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OLR Research Report


March 11, 2009

 

2009-R-0132

HOMELESS SHELTERS SERVING FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

By: Robin K. Cohen, Principal Analyst

You asked for a list of Department of Social Services (DSS)-funded homeless shelters that serve children, including any restrictions on service (e.g., age of child), and a map showing their locations. We have included shelters that do not receive DSS funds to provide a more complete picture of shelters serving children.

We are still working on mapping the shelters. We will get this to you under separate cover as soon as possible.

Table 1 lists state shelters that serve children and the unduplicated number of children they served in FFY 08.

Table 1: Homeless Shelters Serving Children (FFY 08)

City

Shelter Name

Population Served

Number of Beds

Children's Age

0-5

6-12

13-17

Bridgeport

CCCYMCA-Families in Transition (Clinton Ave.)

Families

70

21

46

36

 

CCYMCA-Families in Transition (Brook Street)

Families

40

68

64

47

 

Jean Wallace Residence [1]

Families

6 apartments

Unknown

Bristol

St. Vincent DePaul

All [2]

25

36

8

1

City

Shelter Name

Population Served

Number of Beds

Children's Age

0-5

6-12

13-17

Danbury

Harmony House

Women with children

16

17

11

2

Danielson

Access Emergency Shelter

All

60

36

41

12

Derby

Spooner House

All

36

28

18

3

East Hartford

East Hartford Community Shelter

All

16 men; 24 women with children

71

68

31

Fairfield

Operation Hope—Family Shelter

Women with children

8

11

3

 

Hartford

My Sister's Place

Women with children, single women

16

41

13

6

 

Salvation Army Marshall House

Families

27 beds, 3 cribs

66

26

17

 

South Park Inn

All

85

46

43

14

Meriden

Shelter NOW

Single men and women, women with children

66

47

33

9

Middletown

American Red Cross Family Shelter

Families

42

28

13

13

Milford

Beth El Center

Single men and women, women with children

32

16

8

 

Mystic

Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality [1]

Families

5 scattered-site apartments

Unknown

New Britain

Friendship Center Emergency Shelter

All

37

16

10

2

New Haven

Care Ways Shelter

Women with children

10

56

11

5

 

Hillside Family Shelter (Christian Community Action)

Families

17

22

21

11

 

Life Haven

Women with children, pregnant women

40

60

29

10

 

Women in Crisis [1]

Women, women with children

18 singles, 3 families

Unknown

New London

Covenant Shelter

Single men and women, women with children, men with children

35

39

18

2

City

Shelter Name

Population Served

Number of Beds

Children's Age

0-5

6-12

13-17

 

New London Homeless Hospitality [1]

Families

45

Unknown

Norwich

TVCCA Shelter for Homeless Families

Families

45

87

53

16

South Norwalk

Norwalk Emergency Shelter

All

95

8

5

6

Stamford

New Beginnings—Family Housing Emergency and Transitional Program/St. Lukes

Families, pregnant women

64

45

18

8

Torrington

FISH Shelter

All

25

5

1

2

Vernon

Tri-Town Shelter Services, Inc.

Single men, single women, couples with children

16

4

1

1

Waterbury

Salvation Army Family Emergency Shelter

Families

30

61

31

11

 

St. Vincent DePaul

All

126

46

43

21

Westport

Bacharach Community

Women with children

12

6

1

1

Willimantic

Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc.

Women with children, pregnant women

28

59

40

15

Winsted

Winchester Emergency Shelter

All

17

13

7

5

Source: DSS, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

[1] These shelters do not receive DSS grants, hence the demographic information was not readily available.

[2] An “all” designation means that the shelter serves single men, single women, pregnant women, women with children, and couples with children.

We note that some of these shelters may have policies that prohibit children of a certain age, gender, or both.

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