Shelter Services

















Columbus House provides shelter for women, men, Veterans, and families. Shelter services include case management, referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, employment training programs, education, health services, and links to housing.

New Haven Shelter

Located in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for 81 adult men and women nightly.

Middlesex Family Shelter

The Middlesex Family Shelter provides beds and case management for approximately 20 families per year, this includes around 70 people with over half of them youth (under age 24).

Wallingford Emergency Shelter

Located in Wallingford, the shelter provides beds, meals, and case management for approximately 90 people annually including 17 families with children.

Men's Seasonal Overflow Shelter

Located in New Haven, provides seasonal shelter for an additional 75 men from November through April.

Abraham’s Tent

A community-based program, through the generosity of local religious congregations and organizations, that provides shelter and case management for up to 12 adult men and women during the winter months in and around New Haven. On a rotating basis, volunteers from each host site provide shelter, meals, and fellowship from early evening through breakfast each day for one week.

Seasonal Warming Centers

In partnership with town officials, service providers, and local religious organizations, Columbus House operates seasonal warming centers in Hamden and Middletown. Columbus House employees staff the centers which open in the evening and accept walk-ins throughout the night. Those seeking refuge from the cold are offered a welcoming, safe space to get warm along with some snacks and hot beverages. Beds are not provided.

Recovery House

A short-term program for 17 men (including 7 Veterans) who are awaiting placement in sober housing, treatment programs, or permanent housing with out-patient treatment support.

Medical Respite Program

This innovative program provides recuperative care to those who are homeless and exiting the hospital. In addition, the program lowers public healthcare costs by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations. Based out of our New Haven Shelter, referrals come directly from Yale New-Haven Hospital and the VA Hospital in West Haven. The 12-bed program includes 24-hour supervision, referrals to healthcare providers, transportation, and case management. Watch client testimony and view a slideshow about our Medical Respite Program