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

Residents must be:

  • Homeless
  • 18 or older (or children with an adult)
  • Open to case management with goals of housing
  • Sober and able to walk
  • Willing to follow shelter rules
  • Care for themselves
  • Bring a form of identification  

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 March 2015