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:

Souper Bowl Sunday Fundraiser- Tackle Hunger and Poverty

Join the Souper Bowl Sunday fundraiser for the Beth-El Center held the weekend of February 4-5th, 2017. Local restaurants and faith communities will be collecting funds for those in our community who are hungry and homeless. Look for the Souper Bowl logo and please give generously! [ more ]

Many Thanks to the Greater Milford Community for Your Spirit of Giving

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and especially the residents and clients of the Beth-El Center shelter and soup kitchen, I want to thank those members of the greater Milford community for their incredible spirit of giving over the holidays.

We are always grateful for the outpouring of generosity throughout the year, but the holiday season brings such an amazing reflection of the bigheartedness of this "small city with a big heart". The expressions of giving were astonishing from those who "adopted" a resident or family in the shelter to the faith communities, individuals, and businesses who donated food, paper goods, gift cards, and monetary donations, our center was truly blessed. [ more ]

Help for a Homeless Mother and her Children

Sandra, a divorced mom, and her two children found themselves in dire circumstances. Due to loss of income, she was evicted from her apartment and staying with relatives under strained conditions. Sandra was in a grim situation when she was finally referred to the Beth-El Center. Beth-El Center provided Sandra, her 14 year old daughter and 9 year old son with shelter, food and a safe environment. Click here to read Sandra's story of hope: [ more ]

Thank you for making the Trick or Trot 5K a winner!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and especially the clients at the Beth-El Center, I would like to thank all who participated in the Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk that was held on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Milford. Funds raised will help to provide needed services as we continue to further Beth-El Center's mission to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area. [ more ]

Beth-El Shows Appreciation to Its Volunteers

Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at The Bridge House on Thursday October27th 2016. All volunteers from Beth-El's office, soup kitchen and facility maintenance were invited and honored for their contributions. [ more ]

Call 2-1-1! A New Way to Serve 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 when appropriate, schedule a community level appointment with a duty services coordinator. This does not guarantee immediate shelter or housing placement. [ more ]

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