Basic Needs: Food and Shelter .   .   .   .   .  .   .   .   .

Community Kitchen

basic1.jpg Our soup kitchen at 241 Arch Street in New Britain provides lunch 11:45 a.m. to12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday to anyone in need; and three meals per day, seven days per week, to shelter residents and former residents.  Staff and volunteers ensure that guests are served in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. 

Emergency shelter and community kitchen are funded primarily by individual donors, arera congregations, civic organizations, special events and government, foundation and corporate grants.

Emergency Shelter

basic2.jpgResidents 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

basic3.jpgThis 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.

Funding provided by the Department of Social Services and HUD since 1992