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The House Of Bread - Day Shelter
Hartford, CT - 06120
(860) 549-4188

Mission-The House of Bread exists in order to provide urban ministry to the economically disadvantaged in the Hartford area.Simplicity, dignity and respect are to be characteristics of our services to the hungry, homeless and needy population.

Mercy Housing And Shelter Corporation - Day Shelter
Hartford, CT - 06114
(860) 808-2040

Mission-Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation provides housing assistance and supportive services to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Mercy works to empower its clients to become independent, so they may live and work with dignity and respect. Mercy seeks to end homelessness by advocating for changes in the social systems that perpetuate homelessness. Mercy welcomes and serves all in need in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy , who founded the organization in 1983.

City Of Danbury Homeless Shelter (+ Day Shelter)
Danbury, CT - 06810
(203) 796-1661
Pacific House (for Men)
Stamford, CT - 06902
(203) 348-2792

Shelter for the Homeless has grown into a premier social services and human development agency that both serves and advocates for the homeless in our area. It is the only regional shelter in the four-town area with overnight emergency beds for men and a drop-in day program for men and women

Community Renewal Team - East Hartford Community Shelter
East Hartford, CT - 06108
(860) 560-5600

Community Renewal Team, Inc. is the Community Action Agency for Middlesex and Hartford Counties and is the largest non-profit provider of human services in Connecticut. The agency’s mission is Preparing Our Community to Meet Life’s Challenges. The mission is achieved each day by helping people and families become self-sufficient while making sure basic needs are met. CRT’s programs include Head Start, Meals on Wheels, energy assistance, supportive housing and shelters, and many others, serving people in more than 60 cities and towns in both our core catchment area and throughout Connecticut.

Community Renewal Team - Mckinney Shelter (for Men)
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 722-6920
Community Renewal Team - Family Service Center On Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT - 06112
(860) 560-5776
Community Renewal Team - Family Service Center On Park Street
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 560-5782
Community Renewal Team - Family Service Center On Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT - 06114
(860) 560-5894
Community Renewal Team - Family Service Center
Middletown, CT - 06457
(860) 347-4465
Bridgeport Rescue Mission - New Life Discipleship Program For Men (for Men)
Bridgeport, CT - 06605
(203) 333-4087

Sick at heart, alone and often suffering the devastating effects of drug use, men and women come to Bridgeport Rescue Mission looking for help, hope and a chance to start their lives over again. They find all three in our New Life Discipleship Program.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission - New Life Discipleship Program For Women (for Women)
Bridgeport, CT - 06605
(203) 333-4087

Sick at heart, alone and often suffering the devastating effects of drug use, men and women come to Bridgeport Rescue Mission looking for help, hope and a chance to start their lives over again. They find all three in our New Life Discipleship Program.

Community Partners In Action - Hartford Transitional Housing Program (for Men)
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 525-6691

Hartford Transitional Housing Program (HTH):Thirty-three beds are available to men who are referred by Court Support Services Division to the Alternative Incarceration network with a stipulation of transitional housing for at least the first 30 days of their program commitment. Clients participate in day programming at the Hartford Alternative Incarceration Center. (Established 1989)

Community Partners In Action - Alternative Detention Program For Girls (adp) (for Girls)
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 241-6021

Funded by Court Support Services Division, this program provides a group residential setting for six juvenile females as an alternative to state or community-based detention. (Established 2005)

Community Partners In Action - Alternative Detention Program For Boys (adp) (for Boys)
Hamden, CT - 06514
(203) 848-1238

Funded by Court Support Services Division, this program provides group residential setting for juveniles as an alternative to state community-based detention. CPA operates one 6-bed program located in Hamden. (Established 2008)

The House Of Bread - Clark Street Transitional Housing (for Men)
Hartford, CT - 06120
(860) 549-4188

The House of Bread residence opened its doors in January, 1985 to provide affordable, stable and supportive housing to men who are homeless and need to stabilize their lives. Transitional housing provides food and shelter while preparing residents to become competitive job seekers and eventually to manage their lives in order to live independently.

The House Of Bread - 7 Lincoln Street Transitional Housing
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 549-4188

Beginning in 1988 The House of Bread renovated two buildings on Lincoln Street in order to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to additional men and to women who are in substance recovery programs. These transitional facilities are home to nine men and seven women. Each house has an alcohol/drug counselor as a house manager who encourages independent living. Each resident must make a commitment to remain connected with support services while in residence.

