At Alpha Community Services, we address the basic human needs for shelter, dignity and self sufficiency by providing a range of housing opportunities and supportive services.

Alpha Community Services became a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA in 1992 and for the past 24 plus years, our community has come to rely on us to provide a sense of community, hope and a safe place to belong to a growing population of homeless men, women and children.  While many of our residents may not have any other support networks, the Y’s housing gave 892 individuals, including more than 400 children, a sense of community and a place to belong last year.

We welcome your support as we continue this important service and encourage you to become involved with the YMCA.

 Business Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Business Office Address & Phone387 Clinton Avenue WEB

387 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
P 203.366.2809
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Services:
  • Housing search and placement
  • Onsite health care and counseling services
  • Parenting skills workshops
  • Job training and readiness workshops
  • Affordable child care
  • Life skills workshops
  • Financial literacy
  • Credit repair and money management
  • Educational guidance
  • Child and youth services
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault workshops
  • Legal services
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • HIV education
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Case management services

Membership at any YMCA is a win-win scenario. Your membership provides you with access to exceptional facilities and programs. Although Alpha Community Services YMCA is not a full facility branch, our clients are encouraged to explore membership opportunities at other branches in the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA family. Financial assistance is available for youth and families with a demonstrated need.

Click here for a list of all YMCA locations that are part of the Central Connecticut Coast Y branch network.

387 Clinton Avenue serves as the Alpha Community Services YMCA (ACS-Y) Administrative Office.  Located in the West End of Bridgeport, the three-story building was built in 1895.  Case management and client group sessions supported by grants and the ACS-Y Annual Campaign are also conducted at this site.

Case Management

Alpha Community Services YMCA provides case management services to all its clients. Case Managers provide support and crisis intervention for the residents. They link residents both adult and youth to mental health, substance abuse, employment, medical resources, education opportunities and other services in the community. Case Managers assist families toward the path of self-sufficiency.

In addition to offering support services through the case management model, ACS-Y has developed its own programs for tenants living in the shelters: Workshops for Effective Parenting Skills, STD/HIV prevention, Dental Hygiene, Health and Wellness, Job Readiness, Eviction Prevention and Financial Planning, among others.

Some of the activities for children include: Summer Camp, Safety Around Water, swimming at the Y, arts and crafts activities, educational workshops, Read Across America day, Homework Assistance and Mentoring Programs.

WALK TO END HOMELESSNESS

Everyone Deserves A Home

ALPHA COMMUNITY SERVICES YMCA 17th Annual Walk Saturday, May 19

Captain’s Cove, Bridgeport • Registration 8:30 am • Walk Begins 9:30 am

To Support, Sponsor, Register: P 203 366 2809

Alpha Community Services YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, is the largest provider of permanent supportive housing in the state. Bridgeport relies on the Alpha Community Services YMCA to provide a sense of community, hope and a safe place to belong.  Donate Today! 

Every step you take will make a difference!

  • $25-$125 provides blankets, sheets, toiletries and bus tokens for the homeless.
  • $126-$249 provides warm clothing for many homeless children, families and individuals.
  • $500 provides food for a homeless family of four for one month.
  • $1000 provides a Security Deposit for an individual.
  • $2500-5000 provides 60-90 days emergency shelter and resources for a homeless family.
  • $10,000 provides six months of housing, food, counseling and resources for a homeless family.

All donations collected will directly benefit the programs of Alpha Community Services YMCA (ACS) including the Families in Transition Shelter, Bridgeport’s only Family Emergency Shelter. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.  Donate Today! 

To register to Walk: Click here to download the 2018 Registration to Walk to End Homelessness. A $25 Donation will automatically register you to walk.


Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring May, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills.  During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.

For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.


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