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

September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month- a month to spread the word and take action on the issue of hunger in our community.

For anyone struggling with food insecurity, please check out this Food Resources list of local food pantries and soup kitchens that are open to all. Please spread the word.

In partnership with Purple Pantry Boxes, we are encouraging food donations to their locations as well as ours! This is about taking action.

Beth-El Center Donations List

Purple Pantry Dropoff Locations

Come to our After Hours Fundraiser at Tribus Beer Co.

Come to a fun, relaxing after-work gathering on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 5:30 at Tribus Beer Co. in Milford to support the Beth-El Center and its housing and food programs to end homelessness and hunger in Milford.

Tickets are $25 (includes 2 drinks). To purchase tickets, click here. Or tickets can be purchased at the door.

Register for the 11th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk

The 11th Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Beth-El Center will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022 beginning at Lisman Landing (37 Helwig St. in Milford) at 9:00am.

Run or walk a 3.2 mile scenic route through Milford. Costumes are welcome for people and pets. [ more ]

Formerly Unsheltered Homeless Man and Dog Transition to Studio Apartment Living

When Mike moved from Waterbury to Milford, he didn't have a place to live. He stayed with friends, but spent most of his time living unsheltered behind the Devon Hotel or sleeping in the gazebo on the Green and then moving into a structure in the woods behind Lowe's.

With a history of homelessness, Mike was someone who Beth-El Center has been in touch with for years. Our Outreach and Engagement case manager Liz Zeilik who supports those in our community who are unhoused had been in touch with Mike to provide assistance. "I've know Liz for years and she's really helped me along the way," according to Mike.

Ready to overcome his alcohol dependency and committed to improving his health, last winter Mike made the move from living unsheltered to a room in Beth-El's No Freeze Shelter at Motel 6. For six months he resided there while working with his case and housing managers at the Center to find housing. [ more ]

Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits Concert to benefit the Beth El Center

The legendary Sixties pop band Herman's Hermit starring Peter Noone will be live at the Milford Performance Center on Saturday, September 24, 2002.

A portion of the concert's proceeds will be donated to the Beth-El Center!

Get your tickets now and spread the word! Thanks for your ongoing support of the Center and for those experiencing homelessness and hunger in the greater Milford community.

Ticket Info

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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