We are a faith-based, non-sectarian social services agency dedicated to meeting the needs of people at risk and breaking the cycle of poverty and crisis in the Greater Bridgeport area.
The Center for Family Justice offers confidential and comprehensive crisis emergency services for anyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our comfortable shelter provides the essentials of safe lodging, nourishing food and needed clothing for displaced women with children. Women receive case management support and access to our Learning Center and work-training program to expand their education and employment opportunities. Our ultimate goal is to help homeless and hurting women gain long-term stability and a better life for their families and to provide children with a safe, nurturing environment to prevent generational homelessness.
Kathie’s Place is our emergency shelter for adults and children fleeing their abusive situations. Our Crisis Counselors/Advocates offer support in a secure, nonjudgmental environment where families, individuals and children can learn to keep themselves safe, access appropriate services, and work toward an independent living situation. Hope starts here! Let The Center for Family Justice become your lifeline.
Prospect House provides emergency shelter to adults on a daily basis. Prospect House provides comprehensive case management services to meet the varied and complex needs of individuals who are homeless. The case management program at Prospect House includes assessment, transportation, life skills training, individual, group and family work.
Women’s Shelter: Our Emergency Shelter accommodates single women who need short-term temporary housing. In addition to safe and comfortable beds, our shelter care offers hot meals, clean clothing, cleansing showers and personal hygiene items while women work to get back on their feet. Often women staying in our shelter will enter our New Life Program to address issues related to substance abuse. Our Guest House for Women and Children provides the essentials of safe lodging, nourishing food, needed clothing, and case management for displaced mothers with children. Location: Please call for directions.
Our Men’s Shelter accommodates homeless guests who need short-term temporary housing. In addition to safe and comfortable beds, our shelter care offers hot meals, clean clothing, cleansing showers and personal hygiene items while men work to get back on their feet. Often men staying in our shelter will enter our New Life Program to address issues related to substance abuse.
Noble House (NH) is a 16 bed 24 hour transitional program for both Spanish and English speaking resident. NH Offers comprehensive support services staffed by bilingual and bicultural personnel. NH provides a wide range of services such as, case management, referral for treatment programs, referral and support for medical services and permanent housing as well as strong links to the recovering and sober community. The average length of stay is 18 months. Candidates can be referred by ABH, detox, residential, or outpatient programs (mental health or substance abuse). Potential candidates seeking this program should contact program case manager or assistant case manager at: 203.334-0020.
The Jean Wallace Residence is a three-story building including six apartments that provides transitional housing for families who are on the path to self-sufficiency but who continue to benefit from some case management. The Jean Wallace Residence is located on the East Side of Bridgeport. Alpha Community Services YMCA provides a part-time Case Manager who conducts home visits and assists the residents in establishing realistic goals.
Brooks Street Emergency Shelter is located on the East Side of Bridgeport and is the home to one of the two Alpha Community Services YMCA Families-In-Transition program sites.
The Clinton Avenue Shelter is comprised of two three-story buildings with six apartments in each building that serve as emergency housing for families. The Emergency Shelter is located on the West End of Bridgeport, the second site for the Families-In-Transition program. The shelter provides the opportunity for twelve homeless families to live in an apartment setting with their entire family for sixty to ninety days. ACS Y provides a Case Manager who conducts shelter home visits and has an office at 387 Clinton Avenue.