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  • Christian Community Action Hillside Family Center

    CLASS Hillside Family Shelter provides temporary emergency housing (30-60 days) to families (at least one adult and one child) who are homeless or poor. Other services include: case management, food pantry, daycare through LULAC Headstart, and referrals to resources

    Phone
    (203) 777-7848
    Website
    https://www.ccahelping.org/hillside-family-shelter
  • Clifford Beers – Reach Out CT Helpline

    Monday -Thursday from 8:30am to 7:00pm

    Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm

    Saturday-Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm

    Reach Out CT is now available for the entire state of Connecticut, seven days a week. Regardless of where you are, you can call if you need help.

    What is Reach Out CT?

    Reach Out CT is a support line you can call that will direct you to the resources or services you need. When you call Reach Out Connecticut at 1-844-TALK-4CT you will be answered by a trained professional.

    This helpline is available Monday – Thursday from 8:30am to 7:00pm, Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm and Saturday – Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm.

    Phone
    1-844-TALK-4CT or text "CTTALK" to 30241
    Website
    https://www.cliffordbeers.org/reach-out-connecticut
  • Columbus House

    Columbus House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing solutions to homelessness since 1982. Throughout the years, Columbus House has expanded its mission and programs to include not only emergency shelter but a continuum of housing and services designed to help people who are homeless move toward independence. The agency’s primary goal is to provide housing either through our own programs or through referrals throughout Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties to service-enriched or independent housing.

    Seasonal Warming Centers

    In partnership with town officials, service providers, and local religious organizations, Columbus House operates seasonal warming centers in Hamden and Middletown. Columbus House employees staff the centers which open in the evening and accept walk-ins throughout the night. Those seeking refuge from the cold are offered a welcoming, safe space to get warm along with some snacks and hot beverages. Beds are not provided.

    Recovery House

    A short-term program for 17 men (including 7 Veterans) who are awaiting placement in sober housing, treatment programs, or permanent housing with out-patient treatment support.

    Medical Respite Program

    This innovative program provides recuperative care to those who are homeless and exiting the hospital. In addition, the program lowers public healthcare costs by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations. Based out of our New Haven Shelter, referrals come directly from Yale New-Haven Hospital and the VA Hospital in West Haven. The 12-bed program includes 24-hour supervision, referrals to healthcare providers, transportation, and case management.

    Phone
    (203) 401-4400
    Website
    https://www.columbushouse.org/
  • Columbus House Overflow Shelter

    Columbus House provides shelter for women, men, Veterans, and families. Shelter services include case management, referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, employment training programs, education, health services, and links to housing.

    New Haven Shelter

    Located in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for 81 adult men and women nightly.

    Men’s Seasonal Overflow Shelter

    Located in New Haven, provides seasonal shelter for an additional 75 men from November through April.

    Phone
    203.401.4400
    Website
    https://www.columbushouse.org/programs/shelter-services/
  • Community Action Agency

    Community Action Agency of New Haven provides case management services as well as other direct services, including but not limited to: energy and weatherization assistance, emergency services and mature adult services to low income families.

    419 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Main Line: (203) 387-7700
    Energy Appointments: (203) 285-8018
    Fax: (203) 397-7475
    outreach@caanh.net
    Phone
    (203) 387-7700
    Website
    https://www.caanh.net/
  • Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL)

    With the ultimate goal of closing the technology gap, CfAL provides computer and technology training to expand learning to the home. 

    CfAL’s program support children’s academic success and help adults build computer skills needed in the workplace. 

    Phone
    203.691.1078
    Website
    https://www.cfalct.org/
  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center 

    Cornell Scott Hill Health Center provides access to excellent and affordable healthcare to every member of our community. They offer the following services:

    • Addiction Treatment
    • Behavioral Health
    • Dental
    • Healthcare for the Homeless
    • Blood Draw
    • Pediatrics & Early Childhood
    • Pharmacy
    • Specialty Services
    • Walk-in/Convenient Care
    • Wellness
    • Women’s Health
    • Internal Medicine

    To book an appointment or for more information about services, staff and locations, call (203)-503-3000.

    Phone
    (203) 503-3000
    Website
    https://www.cornellscott.org/

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  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

    DESK serves people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote healthcommunity, and equity.  Their programs are generally geared toward individuals and families with children who are experiencing food insecurity.

    Phone
    (203) 624-6426
    Website
    https://www.deskct.org/

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  • Fellowship Place

    Fellowship Place provides a broad range of support services for adults with mental illness in the Greater New Haven area. More than 800 people a year are served in a safe, caring community, open 365 days a year.

    Fellowship Place offers an eclectic group of programs and services that emphasize wellness, creative expression, giving back to the community, and the importance of social relationships.

    Phone
    (203) 401-4227
    Website
    https://fellowshipplace.org/

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  • Immanuel Baptist Church Clothes Closet

    Clothes Closet Hours of Operation:

    Tuesdays 10:30a.m. – 2:45p.m.

