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


Next Stop Finale Happy Hour to Benefit Beth-El Center

Kick off the Milford Irish Festival with a visit to the Rambling Inn mobile Irish pub!

  • Friday September 13, 2019
  • 5 to 7pm at The Milford Bank (parking lot)
    in downtown Milford
  • Live music by: The Alpa Gnomes

Come to the Next Stop Finale social gathering and you'll be helping the Beth-El Center. 15% of the proceeds are donated to us! $25 per person cash donation includes drinks, apps, live music plus the donation [ more ]


September Programs for Beth-El Center Clients/Patrons

Beth-El Center's programs and workshops for September are open for registration to anyone who utilizes the Center's services.
All Beth-El Center residents, soup kitchen patrons or outreach and engagement clients can participate in these informative programs.
Please sign up at the RC Desk, Soup Kitchen counter or with your Case Manager. [ more ]


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

Register for the 8th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford, CT. The 5K is on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:00am at Lisman Landing.

Pre-registration fee is only $27 but there's a $35 fee for same day registration.Price Includes bib, t-shirt and post race breakfast and entertainment.

The event is sponsored and planned by the law firm of Harlow, Adams, and Friedman, P.C. and Sikorsky Credit Union. [ more ]


Beth-El Center Spring 2019 Newsletter

Check out our Spring newsletter to read the latest news, see Gala photos, our new video and upcoming summer volunteer opportunties! [ 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 ]


Photos from the 'Light the Way' 2019 Spring Gala

The Beth-El Center held its annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Mill River Country Club with over 170 people in attendance.

Thanks to all our volunteers, Board members, sponsors and supporters for making it a successful fundaiser and an enjoyable evening!

View the photo gallery here: [ 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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