New Haven County, CT Community Assistance Programs and Resources

Services Provided on this page:
> Housing Programs and Assistance
> Food Programs and Assistance. ie. pantries
> Help for Paying Bills ie. rent assistance
> Homeless Assistance Programs ie. shelters, day shelters, homeless assistance



New Haven County Housing Assistance Programs

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

Youth Continuum

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.youthcontinuum.org/emergency-shelter.html
315-319 Winthrop Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-8445

Emergency Shelter: A four bed emergency shelter for homeless youth under the age of 18 is available in the New Haven area for up to 21 nights while basic necessities are provided, mental health and counseling needs are determined, and more permanent housing arrangements are sought. **Access our Emergency Shelter Services, please call (203)777-8445, Ext. 2 during regular business hours or call our 24 hour service line at (203) 508-2966 after hours.

St. Vincent DePaul Mission Shelter of Waterbury

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.svdpmission.org/
114 Benedict St
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 573-9018

Shelter: An average of 80 single adults and eight families with children find refuge in the shelter each night. Clients are offered a hot shower, clean pajamas, a clean bed, and personal hygiene supplies. A hot evening meal and a breakfast are served. Children have a place to do homework.*** Soup Kitchen: Open 365 days a year, over 127,750 cooked meals allow poor people who are hungry to receive a nutritionally balanced hot noon-time meal.***Food Pantry: An equivalent to 45,500 meals annually in bagged groceries is provided to the poor once a week.***Affordable Housing: Manage 16 units of affordable housing for poor working families.***Thrift Store: Here a poor family may obtain clothing and basic household items at low cost or no cost based on need.***Supervised Living: The program has 78 clients, including an eight-bed group home for chronically mentally ill adults.

Salvation Army Waterbury Homeless Assistance Office

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://ctri.salvationarmy.org/SNE/WaterburyShelter
74 Central Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 756-1718

Family Emergency Shelter: For those that are homeless, the Housing Assistance Office's Family Emergency Shelter provides safe, temporary lodging to families with children, along with basic necessities, and the supports and services to assist the families in obtaining stable housing. These services have been a safety net for some of the City's most-disadvantaged citizens during this difficult economic climate. It is a 30-bed, 9-room facility and the only shelter in the Greater Waterbury area that accepts families intact (mother, father and children).***Rapid Re-Housing Program: When eligible, the families residing in the shelter can apply for funding from the Rapid Re-Housing Program to expedite the move to permanent housing. This shortens the time in the shelter for the family and opens up available shelter rooms for others who need them. This Rapid Re-Housing Program sets itself apart by serving as a sub-contractor between the State of CT Department of Housing and New Opportunities, Inc., as the regional provider for rapid re-housing services in the Greater Waterbury area.

Salvation Army Waterbury Food Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
https://ctri.salvationarmy.org/SNE/Waterbury
74 Central Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 754-7056

Food Pantry: Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00-11:00. It is Consumer Choice giving the consumers the right to choose the food of their choice.***Emergency Assistance Program: Provides energy assistance for households experiencing hardships. It runs from October through April.***Holiday Assistance Program: Food assistance is given for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner. Christmas gifts are provided to children in over 300 households. This program utilizes many corporate sponsors to purchase gifts from our Angel Tags and/or Adopt-a-Family option.***Summer Camp: Partnered with United Way of Greater Waterbury, this program sends children to a weeklong overnight Salvation Army camp in Ashford, CT. The children are able to enjoy many different activities for the week at no cost to the parents.***Emergency Case Management Services: The Salvation Army provides emergency case management to anyone experiencing a difficult time. The case manager will make referrals to other providers to ensure that the client’s emergency needs are met.***Rapid Rehousing Program: This housing program receives referrals from individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness. The program provides 6-12 months of rental assistance while providing case management to the household to ensure they are being prepared to live independently when the household graduates from the program. This program has on-going seminars and classes available on budget and employment, tenant responsibilities and more.***Permanent Supportive Housing – Freedom Walk: This housing program provides family and individual housing units to people who are diagnosed with a disability that that makes them unable to work independently and therefore can never pay rent. These households are scattered throughout Waterbury and all have intense case management services to ensure that the residents are able to live independently and safely.

