Fairfield County, CT Community Assistance Programs and Resources

Services Provided on this page:
> Housing Programs and Assistance
> Food Programs and Assistance. ie. pantries
> Homeless Assistance Programs ie. shelters, day shelters, homeless assistance
> Numerous Helpful programs not listed above ie. bus tickets, free rides



Fairfield County Housing Assistance Programs

See our list of housing assistance programs. We list HUD, housing assistance, subsidized housing programs in Fairfield County.

Pacific House Shelter for the Homeless

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://pacifichouse.org/
597 Pacific St
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 348-2792

The mission of Pacific House is to provide emergency food and shelter for homeless men in lower Fairfield County and to help them live more fulfilling lives through providing support services designed to help them find employment and stable long-term housing.***Day Program: Our Day Program operates 356 days per year, from 9 am. to 7 pm. at Pacific House shelter located at 597 Pacific Street in Stamford. A variety of support services are available to both men and women and focus on three primary areas: case management, employment development, and an in-house recovery program.***Recovery Program: Drug and alcohol addiction is a major cause of homelessness. The shelter operates an in-house recovery program in collaboration with Liberation Programs with the goal of helping clients adopt a more stable lifestyle without the use of alcohol or drugs.***Health Care: The emergency shelter also provides comprehensive primary healthcare services to all clients, regardless of insurance status, via a partnership with Optimus Health Care, Inc. Optimus representatives visit Pacific House two days each week. Each shelter client is encouraged to undergo a health screening shortly after their initial intake. Medical-related referrals are made as needed.***Outreach: In an effort to bring homeless individuals in off of the streets, dedicated case managers with expertise in drug treatment advocacy (DTA), and members of the Homelessness Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE) project go out into the community and inform homeless individuals (and persons at imminent risk for homelessness) about the services available to them.***Young Adult Program: This new program aims to meet the immediate critical needs of homeless young adults ages 18 - 24 with enhanced facilities (separate dormitory space within the shelter outfitted with desks and study area) and dedicated case manager with experience dealing with the unique needs of this age group. The goal is to connect clients with services they may n

Operation Hope — Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.operationhopect.org/
50 Nichols St
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-2935

shelters for men, women & families. We provide clean, safe housing to men, women and families 365 days a year, and our case workers and social workers help them towards stabilizing their lives. Our shelter guests arrive at our shelter for a variety of reasons. We have 18 beds in our Men’s Shelter, 6 in our Women’s Shelter and 3 Family Units. We serve an average of 150 households a year, including 12 children. Guests are provided with bed, linens, shower and laundry facilities, meals at our collocated Community Kitchen, and individualized support services. Our staff works closely with each guest to determine how best to recover their lives and secure more permanent housing, employment and overall independence. *** Shelters: staffed 24 hours a day. ** Community Kitchen: lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm, dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Norwalk Open Door Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.opendoorshelter.org/
4 Merritt St
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 866-1057

We provide shelter nightly with over 95 beds in our facility located at 4 Merritt St. From this same facility we operate the Manna House kitchen and pantry. We serve meals three times a day (over 20,000 per month) and provide boxed and canned goods to the working poor to help them make ends meet. Between the kitchen and the pantry, we provide approximately 60,000 meals per month to individuals and families in our community. - We also operate a number of private residences, providing supportive housing to those who are working and earning an income, but unable to afford housing in the area. - The shelter operates primarily from private donations, with less than 25% of our operating budget coming from government funding. 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to providing food, shelter and assistance to those in need. Our board is comprised entirely of uncompensated volunteers.

Liberation Programs Cherry Homes Transitional Housing

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://liberationprograms.org/housing/
227-233 Carroll Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
203-851-2077

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: Liberation provides 24 units of permanent housing for families at risk of homelessness and in need of help maintaining their mental health and/or recovery; 18 units at Gini’s House in Norwalk and six units at Cherry Homes in Bridgeport. Gini’s House, completed in 2014, gives women and their children a place to re-build their lives and, for many, a home of their own for the first time in their lives. Gini’s House provides a safe environment coupled with on-site support services that focus on connecting moms to the resources they need to continue their education, find employment, and build on their daily living skills. A sense of community is created for both the mothers and their children through recreational activities and holiday celebrations throughout the year and a tenant Community Association.

Jean Wallace Transitional Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

387 Clinton Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 366-2809

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.