    Clothes Donation

    Thursdays 10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
    Open to community for pick-ups

    The Clothes Closet Coordinators work untiringly each week meeting the need of the community. 

    Please feel free to donate clothes on Tuesdays during the hours noted above. 

    Through your help and generosity, they are able to help many families and individuals that come to the Clothes Closet on Thursdays. 

    The church is located at 1324 Chapel St.

    Phone
    (203) 777-8744
    Website
    https://www.immanuelbaptistnewhaven.org/copy-of-children-s-church
  • Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

    IRIS provides services to refugee families, including satisfying basic needs (shelter, etc.), case management, legal services, education & youth services, and English instruction. IRIS provides targeted wrap-around services for all clients, using a strength-based assessment model, that offers long-term support for successful integration.

    Phone
    (203) 562 – 2095
    Website
    https://irisct.org/

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  • Liberty Community Services

    Liberty provides services and programs designed to end homelessness include such as eviction prevention, security deposit, case management services and employment services.

    For more information on Liberty Community Service’s offerings, check out our Meet With A Social Worker page.

    Phone
    (203) 495-7600
    Website
    https://www.libertycs.org/
  • Life Haven

    Located at 447 Ferry St., Life Haven Shelter is a part of New Reach, Inc. Life Haven accepts families with a female head of household and women who are 8 months pregnant. If you are in need of shelter, please contact 211.

    Life Haven is a not-for-profit organization, offering emergency shelter for homeless pregnant women and women with young children. Residents receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. The menus are planned monthly to include a wide variety of healthy foods. Staff also plan seasonal menus and special dinners.

    Phone
    203 776-6208
    Website
    https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/shelter.cgi?shelter=7702
  • Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven

    The Literacy Coalition is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2003. Their goals are to assist those with literacy-related challenges in finding the help they need, and to assist other members of the public in finding ways that they can help to address the needs of their neighbors and communities through volunteerism or donations.

    Phone
    (203) 776-5899
    Website
    http://literacyeveryday.org
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven

    Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven (LVGNH) provides free tutoring to help adults improve speaking, reading and writing English. Volunteers tutor these adult students year-round in locations where they live and work. 

    Phone
    203-776-5899
    Website
    https://lvagnh.org/
  • Loaves & Fishes

    Loaves and Fishes is a gathering place centered around community, offering food and clothing.

    Phone
    (203) 562-2691
    Website
    https://loavesandfishesnh.com/

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  • New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Center

    The New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Center is committed to assist local and global students in achieving their personal, educational, and occupational goals. Various courses are offered to effectively develop the skills which will prepare our students to successfully participate in our American society. Knowledge and skills will help you open the door to the future you want and New Haven Adult Education is here to offer you the keys. The programs offered will enable you to move ahead in your life, in the direction you choose.

    Phone
    475-220-8200
    Website
    https://www.nhaec.org/index.jsp#
  • New Haven Elderly Services

    The Department of Elderly Services gladly assists those who are 55 and older maintain independence and remain active. They provide case management and assistance referral services for residents with financial, medical, nutritional, legal and housing needs. They operate three senior centers in New Haven: Atwater    |    Dixwell/Newhallville    |    East Shore 

    For more information about services provided by the department, the senior centers, or about opportunities to volunteer as a tutor or in any other capacity, please feel free to contact the senior center of your choice.

    Phone
    (203) 946-7854
    Website
    https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/elderly/default.htm
  • New Haven Pride Center

    The purpose of New Haven Pride Center, formerly the New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center, is to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members, to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven.

    Phone
    (203) 387-2252
    Website
    https://www.newhavenpridecenter.org/
  • New Haven Reads

    New Haven Reads, founded to “share the joy and power of reading,” increases the literacy skills of children to empower their academic success by providing individually tailored one-on-one after-school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants. To donate books to New Haven Reads click here. To pick up and request books click here.

    Phone
    (203) 752-1923
    Website
    https://newhavenreads.org/
  • New Haven Works

    New Haven Works seeks to build a middle class in an urban center and improve economic stability in all communities by providing employers with a trained and qualified workforce and connecting New Haven residents to good jobs.

    Phone
    (203) 562-9000
    Website
    http://newhavenworkspipeline.org/

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  • Office of Housing & Homeless Services

    Through the Office of Housing & Homelessness Services, the City of New Haven provides a safety net of support and services for the City’s most fragile and vulnerable citizens- homeless singles and families.  The goals of this office are to deliver an integrated service delivery system, and to improve quality assurance and evaluation systems for emergency shelter providers and other organizations supporting this City’s efforts to eliminate homelessness.

