St. Elizabeth House (860) 808-2120
Home to 48 adults who live in single units for up to 2 years while they recover from illness, trauma or addiction. Transitional living clients receive meals, clothing, medical care, case management, job preparation and help with job placement.
St. Elizabeth House also offers residents counseling and goal-setting to help them work on plans to move into permanent housing. Residents set goals in such areas as sobriety, education and training, job search and savings. Counselors meet regularly with residents to assist them and to monitor progress.
Also short-term home to 10 adults recovering from mental health issues.
Day Shelter and Meals Program
The day shelter and meals program is offered in the Friendship Center in St. Elizabeth House. More than 300 men, women, and children partake of free meals twice a day, six days a week. Clients also have access to showers, health care, social work and psychological services on a drop-in basis. Nursing services are available. There is a food pantry. And visitors have access to clean, used clothing for men, women, and children, and a limited amount of furniture and household items. While some people come only once, others come every day, seeking a sense of community Family Services
Provides supportive housing and intensive case management for 10 families at scattered sites offering social, psychological, medical and other services for families with children that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Shepherd Home (860) 344-0766
A stable, structured and supportive transitional program for 70 homeless adults who need help correcting underlying problems that make them vulnerable to homelessness. With individual casework services and attention to substance abuse, illiteracy, poor job skills and emotional problems, the residents gain the knowledge and ability to move to independent living.
Shepherd Home, set in a quiet corner of the Connecticut Valley Hospital grounds in Middletown, provides transitional living for homeless single adults. Residents live in suites of two or three, then move to single rooms. Full meal service, clothing and personal necessities are provided as required. The hospital's 140-acre campus offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Important as the basic needs of food and shelter are, so too is the path to self-reliance. Shepherd Home seeks to empower individuals to improve the quality of their lives and in turn, the quality of life in our society. Residents and counselors must quickly begin working on plans to move into permanent housing. Residents set goals in such areas as sobriety, education and training, job search and savings. Counselors meet regularly with residents to assist them and to monitor progress.
Mercy House (860) 560-7904
The Mercy House residential program provides intensive counseling and case management support for nine adults who have co-existing disabilities. Staff at Mercy House play an important role in residents’ treatment and recovery by helping them access critical health services, providing case management and offering educational and recreational programs.
Mercy’s short-term residential facility in Hartford for women only. Beds for 16 women, two beds per room, who have a history of substance abuse and homelessness. Mercy provides food, clothing, case management, help with employment, permanent housing and other services, in partnership with
St. Joseph College and members of the St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church and the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry communities.
The Residence at St. Mary’s (860) 570-8036
The Residence at St. Mary’s, located within St. Mary Home in West Hartford, provides 12 units of permanent supportive housing and intensive case management for otherwise homeless men and women who have psychiatric disabilities.
Case management and support assist residents to live independently in community-based residential living arrangements.
Supportive Housing Services (860) 808-2040
Mercy Housing and Shelter offers community scattered site Supportive Housing in Hartford, Middlesex and Tolland counties. These residential sites help formerly homeless people manage their health and wellness challenges and achieve a level of personal stability that will allow them to maintain long term residence in their own apartments. A range of supportive services is available to residents, including case management, education, substance abuse and mental health treatment.
For individuals who have no income and/or are homeless there is Emergency Short Term Housing available. This is a temporary placement while income sources are accessed, or a brief transition while more permanent housing is sought. Maximum stay is three months, and the client must abide by temporary placement rules.