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These activities are postponed due to the forecast snowstorm: Energy Assistance appointments will be rescheduled; IDA Savings Club cancelled for this month; and the National Arts Program reception at Capital Community College moved to January 31 from 1-3 pm.
Family Shelter

East Hartford Community Shelter is a safe haven for families, with a separate unit for men 

CRT's 40-bed shelter in East Hartford has a unit for women with children and another unit for men only. Both units offer safety, beds, showers, meals, and case management. Beds are offered on a first-come, first-served basis seven days a week. Preference may be given to residents of East Hartford. Staff speaks English and Spanish.

The family unit is open 24 hours a day for families with children. A parent or guardian must be with their children at all times. We help families keep children in school, access benefits and services, find work and move into stable housing.

The men’s unit is open from 4:30 pm – 7:30 am, and closed during the day. We help men access benefits and services, find work and move into stable housing.

To Apply
Sex offenders are not accepted. Residents must be:

  • Homeless
  • 18 or older (or children with an adult)
  • Sober and able to walk
  • Willing to follow shelter rules
  • Bring a photo ID and proof of income with you to the shelter

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

To check on bed availability, contact:

Family Unit: (860) 568-0323 ext 222
          After 4 pm, call (860) 568-0323 ext 226
          Continue to call until a bed becomes available.

Men’s Unit: (860) 568-0323 ext 230
          After 4 pm, call (860) 568-0323 ext 223
          Continue to call until a bed becomes available.

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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 2013