Welcome to Beth-El Center

The Beth-El Center's mission is to extend dignity and respect to all individuals and families while connecting them to housing, food and services within their communities.

Our vision is to create a community where everyone is home and all are fed!

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

Beth-El Warming Center Open

In anticipation of dangerously low temperatures predicted for the coming days, Beth-El's Warming Center (short-term emergency shelter) at 90 New Haven Ave. in Milford will be open Thursday 2/2 at noon through Sunday, 2/5 at noon.  Please use the Soup Kitchen entrance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.

For details, call us 203.876.0747 or 211.

Souper Bowl 2023- Kick Off an End to Hunger and Homelessness

February 11-12, 2023

During the nation's biggest weekend of football. let's kick-off an end to homelessness and hunger!

Help the Beth-El Center continue to assist our neighbors in need by supporting our 'Souper Bowl' campaign.
Your donation directly supports our food and shelter programs that aid individuals and families in our community in crisis. Thanks for giving generously. [ more ]

Beth-El Center Voted Non-Profit of the Year for Second Year in a Row

On behalf of our staff and those we serve, Beth-El Center is honored to be voted Non-Profit of the Year for the second year in a row by members of the Milford CT Regional Chamber of Commerce. We're grateful for the recognition of our organization and the work that we do in the region.

"We're grateful for the recognition of our organization and the work that we do in the region. Our staff, donors, partners and volunteers made our work and successes possible over these past two years of intense community crisis response," according to Beth-El Center Executive Director Jenn Paradis. "For over forty years, the Beth-El Center has evolved to serve the needs of those in need in our community. We appreciate that leaders in the business community voted for us as an acknowledgement of the importance of our work to end homelessness." [ more ]

Single Woman Relies on Food Support for Stability

Susan regularly uses Beth-El Center's Soup Kitchen to supplement her food needs. She takes a bus from her apartment almost daily to get the hot lunch and a bagged meal- to-go that Beth- El Center offers.

Susan is back on her feet now but when times were tough, the Beth-El Center was there to assist her.

For years, Susan took care of her ailing grandmother and lived with her in West Haven for nine years. Susan gave up her pursuit of a nursing career to take care of her. When her beloved grandmother passed away, she left Susan her house. But Susan was unable to afford the taxes and bills associated with the house so she had to sell it. Because her grandmother had taken out a reverse mortgage on the house, Susan ended up with nothing. [ 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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