New Reach Martha's Place

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://newreach.org/
559 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 624-5798

Emergency shelter for women & children, supportive and transitional housing progams

Meriden Wallingford Chrysalis Center

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://mwchrysalis.org/
14 West Main Street
Meriden, CT 06451
(203) 238-1501

Emergency Shelter: Our program provides emergency shelter for anyone displaced from their homes due to domestic violence. This service is provided to men, women and families. Our shelter is a 15 bed shelter program in a confidential location. During the time spent with us, our residents are assigned primary advocates and have access to individual counseling, legal assistance, housing assistance, support groups and referrals to mental health professionals, legal-aid services and other services. For more information on emergency shelter call our hotline.

IRIS: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.irisct.org/
235 Nicolls Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-2095

Services - Resettlement: Services include provision of housing, furniture, food, clothing, and other material needs. In addition, Iris assists refugees in obtaining Social Security cards and medical examinations, enrolls children in school, provides community and cultural orientation and guides refugees in negotiating the many institutions with which they will come into contact. Iris hosts a daily English class, and provides a childcare / school readiness program for young children whose parents are in the class.***Job Assistance: Refugees are highly motivated and authorized to work immediately upon arrival. Since the Iris program is designed to foster early self-sufficiency, employment is a critical milestone in the resettlement process. Iris works hard to promote refugee clients to area employers and to prepare clients for entry-level employment.***Case Management and Support Services: Iris provides referral, translation, transportation, crisis intervention, and counseling services. These services are available to refugees resettled by Iris, refugees who have moved to Connecticut from other states, and asylees resident in the state.***Education: Many school-aged refugee children have never entered a classroom before coming to the US. As a result, these newcomers encounter a host of obstacles to achieving academic success. Iris works to remove barriers by providing children with intensive in-school and after-school tutoring assistance, as well as a summer school program. Iris also holds classes for parents to equip them to become active participants in their children’s education.***Learning English: IRIS is an authorized provider of New Haven Adult Education (NHAE) ESOL program. NHAE ESOL teachers instruct three levels of English lessons daily at the IRIS office. The IRIS Early Learning Program provides child care and instruction for pre-school aged children while their parents attend English class.***Immigration Legal Services: Iris’s Immigration Legal Service

Hillside Family Shelter Davenport

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://www.ccahelping.org
166-168 Davenport Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 777-7848

CCA's Hillside Family Shelter provides temporary housing (30-60 days) for families who are homeless or poor. A family is defined as a household with at least one child. Hillside Family Shelter works to manage stress and increase focus on obtaining permanent housing and employment. We believe families that are homeless deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, which is an essential first step toward breaking the cycle of homelessness. In addition, we believe that reducing stress in families’ lives by providing adequate living space will increase their chances of making the initial steps towards self-sufficiency. It is because of these two beliefs that we provide a furnished unit for 30-60 days through a program less burdened with rules and regulations. Services: Housing (30-60 days maximum), case management, food pantry, daycare through LULAC Headstart, Inc.; referrals. Facilities: Sylvan site -10 furnished units; Davenport site – 7 furnished units. Units range in size from one room efficiencies to three bedrooms, accommodating a range of family sizes. Requirements: Applicants must have at least one head of household and one minor to qualify and household income must be below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

Harkness House Columbus House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.columbushouse.org/programs/veterans-services/
138 Davenport Ave
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 823-3116

Harkness House: Located in New Haven, this program provides housing and support for 14 homeless male Veterans, connecting them to services, expanding their social and employment skills, and encouraging reconnection to their communities.