The House Of Bread - 23 Lincoln Street Transitional Housing
Hartford, CT - 06120
(860) 549-4188

Beginning in 1988 The House of Bread renovated two buildings on Lincoln Street in order to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to additional men and to women who are in substance recovery programs. These transitional facilities are home to nine men and seven women. Each house has an alcohol/drug counselor as a house manager who encourages independent living. Each resident must make a commitment to remain connected with support services while in residence.

Mercy Housing And Shelter Corporation - St. Elizabeth House (family Services)
Hartford, CT - 06114
(860) 808-2040
Mercy Housing And Shelter Corporation - Shepherd House
Hartford, CT - 06114
(860) 808-2040
Christian Community Action - Stepping Stone Transitional Housing
New Haven, CT - 06511
(203) 777-7167

Stepping Stone is a comprehensive transitional housing program, accommodating 18 families in a single site housing complex. Residents may stay for up to 24 months in a furnished apartment based on their family size. Families throughout the Greater New Haven, Connecticut area who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are eligible for the Stepping Stone program. This includes two parents, one parent, male or female headed households.

Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now - Women's And Children's Halfway Houses (for Women & Children)
Norwalk, CT - 06854
(203) 899-2420

Women and Children’s Halfway Houses (Norwalk & Waterbury):Providing twelve and twenty-three bed, long term community correctional halfway houses for sentenced female offenders from Niantic Prison and for their children between the ages of zero and five. The program emphasis is on reunification and re-bonding with their children, parenting skills, and self-sufficiency

Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now - Men's Halfway House (for Men)
Norwalk, CT - 06854
(203) 899-2483

Men’s Halfway House (Norwalk):A community justice residential program that offers an alternative to incarceration for non-violent offenders. Residents are given counseling, substance abuse counseling and education, assistance locating employment and general assistance getting their lives together. Two meals per day are provided. Residents are monitored for program compliance. Ninety six percent (96%) do not return to the criminal justice system and become positive contributing members to society.

Regional Network Of Programs - Urban Model Initiative
Bridgeport, CT - 06604
(203) 333-3445

The Urban Model Program offers both transitional and supporting housing opportunities for individuals who are homeless and living with both psychiatric and substance use disorders. The “transitional” housing component of the program operates out of Prospect House shelter. In collaboration with CASA, Urban Model program participants are provided with comprehensive substance abuse assessment and treatment principles of Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Regional Network Of Programs - Prospect House And Single Room Occupancy Units
Bridgeport, CT - 06604
(203) 576-9041

Prospect House provides emergency shelter to adults on a daily basis. Prospect House provides comprehensive case management services to meet the varied and complex needs of individuals who are homeless. The case management program at Prospect House includes assessment, transportation, life skills training, individual, group and family work.

Pacific House (for Men)
Stamford, CT - 06902
(203) 348-2792

Homelessness should be non-existent in one of the wealthiest counties in one of the richest states in America. But every night the Pacific House emergency shelter in Stamford is full of homeless men. According to Portraits of Homelessness in Connecticut, a study published this year by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homeless (CCEH), emergency shelters in the state served 11,700 people last year, including more than 1,500 children; and there are approximately 3,800 men, women and children staying in Connecticut emergency shelters and transitional housing programs on any given day. If those statistics alone aren’t alarming, the study notes that "…half of all families and 40% of single adults in shelters reported that this was their first homeless experience.”

St. Luke's Lifeworks - Family Housing Emergency Program (for Pregnant Women & Families)
Stamford, CT - 06901
(203) 388-0100

LifeWorks Family Program is the only program of its kind in the area providing both emergency and transitional living programs for families for up to two years. Comprised primarily of single mothers with young children, the program also serves single fathers and two-parent families. The program is located at our Center for Children and their Families where the people we serve have access to over a dozen services through other social services agencies located on site. The Family Program is structured similar to dormitory style living with a shared kitchen, bathrooms and living room with private bedrooms.

St. Luke's Lifeworks - Women Program (for Pregnant Women & Single Women)
Stamford, CT - 06902
(203) 388-0152

Women’s Housing Program:LifeWorks Women’s Program is located at 8 Woodland Place on our Woodland Campus in Stamford’s South End. The program provides services to approximately 80 single women a year by providing both emergency and transitional housing as well as access to all Program Services. The Women’s Housing Program is structured as a boarding house with bedrooms upstairs and breakfast and dinner provided in the auditorium of an historic building.

St. Luke's Lifeworks - Mckinney Stamford
Stamford, CT - 06901
(203) 388-0100

McKinney Stamford provides transitional living (up to two years) and supportive housing for single men and women, and families living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Participants work through their personalized life plan while they are in the program so they are equipped to move into a home of their own and live independently.

