Our History – Thomas Merton Center
The genesis of our programming centered on building personal relationships and growing prayer groups with the homeless, mentally ill, and elderly population. Over time, Merton House became the Thomas Merton Center and expanded to provide the largest food pantry in Bridgeport and the largest day shelter in the region. Throughout our history and growth, the heart and mission of the Center has remained the same… to provide a loving, safe and hope-filled community atmosphere. Part of why the Thomas Merton Center is such a successful organization is our approach to our guests. Acknowledging and respecting the dignity of each person who comes to the Center is what drives the work we do every day. We do not offer hand-outs; we offer a hand up to those in need, no matter where they are along their journey to self-sufficiency and wellness.
The Thomas Merton Center
43 Madison Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: (203) 367-8828