    Phone
    (203) 946-6033 
    Website
    https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/homelessness/default.htm

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  • Project Fresh Start

    The mission of the City of New Haven Prison Reentry Department is to reduce recidivism by collaborating with community partners, state agencies, and other reentry stakeholders. We seek to create a citywide, strategic, and systematic delivery of resources that leads to reduced recidivism through increased employment and housing opportunities, access to continued education and the long-term self-sufficiency of returning residents.

    Phone
    (203) 946-7846
    Website
    https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/fresh_start/default.htm

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  • St. Luke’s Auxiliary Thrift Shop

    Find free clothing, back to school supplies, diapers, kitchen supplies and other household goods in New Haven County Connecticut. Families of all income levels and backgrounds shop at the local thrift stores or get free items. The clothing closets may provide free items, including school supplies or regular clothes, to those that meet low income levels.

    Open on Thursdays 10 AM to 11:30 AM

    Address: 111 Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT

    Phone
    (203) 865-0141
  • St. Matthew’s Church

    Provides Grab and Go Free breakfast to those in need.

    Available: Every 3rd Saturday

    Time: 8 AM to 9 AM

    Address: 400 Dixwell Ave, New Haven CT

    Phone
    (203) 865-9692
  • State Dept. of Labor

    The Department is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy.  We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them.  We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers. For information on filing for unemployment click here.

    Phone
    (203) 941-6868 | 1 (860) 967-0493 | 1 (800) 956-3294 | TTY 711 or (800) 842-9710
    Website
    http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/

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  • Taking Initiative Center (TIC)

    The Taking Initiative Center is an inter-agency collaborative with Goodwill of Southern New England and the APT Foundation that provides engagement opportunities for individuals who are in the “pre-contemplative” stage of addiction. The center offers meals, access to an off-site shower and laundry facilities, meditation and recovery groups and assistance with or referral to employment services, education, social services, treatment, and medical consultation. The aim of the program is to engage, motivate and support those served so that they can adopt a healthy daily routine, gain employment, and reconnect with lost relationships and opportunities. This program is funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

    Eligibility: Individuals interested in services must be residing in New Haven, are currently not actively involved in the service system or in treatment, and who have not had success with previous recovery strategies. Once engaged, individuals will be screened for DMHAS eligibility.

    Phone
    (203) 389-2970
    Website
    https://www.marrakechinc.org/taking-initiative-center/

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  • United Way 211

    2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone.

    2-1-1 is fully certified in crisis intervention by the American Association of Suicidology and is certified by The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). AIRS is the professional association for over 1,200 community Information and Referral (I&R) providers.

    211 can help with Food Assistance, Mental Health, Health Care, Housing, Substance Use, Transportation, Utility Assistance, Income, Children & Families, Crisis Help, Basic Needs, Legal Assistance, Re-entry assistance and Elderly Services

    Chat services are available online

    2-1-1 Navigator: The 2-1-1 Navigator Benefits Screener is an interactive interview that allows 2-1-1 CT to generate a list of some state and federal programs that may be able to help you. Click Here.

    Phone
    211 | 1 (800) 203-1234 | TTY: 1 (800) 671-0737
    Website
    https://www.211ct.org/

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  • Assisted Living in Connecticut

    Maintained by AssistedLiving.org which compiles directories and data nationwide and at the state level for those needing information about facilities, advocacy, insurance, financial assistance and more related to assisted living options and topics throughout Connecticut.

    Phone
    1 (855) 221-9611
    Website
    https://www.assistedliving.org/connecticut/
  • Christian Community Action Hillside Family Center

    CLASS Hillside Family Shelter provides temporary emergency housing (30-60 days) to families (at least one adult and one child) who are homeless or poor. Other services include: case management, food pantry, daycare through LULAC Headstart, and referrals to resources

    Phone
    (203) 777-7848
    Website
    https://www.ccahelping.org/hillside-family-shelter
  • Clifford Beers – Reach Out CT Helpline

    Monday -Thursday from 8:30am to 7:00pm

    Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm

    Saturday-Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm

    Reach Out CT is now available for the entire state of Connecticut, seven days a week. Regardless of where you are, you can call if you need help.

    What is Reach Out CT?

    Reach Out CT is a support line you can call that will direct you to the resources or services you need. When you call Reach Out Connecticut at 1-844-TALK-4CT you will be answered by a trained professional.

    This helpline is available Monday – Thursday from 8:30am to 7:00pm, Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm and Saturday – Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm.

    Phone
    1-844-TALK-4CT or text "CTTALK" to 30241
    Website
    https://www.cliffordbeers.org/reach-out-connecticut
  • Columbus House

    Columbus House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing solutions to homelessness since 1982. Throughout the years, Columbus House has expanded its mission and programs to include not only emergency shelter but a continuum of housing and services designed to help people who are homeless move toward independence. The agency’s primary goal is to provide housing either through our own programs or through referrals throughout Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties to service-enriched or independent housing.

