The Thomas Merton House of Hospitality

mertoncenterTHE THOMAS MERTON CENTER was founded in 1974 by a group of concerned individuals who saw a need for services to the economically disadvantaged people in the city of Bridgeport. As the times have changed and the needs of the people we serve have changed we have developed programs that address issues such as housing, nutritional needs, healthcare needs, parenting issues and youth at risk.

The Thomas Merton House of Hospitality provides breakfast, lunch and day shelter Monday-Saturday to approximately 300 people daily.

We also provide the following other services:

  • Support Groups – a safe, non-judgmental place for individuals to address the issues in their lives that may be barriers to self-sufficiency (i.e. abusive relationships, addiction problems, etc)
  • Creative Groups – provide an opportunity for Merton guests to express themselves through writing and art
  • Case Management – provides individual support for approximately 50 guests a month. We help them with budgeting, paying rent and teaching the value of saving money. We also help them obtain and manage state and federal benefits and connect with other social services

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Who to Contact

Brian Jenkins, PHD
Executive Director

Contact Info

The Thomas Merton Center
43 Madison Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 367-9036
Fax: (203) 367-8828

Program Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm

Corporate Offices: 238 Jewett Ave Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: 203.416.1503
Fax: 203.372.5045

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