Community Renewal Team - Project T.e.a.c.h.
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 560-5790

The CRT Project T.E.A.C.H. (Training Employment and Community Housing) program provides housing subsidies and supportive management services to 20 homeless single adults originating from homeless shelters, street or uninhabitable environment in the Greater Hartford Region. This program incorporates case management, life skills training, employment education, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, money management and more. Clients participate in the program for two years, at which point they graduate and stay in apartments or move to other permanent housing.

Community Renewal Team - Scattered-site Housing (for The Disabled)
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 560-5790

The CRT Scattered-Site Supportive Housing Program is a permanent supportive housing program designed to provide housing assistance and supportive services to homeless individuals with disabilities.

Community Renewal Team - Supportive Housing Collaboration
Hartford, CT - 06120
8605605790224

The CRT Supportive Housing Collaborative provides housing subsidies and support management services for homeless families referred from shelters in the Greater Hartford region. Assistance includes case management, life skills training, employment and education, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling and groups in areas such as money management, parenting skills, etc. Length of stay in the program is up to two years.

Community Renewal Team - Domestic Violence Supportive Housing (for Women & Children)
Hartford, CT - 06120
860560579022

The Domestic Violence Supportive Housing program, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, provides rental subsidies and supportive housing services in scattered sites to six families who are leaving Interval House, a domestic violence shelter serving women and their families in the greater Hartford region.

St. Luke’s Lifeworks - Mckinney Fairfield (hiv/aids)
Stamford, CT - 06901
(203) 388-0100

McKinney Stamford provides transitional living (up to two years) and supportive housing for single men and women, and families living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Participants work through their personalized life plan while they are in the program so they are equipped to move into a home of their own and live independently.

St. Luke's Lifeworks - Georgetown (hiv/aids)
Stamford, CT - 06901
(203) 388-0100

Bread & Roses Georgetown and McKinney Fairfield provide supported housing (with staff support just a phone call away) for families in which one or more members are living with HIV/AIDS.

My Sister's Place - Transitional Housing Program (for Women & Children)
Hartford, CT - 06120
(860) 549-1634

Transitional Housing Program - Women and their children are able to stay in one of the 18 apartments in the building for up to two years.

My Sister's Place - Mary Townsend Seymour Place Apartments
Hartford, CT - 06120
(860) 249-7560

Supportive Housing at Mary Townsend Seymour Apartments provides 30 one bedroom units to formerly homeless or low income men and women who are able to hold their own lease. Voluntary services are also available.

Open Hearth Association - Transitional Living Program
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 525-3447

This is an 87 bed residential recovery program for homeless men.  Residents’ recovery plans include such elements as work therapy, support groups, relapse prevention, life skills training, employment preparation and job search assistance leading to full-time employment.  In an effort to enable these men to recover their dignity and responsibility, each client is required to work up to 40 hours a week for the first two weeks of the program in the agency’s Wood Products business.  After these two weeks, clients either continue to serve in Wood Products or assume assignments in food service, maintenance, or special projects until they obtain gainful employment. 

Salvation Army - The Salvation Army Marshal House
Hartford, CT - 06105
(860) 543-8423

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South Park Inn - Transitional Living Program (for Men)
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 724-0071

This program accommodates up to 33 homeless men who are motivated to make substantive changes in their lives. Participants come from the shelter, the streets or other similar programs and can stay for up to 2 years while they pursue their goals. A Service Coordinator works with each resident to develop three or four goals which most often center around obtaining or increasing income, seeking or continuing treatment for mental or physical illness, substance abuse treatment or increasing education or training.

Ywca Of The Hartford Region - Soromundi Commons (for Pregnant Women & Single Women)
Hartford, CT - 06105
860727064518

Soromundi Commons, a project of YWCA Hartford Region and Chrysalis Center, Inc.,includes 13 efficiency units and 35 affordable one-bedroom -apartments to those struggling with physical or mental disabilities, substance abuse and domestic or sexual abuse; who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; and who have incomes at or below 50 percent of the state median.

Friendship Service Center - Emergency Shelter & Transitional Housing
New Britain, CT - 06051
(860) 225-0211

Emergency Shelter:Residents of our 37-bed emergency shelter for men, women and children receive three meals per day and have use of laundry facilities. Each resident works with a service coordinator to develop a case action plan that may include: counseling, crisis intervention, goal setting, housing assistance and referrals services; e.g., substance abuse treatment, education, job training, child care or a combination thereof.Transitional Living Center:This is a six- to 24-month program for 15 single, homeless adults. Each participant is provided a room, case management and an individualized case action plan. The program serves people with mental health and substance abuse issues as well as education and employment challenges. The focus is the learning of life skills – the structure and support essential for independent living. Five rooms are for veterans.