    Seasonal Warming Centers

    In partnership with town officials, service providers, and local religious organizations, Columbus House operates seasonal warming centers in Hamden and Middletown. Columbus House employees staff the centers which open in the evening and accept walk-ins throughout the night. Those seeking refuge from the cold are offered a welcoming, safe space to get warm along with some snacks and hot beverages. Beds are not provided.

    Recovery House

    A short-term program for 17 men (including 7 Veterans) who are awaiting placement in sober housing, treatment programs, or permanent housing with out-patient treatment support.

    Medical Respite Program

    This innovative program provides recuperative care to those who are homeless and exiting the hospital. In addition, the program lowers public healthcare costs by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations. Based out of our New Haven Shelter, referrals come directly from Yale New-Haven Hospital and the VA Hospital in West Haven. The 12-bed program includes 24-hour supervision, referrals to healthcare providers, transportation, and case management.

    Phone
    (203) 401-4400
    Website
    https://www.columbushouse.org/
  • Columbus House Overflow Shelter

    Columbus House provides shelter for women, men, Veterans, and families. Shelter services include case management, referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, employment training programs, education, health services, and links to housing.

    New Haven Shelter

    Located in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for 81 adult men and women nightly.

    Men’s Seasonal Overflow Shelter

    Located in New Haven, provides seasonal shelter for an additional 75 men from November through April.

    Phone
    203.401.4400
    Website
    https://www.columbushouse.org/programs/shelter-services/
  • Community Action Agency

    Community Action Agency of New Haven provides case management services as well as other direct services, including but not limited to: energy and weatherization assistance, emergency services and mature adult services to low income families.

    419 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Main Line: (203) 387-7700
    Energy Appointments: (203) 285-8018
    Fax: (203) 397-7475
    outreach@caanh.net
    Phone
    (203) 387-7700
    Website
    https://www.caanh.net/
  • Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL)

    With the ultimate goal of closing the technology gap, CfAL provides computer and technology training to expand learning to the home. 

    CfAL’s program support children’s academic success and help adults build computer skills needed in the workplace. 

    Phone
    203.691.1078
    Website
    https://www.cfalct.org/
  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center 

    Cornell Scott Hill Health Center provides access to excellent and affordable healthcare to every member of our community. They offer the following services:

    • Addiction Treatment
    • Behavioral Health
    • Dental
    • Healthcare for the Homeless
    • Blood Draw
    • Pediatrics & Early Childhood
    • Pharmacy
    • Specialty Services
    • Walk-in/Convenient Care
    • Wellness
    • Women’s Health
    • Internal Medicine

    To book an appointment or for more information about services, staff and locations, call (203)-503-3000.

    Phone
    (203) 503-3000
    Website
    https://www.cornellscott.org/
  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

    DESK serves people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote healthcommunity, and equity.  Their programs are generally geared toward individuals and families with children who are experiencing food insecurity.

    Phone
    (203) 624-6426
    Website
    https://www.deskct.org/
  • Fellowship Place

    Fellowship Place provides a broad range of support services for adults with mental illness in the Greater New Haven area. More than 800 people a year are served in a safe, caring community, open 365 days a year.

    Fellowship Place offers an eclectic group of programs and services that emphasize wellness, creative expression, giving back to the community, and the importance of social relationships.

    Phone
    (203) 401-4227
    Website
    https://fellowshipplace.org/
  • Get Connected New Haven

    Welcome to Get Connected New Haven, a one-stop connection to resources for all of the residents in New Haven, Connecticut!

    Get Connected New Haven is a continually updated, comprehensive database of services provided by the City, non-profit and community organizations for New Haven residents. The site has been created to enhance knowledge of and empower broader access to the wide array of programs and services available in New Haven. The site is also a tool that service providers can use to assist clients with referrals to needed supports, thereby encouraging collaboration and cooperation among organizations that serve those in need in our community.

    Phone
    211
    Website
    http://getconnectednewhaven.com
  • Get Connected New Haven–Food Resource Guide

    This PDF document lists contact info. for local organizations offering food assistance in New Haven.

    Website
    https://www.getconnectednewhaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Food-Assistance-Resource-Guide-ENG1.29.21.pdf
  • Greater New Haven Visitors and Relocation Guide

    A guide to restaurants, businesses, galleries and more in the Greater New Haven area.

    Phone
    Website
    https://www.visitnewhaven.com/flipbookVG/?page=1
  • Immanuel Baptist Church Clothes Closet

    Clothes Closet Hours of Operation:

    Tuesdays 10:30a.m. – 2:45p.m.

    Clothes Donation

    Thursdays 10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
    Open to community for pick-ups

    The Clothes Closet Coordinators work untiringly each week meeting the need of the community. 

    Please feel free to donate clothes on Tuesdays during the hours noted above. 

    Through your help and generosity, they are able to help many families and individuals that come to the Clothes Closet on Thursdays. 

    The church is located at 1324 Chapel St.

