With community collaboration, our work is love made visible through supportive services and partnership with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.


The Friendship Center is a place where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and everyone is welcome. We believe that every act of generosity and kindness can transform the world for those around us. Every human has value, and we want to envision and create a world without homelessness.


We provide a continuum of services for men, women and children who are at risk or experiencing homelessness in Central Connecticut. These services range from basic outreach to those living on the streets, to emergency shelter for families and individuals, and transitional living and permanent supportive housing options for those who are transitioning out of homelessness.

We offer meals for the community each day in the Tomasso Family Community Dining Room and work to prevent homelessness through the Emergency Needs Program. Since 1968, the Friendship Service Center has been a place that community members could rely on, and with your support, it will continue to do so.