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Milford shelter's $1M land buy clears way for new $10M facility

The Beth-El Center homeless shelter is looking forward to building a new home, as its planned $1.08 million purchase of a lot on Bridgeport Avenue will eventually accommodate a $10 million, state-of-the-art facility, officials said. Read more here.

Meet Our New Board President Justin Colby

We're pleased to announce Justin Colby as our new Beth-El Center Board President, succeeding the great work of our most recent past President, Max Case. Read on to learn more about Justin and his involvement with and plans for the Center:

How did you get involved with Beth-El?
My first exposure to Beth-El was with a community service group I belonged to at Foran High School here in Milford — the Interact Club. We used to volunteer for spaghetti dinners and food drives. Fast forward a few decades, and I have a good friend on the board of the Rape Crisis center here in Milford. I told her I thought being a board member seemed like something I'd love to learn more about, and she told me she had a friend on the Beth-EL board and they were looking to bring in some new faces. [ more ]

Join the Landlord Network

News and Tools for Landlords + Connections to Qualified Tenants

Join Beth-El Center's Landlord Engagement Network which is centered on building relationships with respective landlords in the greater Milford area. The Network offers opportunities for landlords to build relationships with other landlords, financial partners and potential tentants. [ more ]

Beth-El Center Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

Beth-El Center is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Chief Development Officer Richard Popilowski effective January 22, 2024. Dick comes to the Beth-El Center with a deep commitment to community involvement along with extensive fundraising expertise.

With a career of over 35 years working in the nonprofit industry, Dick has spent the last eight years with the Ronald McDonald House of CT and Western MA as its Director of Principal and Major Gifts, Chief Development Officer and Director of the Capital Campaign to build the new Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut.He has generated millions of dollars for the organizations he has worked for including Fairfield University, Bridgeport Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital, Nantucket Hospital, Milford Hospital, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County and CT Burns Care Foundation through major gifts, annual and planned giving, events, grants and capital campaigns. [ more ]

Beth-El Center in Milford Receives Funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

Beth-El Center homeless shelter and community kitchen in Milford, a provider of emergency housing and food programs, recently received a $4,690 donation from the Archbishop's Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program.

This funding will be used to support the operation of the Beth-El Center's emergency homeless shelter, food programs and support services for men, women, veterans and families in the Milford, shoreline and Valley areas who are experiencing homelessness. [ more ]

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