    Phone
    (203) 777-8744
    Website
    https://www.immanuelbaptistnewhaven.org/copy-of-children-s-church
  • Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

    IRIS provides services to refugee families, including satisfying basic needs (shelter, etc.), case management, legal services, education & youth services, and English instruction. IRIS provides targeted wrap-around services for all clients, using a strength-based assessment model, that offers long-term support for successful integration.

    Phone
    (203) 562 – 2095
    Website
    https://irisct.org/
  • Liberty Community Services

    Liberty provides services and programs designed to end homelessness include such as eviction prevention, security deposit, case management services and employment services.

    For more information on Liberty Community Service’s offerings, check out our Meet With A Social Worker page.

    Phone
    (203) 495-7600
    Website
    https://www.libertycs.org/
  • Life Haven

    Located at 447 Ferry St., Life Haven Shelter is a part of New Reach, Inc. Life Haven accepts families with a female head of household and women who are 8 months pregnant. If you are in need of shelter, please contact 211.

    Life Haven is a not-for-profit organization, offering emergency shelter for homeless pregnant women and women with young children. Residents receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. The menus are planned monthly to include a wide variety of healthy foods. Staff also plan seasonal menus and special dinners.

    Phone
    203 776-6208
    Website
    https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/shelter.cgi?shelter=7702
  • Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven

    The Literacy Coalition is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2003. Their goals are to assist those with literacy-related challenges in finding the help they need, and to assist other members of the public in finding ways that they can help to address the needs of their neighbors and communities through volunteerism or donations.

    Phone
    (203) 776-5899
    Website
    http://literacyeveryday.org
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven

    Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven (LVGNH) provides free tutoring to help adults improve speaking, reading and writing English. Volunteers tutor these adult students year-round in locations where they live and work. 

    Phone
    203-776-5899
    Website
    https://lvagnh.org/
  • Loaves & Fishes

    Loaves and Fishes is a gathering place centered around community, offering food and clothing.

    Phone
    (203) 562-2691
    Website
    https://loavesandfishesnh.com/
  • Martha’s Place

    Located at 559 Howard Ave., Martha’s Place is a part of New Reach, Inc. Martha’s Place accepts single women and families with a female head of household. If you are in need of shelter, please contact 211.

    Phone
    203-624-5789
    Website
    https://www.womenshelters.org/det/ct_06511_marthas-place-shelter
  • New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Center

    The New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Center is committed to assist local and global students in achieving their personal, educational, and occupational goals. Various courses are offered to effectively develop the skills which will prepare our students to successfully participate in our American society. Knowledge and skills will help you open the door to the future you want and New Haven Adult Education is here to offer you the keys. The programs offered will enable you to move ahead in your life, in the direction you choose.

    Phone
    475-220-8200
    Website
    https://www.nhaec.org/index.jsp#
  • New Haven Elderly Services

    The Department of Elderly Services gladly assists those who are 55 and older maintain independence and remain active. They provide case management and assistance referral services for residents with financial, medical, nutritional, legal and housing needs. They operate three senior centers in New Haven: Atwater    |    Dixwell/Newhallville    |    East Shore 

    For more information about services provided by the department, the senior centers, or about opportunities to volunteer as a tutor or in any other capacity, please feel free to contact the senior center of your choice.

    Phone
    (203) 946-7854
    Website
    https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/elderly/default.htm
  • New Haven Pride Center

    The purpose of New Haven Pride Center, formerly the New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center, is to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members, to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven.

    Phone
    (203) 387-2252
    Website
    https://www.newhavenpridecenter.org/
  • New Haven Reads

    New Haven Reads, founded to “share the joy and power of reading,” increases the literacy skills of children to empower their academic success by providing individually tailored one-on-one after-school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants. To donate books to New Haven Reads click here. To pick up and request books click here.

    Phone
    (203) 752-1923
    Website
    https://newhavenreads.org/
  • New Haven Works

    New Haven Works seeks to build a middle class in an urban center and improve economic stability in all communities by providing employers with a trained and qualified workforce and connecting New Haven residents to good jobs.

    Phone
    (203) 562-9000
    Website
    http://newhavenworkspipeline.org/
  • Office of Housing & Homeless Services

    Through the Office of Housing & Homelessness Services, the City of New Haven provides a safety net of support and services for the City’s most fragile and vulnerable citizens- homeless singles and families.  The goals of this office are to deliver an integrated service delivery system, and to improve quality assurance and evaluation systems for emergency shelter providers and other organizations supporting this City’s efforts to eliminate homelessness.

    Phone
    (203) 946-6033 
    Website
    https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/homelessness/default.htm
  • Project Fresh Start

    The mission of the City of New Haven Prison Reentry Department is to reduce recidivism by collaborating with community partners, state agencies, and other reentry stakeholders. We seek to create a citywide, strategic, and systematic delivery of resources that leads to reduced recidivism through increased employment and housing opportunities, access to continued education and the long-term self-sufficiency of returning residents.

