More Housing Resources

New Haven

Liberty Community Services
129 Church Street
Mezzanine
New Haven, CT 06510
203-495-7600
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

United Way of CT
1344 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1350
860-571-7500

United Way of Greater New Haven
370 James St. Suite 403
New Haven, CT 06513
203-772-2010

Youth Continuum
141 Valley Street
New Haven, CT 06515
203-562-3396

Columbus House
586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.
New Haven, CT 06519
203-401-4400
To serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence.

Continuum
109 Legion Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
203-522-2264
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Safe Haven Day Program
Located at our Safe Haven facility, the Day Program provides lunch, access to showers, laundry, medical care, and groups for people who are in shelters and need a place to go during the day. The program is open Monday through Saturday. The program serves 120 people annually.

Women's Program
The Women’s Program provides services directed at meeting the specific needs of women who either are or have been homeless. The center has a private telephone, internet access, informational materials and the women are offered assistance to access employment and community resources. This program includes scheduled outside speakers and specialized groups lead by LCS staff. 

Shared & Affordable Housing Program
This program addresses housing needs of people who do not have rental subsidies, are not eligible for homeless services rental subsidies and who have income. The resources offered are matches with people of similar lifestyles to share multi-bedroom apartments. The Coordinator negotiates with landlords to include as many utilities as possible to make housing affordable. Additionally, the program provides training on fair housing, budgeting, conflict resolution, etc. People who participate in the program are able to be safely housed as they work to increase their income and build creditworthiness.

Community Housing Assistance Program (C.H.A.P.)
Traditional CHAP programming is enhanced by Youth Continuum’s hands-on approach to ensuring positive youth development and 24/7 on-call care. 

  • Academic Support: Our staff of certified teachers evaluates, counsels and tutors youth who are pursuing their high school diploma, GED, or post-secondary education.  
  • Workforce Development: Our case managers help prepare our youth to enter the workforce and assists them in identifying and obtaining employment opportunities. 
  • Financial Literacy: Clients learn to manage checking and savings accounts, while budgeting for daily expenses.
  • Life Skills: Individual case managers help our youth develop every-day life skills such as cooking, housekeeping, problem-solving, grocery shopping, money management, relationship development and other tools to prepare them for self-sufficiency.
  • Artistic and Cultural Opportunities: We support individual creativity and encourage clients to access our METEC programs offered throughout the year. Our staff also helps facilitate individual interests and participation in community and cultural events.

Scattered Sites 

  • Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) – A federal-funded program providing case management and support for households in which at least one member is living with HIV/AIDS. Columbus House also provides services under a similar state-funded program in Middlesex County.
  • Connecticut Collaborative on Re-Entry (CCR) – Formerly known as “Frequent Users System Engagement (FUSE), CCR provides services for people recently released from prison and at risk of homelessness, all part of the state’s “Second Chance Society” initiative.
  • Social Innovation Fund (SIF) – As part of a federal funding program, Columbus House works with partners across the state to provide case management services and supportive housing to clients who are already accessing healthcare services through federal programs.

Housing Security
Pathways to Independence: This innovative program was piloted at Columbus House in 2011 and has since become a permanent program, largely funded through state resources. The program recognizes the critical intersection of housing and recovery, addressing these through coordinated services. 

Critical Time Intervention Plus: Because some clients require only short-term services, we offer CTIP in New Haven and Middletown to address clients’ income and housing stability needs over a nine-month period.

The Umbrella: Center for Domestic Violence Services
127 Washington Avenue, Third Floor West
North Haven, CT 06473
Crisis Hotline numbers are (203) 736-9944 and (203) 789-8104
Toll-free 1-888-774-2900

 Emergency Safe House
UCDVS provides a temporary confidential refuge for women and children affected by domestic violence. UCDVS confidential safe houses have advocates available 24/7 to help families and individuals rebuild their lives. Shelter services include individual and group counseling, advocacy, law enforcement-based victim assistance, children’s counseling programs, safety education and planning, emergency legal advocacy, and other support services as needed. While UCDVS safe houses cater to women and children only, separate arrangements can be made for sheltering male victims of domestic violence who need to be in a safe place.

