Happy Hour Event Series, the City of Milford is hosting the Rambling Inn mobile Irish pub at the Milford Train Station to fundraise for area nonprofits. Fundraising for Beth-El Center happens on Thursday, July 18th!
Come enjoy some Irish drink and hospitality for a good cause [ more ]

Photos from the 'Light the Way' 2019 Spring Gala

The Beth-El Center held its annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Mill River Country Club with over 170 people in attendance.

Thanks to all our volunteers, Board members, sponsors and supporters for making it a successful fundaiser and an enjoyable evening!

View the photo gallery here: [ more ]

Summer Student Volunteers

Attention teen volunteers ages 15+:  

Summer volunteer opportunities are available in our Soup Kitchen, Monday- Friday for area teens. 

Beth-El Center will be scheduling three student volunteers per day: two teens from 9-1pm and one teen from 1-3pm.

All interested students should call our Soup Kitchen manager, Camille at 203.876.0747 x105 to inquire or sign up.

Disability from Arthritis Results in Job and Housing Loss for Local Man

Steve, age 57, came to the Beth-El Center through our outreach and engagement efforts during our Soup Kitchen lunch service. Steve was diagnosed with severe arthritis causing him to lose his job as a construction site manager. His situation snowballed and resulted in the loss of his housing and him going through all of his savings, forcing him to live in his vehicle. [ 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 ]

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