The Connection - Elm City Women & Children's Center (for Women & Children)
Middletown, CT - 06457
(860) 343-5500

Elm City Women and Children's Center is a licensed criminal justice and residential treatment program for substance abusing women and their young children.

The Connection - Hallie House For Women And Children (for Women & Children)
Middletown, CT - 06457
(860) 343-5500

Hallie House for Women and Children is a long-term, residential treatment facility for pregnant and parenting women who desire to live a clean and sober life.

The Connection - Women's Recovery Support Program (for Women)
Middletown, CT - 06457
(860) 343-5500

Women's Recovery Support Program is a voluntary substance abuse recovery and supportive housing program for single women.  Our mission is to support women in substance abuse recovery and to provide safe, affordable housing, in addition to offering opportunities for personal growth and development

The Bridge Family Center - The Moving On Project (for Boys Ages 16 To 21)
West Hartford, CT - 06107
(860) 521-8035

The Moving On Project is a transitional living apartment program that assists male adolescents, ages 16 to 21, in developing the skills needed to live independently. For a 12- to 18- month period, the Moving On Project provides youth referred through the Department of Children and Families with a safe, caring, and nurturing environment, as well as practical instruction and assistance.

The Bridge Family Center - Youth In Transition (for Ages 16 To 21)
West Hartford, CT - 06107
(860) 521-8035

The Bridge Youth Shelter (originally called Junction 1019) opened in West Hartford in 1978. It has been one of the Bridge's flagship programs and has been consistently full. The program director at the West Hartford shelter is Maiya Pierre, a master's level social worker who has worked with both girls and boys at DCF and as a program director at a group home.

Operation Hope - Affordable Housing Program (ahp)
Fairfield, CT - 06824
(203) 254-2935
The House Of Bread - Albany Avenue Ed O'neil House
Hartford, CT - 06120
(860) 549-4188

In June 1992 The House of Bread purchased land at 107 Albany Avenue and 74 Chestnut Street Twenty seven units of affordable housing are now available for the working poor and for families and/or individuals who are living in transitional housing and preparing to move into permanent housing.

The House Of Bread - Chestnut St. Ed O'neil House
Hartford, CT - 06120
(860) 549-4188

In June 1992 The House of Bread purchased land at 107 Albany Avenue and 74 Chestnut Street Twenty seven units of affordable housing are now available for the working poor and for families and/or individuals who are living in transitional housing and preparing to move into permanent housing.

Mercy Housing And Shelter Corporation - St. Elizabeth House (family Services)
Hartford, CT - 06114
(860) 808-2040
Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now - Single Room Occupancy Facility (sro)
Norwalk, CT - 06854
(203) 899-2483
Regional Network Of Programs - Huntington House (tlci)
Bridgeport, CT - 06608
(203) 366-7012

Huntington House is a psychiatric, residential rehabilitation facilities for men and women living with psychiatric and substance use disorders.   Each program provides residential and rehabilitative services to individuals who meet the requirements of ‘medical necessity’, as required for this level of residential care.  Individuals admitted to the program benefit from skill building in the areas of (1) self-care (2) daily living skills and (3) increasing independent living skills.  The individual and group services provided are based on dignity and respect for each person served.  The program draws heavily on evidence based practices, which are both person centered and strength based.  Iranistan House provides staff supervision 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Regional Network Of Programs - Iranistan House (tlcii)
Bridgeport, CT - 06605
(203) 367-0025

Iranistan House is a psychiatric, residential rehabilitation facilities for men and women living with psychiatric and substance use disorders.   Each program provides residential and rehabilitative services to individuals who meet the requirements of ‘medical necessity’, as required for this level of residential care.  Individuals admitted to the program benefit from skill building in the areas of (1) self-care (2) daily living skills and (3) increasing independent living skills.  The individual and group services provided are based on dignity and respect for each person served.  The program draws heavily on evidence based practices, which are both person centered and strength based.  Iranistan House provides staff supervision 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Regional Network Of Programs - Supervised Apartments Program (sap)
Bridgeport, CT - 06606
(203) 337-8180

Supervised Apartment Program provides residential supervised housing services to individuals who have psychiatric disabilities and are involved in the mental health service system. The program offers case management and community support services that assist and encourage the individual in achieving or regaining the skills necessary to live more independently in the community. Case Managers assist in locating safe, affordable housing and developing a plan of care to achieve independence. They coordinate and facilitate referrals among other community service providers as necessary in order to link the individual with needed support.

Regional Network Of Programs - Seaview Apartments
Bridgeport, CT - 06610
(203) 610-8296

The Seaview Apartment Program provides permanent, supportive housing for individuals who are chronically homeless at the time of admission and who are also living with psychiatric disorders, substance use disorders and/or HIV/AIDS.

