Emergency Shelter

healthy-familyThe YMCA is proud of its role in providing a continuum of care to individuals and families who have become homeless. We work hard to utilize our resources to efficiently help those who find themselves in need – many from circumstances outside of their own control.  Alpha Community Services operates Family Emergency Shelters in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  In 2016, we housed 78 families in our shelter, including 169 children. Our two shelter sites provide 24 units of emergency housing.

Family Shelters

Brooks StreetBrooks Street
309 Brooks Street, Bridgeport
203 367 5830

The two-story, Brooks Street Emergency Shelter is located on the East Side of Bridgeport and is the home to one of the two Alpha Community Services YMCA  Families-In-Transition program sites.

The Families-In-Transition program operates the largest emergency shelter for families in Connecticut.  Clients live in this facility sixty to ninety days.  ACS-Y Case Managers provide on-site social services and House Managers provide 24-hour supervision.

Clinton Avenue


Clinton Avenue
11-21 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport
203 367 5830

The Clinton Avenue Shelter is comprised of two three-story buildings with six apartments in each building that serve as emergency housing for families. The Emergency Shelter is located on the West End of Bridgeport, the second site for the Families-In-Transition program. The shelter provides the opportunity for twelve homeless families to live in an apartment setting with their entire family for sixty to ninety days. ACS-Y provides a Case Manager who conducts shelter home visits and has an office at 387 Clinton Avenue.