New Haven County, CT Homeless Shelters

New Haven County, CT list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in New Haven, CT below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


New Reach, Inc., Life Haven Shelter

153 East St
New Haven, CT - 06511
(203) 492-4873
Emergency Shelter for single women with children and single pregnant women in their last trimester.

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New Opportunities - Shelter NOW

43 Saint Casimer Dr
Meriden, CT - 06450
(203) 634-1734
The shelter accepts single adults and women with children.

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Westbrook CT Housing Authority

34 Worthington
Westbrook, CT - 06405
(860) 399-3154
Housing Authority.

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Step Up Inn

541 Washington Ave, , CT
West Haven, CT - 06516
866-933-7045
Sober living home for women. Not free. Call for rates.

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Safe Haven Of Greater Waterbury - Safe Haven Shelter (for Women And Children)

29 Central Ave.
Waterbury, CT - 06702
(203) 575-0388

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Homeless Warming Center

1420 North Main St
Waterbury, CT - 06704
(203) 217-6134
Homeless warming center, open during winter months. Call to see when open.

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New Reach, Inc

153 East Street
New Haven, CT - 06511
(203)492-4866
Supportive services and housing assistance to families.

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West Haven CT Housing Authority

15 Glade Street
West Haven, CT - 06516
203-934-8671
Housing Authority, Senior Housing, Section 8 Vouchers.

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Wolcott CT Housing Authority

10 Kenea Avenue
Wolcott, CT - 06716
203-879-8100
Housing Authority.

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North Branford Housing Authority

167-A Branford Street
North Branford, CT - 06471
860-828-0531
Housing Authority

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Guilford CT Housing Authority

32 Guilford Court
Guilford, CT - 06437
203-453-6262
Housing Authority, Elderly Senior Low Income Housing

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Hamden CT Housing Authority

P.O. Box 185095
Hamden, CT - 06518
203-248-9036
section 8, elderly low income housing, Congregate Housing, and affordable housing.

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Hebron CT Housing Authority

14 Stonecroft Drive
Hebron, CT - 06405
860-828-0531
Housing Authority

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Meriden CT Housing Authority

22 Church Street
Meriden, CT - 06451
203-235-0157
Housing Authority, Public Housing, Section 8 vouchers.

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North Haven Housing Authority CT

555 Pool Road
North Haven, CT - 06473
203-239-2700
Housing Authority, Subsidized Elderly Apartments

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Town of Orange Affordable Housing

100 Red Cedar Road
Orange, CT - 06477
203-891-8295
Affordable Housing

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Oxford Housing Authority CT

100 Stakum Circle
Oxford, CT - 06478
203-881-9555
Housing Authority.

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Branford Housing Authority

115 South Montowese Street, Parkside Village I
Branford, CT - 06405
860-828-0531
Housing Authority, Senior Housing, Low Income Housing

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East Haven Housing Authority

250 Main Street
East Haven, CT - 06512
203-468-3287
Housing Authority

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Ansonia Housing Authority

36 Main Street
Ansonia, CT - 06401
203-736-8888
Housing Authority, Section 8, Rental Assistance

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Cheshire CT Housing Authority

50 Rumberg Road
Cheshire, CT - 06410
203-272-7511
affordable housing options for city of Cheshire residents.

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Derby Housing Authority

45 Minerva Street
Derby, CT - 06418
203-735-6652
Housing Authority. manages a Section 8 program consisting of 278 vouchers.

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Shelter Now Meriden

43 Saint Casimir Drive
Meriden, CT - 06450
(203) 634-1734
Emergency Homeless Shelter

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Seymour Ct Housing Authority

32 Smith Street
Seymour, CT - 06483
(203)888-4579
Housing Authority, Moderate Rental housing, Affordable Senior Housing

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Wallingford CT Housing Authority

45 Tremper Drive
Wallingford, CT - 06492
(203)269-5173
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing, Section 8 housing vouchers

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Waterbury Housing Authority

2 Lakewood Road
Waterbury, CT - 06704
(203)596-2640
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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New Haven Housing Authority - Elm City Communities New Haven

360 Orange Street
New Haven, CT - 06511
(203)498-8800
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Naugatuck Housing Authority

16 Ida Street
Naugatuck, CT - 06770
(203)729-8214
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Branford Homeless Assistance

1019 Main Street
Branford, CT - 06405
(203) 315-3332
Homeless assistance

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Columbus House New Haven

586 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard
New Haven, CT - 06519
(203)773-9673
Transitional Housing

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Christian Community Action New Haven

168 Davenport Avenue
New Haven, CT - 06519
203-777-7848
Transitional Housing

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Christian Community Action New Haven

168 Davenport Ave
New Haven, CT - 06519
(203)777-7848
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Stepping Stone Transitional Housing New Haven

660 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT - 06511
(203) 777-7167
Transitional Housing

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Independence Northwest - Center For Independent Living Of Nw Connecticut Naugatuck

1183 New Haven Road Suite 200
Naugatuck, CT - 06770
(203) 729-3299
Transitional Housing

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Meriden - Wallingford Chrysalis Meriden

Undisclosed
Meriden, CT - 06451
(203) 238-1501
Transitional Housing

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Center For Human Development - Adult Mental Health Waterbury

2 Mattoon Road
Waterbury, CT - 06708
(203) 596-9323
Transitional Housing

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Housing Operations Management Enterprises Inc New Haven

171 Orange St
New Haven, CT - 06510
(203)562-4663
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund New Haven

171 Orange Street, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT - 06510
203-624-7406
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Liberty Community Services Transitional Housing

129 Church Street
New Haven, CT - 06510
(203) 495-7600
Transitional Housing, Supportive Housing

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Christian Community Action - Hillside Family Shelter

168 Davenport Avenue
New Haven, CT - 06519
203-777-7848

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Christian Community Action - Stepping Stone Transitional Housing

168 Davenport Avenue (main Office)
New Haven, CT - 06519
203-777-7848

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Area Congregations Together - Spooner House

119 Caroline Street
Derby, CT - 06418
203-734-1638

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Beth El Shelter Milford CT

90 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT - 06460
203-876-0747
Homeless shelter

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New Reach, Inc., CareWays Shelter

153 East St.
New Haven, CT - 06511
203-492-4873
Emergency shelter for single women with children.

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Columbus House - Columbus House Shelter

586 Ella Grasso Boulevard
New Haven, CT - 06519
203-773-9673

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Columbus House - Overflow Shelter (for Men)

232 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT - 06519
203-773-9673

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Emergency Shelter Management Services - Immanuel Baptist Church Shelter (for Men)

645 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT - 06511
203-777-2522

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Wallingford Emergency Shelter

123 Quinnipiac Street
Wallingford, CT - 06492
203-294-0102

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Southern New England Salvation Army - Salvation Army Family Shelter

74 Central Avenue
Waterbury, CT - 06702
203-756-1718

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St. Vincent Depaul Society - St. Vincent Depaul Shelter

114 Benedict Street
Waterbury, CT - 06706
203-573-9018

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters

supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters

both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing

helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing

is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab

programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



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Supportive Housing

Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing

Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House

A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing

is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.