he Eddy Shelter is an emergency homeless shelter for single adult men and women in Middlesex County. The Shelter provides leadership in identifying and promoting innovative solutions to ending homelessness, while allowing for each individual’s unique capability. We accomplish this by meeting basic human needs with a warm bed and hot shower, providing skills to live in the community, resources and referrals to end homelessness and support to decrease the return to homelessness by utilizing prevention techniques. The Eddy Building, which houses Eddy Shelter, Eddy Center and Logano Place, was built in 1955 as a residence for 96 Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) employees. It was named Eddy Home in honor of Pearl and Otis Eddy, longtime and dedicated CVH employees. They were members of a family with a long and close relationship with the hospital, as both employees and advocates. Still located on the grounds of CVH, the shelter now has the ability to house 30 adults. The number of beds increases during the winter months. Case management is provided to shelter guests to help them obtain housing, connect them with health resources, if needed, and employment opportunities. The shelter is involved with the statewide campaign, Reaching Home, to end homelessness in the state of Connecticut by creating 10,000 units of supportive housing over the next 10 years. Program services include: Housing assistance, Clothing provision, Access to healthcare, Crisis Intervention, Access to mental health and addiction services, Counseling assistance
Columbus House provides shelter for women, men, Veterans, and families. Shelter services include case management, referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, employment training programs, education, health services, and links to housing.
Food, Bread, and Pastry: Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m