Emergency Shelter Management Services Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://esmsshelter.org/
645 Grand Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-2522

The MISSION of the Emergency Shelter Management Services, Inc. is to ensure the availability of emergency shelter for men who are in need. Hours of Operation: ESMS is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. *** The ESMS program specializes in providing shelter and services for homeless men operating a 75-bed facility. Client check-in starts at 4:00 pm and wake up is 7am with all clients departing shelter by 7:30 am. Essential Services: Emergency shelter, hot nutritious meal (dinner), showers, clothing and personal care items for men who are homeless. Free community service telephone and answering machine for residents: One incoming line that is dedicated to residents for employment, housing,and family/personal reasons. On-Site Medical Care: Provided weekly by the Hill Health Center’s Homeless Healthcare Project, services are at no cost to the residents and can include medical screening/evaluations, flu shots, and prescription medications. *Free Weekly HIV testing: Residents are able to get tested weekly at no cost. Mental Health Outreach Services: Assist residents with mental health issues, including those who are dually diagnosed (mental health and substance abuse) and makes every attempt to provide information and treatment options, make direct connections to services and provide additional support services.

Columbus House Emergency Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.columbushouse.org/
586 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 401-4400

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.

Beth El Center

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://www.bethelmilford.org/
90 New Haven Ave
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 876-0747

Shelter Program: The Beth-El Center shelter program offers a clean, safe and stable environment in which residents are provided the support that will assist them in moving towards success in housing, employment with the support of community resources. Our shelter program consists of dorm-style living to single men and single women. Beth-El also offers support for families, with six individual rooms for families with children. During their stay, residents develop an individualized service plan with an assigned case manager, while learning how to access community resources. All residents are expected to observe curfews, follow center policies, and participate in chores while living at the shelter.***Soup Kitchen: Beth-El Center provides a nutritious hot lunch meal weekdays and some weekends from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Additional meals and/or changes in the schedule are posted in the kitchen. Note: The Soup Kitchen is unable to cater to specific dietary needs.***Meals To Go: Bagged meals-to-go operates Monday through Friday 5-6pm only on the days when there's no local church dinner provided.***No Freeze Shelter: The Beth-El Center provides warmth, food and shelter for those in need each night when the temperature drops below 32 degrees during the winter months. This is a crucial support and is seen literally as a "life saving program in the community." ***Family Program: The Beth-El Center also offers support for families with six individual rooms for mothers and/or fathers with children who struggle with homelessness. The parents have a separate area in the Shelter that includes a large living room and modern, handicapped accessible kitchen. There is a playground area for the children and arts and craft supplies and computers to help with job search for the parents and homework for the children.



New Haven County Food Assistance Programs

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

Wallingford Emergency Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.columbushouse.org/programs/shelter-services/
123 Quinnipiac St
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-0102

Located in Wallingford, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for approximately 50 single adult men and women and 12 families per year.

The Grace Place

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.newlifechurchct.com/the-grace-place/
29 Elizabeth Rd.
Meriden, CT 06450
203-238-9399

Food pantry. SHOPPING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm, and Saturdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Every family is served individually and allowed to “shop” through our food pantry, selecting food items they desire. You do not need to be a member of New Life Church or even a visitor to participate in the program.

Shalom Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13

84 Crown Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
203-519-8526

Church based food pantry distributes food every first and third Wednesday, 4-6pm to Waterbury residents. Bring own bag for groceries; Walk-in or by appointment.

Salvation Army New Haven

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-17
https://ctri.salvationarmy.org/SNE/NewHaven
450 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 624-9891

The Food Pantry provides food for those unemployed or who have fallen through the cracks. *** Assistance Programs: Various services are available to aid our community members in crisis. We assist them with water utility assistance through the Dollar Energy Fund, as well as provide them with food and holiday assistance (food, clothing, and toys). Through our Citadel, we use volunteers to assist in stocking our pantry, sorting clothing, packing food, and collecting clothing and toys, as well as aiding in distribution.*** Diaper Bank Program: We also operate a "Diaper Bank" to assist families with little children on a weekly basis. The diapers come from The Diaper Bank, which centralizes the fundraising and distribution of free diapers to poor families through existing service providers, including local food pantries, soup kitchens, daycare centers, social service agencies and shelters. Through its extensive Diaper Distribution Network of 66 agencies, The Diaper Bank provides free diapers to poor and low-income families in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, and Middlesex County. ***Holiday Programs: We distributed 1820 toys and 630 items of clothing to 646 children (317 families). We visited 848 people in local nursing and convalescent homes, including 175 at the VA Medical Center. With the help and generosity of businesses, schools, social groups, churches, and individuals, we were able to provide happiness to those in need during the holiday season. ***Summer Camp: Camp CONNRI is situated on 272 acres of rolling hills in Ashford, Connecticut. Campers enjoy a wide variety of activities for a week, including: swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, nature studies, arts and crafts, and much more.*** Hours: Food Pantry Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.*** Diaper Bank: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am. – 1:00 p.m.

