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 ]


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 ]


News & Events


You Count! Take Part in the 2019 Milford Youth Count

If you're between the ages of 13-25, and unstably housed, come and be counted- and get a free hot meal!

Stop by the Beth-El Center, Inc. 90 New Haven Ave.in Milford

on Wednesday (1/23)  or Tuesday (1/29)

from 11:30am to 1:00pm

For more info, text (203) 780-1376.


Local Faith Communities and Businesses Needed to Help Tackle Hunger and Homelessness

Beth-El Center to Hold Community Fundraising Campaign during Super Bowl Weekend

Faith communities and businesses throughout Milford and Orange are needed to support or participate in the 'Souper Bowl' collection campaign to help the Beth-El Center and those in our community who are hungry and homeless. The 'Souper Bowl' campaign leverages the biggest weekend of football to bring attention and support to the less fortunate who are in need of shelter and a warm meal.

On Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd, participating organizations will be collecting donations or encouraging people to contribute to the campaign online. All donations will go directly the Beth-El Center's shelter, soup kitchen, outreach and engagement and other services offered to local men, women and families experiencing homelessness or hunger.

Beth-El Center is seeking local faith communities, restaurants and retail businesses to participate. To join the campaign, please email jparadis@bethelmilford.org.


Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk Raises Money For Homeless and Hungry

The 7th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk fundraising event on Saturday, November 17th had 300 participants and raised $24,545.00 for the Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford.

Beth-El Executive Director JennParadis (center) is presented with a check from Ken Ferrari, SVP Chief Retail Officer of Sikorsky Credit Union and Attorney Joseph Kubic of Harlow, Adams & Friedman. [ more ]


Please Support our 2018 Annual Appeal

Our 2018 Annual Appeal is underway!

Please consider donating to the Beth-El Center and you'll be supporting our efforts to assist local families and individuals experiencing homeless or hunger.

Your contribution will help us meet the growing demand: so far this year, we've served over 19,000 meals and sheltered over 100 households and the need continues.

Your donation makes a difference! [ more ]


Thanks for Making the Milford Trick or Trot 5K a Great Event!

Thanks to everyone who walked, ran or volunteered at the 7th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 17th!

Thanks for participating to help the homeless and hungry in our community.

View photos from the event here! [ more ]


Beth-El Center Fall Newsletter

Check out our Fall newsletter to read about a young pregnant woman who found shelter and safety at our Center, the upcoming Trick or Trot 5K, our Thanksgiving grocery list and much more [ more ]





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