Interfaith Housing Association

Date Added/Updated: 2017-10-21
http://www.IHAwestport.com/
45 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
(203)226-3426

The Interfaith Housing Association provides shelter for homeless people in Westport, Connecticut. It operates the Gillespie Center shelter for homeless men (203-226-1191), the Hoskins' Place shelter for homeless women (203-226-1191), the Bacharach Community emergency shelter for homeless families headed by women (203-222-9260), and the Linxweiler House for men in recovery (203-226-1661).

Inspirica

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://www.inspiricact.org/
141 Franklin St
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 388-0100

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS: Our residential services cover the spectrum of housing: emergency shelters; transitional housing; permanent supportive housing; deeply affordable housing; and, rapid rehousing.***HOUSING PLACEMENT: Our Housing Placement program is a unique combination of real estate professional and social services provider.

Home's with Hope — Bacharach Community

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://www.hwhct.org/
3 Wassell Ln
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 222-9260

The Bacharach Community is comprised of four homes and provides emergency shelter for up to 6 families. The homeless mothers and their children who seek shelter at Bacharach are provided with safe emergency housing and professional Master Level Case Management Services.

Good Samaritan Mission

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://gsminc.org
22 Maple Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 791-1180

gospel rescue mission ministry located in Danbury, CT. We offer an array of programs and services for people looking for temporary shelter, transitional housing, and Christian support in a variety of different areas. Our Mission is to serve the disadvantaged and homeless in Danbury and lead them to transformed lives through the love of Jesus Christ. ***Discipleship House provides transitional housing, case management, life skills training, and Christian discipleship to 14 men that are either homeless or in danger of homelessness. During their time at Discipleship House, residents work with a case manager to connect with community services to assist them in their desire to stabilize their life and avoid future homelessness. Services include connections with alcohol and drug rehabilitation services, counseling, and housing assistance. While at GSM, residents also participate in a skills building curriculum designed to provide them with tools they need to succeed once they have left the program. Residents also participate in bible study, prayer meetings, and groups designed to build residents up as Disciples of Christ. Besides participation in in-house and community church services, residents also have the opportunity to counsel with a GSM pastor. Residents live in shared bedrooms and can stay for 12 months. ***The Good Samaritan Center is a day and overnight shelter and engagement center located across the street from Discipleship House. The Center provides day shelter each weekday from 9am-3pm. Guests also have the opportunity to connect with other community services through outreach provided to the center by local social service providers, as well as GSM pastors and Discipleship House case management. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about and attend other GSM functions, such as our bible studies, prayer meetings, and life skills classes. Guests are also screened, at mutual request, for possible entry into Discipleship House. The Center also provides overnight

Family and Children's Aid — Harmony House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

5 Harmony St
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 792-8609

Harmony House provides temporary round the clock housing for up to 16 homeless mothers and their children. Residents stay for an average of 90 days. Harmony House empowers women by providing them with the skills and resources needed to maintain a more stable life for their families and achieve the goal of living independently. FCA staff works with the mothers to help them gain employment, further their education and develop the necessary skills to live independently.

Danbury Housing Authority Transitional Housing Program

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.hacdct.org/transitional.html
98A Elm St
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 797-9905

Transitional Housing: This program consists of twenty single rooms in one building located at 98A Elm Street, Danbury, Connecticut. All potential residents must be referred by the agency providing support services. The SRO is considered transitional housing for homeless individuals. The maximum length of residency is twenty-four (24) months. Residents pay thirty percent (30%) of their gross income for participation in this program. House rules were created and implemented by the residents, with monthly house meetings to air grievance and to discuss any pertinent issues and concerns. It is the intention of this program that residents, working closely with their support service providers, utilize this period of time to develop skills, budget and save their money to secure permanent housing within the twenty-four (24) month time frame.

Clinton Avenue Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

387 Clinton Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 367-5830

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.

Casa Inc. Noble House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

140 Noble Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 334-0020

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.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission Women's Emergency Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

1037 Sylvan Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06606
203-540-5449

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.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission Men's Emergency Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

1088 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 333-4087

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.



Fairfield County Food Assistance Programs

See our list of food assistance programs. We list food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Fairfield County.

Spooner House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.actspooner.org/
30 Todd Rd
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 225-0453

Spooner House is operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc. with the mission of providing food, shelter and support services to people in need. All of our energies are devoted to helping our clients establish a self-sufficient living situation. We recognize the dignity of our clients, we give them our respect and we deliver our services without proselytizing.***Valley Food Bank at Spooner House: The food bank at Spooner House operates by appointment Mnday through Thursday and on emergency basis as needed, providing 10 days' worth of groceries once per calendar month for each client in need.***Spooner House Shelter Services: Emergency shelter. From November through March, Spooner House operates an emergency drop-in "No Freeze" shelter in order to keep people from freezing to death during the cold winter months.

