It is estimated that there are over 550,000 people in the United States experiencing homelessness on a given night. In Connecticut, the estimated homeless population was more than 14,000 people, including 2,500 children back in 2012. It is likely that after the upcoming 2020 census, we will see those numbers change. Homeless men, women, and children come from every race, every level of education, and represent one of our most vulnerable populations. We will list as many resources as we can on this page to serve this community; please contact us if you know of any outreach program not listed here, thank you.
Please be aware that organizations listed here offer a verity of services to the homeless. Groups that offer such things as mental health care, medical care, addiction support and recovery services will not be cross referenced in other categories. Outreach programs only tend to offer these services to their target population and would cause confusion if they were listed elsewhere. Homeless shelters can be found on our Housing & Shelter page.
DMHAS Operated Homeless Outreach: All state operated Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) have collaborative Outreach and Engagement programs. Homeless Outreach Teams consist of individuals with expertise in substance abuse, mental health, financial assistance programs, housing and vocational services. Many of these teams work in tandem with the PATH funded staff. The teams reach homeless individuals under bridges, in cars, shelters, bus stations, and in encampments. They offer a variety of support services and a safe environment to assist individuals through the transition from homelessness.
Brian’s Angels: is dedicated to helping the Bristol Connecticut homeless with love and caring. We supply items such as toiletries, non-perishable foods, clothing (such as socks, thermal sets, underwear, shoes, coats), temporary shelter, and supplies. We try to “fill a hole” for items that are not in the area agencies and for items outside their budgets.
Location: Bristol, CT
Catholic Charities’ Homeless Outreach: is the only program in the greater Danbury area that meets with homeless individuals where they are at and provides services right there. Engaging with clients at the shelters, soup kitchens, on the streets, in the woods, and under bridges; the Homeless Outreach Team effectively provides homeless individuals and families with access to benefits, food, clothing, medical, mental health, substance abuse, and housing services.
Serving: Bethel • Bridgeport • Brookfield • Danbury • Darien • Easton • Fairfield • Greenwich • Monroe • New Canaan • New Fairfield • Newtown • Norwalk • Redding • Ridgefield • Shelton • Sherman • Stamford • Stratford • Trumbull • Westport • Weston • Wilton
Community Health Center, Inc.: At our core, we are a community based health organization. Though we have a national reach, we understand that health care takes place where our patients live. Our clinical teams offer Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health.
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and respectful care to our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. We welcome all sexual orientations and gender identities. We know that those in the LGBT+ community face many barriers to accessing compassionate, informed care. Our providers are trained to provide exceptional care to serve the specialized needs of this community. Visit their LGBT+ page HERE
If you do not have insurance, or you’re underinsured (your insurance doesn’t cover everything you need it to), CHC offers a Sliding Fee Discount program, which provides reduced rates for those who quality. If you qualify, visit fees will be based on a sliding scale using income and household size.
Location: Various around the state, different locations offer different services. For their complete service map click HERE
Eddy Shelter (The Connection, Inc.): The Eddy Shelter provides emergency shelter and rapid re-housing support to homeless adults while identifying and planning for long-term housing. Participants must use 211 to access emergency shelter beds.
Location: Middletown, CT
ImmaCare Inc. strives to eliminate homelessness in the Hartford region, while building a more vibrant community, by creating safe and affordable housing options and increasing the skills, income and hope of those who struggle with housing crisis.
Location: Hartford, CT
Liberty Community Services: Our mission is to end homelessness in Greater New Haven. We offer services to those experiencing homelessness who are living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness and/or addiction. What we do:
Eviction Prevention, Rental Assistance, and Diversion – Outreach & Engagement – Rapid Re-Housing – Supportive Housing – Employment & Income
Outreach and Engagement (The Connection, Inc.)Helping homeless adults with individualized treatment services and assist in transitioning to appropriate and secure housing.
Location: New Haven, CT