Programs at a Glance .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .


Basic Needs: Food and Shelter

Our soup kitchen at 241 Arch Street in New Britain provides lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday to anyone in need; and three meals per day, seven days per week, to shelter residents and former residents.  




Community Outreach and Homelessness Prevention

PATH staff reach out to chronically homeless people living in abandoned buildings, doorways, parks, makeshift tents, shacks or under bridges. Most have burned their bridges and are either underserved or without support.




Permanent Supportive Housing

Arch Street Housing is a community of once-homeless individuals and families who have overcome tremendous challenges toward the goal of living independently in apartments of their own.


Recent News  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .   

We're All on the Team to End Hunger

Walk_2014_010.JPGOn the first Sunday in May each year, Friendship Center supporters and staff fall in step to end hunger by participating in Foodshare of Greater Hartford's annual Walk Against Hunger in Bushnell Park in Hartford.  We are always humbled by the breadth and depth of support that comes from friends in the Central Connecticut community.

       We can all be proud of our fundraising efforts this year. Together, walkers raised a total of $22,943 to benefit the Friendship Center.  How terrific is that???

       A big shout-out goes to our friends at Okay Industries in New Britain, whose combined efforts to end hunger amassed $6,873.  Amazing!  Running a close second were the Friendship Center's Archangels who raised $5,365.  Other top walk teams included: West Hartford United Methodist Church $3,895; South Church, New Britain $3,741; and First Church of Christ, Unionville $1,269.

      Other walk teams to whom we owe much gratitude include Meriden Property Management, Farmington Bank Feastmakers, Temple Sinai Walks Against Hunger and Hye Walkers from the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, New Britain.  Thanks also goes to friends from The Hartford who designated the Friendship Center to benefit from their fundraising efforts, as well as members of First Church of Christ, New Britain, who repeated their church-wide "Sneaker Sunday" to benefit the Friendship Center.    

      We cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm, kindness and support.  Together, we end hunger everyday for people who turn to the Friendship Center for food and shelter.  YOU make it possible to Make Love Visible.  THANK YOU for being on our team all through the year!!! 

So mark your calendars for the 1st Sunday in May, 2015 for the 32nd Walk Against Hunger.  We'll see you there!



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