Salvation Army Ansonia

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-17
https://ctri.salvationarmy.org/SNE/GreaterValley
26 Lester Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
(203) 736-0707

Youth Camp – The Salvation Army offers a one-week summer camp for children ages 7 to 15 at its Camp CONNRI in Ashford, Connecticut.***Holiday Assistance – Assistance provided during the holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, such as food, toys, holiday gifts, nursing home visitations, and more.***Produce Program – In conjunction with the Bread and Pastry Program each summer, oftentimes local produce is donated and distributed as available.***Back-To-School Supplies Distribution and Fun Fest – Each August, the primary goal for the program is that children in need receive school supplies, the secondary goal is that they have fun and their families are thankful for such an offering.***Financial Assistance Monday and Wednesday, By Appointment. ***Food Pantry: Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 2:00 p.m, Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 2:00 p.m *** Bread and Pastry Program Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oxford House for Women - Rock Park

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
279 Blake Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
203-387-1564

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Women - Moon Park

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
262 Crescent St
New Haven, CT 06511
203-776-0577

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Yale

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
531 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
203-562-2713

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Prindle Hill

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
46 Prindle Rd
West Haven, CT 06516
203-745-4521

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - New Haven

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
126 Spring St.
New Haven, CT 06519
203-495-9293

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Jones Hill

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
421 Platt Ave
West Haven, CT 06516
475-238-7012

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Operation Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.newoppinc.org/food-pantry
74 Cambridge Stree
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 639-5060

New Opportunities of Greater Meriden (NOGM) runs Operation Pantry, a food bank, which provides a three-day supply of non-perishable foods to more than 150 needy Meriden residents at designated intervals. Recipients may receive this benefit once every month. The food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Distribution of food allotments is dependent on the available supply. Donations of non-perishable food items are accepted during normal business hours. While there is no fee for Pantry services, potential customers must offer proof of residency, the Social Security number for each member of their household, and income verification.

Meriden Soup Kitchen

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.meridensoupkitchen.org/
460 Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 980-3372

Soup Kitchen hours: Hours: Mon - Fri from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. A complete nutritious meal is served. The number of meals served daily averages between 140-170, sometimes reaching as many as 250. Anyone who enters the MSK is served a meal – sex, age, nationality or any other criteria are not factors.

Good News Christian Center

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.goodnewscc.com/
46 John Stree
tWallingford, CT 06492
(203) 284-9383

The Good News Food Pantry serves families in CT by providing groceries such as fresh produce, meat and canned goods. Our food pantry is open to the public every Wednesday from 11am-12pm.

Evangelical Christian Church Food Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13

1325 Watertown Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 756-1293

Church offers food to people in need on the second Thursday of the month, 5-6:30pm and on the fourth Saturday of the month, 9-10:30am.

Community Tabernacle Outreach

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
https://www.communitytabernacleoutreach.org/
12 Hewlett St
Waterbury, CT 06710
(203) 756-5981

Food bank and free clothes. Free to community every Thursday at noon and every 4th Saturday at 10 a.m.

Cheshire Community Food Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
https://www.cheshirefoodpantry.org/
51 Railroad Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 699-9226

f you are a Cheshire resident experiencing a crisis caused by health problems, loss of a loved one, low income or unemployment, you may be eligible to receive assistance through the Cheshire Department of Social Services. If you are not a Cheshire resident, however are a member of a Cheshire religious organization you may contact the lead pastor or rabbi at your organization. That individual may write a letter on your behalf . If you are not a Cheshire resident, we encourage you to contact 211 Infoline or the Connecticut Food Bank for information about assistance programs in your town. Hours: Monday 9am-12pm, Tuesday 3pm-6pm, Wednesday 9am-12pm, Thursday 3pm-6pm, Friday 9am-12pm

Abrahams's Tent Columbus House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.columbushouse.org/programs/shelter-services/
586 Ella T Grasso Blvd
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 772-4200

Abraham’s Tent: A community-based program, through the generosity of local religious congregations and organizations, that provides shelter and case management for up to 12 adult men and women during the winter months in and around New Haven. On a rotating basis, volunteers from each host site provide shelter, meals, and fellowship from early evening through breakfast each day for one week.



