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Family Shelter

East Hartford Community Shelter is a safe haven for families 

CRT’s 40-bed family shelter in East Hartford is a low-barrier shelter that welcomes adults and their children. Dads, moms and two-parent families will find a safe environment. Case managers help connect families to services in the community. Preference may be given to residents of East Hartford. Staff speaks English and Spanish.

The shelter is open 24 hours a day for families whose children are four years or younger. A parent or guardian must be with their children at all times. Other children are expected to be in school while their parent(s) look for work or permanent housing. We help families keep their children in school, or re-enroll in new schools. Families work on their goals of finding jobs and moving into stable housing. 

To check on bed availability you must call 211. Sex offenders and arsonists are not accepted. 

Please bring a form of identification. 

Residents must be:

  • Homeless
  • 18 or older (or children with an adult)
  • Open to case management with goals of housing
  • Sober
  • Willing to follow shelter rules
  • Able to care for themselves


CRT enters client information into the CT Homeless Management Information Systems

For more information
East Hartford Community Shelter
Phone: (860) 568-0323
Operating Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week  

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Additional Details
40-bed shelter; overnight shelter & meals; case management services; staff to help residents register their children for school, find work, obtain transportation and move toward stable housing.

Updated July 2020