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.


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You can help bring happiness this holiday season, especially to children and families in the Friendship Service Center of New Britain's Supportive Housing Programs. Many residents are housed with little more than the clothes on their backs and hope for a better future. With your help, we can provide essentials for the home and all family members this season! This in return will create a happier, more fulfilling,
self-sufficient life for our clients. 

More to Come!


Past Years Volunteers 

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 Building Hope Together in New Britain 

Permanent Supportive Housing: New Apartments! 

It was a long time in the making, but sorely needed in New Britain — new units of supportive housing for the chronically homeless. On May 24, a lineup of dignitaries thrust shovels in the ground to signify that 11 units will soon be built at 180 North St.

Scheduled to open in fall of 2017, The north street apartments will enable 11-14 chronically homeless men and women,who have prolonged and/or severe mental health and addiction issues, to have a place they are able to call home. 

Housing these individuals will give them a better quality of life as well as help New Britain over all. Outcomes for the city of New Britain resulting from this project will include reduced costs for law enforcement, the New Britain emergency Medical Services, emergency shelter costs and much more. HOWEY_GROUNDBREAKING-447x450.jpg
Check out the New Britain Herald's Article here NB_HERALD_HOWEY.pdf