Frequently Asked Questions

Many people today are living on the edge.  Unexpected circumstances can plunge people into poverty and sometimes homelessness.  Some common reasons are:

  • Job Layoff
  • Lack of education and job skills
  • Legal problems
  • Insufficient income
  • Eviction
  • Alcohol and Drug use
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Illness, injury, or death of a wage earner
  • Poor money management
  • Mental illness
  • No child support

We provide 565,000 meals annually through our dining room, Mobile Kitchens, Food Pantry, and Great ThanksGiving Project.

According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Connecticut had an estimated 3,976 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that Total, 553 were family households, 190 were Veterans, 187 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 341 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2016-2017 school year shows that an estimated 6,260 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 121 students were unsheltered, 2,492 were in shelters, 396 were inhotels/motels, and 2,702 were doubled up.

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Food and Clothing –  We always need warm coats and gently used clothing for men, women, and children. Please drop off your gifts to our Donation Center at 1069 Connecticut Avenue Unit 2B, Bridgeport. It is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 5pm.  Click here for directions.

Volunteer – Click here to learn about ways to partner with us.

Your gift will feed those who are hungry, shelter those who are homeless, and provide educational services to men and women working to overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs.

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Click here to see what we can and cannot accept.

Kindly bring your donations of coats, clothing, and food (no glass, please) to our Donation Center at 1069 Connecticut Avenue Unit 2B, Bridgeport. It is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 5pm.  Click here for directions.

We are unable to pick up donations, but you are welcome to bring them to our Donation Center at 1069 Connecticut Ave., Unit 2B, Bridgeport, Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 5pm. Click here for directions. 

You Make the Difference

Help Bridgeport Rescue Mission serve those who are homeless here in coastal Fairfield County. Each person and situation is unique, so we meet people at their point of need, offering solutions that help fight poverty from the inside out.


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YOU Make All the Difference

Help Bridgeport Rescue Mission serve those who are homeless here in coastal Fairfield County. Each person and situation is unique, so we meet people at their point of need, offering solutions that help fight poverty from the inside out.


DONATE
VOLUNTEER
GET HELP NOW