MEALS, SHELTER AND SUPPORT

Thomas Merton Family Center

Bridgeport (Greater Bridgeport area)

The Thomas Merton Family Center is committed to providing a loving, safe and hope-filled community atmosphere that responds to the needs of its guests. Respecting the dignity of each person, we reflect to the individual and the community our shared responsibility to love and support one another. We believe the sharing of a hot meal is an invitation to come in and share in a place where one can belong; respect and love are mutually given and received; each person is valued and not to be judged; and healing life’s hurts is possible with people who care. Collaboration with other agencies and people is essential to meeting the needs of those we serve.

Services

  • Meal Program: We serve about 350 meals every day for breakfast and lunch.
  • Shower Program: Our showers are open to guests twice a week.
  • Mail Program: This program provides an address for guests to receive Social Security, Medical Cards, and EBT Cards.
  • Eat Smart Marketplace: The Eat Smart Marketplace is our Food Pantry that provides 5 days of nutritious meals every week!
  • Case Management: Case managers provide individual assistance and partner with other agencies based on guests’ needs.

Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events!

Who to Contact

Main: (203) 367-9036
Fax: (203) 367-8828
Director, Bill Colson
Operations Manager, Sabine Kuczo

Location

1406 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Dining Hall Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Service Hours

Monday – Friday:
Breakfast: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday:
Shower Program

Every Thursday, *by appointment*:
Eat Smart Pantry – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Registration for Eat Smart Food Pantry requires ID for each household member, age and proof of address.

Thomas Merton Family Center Advisory Council

Dave Blagys
Edna Borchetta
Sheila Clancy
Lourdes Delgado
Jack Edwards
Thomas Gaudette
Louise Gidez
Mark Kelly
George Logan
Alberto Martins
Mary Ann O’Connor
Jo Toolan
Alexandros Valiantis

Stories from Thomas Merton Family Center

Watch the videos below to learn more about how Thomas Merton Family Center makes a difference in the lives of guests.

Introducing the NEW Thomas Merton Family Center

Join us on a journey to discover how the NEW Thomas Merton Family Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, came together, drawing inspiration from stories of our past and present.
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