New Haven County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

See our list of financial assistance programs. We list bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, mortgage assistance programs in New Haven County.

Wallingford Emergency Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.columbushouse.org/programs/shelter-services/
123 Quinnipiac St
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-0102

Located in Wallingford, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for approximately 50 single adult men and women and 12 families per year.

The Grace Place

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.newlifechurchct.com/the-grace-place/
29 Elizabeth Rd.
Meriden, CT 06450
203-238-9399

Food pantry. SHOPPING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm, and Saturdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Every family is served individually and allowed to “shop” through our food pantry, selecting food items they desire. You do not need to be a member of New Life Church or even a visitor to participate in the program.

Shalom Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13

84 Crown Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
203-519-8526

Church based food pantry distributes food every first and third Wednesday, 4-6pm to Waterbury residents. Bring own bag for groceries; Walk-in or by appointment.

Salvation Army New Haven

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-17
https://ctri.salvationarmy.org/SNE/NewHaven
450 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 624-9891

The Food Pantry provides food for those unemployed or who have fallen through the cracks. *** Assistance Programs: Various services are available to aid our community members in crisis. We assist them with water utility assistance through the Dollar Energy Fund, as well as provide them with food and holiday assistance (food, clothing, and toys). Through our Citadel, we use volunteers to assist in stocking our pantry, sorting clothing, packing food, and collecting clothing and toys, as well as aiding in distribution.*** Diaper Bank Program: We also operate a "Diaper Bank" to assist families with little children on a weekly basis. The diapers come from The Diaper Bank, which centralizes the fundraising and distribution of free diapers to poor families through existing service providers, including local food pantries, soup kitchens, daycare centers, social service agencies and shelters. Through its extensive Diaper Distribution Network of 66 agencies, The Diaper Bank provides free diapers to poor and low-income families in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, and Middlesex County. ***Holiday Programs: We distributed 1820 toys and 630 items of clothing to 646 children (317 families). We visited 848 people in local nursing and convalescent homes, including 175 at the VA Medical Center. With the help and generosity of businesses, schools, social groups, churches, and individuals, we were able to provide happiness to those in need during the holiday season. ***Summer Camp: Camp CONNRI is situated on 272 acres of rolling hills in Ashford, Connecticut. Campers enjoy a wide variety of activities for a week, including: swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, nature studies, arts and crafts, and much more.*** Hours: Food Pantry Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.*** Diaper Bank: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am. – 1:00 p.m.

Salvation Army Ansonia

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-17
https://ctri.salvationarmy.org/SNE/GreaterValley
26 Lester Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
(203) 736-0707

Youth Camp – The Salvation Army offers a one-week summer camp for children ages 7 to 15 at its Camp CONNRI in Ashford, Connecticut.***Holiday Assistance – Assistance provided during the holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, such as food, toys, holiday gifts, nursing home visitations, and more.***Produce Program – In conjunction with the Bread and Pastry Program each summer, oftentimes local produce is donated and distributed as available.***Back-To-School Supplies Distribution and Fun Fest – Each August, the primary goal for the program is that children in need receive school supplies, the secondary goal is that they have fun and their families are thankful for such an offering.***Financial Assistance Monday and Wednesday, By Appointment. ***Food Pantry: Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 2:00 p.m, Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 2:00 p.m *** Bread and Pastry Program Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oxford House for Women - Rock Park

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
279 Blake Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
203-387-1564

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Women - Moon Park

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
262 Crescent St
New Haven, CT 06511
203-776-0577

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Yale

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
531 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
203-562-2713

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Prindle Hill

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
46 Prindle Rd
West Haven, CT 06516
203-745-4521

