The agency provides a continuum of services for men, women and children who are at risk or experiencing homelessness in Central Connecticut. Services range from an emergency shelter, to transitional living programs, supportive housing options, and more! Friendship Service Center, Inc. also offers lunch to the community each day in the Tomasso Family Community Kitchen. Read through below to learn more about specific programs!
Community Meals Program
The Tomasso Family Community Kitchen provides lunch Monday through Friday to any community member in need, and three meals per day, seven days per week, to emergency shelter residents. More than 225 meals are served each day.
Our 39-bed emergency shelter for men, women and children is located in our Virginia C. Davis Building. This short-term intervention offers meals, laundry facilities and case management services. Each resident develops a case plan that may include: counseling, crisis intervention, goal setting, housing assistance and referrals to community support services; e.g., substance abuse treatment, education, job training, childcare or a combination thereof. We have served 140 individuals from 92 households in Fiscal Year 2023 through this program.
Transitional Living Program
Our Transitional Living Program (TLP) is a 6-to-24-month program for 10 homeless youth (ages 18-24). Each participant is provided a room, case management, and an individualized case action plan to learn the skills needed to stabilize and maintain long-term independence. We served 32 youth in Fiscal Year 2023 through this program.