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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 ]

Norma F. Pfriem Foundation Gives $2,500 to Beth-El Center to Support Resident Children

The Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Norma F. Pfriem Foundation. The grant is for the specific benefit of the children living at the Center and will be used to purchase age appropriate birthday and holiday gifts for them. [ more ]

Beth-El Center Fall 2017 Newsletter

Fall Preparation for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is almost upon us! This time of year can be a difficult time to live with food insecurity. Your generous donations impact hundreds of our Milford neighbors in need. The generosity of our friends and community members is incredible and we appreciate all that you do and give to help our clients. [ more ]

Beth-El Center Receives $4,350 in Funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

On Monday, September 18, 2017 the Beth-El Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Milford received a check in the amount of $4,350 from the Archbishop's Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program [ more ]

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 ]

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 ]

Beth-El Center Winter 2017 Newsletter

Beth-El Winter News, Events, Community and more!

Thank you so much for your extremely generous response to the Beth-El Center's Annual Appeal. Your kind contribution will help us meet the growing demand of people in need. Because of your generosity, we can continue to provide assistance to individuals and families in our community whose needs include sustainable housing, food, employment and stability. Our programs and intensified case management services help people move from homelessness to independent and productive lives. [ 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. [ more ]

Thank you for making the 5th Annual 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.

Special thanks go to the major event sponsors and organizers, the law firm of Harlow, Adams & Friedman, P.C. and Sikorsky Financial Credit Union, with particular thanks to Dana Friedman and George Adams, who have been supporting the Beth-El Center for many years with their kindness and generosity. The event committee, comprised of Atty. Danielle Bercury, Atty. Joe Kubic and representatives of Sikorsky Financial Credit Union, Gina Amodio and Carmen Tortora, did an outstanding job this year in planning and organizing the event. We deeply appreciate all of the volunteers who helped with registration, monitoring the course, and any other tasks that needed to be done — couldn't have done it without you. [ more ]

'Light Up the Harbor' 2016 Spring Gala Raises Funds to Support Milford's Homeless and Hungry

The Beth-El Center held its annual Spring Gala fundraiser at the Milford Yacht Club on Saturday, June 4th with over 130 people in attendance. The net proceeds from the event will be used to directly support Beth-El's programs that include shelter for single men and women and families with children and a soup kitchen that serves over 26,000 meals annually. [ more ]

Beth-El Summer 2016 Newsletter

Summer has brought us many wonderful things including the fresh faces of our student volunteers, the harvest of fruits and vegetables given to us by many local gardeners and the much needed donations from the community that help us during the summer months. In the pages ahead, you'll get the details on all the good things that are happening here, from the efforts of our generous volunteers to successful outcomes for our clients. [ more ]

CT Food Bank's GROW! Truck improves nutrition for families in Milford

The CT Food Bank's GROW Up with Good Nutrition program was a success at the Beth-El Center. The GROW! Truck, a mobile food pantry dedicated to hosting workshops on nutrition education,provided healthy food and nutrition information to families with young children while also allowing them the opportunity to shop for over 70lbs worth of food. [ more ]

Beth-El Winter 2016 Newsletter

As the new year begins, it is heartening to reflect on the extraordinary blessings that the Beth-El Center received throughout this past holiday season. It began with the community's eager response to Mayor Ben Blake's appeal for food donations. Week after week, you brought us non-perishable food items, homemade baked goods, paper goods and thoughtful gifts such as hats, gloves and blankets. The response was overwhelming! [ more ]

Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk Raises Funds for Beth-El Center

November 4, 2013 - The 2nd Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 as a fundraiser for the Beth-El Center. All of the event's net proceeds will benefit the homeless and hungry at the Beth-El shelter and soup kitchen. Over 200 runners and walkers took part in the race. Participants enjoyed a post-race breakfast provided by Indigo by the Water, Scratch Bakery and Borgia's B2B New York City Bagels while music was performed by rock and blues band The Elwoods. [ more ]

Gov. Malloy Announces that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness

We are very excited to hear the most recent news shared by Governor Malloy and proud that Connecticut is the first state in the nation to have ended chronic homelessness among veterans. We are honored to serve the veterans who utilize our Emergency Shelter and Soup Kitchen services and we continue to support the veterans we serve by providing them, in partnership with Veterans Administration, the assistance and support necessary to attain permanent housing, employment and stability.

Beth-El Spring 2016 Newsletter

Spring is finally here and, before we know it, our annual spring gala, Light Up the Harbor, will be here! We are planning another night of fun on the water on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Milford Yacht Club-hope you can join us. If you would like to be a sponsor and/or donate an auction item, please call me at 203-876-0747. [ more ]

Beth-El Center Newsletter - Fall 2014

October 2014 - It has been a busy and challenging summer at Beth-El. While we are trained and ready to help others work through life's hardships, this summer the community came through to help the Beth-El Center during a difficult time. [ more ]

Beth-El Center Newsletter - Summer 2014

June 2014 - Hazy, Hot and Humid . . . these are words that describe the recent weather we have been experiencing.  At Beth-El, HHH stands for housing, housing, housing! As the federal and state goal to end homelessness continues to be the focus of our work, housing is still the biggest challenge our case managers have when trying to place our clients back into the community. [ more ]

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