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - New Haven

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
126 Spring St.
New Haven, CT 06519
203-495-9293

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Jones Hill

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
421 Platt Ave
West Haven, CT 06516
475-238-7012

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided.Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Operation Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.newoppinc.org/food-pantry
74 Cambridge Stree
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 639-5060

New Opportunities of Greater Meriden (NOGM) runs Operation Pantry, a food bank, which provides a three-day supply of non-perishable foods to more than 150 needy Meriden residents at designated intervals. Recipients may receive this benefit once every month. The food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Distribution of food allotments is dependent on the available supply. Donations of non-perishable food items are accepted during normal business hours. While there is no fee for Pantry services, potential customers must offer proof of residency, the Social Security number for each member of their household, and income verification.

Meriden Soup Kitchen

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.meridensoupkitchen.org/
460 Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 980-3372

Soup Kitchen hours: Hours: Mon - Fri from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. A complete nutritious meal is served. The number of meals served daily averages between 140-170, sometimes reaching as many as 250. Anyone who enters the MSK is served a meal – sex, age, nationality or any other criteria are not factors.

Good News Christian Center

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
http://www.goodnewscc.com/
46 John Stree
tWallingford, CT 06492
(203) 284-9383

The Good News Food Pantry serves families in CT by providing groceries such as fresh produce, meat and canned goods. Our food pantry is open to the public every Wednesday from 11am-12pm.

Evangelical Christian Church Food Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13

1325 Watertown Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 756-1293

Church offers food to people in need on the second Thursday of the month, 5-6:30pm and on the fourth Saturday of the month, 9-10:30am.

Community Tabernacle Outreach

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
https://www.communitytabernacleoutreach.org/
12 Hewlett St
Waterbury, CT 06710
(203) 756-5981

Food bank and free clothes. Free to community every Thursday at noon and every 4th Saturday at 10 a.m.

Cheshire Community Food Pantry

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
https://www.cheshirefoodpantry.org/
51 Railroad Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 699-9226

f you are a Cheshire resident experiencing a crisis caused by health problems, loss of a loved one, low income or unemployment, you may be eligible to receive assistance through the Cheshire Department of Social Services. If you are not a Cheshire resident, however are a member of a Cheshire religious organization you may contact the lead pastor or rabbi at your organization. That individual may write a letter on your behalf . If you are not a Cheshire resident, we encourage you to contact 211 Infoline or the Connecticut Food Bank for information about assistance programs in your town. Hours: Monday 9am-12pm, Tuesday 3pm-6pm, Wednesday 9am-12pm, Thursday 3pm-6pm, Friday 9am-12pm

Abrahams's Tent Columbus House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.columbushouse.org/programs/shelter-services/
586 Ella T Grasso Blvd
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 772-4200

Abraham’s Tent: A community-based program, through the generosity of local religious congregations and organizations, that provides shelter and case management for up to 12 adult men and women during the winter months in and around New Haven. On a rotating basis, volunteers from each host site provide shelter, meals, and fellowship from early evening through breakfast each day for one week.



New Haven 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.

Shelter NOW

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.newoppinc.org/emergency-shelter-services
43 St Casimir Dr
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 634-1734

Provides refuge for three categories of homeless people: single men, single women and families.

Safe Haven Greater Waterbury — Domestic Violence Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
http://www.safehavengw.org/
P.O. Box 1503
Waterbury, CT 06721
(203) 575-0036

Safe Haven provides emergency shelter and free comprehensive support services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Safe Haven is committed to ending violence and sexual assault by changing the social conditions and beliefs that perpetuate violence against women and children. Services are provided to any survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender

Pendleton House - Connection Inc

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
https://www.theconnectioninc.org/behavioral-health-services/
525 Whalley Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 397-0304

Pendleton House is a multi-tiered therapeutic residential program for homeless adults with a dual diagnosis of substance use and mental illness. Individuals accepted into the program, begin an engagement program to get to know the other clients and staff by attending program groups in the weeks prior to moving into Pendleton House.

Care Ways Shelter - New Haven Home Recovery

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

223-225 Portsea St
New Haven, CT 06519
(203)492-4873

Shelter provided