Bridgeport

Life Bridge Community Services
475 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-368-4291

Alpha Community Services YMCA
387 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-366-2809
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Alpha Community Services YMCA offers services to clients referred by Connecticut’s statewide system for addressing chronic homelessness, the Coordinated Access Network (CAN). Through CAN referrals, Alpha Community Services provides Family Navigation; Emergency Shelter focused on families; Permanent Supportive Housing; Supportive Services to Veteran Families and also has been instrumental in creating and sustaining the Bridgeport Housing First Collaborative. All Alpha CSY services include Case Management enriched through partnerships with a variety of community organizations.

Housing Code Enforcement
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7072
Our mission is to enforce all applicable CT General Statutes and municipal ordinances to ensure safe, clean and habitable housing, to provide assistance to low and moderately low-income neighborhoods and to prevent blight and slums.

New Prospects
392 Prospect Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-610-6332
New Prospects is an intensive residential rehabilitation program which offers treatment for adult men and women who are experiencing difficulties with substance dependence and a concurrent psychiatric disorder. The typical length of stay is approximately 30 days, and included among the program’s specialized services are gender-specific treatment modalities, trauma treatment, and the integrated treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

Supervised Apartments
1549 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-337-8180
Supervised Apartment Program provides residential supervised housing services to individuals who have psychiatric disabilities and are involved in the mental health service system.

Iranistan House
964 Iranistan Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-367-0025
Iranistan House is a psychiatric, residential rehabilitation facilities for men and women living with psychiatric and substance use disorders. Each program provides residential and rehabilitative services to individuals who meet the requirements of ‘medical necessity’, as required for this level of residential care. Iranistan House provides staff supervision 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Tina Klem Serenity House
74 Huntington Road
Bridgeport, CT 06608
203-366-7012
The Tina Klem Serenity House is a recovery house for twelve women who have co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. The Serenity House will accept referrals twelve hours per day, Monday through Friday, and will ensure the target population is served through a comprehensive screening and assessment process. Within the ninety day stay, residents will be provided with a variety of psycho-educational groups such as life skills training, parenting skills, employment search and maintenance skills, anger management, relapse prevention, health and wellness, safety and coping skills.

Action for Bridgeport Community Development (ABCD) Inc.
1070 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604-8241
203-366-8241Children, after school/summer programs, winter fuel oil heating bills assistance; eviction & foreclosure help; employment services & computer training etc.

Bridgeport Social Services
752 E Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Administration: 203-576-7471 & 203-576-8088Information: 203-576-7416

Center for Women & Family
753 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-334-6154 Crisis Walk-In
203-384-9559 Domestic Violence Hotline
203-333-2233 Sexual Assault Hotline

First Baptist Church
126 Washington Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604-0234
203-335-0234
Year-round help. Winter: Oil, gas, electricity. Call to enquire. Helps with housing & eviction prevention program. 

Other Locations

Beth-El Center
90 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
203-876-0747

Therapeutic Group Homes
Bradley House in East Haven and Helen's House in North Haven provide intensive clinical services to young men between the ages of 14 and 21 as they prepare for community living. These programs are focused on youth with serious psychiatric illnesses, conduct and/or aggressive behavior disorders, and/or youth with psycho-sexual behavior disorders.

  • Bradley House: provides services for male adolescents diagnosed with problem behaviors, ages 14-21, to help them transition back into the community with the goal of family reunification or independent living. The program provides intensive individualized treatment, including on-site individual and family therapy, psychiatric assessment and medication monitoring (as needed); on-site nursing services; coordination with area schools; life skills training; structured recreation and integration into the local community through use of available community resources. For referrals please contact our Director of Clinical Services at (203) 562-3396.
  • Helen’s House: serves adolescent males, ages 14-21, diagnosed with primary psychiatric diagnoses. Our goal is to help these youth gain the life skills, self-esteem, and other competencies needed to transition back to their families or a more independent living setting. For more program information or to make a referral, please contact us our Director of Clinical Services at (203) 562-3396.