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Senator Blumenthal Meets with Jenn Paradis and other Service Providers about COVID-19 Crisis Response
Advocates Worry Over Lack of Clean Water, Bathroom Facilities For The Homeless
MILFORD, CT – Some service providers have been able to get unsheltered homeless individuals into hotel rooms as the number of state residents testing positive for COVID-19 increases every day.
But there are still areas of the state where people living on the streets or in tents have no access to clean water or bathroom facilities to help stop the spread of the disease, state officials said.
"Municipalities need to step up and provide basic dignity and respect," said Jennifer Paradis, executive director of Beth-El Center, shelter for the homeless in Milford. "We have public showers and bathrooms that we are allowing anyone to use."
Beth-El Center has created a strategic plan to develop a roadmap for organizational development over the next two to three years. The plan is intended to drive positive change while embracing continuity and to provide a sharper focus for alleviating homelessness and hunger in the Milford area. Read the full plan here: [ more ]
Beth-El Center's Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager, Nicole Nickerson, is now SOAR certified. SOAR (Social Security/Social Security Disability Outreach, Access, and Recovery) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. [ more ]
90 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
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.