Dorothy Day Hospitality House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.dorothydaydanbury.org/
11 Spring St
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 743-7988

Dorothy Day Hospitality House serves 60-80 hot meals each afternoon and provides shelter to 16 people each night. If you are in need to a meal or lodging.Breakfast (served by Catholic Charities) 6:30am to 9am. Afternoon Meal served from 3:15pm to 4:45pm. Shelter Guests admitted 9:00pm to 9:30pm Guests leave 6:00am

Bridgeport Rescue Mission Guest House for Women and Children

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

1037 Sylvan Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-908-3955

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.



Fairfield County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

See our list of homeless programs. We list homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for me, women, and families.

Women’s Center of Greater Danbury

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://wcogd.org/
2 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 731-5206

Emergency Shelter & Support Services: Since 1975, the Women’s Center has saved lives and offered a safe and secure environment for adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence. Women and children are served by our 13-bed shelter, Elizabeth House, while men are provided shelter in a separate safe location.

The Center for Family Justice Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

753 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 384-9559

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.

Renewal House — Transitional Living Program

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.renewal-house.org/
18 Dr Aaron B Samuels Blvd
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 791-1050

At Renewal House we are devoted to Rebuilding older lives by restoring independence, one life at a time. Please explore our site to learn about the unique history, the success experienced with our program and how you can help. Renewal House dramatically changes lives. Please help us help some of our most vulnerable people, the elderly homeless.

Recovery Network of Programs Prospect House Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

392 Prospect St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-9041

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.

Malta House Residency Program

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://www.maltahouse.org
5 Prowitt St.
Norwalk, CT 06855
203 857-0088

Malta House is the only home for pregnant women above the age of 18 in Fairfield County, and one of a limited number of programs for young homeless mothers and their babies.

Kids in Crisis

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://www.kidsincrisis.org/
1 Salem Street
Cos Cob, CT 06807
(203) 661-1911

Trained Crisis Counselors provide immediate help to families and youth to work through situations and meet face-to-face for intervention and help develop a plan for change. For those who need ongoing support, Kids In Crisis offers a unique connection to community services throughout the area and, if needed intake to Kids In Crisis’ temporary shelter. Crisis Counselors will arrange to meet with families and youth at convenient locations in their communities or at Kids In Crisis. Crisis Counselors are also available to respond to and collaborate with community providers. Kids In Crisis offers temporary shelter for children and teens in need of a safe place to stay during a time of crisis. Shelter services include counseling, medical assessment (at the on site TLC Health Center), educational support, advocacy and strengths based perspective to build resiliency in each client. In the therapeutic milieu young people receive individual and group counseling, daily therapeutic activities, and a highly supervised and structured living environment. Kids In Crisis provides family meetings as part of the individualized reunification plan. As part of the intensive family assessment, strengths and challenges are identified and longer term services and providers are connected with families.

Danbury City Shelter - New Street Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

41 New St
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 796-1661

Emergency shelter for single adults; no specific intake hours; Day and night shelter offered. Day center offers case management, support and advocacy services. Overnight shelter has 5 beds for women and 15 beds for men.

Brooks Street Shelter Alpha Community Services

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

387 Clinton Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 367-5830

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.

Amos House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://amoshouse.org/
34 Rocky Glen Rd
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 791-9277

Amos House is a transitional living facility serving the greater Danbury area, dedicated to ensuring that Homeless Women and their children have the opportunity to achieve the competency and wherewithal required for permanent, self-sufficient and independent living. Applicants must demonstrate the ability and willingness to help themselves and accept professional guidance. They must also be without a permanent home; be referred by an accredited agency and/or shelter; complete a rigorous application process; be amenable to living in a semi-communal setting; be substance-free; contribute 30% of their adjusted gross income (less allowances for children) to the program costs; and commit to complete their program within a specific time period. Once accepted, a program specific to the applicant’s needs is developed by the Amos House staff. Programs may take up to two years depending upon individual circumstances.



Fairfield County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Fairfield County.

The Center for Family Justice

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://centerforfamilyjustice.org/get-help/
753 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 334-6154

The Center for Family Justice offers confidential and comprehensive crisis emergency services for anyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-13

55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 744-0100

Medical Expense Assistance.

Council of Churches Greater Bridgeport Janus Center

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

1718 Capitol Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 334-1121

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.