Shelter Services

_0000s_0001_Programs_EmergencyShelter.jpgColumbus House provides shelter for women, men, Veterans, and families. Shelter services include case management, referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, employment training programs, education, health services, and links to housing.



New Haven Shelter

Located in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for 81 adult men and women nightly.

Middlesex Family Shelter

Located in Middletown, the family shelter provides beds and case management for up to 50 families per year, including as many as 150 or more dependent children.

Wallingford Emergency Shelter

Located in Wallingford, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for approximately 50 single adult men and women and 12 families per year.

Men's Seasonal Overflow Shelter

Located in New Haven, provides seasonal shelter for an additional 75 men from November through April.

Abraham’s Tent

A community-based program, through the generosity of local religious congregations and organizations, that provides shelter and case management for up to 12 adult men and women during the winter months in and around New Haven. On a rotating basis, volunteers from each host site provide shelter, meals, and fellowship from early evening through breakfast each day for one week.

Recovery House

A short-term program for 17 men (including 7 Veterans) who are awaiting placement in sober housing, treatment programs, or permanent housing with out-patient treatment support.

Medical Respite Program

This innovative program provides recuperative care to those who are homeless and exiting the hospital. In addition, the program lowers public healthcare costs by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations. Based out of our New Haven Shelter, referrals come directly from Yale New-Haven Hospital and the VA Hospital in West Haven. The 12-bed program includes 24-hour supervision, referrals to healthcare providers, transportation, and case management.