your guide to the Community

Below are some of the valuable resources you'll find in the New Haven community. Please click or contact each location directly for more information and hours of operation. New Haven public transportation information can be found here.

Area Hospitals    
Homeless Shelters    
Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens    
Free or Discount Clothing   
Recreation 
Legal Services

AREA HOSPITALS

Griffin Hospital
130 Division Street
Derby, CT  06418
Main: (203) 735-7421 
Toll-free in CT:  (800) 354-3094
 
Hospital of Saint Raphael
1450 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT  06511
General Information:  (203) 789-3000
 
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT  06510-3202
Directory Assistance:  (203) 688-4242
 

HOMELESS SHELTERS

Christian Community Action - New Haven
Shelter for Families
168 Davenport Avenue
(203) 777-7848
 
Christian Community Action - New Haven, Hillside Family Shelter
Shelter for Families
124 Sylvan Avenue
(203) 777-7848
 
Columbus House
Shelter for Single Adults
586 Ella Grasso Blvd.
(203) 401-4400
 
Columbus House - Overflow Shelter
Shelter for Adult Men
232 Cedar Street
(203) 782-3525
 
Emergency Shelter Management Services
Shelter for Adult Men
645 Grand Avenue 
(203) 777-2522
 
Free Forever Prison Ministries
Shelter for Adult Men Released from Prison
149 Rosette Street
(203) 773-9974 or (203) 772-2555
 
Life Haven
Shelter for Women with Children
447 Ferry Street
(203) 776-6208
 
New Haven Home Recovery - Careway Shelter
Shelter for Adult Women and Women with Children
Confidential Address
(203) 492-4873
 
State of Connecticut Department of Social Services, 
Shelter and Emergency Housing Program
194 Bassett Street
(203) 974-8000
Emergency:  (203) 974-8245
 

FOOD PANTRIES AND SOUP KITCHENS

Believe In Me Empowerment Corp. (Pantry)
423 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 772-2771
 
Bethel A.M.E. (Pantry)
255 Goffe Street
(203) 865-0514
 
C.A.D.E.S. Inc. (Pantry)
1823 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.
(203) 785-8091
 
Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Hartford (Pantry)
290 Grand Avenue
(203) 777-6771
 

Christ Church Episcopal (Community Soup Kitchen)
Community Soup Kitchen
84 Broadway, New Haven CT 06511
(203) 624-4594

 
Christian Community Action - New Haven (Pantry)
168 Davenport Avenue 
(203) 777-7848
 
Community Action Agency of New Haven (Pantry)
419 Whalley Avenue
(203) 387-7700
 
Dixwell Newhallville Community Mental Health Services (Pantry)
660 Winchester Avenue
(203) 776-8390
 
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
311 Temple Street
(203) 624-6426
 
FISH of Greater New Haven (Pantry)
342 Ellsworth Avenue
(203) 503-0106
 
Free Forever Prison Ministries (Pantry)
149 Rosette Street
(203) 773-9974 or (203) 772-2555
 
Glorified Deliverance Church (Pantry)
604 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 624-4175
 
Hill Development Corporation - Church St. South Food Pantry
34-C Cinque Green, South 
(203) 562-0299
 
Immanuel Baptist Church (Pantry)
1324 Church Street
(203) 777-8744
 
Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) (Pantry)
235 Nicoll Street, 2nd Floor
(203) 562-2095
 
Jewish Family Services of New Haven (Pantry)
1402 Whalley Avenue
(203) 397-0796
 
Macedonia Church of God in Christ Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
151 Newhall Street
(203) 776-4501
 
Mount Hope Temple Food Pantry
567 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 785-0656
 
New Flame Restoration Church Food Pantry
1375 State Street
(203) 865-8095
 
New Haven Church of Christ Food Pantry
16 Gem Street
(203) 777-2992
 
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Food Pantry
266 Shelton Avenue
(203) 562-1080
 
Saint Matthew's Church Food Pantry
400 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 777-0472
 
St. Paul's and St. James' Episcopal Church Community Programs
57 Olive Street 
(203) 562-2143 (Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry)
 
Salvation Army - New Haven Corps Community Center
450 George Street
(203) 624-9891
 
Salvation & Deliverance Church Food Pantry
127 Thompson Street
(203) 752-1858
 
Second Star of Jacob Church Food Pantry
201 Chapel Street
(203) 776-9603
 
Thomas Chapel Church of Christ
30 White Street
(203) 865-6254
 
Varick A.M.E. Zion Church Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
242-246 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 624-6245
 
Walk of Faith Church 
104 Fairmont Ave
(203) 469-5134
 

FREE OR DISCOUNT CLOTHING

Salvation Army Thrift Store (Discount clothing)
274 Crown Street
(203) 776-2448 or (203) 401-4400
 
Loaves and Fishes Clothes Closet (Free clothing)
57 Olive Street
(203) 562-2143
 
St. Luke's Auxiliary Thrift Shop (Free clothing)
111 Whalley Avenue
(203) 865-0141
 
St. Raphael Auxiliary Thrift Shop (Discount clothing)
1386 Chapel Street
(203) 789-3312
 
Immanuel Baptist Church Clothes Closet (Free clothing)
1324 Chapel Street
(203) 777-8744
 

RECREATION

THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN MAYOR'S SUMMER GUIDE 2015

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Outdoor Adventure Coordinator:  (203) 946-6768

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Orienteering / Geocaching
  • Eco-Adventure Extreme Camp
  • White Water Rafting
  • Hiking and Snowshoeing
  • Portable Climbing Wall
  • Rock Climbing
  • Initiative Games / Ropes Course
  • Ice Climbing Excursions
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Introduction to Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Diving P.A.D.I. Certification
 
SPORTS AND RECREATION

(203) 946-8088 

Open Gym
Hill Regional Career High School (also offers adult aerobics)
140 Legion Ave
(203) 946-5845 

Open Swim
John S. Martinez School
100 James Street
(203) 691-2000

  
NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY PARKS

Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees:  (203) 946-8027 or (203) 946-6071

  • East Rock Park - Corner of Cold Spring and Orange Streets
  • Edgewood Park - Edgewood Avenue
  • Barnard Nature Center / West River Memorial Park - 200 Derby Avenue
  • Lighthouse Point Park - 2 Lighthouse Road
  • West Rock Nature Center - Wintergreen Avenue
  • Edgewood Skate Park - Edgewood Avenue
  • Ralph Walker Ice Rink at Blake Field - 1080 State Street
  • Beaver Ponds Park - Between Sherman Parkway & Crescent
     

Legal services

Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc.
P.O. Box 351, Silver Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Main: (860) 262-5030 
Toll Free: (877) 402-2299
TTY:  (860) 262-5066
NEW HAVEN OFFICE @ Connecticut Mental Health Center; (203) 974-7715

New Haven Legal Assistance, Inc.
426 State Street
(203) 498-9271

To book an appointment
or for more information,
call (203) 503-3000