Welcome to Beth-El Center

The Beth-El Center's mission is to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter, support services, advocacy and community education in partnership with the faith-based community and public and private organizations. 

Our vision is to care for and meet the needs of the hungry and homeless and to prevent and end homelessness.

Beth-El Center is a 501c3, nonprofit organization that has two programs: a 34 bed homeless shelter and a food service program.  [ more ]

News & Events

‘Soups for Compassion’ Fundraiser

Bobette's Take Out in Milford will be hosting a 'Soups for Compassion' fundraiser for the Beth-El Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11am-4pm. Proceeds from their soup sales will benefit the Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen on New Haven Avenue in Milford. Bobette's will be selling t-shirts and raffling off prizes to raise additional funds for Beth-El Center.

Bobette's soup was awarded Connecticut Magazine's 'Best in Connecticut 2017'. They're located at 93 Boston Post Road in Milford.

Subway Donates to Beth-El Center to Subsidize No Freeze Winter Shelter Breakfast Program

Beth-El Center received a $2000 donation plus $2000 in food gift cards from Subway World Headquarters. The donations will allow Beth-El Center to launch a new breakfast meal program for unsheltered individuals, families, youth and veterans who stay in their No Freeze winter shelter.

"Giving back to those in need is at the core of our brand and we understand that to build stronger communities, we must take care of our neighbors. We take great pride in being a committed partner to local organizations," says Victor Lamberti, Subway's Manager of Community Engagement. "Through our partnership with the Beth-El Center, Subway remains fully dedicated in our efforts to raise awareness and fight against hunger and homelessness. No person should be without food or a place to stay." [ more ]

Beth-El Center Fall 2019 Newsletter

Here's our Fall newsletter with information about our latest happenings, events and upcoming holiday needs. [ more ]

8th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk

Thanks to everyone who supported the 8th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford, CT.

Our shelter and soup kitchen clients are grateful for your generosity and support!

Many thanks to the law firm of Harlow, Adams, and Friedman, P.C. and Sikorsky Credit Union, the event's major sponsors and organizers! [ more ]

2018 Beth-El Center Annual Report

View Beth-El Center's 2018 Annual Report to see our financials and information about our mission and impact on the community. [ more ]

Disability from Arthritis Results in Job and Housing Loss for Local Man

Steve, age 57, came to the Beth-El Center through our outreach and engagement efforts during our Soup Kitchen lunch service. Steve was diagnosed with severe arthritis causing him to lose his job as a construction site manager. His situation snowballed and resulted in the loss of his housing and him going through all of his savings, forcing him to live in his vehicle. [ more ]

Call 2-1-1! To Help Those in Need of Housing and Shelter

Connecticut's Coordinated Entry guidelines now require that anyone seeking emergency shelter and housing go through the state's 2-1-1 system. Just dial 2-1-1, select Option 3 and then select Option 1.

Callers in need of housing or shelter will reach a trained Housing Specialist who will perform an initial assessment, make referrals as needed and schedule an appointment with a duty services coordinator. This does not guarantee immediate shelter or housing placement. [ more ]

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