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:

Norma F. Pfriem Foundation Gives $25,000 to Beth-El Center

The Beth-El Center in Milford has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Norma F. Pfriem Foundation. The grant will support the Center's efforts to transition its residents to permanent housing. [ more ]

Thanks for Making Beth-El Center's Gala Fundraiser a Great Success!

Thanks to all who attended, supported and sponored our 'Light Up the Harbor' Spring Gala event.  Your generosity enables us to advance our mission to alleviate hunger and homelessness in the greater Milford area.

We greatly appreciate our sponsors financial support.

Many thanks to our 2017 Gala Planning Committee who coordinated the event details and worked hard to make the Gala a wonderful evening:

Sindy Berkowitz                Shawna Onukwugha          

Marcia Ivers                       Monique Osborn

Kathy Kennedy                  Bernadine Venditto

Shaileen Landsberg           Eileen Schuman

Al May                                Gail Utitus

Beth-El Spring 2017 Newsletter

Beth El Center Celebrates its Volunteers!

This newsletter issue is dedicated to the hundreds of volunteers, past and present, without whom Beth-El Center could not operate. On a daily basis, dozens of volunteers show up at Beth-El Center to support our mission to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area. [ more ]

State Rep. Kim Rose Visits Beth-El Center

State Representative Kim Rose announced that she toured the Beth-El Center facility and met with Toni Dolan, Executive Director of the Beth-El Center to learn more about the services they provide to residents in Milford and to explore ways the state can support the center's goals.

"I am grateful to Beth-El for allowing me to visit and tour their facility and spend time learning about the critical services they provide in our community,' Rep. Rose said. "At times like this, when we are facing tough fiscal decisions across the state, it's important to have as much information available to prioritize our agenda."  (Photo courtesy of Pixabay) [ 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 ]

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 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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