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
387 Clinton Avenue
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. In an effort to support partner agencies, ACS–Y Office also houses Supportive Housing Works, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and New Haven Home Recovery. Case management and client group sessions supported by grants and ACS-Y Strong Kids Campaign funds are also conducted at this site.
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, SPLASH, a Water Safety Program, swimming at the Y, arts and crafts activities, educational workshops, Read Across America day, Homework Assistance and Mentoring Programs.
You, and everything you bring to the Y, generates a positive force in our community. Together, we take on the challenges that shape our country’s future. From tackling the achievement gap to teaching healthy habits for a lifetime or giving people the opportunity to start a new beginning, everything you and Y do together is in service of building a better us. Every day our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. YMCA donors, volunteers, members and partners like you make the difference. You help our community and everyone in it shine.
Check out our community partners parked outside the Bridgeport YMCA on 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Then enter the Y for arts & crafts, face painting, dancing and healthy snacks. Learn about water safety and summer camp. Then participate in a relay race or play in the moon bounce. Visit with local vendors, doctors, dentists and health care professionals to learn more about living healthy lifestyles.
ALPHA COMMUNITY SERVICES YMCA 16th Annual Walk Saturday, May 20
Captain’s Cove, Bridgeport • Registration 8:30 am • Walk Begins 9:30 am
Support, Sponsor, Register: P 203 366 2809 x2506 W cccymca.org
Alpha Community Services YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, is the largest provider of permanent supportive housing in the state. They are relied upon by Bridgeport to provide a sense of community, hope and a safe place to belong.