    Phone
    (203) 946-7846
    Website
    https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/fresh_start/default.htm
  • St. Luke’s Auxiliary Thrift Shop

    Find free clothing, back to school supplies, diapers, kitchen supplies and other household goods in New Haven County Connecticut. Families of all income levels and backgrounds shop at the local thrift stores or get free items. The clothing closets may provide free items, including school supplies or regular clothes, to those that meet low income levels.

    Open on Thursdays 10 AM to 11:30 AM

    Address: 111 Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT

    Phone
    (203) 865-0141
  • State Dept. of Labor

    The Department is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy.  We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them.  We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers. For information on filing for unemployment click here.

    Phone
    (203) 941-6868 | 1 (860) 967-0493 | 1 (800) 956-3294 | TTY 711 or (800) 842-9710
    Website
    http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/
  • Taking Initiative Center (TIC)

    The Taking Initiative Center is an inter-agency collaborative with Goodwill of Southern New England and the APT Foundation that provides engagement opportunities for individuals who are in the “pre-contemplative” stage of addiction. The center offers meals, access to an off-site shower and laundry facilities, meditation and recovery groups and assistance with or referral to employment services, education, social services, treatment, and medical consultation. The aim of the program is to engage, motivate and support those served so that they can adopt a healthy daily routine, gain employment, and reconnect with lost relationships and opportunities. This program is funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

    Eligibility: Individuals interested in services must be residing in New Haven, are currently not actively involved in the service system or in treatment, and who have not had success with previous recovery strategies. Once engaged, individuals will be screened for DMHAS eligibility.

    Phone
    (203) 389-2970
    Website
    https://www.marrakechinc.org/taking-initiative-center/
  • United Way 211

    2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone.

    2-1-1 is fully certified in crisis intervention by the American Association of Suicidology and is certified by The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). AIRS is the professional association for over 1,200 community Information and Referral (I&R) providers.

    211 can help with Food Assistance, Mental Health, Health Care, Housing, Substance Use, Transportation, Utility Assistance, Income, Children & Families, Crisis Help, Basic Needs, Legal Assistance, Re-entry assistance and Elderly Services

    Chat services are available online

    2-1-1 Navigator: The 2-1-1 Navigator Benefits Screener is an interactive interview that allows 2-1-1 CT to generate a list of some state and federal programs that may be able to help you. Click Here.

    Phone
    211 | 1 (800) 203-1234 | TTY: 1 (800) 671-0737
    Website
    https://www.211ct.org/
  • Workforce Alliance & American Job Center

    Employment and Training for South Central Connecticut. Provides Online workshops, Job Postings and Events, Job Training Assistance and Business Services such as Workforce Recruitment and Training.

    Phone
    203-867-4030
    Website
    https://www.workforcealliance.biz/
  • Yale New Haven Hospital-YNHH

    Address: 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510

    Phone
    203-688-4242
    Website
    https://www.ynhh.org/
  • YNHH-Saint Raphael Campus

    Address: 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511

    Phone
    (203) 789-3000
    Website
    https://www.ynhh.org/locations/new-haven-1450-chapel-street.aspx
  • Youth Continuum Shelter

    Youth Continuum is a community-based, not-for-profit agency serving youth ages 14-24. We support 1,000-1,500 young people annually through emergency, residential, and community services.  

    Drop-in Center:

    943 Grand Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

    Phone
    211 | (203) 777-8445 Ext. 2
    Website
    https://www.youthcontinuum.org/

Dixwell

  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center 

    Cornell Scott Hill Health Center provides access to excellent and affordable healthcare to every member of our community. They offer the following services:

    • Addiction Treatment
    • Behavioral Health
    • Dental
    • Healthcare for the Homeless
    • Blood Draw
    • Pediatrics & Early Childhood
    • Pharmacy
    • Specialty Services
    • Walk-in/Convenient Care
    • Wellness
    • Women’s Health
    • Internal Medicine

    To book an appointment or for more information about services, staff and locations, call (203)-503-3000.

    Phone
    (203) 503-3000
    Website
    https://www.cornellscott.org/
  • St. Matthew’s Church

    Provides Grab and Go Free breakfast to those in need.

    Available: Every 3rd Saturday

    Time: 8 AM to 9 AM

    Address: 400 Dixwell Ave, New Haven CT

    Phone
    (203) 865-9692
  • Women of the Village Food Pantry

    Walk-in Food pantry during open hours.

    Available: Tuesdays 1 PM to 2 PM

    Address: 26 Charles Street, New Haven CT

    Please Note: Due to COVID-19, bags are pre-made and distributed every Tuesday from 1-2pm and the regular monthly food pantry has been put on hold.  Pantry is located at the New Haven Police Department Substation.

