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:

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

Thanks to all who attended, supported and sponored our 'Light the Way' 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 emcee Tim Lammers from Fox 61 Morning News and to our 2018 Gala Planning Committee who coordinated the event details and worked hard to make the Gala a wonderful evening:

Sindy Berkowitz                Shawna Onukwugha          

Marcia Ivers                       Ed Davies

Suzanne Lyngaas               Jenn Paradis

Shaileen Landsberg           Eileen Schuman

Al May                                    Gail Utitus

View our Gala photo gallery!

CJ's Charity Challenge Collects Donations for Beth-El Center

Donations of non-perishable food or hygiene products collected for CJ's Charity Challenge during the week of July 1st will support the Beth-El Center! [ more ]

Beth-El Center Winter 2018 Newsletter

Beth-El Client Story: A Homeless Veteran Restarts Her Life

In our Winter newsletter issue, we're proud to tell you about some recent successes in our housing outcomes and in our clients' lives. Learn about compassionate members of our community, including local elementary students, who are doing meaningful things to help our residents and soup kitchen patrons. [ 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 ]

Leadership Announcement: Beth-El Center’s New Executive Director Named

Beth-El Center's Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jennifer Paradis as the new Executive Director. She will replace Toni Dolan, who will be retiring on June 1st. [ more ]

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