Regional Network Of Programs - Urban Model Initiative
Bridgeport, CT - 06604
(203) 333-3445

The Urban Model Program offers both transitional and supporting housing opportunities for individuals who are homeless and living with both psychiatric and substance use disorders. The “transitional” housing component of the program operates out of Prospect House shelter. In collaboration with CASA, Urban Model program participants are provided with comprehensive substance abuse assessment and treatment principles of Motivational Enhancement Therapy.

Regional Network Of Programs - Prospect House And Single Room Occupancy Units
Bridgeport, CT - 06604
(203) 576-9041

Prospect House provides emergency shelter to adults on a daily basis. Prospect House provides comprehensive case management services to meet the varied and complex needs of individuals who are homeless. The case management program at Prospect House includes assessment, transportation, life skills training, individual, group and family work.

Norwalk Emergency Shelter
Norwalk, CT - 06854
(203) 866-1057
St. Luke's Lifeworks - The Colony Apartments
Stamford, CT - 06902
(203) 388-0100

In June of l996, construction began on The Colony Apartments that opened in May of 1997.  The 29-unit apartment building is designed to provide permanent, affordable supportive housing for individuals with low income as set by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.  Rents are calculated at 30% of gross income rather than fair market rental rates.

St. Luke's Lifeworks - The Atlantic Park Apartments
Stamford, CT - 06902
(203) 388-0100

The Atlantic Park Apartments began as two separate multi-family buildings that were listed on the National Historic Registry as “contributing” to the South Stamford Historical District.  Suffering from years of abuse and neglect, the plan was to gut, reconfigure, and join the two buildings to create the Atlantic Park Apartments that would consist of 27 furnished studio apartments for single adults.

St. Luke's Lifeworks - Metcalf House
Stamford, CT - 06901
(203) 388-0100

In 2002, the agency undertook the management of Metcalf House, a property owned by the Unitarian Universalist Society in Stamford.  This property provides 10 single rooms for individual adults who are coming out of homelessness.

Community Renewal Team - The Retreat (for Seniors Age 62+)
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 560-2273
Community Renewal Team - Coventry Place (for Seniors Age 62+)
Bloomfield, CT - 06002
(860) 243-3791

Coventry Place is an affordably priced community for low income seniors. Our community includes a computer lab, recreation spaces, and laundry facilities.

Community Renewal Team - Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Hartford, CT - 06106
860560579023

The CRT Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides subsidized housing and supportive services to homeless families with children. As long as funding is available and program requirements are met, families may remain in program until they can maintain an apartment or move to other permanent housing.

Community Renewal Team - Scattered-site Housing (for The Disabled)
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 560-5790

The CRT Scattered-Site Supportive Housing Program is a permanent supportive housing program designed to provide housing assistance and supportive services to homeless individuals with disabilities.

South Park Inn - Plimpton House
Hartford, CT - 06106
(860) 724-0071

Plimpton House, located at 847 Asylum Avenue is a licensed rooming house that provides housing for up to 35 adults.  As a congregate facility, Plimpton House provides residents with a community living environment that facilitates their independence.

Ywca Of The Hartford Region - Soromundi Commons (for Pregnant Women & Single Women)
Hartford, CT - 06105
860727064513

At YWCA Hartford Region, we believe that every woman, every girl and every child deserves the opportunity to shine at each stage of life. Since 1867, we have been committed to this vision and our mission to empower women and girls and eliminate racism.

The Connection - Women's Recovery Support Program (for Women)
Middletown, CT - 06457
(860) 343-5500

Women's Recovery Support Program is a voluntary substance abuse recovery and supportive housing program for single women.  Our mission is to support women in substance abuse recovery and to provide safe, affordable housing, in addition to offering opportunities for personal growth and development.

The Connection - Supportive Housing For Families
Middletown, CT - 06457
(860) 343-5500

Supportive housing has been proven in national studies to effectively address chronic homelessness and save citizens money – by reducing or eliminating far more expensive alternatives, like hospitalizations, prison time, and shelter stays.  The Connection has known this for a long time.  We created the first supportive housing program in Connecticut – Liberty Commons, an award-winning site in Middletown – and have continued our tradition of innovation with Supportive Housing for Families, a statewide family reunification program that was the brainchild of Connection staff.  Knowing firsthand the success of supportive housing, we are active members of the Reaching Home campaign to build 10,000 units of supportive housing in Connecticut, and to end homelessness as we know it in our state.

The Connection - Pilots
Middletown, CT - 06457
(860) 343-5500
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