    Phone
    203-376-2790
    Website
    https://connecticut.networkofcare.org/mh/services/agency.aspx?pid=WOMENOFTHEVILLAGEFOODPANTRYWomenoftheVillageFoodPantry_2_556_1

Newhallville

  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center 

    Cornell Scott Hill Health Center provides access to excellent and affordable healthcare to every member of our community. They offer the following services:

    • Addiction Treatment
    • Behavioral Health
    • Dental
    • Healthcare for the Homeless
    • Blood Draw
    • Pediatrics & Early Childhood
    • Pharmacy
    • Specialty Services
    • Walk-in/Convenient Care
    • Wellness
    • Women’s Health
    • Internal Medicine

    To book an appointment or for more information about services, staff and locations, call (203)-503-3000.

    Phone
    (203) 503-3000
    Website
    https://www.cornellscott.org/

The Hill

  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center 

    Cornell Scott Hill Health Center provides access to excellent and affordable healthcare to every member of our community. They offer the following services:

    • Addiction Treatment
    • Behavioral Health
    • Dental
    • Healthcare for the Homeless
    • Blood Draw
    • Pediatrics & Early Childhood
    • Pharmacy
    • Specialty Services
    • Walk-in/Convenient Care
    • Wellness
    • Women’s Health
    • Internal Medicine

    To book an appointment or for more information about services, staff and locations, call (203)-503-3000.

    Phone
    (203) 503-3000
    Website
    https://www.cornellscott.org/

Clothing

  • Immanuel Baptist Church Clothes Closet

    Clothes Closet Hours of Operation:

    Tuesdays 10:30a.m. – 2:45p.m.

    Clothes Donation

    Thursdays 10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
    Open to community for pick-ups

    The Clothes Closet Coordinators work untiringly each week meeting the need of the community. 

    Please feel free to donate clothes on Tuesdays during the hours noted above. 

    Through your help and generosity, they are able to help many families and individuals that come to the Clothes Closet on Thursdays. 

    The church is located at 1324 Chapel St.

    Phone
    (203) 777-8744
    Website
    https://www.immanuelbaptistnewhaven.org/copy-of-children-s-church
  • Loaves & Fishes

    Loaves and Fishes is a gathering place centered around community, offering food and clothing.

    Phone
    (203) 562-2691
    Website
    https://loavesandfishesnh.com/
  • St. Luke’s Auxiliary Thrift Shop

    Find free clothing, back to school supplies, diapers, kitchen supplies and other household goods in New Haven County Connecticut. Families of all income levels and backgrounds shop at the local thrift stores or get free items. The clothing closets may provide free items, including school supplies or regular clothes, to those that meet low income levels.

    Open on Thursdays 10 AM to 11:30 AM

    Address: 111 Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT

    Phone
    (203) 865-0141

Employment

  • New Haven Works

    New Haven Works seeks to build a middle class in an urban center and improve economic stability in all communities by providing employers with a trained and qualified workforce and connecting New Haven residents to good jobs.

    Phone
    (203) 562-9000
    Website
    http://newhavenworkspipeline.org/
  • Project Fresh Start

    The mission of the City of New Haven Prison Reentry Department is to reduce recidivism by collaborating with community partners, state agencies, and other reentry stakeholders. We seek to create a citywide, strategic, and systematic delivery of resources that leads to reduced recidivism through increased employment and housing opportunities, access to continued education and the long-term self-sufficiency of returning residents.

    Phone
    (203) 946-7846
    Website
    https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/fresh_start/default.htm
  • State Dept. of Labor

    The Department is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy.  We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them.  We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers. For information on filing for unemployment click here.

    Phone
    (203) 941-6868 | 1 (860) 967-0493 | 1 (800) 956-3294 | TTY 711 or (800) 842-9710
    Website
    http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/
  • Workforce Alliance & American Job Center

    Employment and Training for South Central Connecticut. Provides Online workshops, Job Postings and Events, Job Training Assistance and Business Services such as Workforce Recruitment and Training.

    Phone
    203-867-4030
    Website
    https://www.workforcealliance.biz/

Food


General


Homelessness

  • Office of Housing & Homeless Services

    Through the Office of Housing & Homelessness Services, the City of New Haven provides a safety net of support and services for the City’s most fragile and vulnerable citizens- homeless singles and families.  The goals of this office are to deliver an integrated service delivery system, and to improve quality assurance and evaluation systems for emergency shelter providers and other organizations supporting this City’s efforts to eliminate homelessness.

    Phone
    (203) 946-6033 
    Website
    https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/homelessness/default.htm

Literacy

  • Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven

    The Literacy Coalition is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2003. Their goals are to assist those with literacy-related challenges in finding the help they need, and to assist other members of the public in finding ways that they can help to address the needs of their neighbors and communities through volunteerism or donations.

