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:

Job Opening at Beth-El Center: Housing Specialist/Case Manager

Reporting to the Director of Programs & Facilities, Housing Specialist/Case Manager work involves orienting all eligible residents to the housing process and providing housing search and supportive services to promote residents' independence, integration into the community, and permanency in housing. Performs administrative tasks involved in the review and maintenance of a caseload of Center residents. Position requires building and maintaining a reliable and engaged community-network of housing and service providers. [ more ]

Leadership Announcement: Beth-El Center’s New Executive Director Named

Beth-El Center's Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jennifer Paradis as the new Executive Director. She will replace Toni Dolan, who will be retiring on June 1st. [ more ]

Join us at Beth-El Center's Spring Gala Fundraiser

Make a difference in the lives of the homeless and hungry in the Milford area.

Come to our annual Gala fundraiser on June 2, 2018.

New Venue:  Mill River Country Club in Stratford [ more ]

Beth-El Center Winter 2018 Newsletter

Beth-El Client Story: A Homeless Veteran Restarts Her Life

In our Winter newsletter issue, we're proud to tell you about some recent successes in our housing outcomes and in our clients' lives. Learn about compassionate members of our community, including local elementary students, who are doing meaningful things to help our residents and soup kitchen patrons. [ more ]

Beth-El Center’s Executive Director Announces Her Retirement

In December, Toni Dolan, Beth-El Center's Executive Director, announced that she plans to retire effective June 2018.

Toni has, over the course of eleven years, elevated the reputation and performance of Beth-El Center's shelter and food operations and has become a champion for the hungry and homeless. While many in our community will miss her leadership and commitment to serve, the board of Beth-El Center is determined to ensure a smooth transition as we recruit, identify and select a new leader for the agency. [ 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 when appropriate, schedule a community level appointment with a duty services coordinator. This does not guarantee immediate shelter or housing placement. [ more ]

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