    Phone
    (203) 776-5899
    Website
    http://literacyeveryday.org
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven

    Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven (LVGNH) provides free tutoring to help adults improve speaking, reading and writing English. Volunteers tutor these adult students year-round in locations where they live and work. 

    Phone
    203-776-5899
    Website
    https://lvagnh.org/
  • New Haven Reads

    New Haven Reads, founded to “share the joy and power of reading,” increases the literacy skills of children to empower their academic success by providing individually tailored one-on-one after-school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants. To donate books to New Haven Reads click here. To pick up and request books click here.

    Phone
    (203) 752-1923
    Website
    https://newhavenreads.org/

Medical


Shelters

  • Columbus House Overflow Shelter

    Columbus House provides shelter for women, men, Veterans, and families. Shelter services include case management, referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, employment training programs, education, health services, and links to housing.

    New Haven Shelter

    Located in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for 81 adult men and women nightly.

    Men’s Seasonal Overflow Shelter

    Located in New Haven, provides seasonal shelter for an additional 75 men from November through April.

    Phone
    203.401.4400
    Website
    https://www.columbushouse.org/programs/shelter-services/
  • Life Haven

    Located at 447 Ferry St., Life Haven Shelter is a part of New Reach, Inc. Life Haven accepts families with a female head of household and women who are 8 months pregnant. If you are in need of shelter, please contact 211.

    Life Haven is a not-for-profit organization, offering emergency shelter for homeless pregnant women and women with young children. Residents receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. The menus are planned monthly to include a wide variety of healthy foods. Staff also plan seasonal menus and special dinners.

    Phone
    203 776-6208
    Website
    https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/shelter.cgi?shelter=7702
  • Martha’s Place

    Located at 559 Howard Ave., Martha’s Place is a part of New Reach, Inc. Martha’s Place accepts single women and families with a female head of household. If you are in need of shelter, please contact 211.

    Phone
    203-624-5789
    Website
    https://www.womenshelters.org/det/ct_06511_marthas-place-shelter
  • Youth Continuum Shelter

    Youth Continuum is a community-based, not-for-profit agency serving youth ages 14-24. We support 1,000-1,500 young people annually through emergency, residential, and community services.  

    Drop-in Center:

    943 Grand Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

    Phone
    211 | (203) 777-8445 Ext. 2
    Website
    https://www.youthcontinuum.org/

Social Services

  • Fellowship Place

    Fellowship Place provides a broad range of support services for adults with mental illness in the Greater New Haven area. More than 800 people a year are served in a safe, caring community, open 365 days a year.

    Fellowship Place offers an eclectic group of programs and services that emphasize wellness, creative expression, giving back to the community, and the importance of social relationships.

    Phone
    (203) 401-4227
    Website
    https://fellowshipplace.org/
  • Liberty Community Services

    Liberty provides services and programs designed to end homelessness include such as eviction prevention, security deposit, case management services and employment services.

    For more information on Liberty Community Service’s offerings, check out our Meet With A Social Worker page.

    Phone
    (203) 495-7600
    Website
    https://www.libertycs.org/
  • New Haven Pride Center

    The purpose of New Haven Pride Center, formerly the New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center, is to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members, to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven.

    Phone
    (203) 387-2252
    Website
    https://www.newhavenpridecenter.org/
  • Taking Initiative Center (TIC)

    The Taking Initiative Center is an inter-agency collaborative with Goodwill of Southern New England and the APT Foundation that provides engagement opportunities for individuals who are in the “pre-contemplative” stage of addiction. The center offers meals, access to an off-site shower and laundry facilities, meditation and recovery groups and assistance with or referral to employment services, education, social services, treatment, and medical consultation. The aim of the program is to engage, motivate and support those served so that they can adopt a healthy daily routine, gain employment, and reconnect with lost relationships and opportunities. This program is funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

    Eligibility: Individuals interested in services must be residing in New Haven, are currently not actively involved in the service system or in treatment, and who have not had success with previous recovery strategies. Once engaged, individuals will be screened for DMHAS eligibility.

    Phone
    (203) 389-2970
    Website
    https://www.marrakechinc.org/taking-initiative-center/
  • United Way 211

    2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone.

    2-1-1 is fully certified in crisis intervention by the American Association of Suicidology and is certified by The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). AIRS is the professional association for over 1,200 community Information and Referral (I&R) providers.

    211 can help with Food Assistance, Mental Health, Health Care, Housing, Substance Use, Transportation, Utility Assistance, Income, Children & Families, Crisis Help, Basic Needs, Legal Assistance, Re-entry assistance and Elderly Services

    Chat services are available online

    2-1-1 Navigator: The 2-1-1 Navigator Benefits Screener is an interactive interview that allows 2-1-1 CT to generate a list of some state and federal programs that may be able to help you. Click Here.

    Phone
    211 | 1 (800) 203-1234 | TTY: 1 (800) 671-0737
    Website
    https://www.211ct.org/