The Alpha Community Services YMCA, a Bridgeport area pioneer in providing services dedicated to the homeless, has been a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA since 1992. As part of the Y, Alpha Community Services has grown and expanded its services, striving to provide not just temporary shelter but also a path to a better life for those experiencing homelessness. We manage the largest family emergency shelter in Connecticut and provide supportive services to over 400 clients each year.
Business Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Alpha Community Services YMCA offers services to clients referred by Connecticut’s statewide system for addressing chronic homelessness, the Coordinated Access Network (CAN). Through CAN referrals, Alpha Community Services provides Family Navigation; Emergency Shelter focused on families; Permanent Supportive Housing; Supportive Services to Veteran Families and also has been instrumental in creating and sustaining the Bridgeport Housing First Collaborative. All Alpha CSY services include Case Management enriched through partnerships with a variety of community organizations. Alpha CSY provides specialized services to clients facing housing insecurity, as such, complies with all applicable privacy and confidentiality standards, including but not limited to, those of HUD, DOH, DMHAS, and HMIS.
Alpha Community Services YMCA provides case management services to all its clients. Case Managers provide support and crisis intervention for the clients. They link residents, both adult and youth, to mental health, substance abuse, employment, medical resources, educational opportunities and other services in the community. Case Managers assist families in the path of self-sufficiency.
In addition to offering support services through the case management model, ACS Y has developed its own programs for its clients: Workshops for Effective Parenting Skills, STD/HIV prevention, Dental Hygiene, Health and Wellness, Job Readiness, Eviction Prevention, and Financial Planning, among others.
Some of the activities for children include Summer Camp, Safety Around Water, swimming at the Y, arts and crafts activities, educational workshops, Read Across America day, Homework Assistance and Mentoring Programs.
387 Clinton Avenue serves as the Alpha Community Services YMCA (ACS-Y) Administrative Office. Located in the West End of Bridgeport, the three-story building was built in 1895. Case management and client group sessions supported by grants and the ACS-Y Annual Campaign are also conducted at this site.
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The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) is a grant funded Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program designed to support the social emotional development of children birth to age 5. We know the best way to support children is to support their caregiving adults, which is why we partner with Early Care and Education Providers, Family Daycare Providers, and Parent and Guardians of young children. To understand more about what is available to your family read more: ECCP services available during COVID-19
Les pedimos a todos que sigan las guías de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades además de tomar sus propias medidas para protegerse, tales como: no ponerse en situaciones de lugares donde haya mucho público, o donde entren en contacto cercano con otras personas, quedarse en casa si no se sienten bien, lavarse las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón, cubrirse la tos y los estornudos.
Estoy aquí para apoyarlos durante este tiempo y vamos a realizar visitas de inspección diariamente para garantizar la seguridad y el bienestar de todas nuestras familias. Además de los dos números indicados abajo, también me pueden contactar al 203-258-0593. En adición pueden comunicarse con mi supervisora Sabina Cardoso al 203-933-4470.
Continuaremos trabajando con el Departamento de Salud y los médicos locales para determinar qué otras acciones, si alguna, serían prudentes de nuestra parte. Gracias por su comprensión mientras navegamos por esta situación cambiante y desafiante.
The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. There are growing concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus, and in an effort to keep you and your family healthy and prevent the spread of germs, we are sharing some important information.
Your Ys are regularly cleaned by local cleaning companies and special care is taken by Y staff to meet quality standards in place year-round that keep our facilities clean and safe. Additionally, we are encouraging everyone to do their part in helping prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
Hand washing remains the most effective method of preventing the spread of germs, including coronavirus. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
Frequent hand washing and use of antibacterial hand sanitizer are encouraged and practiced throughout our programs by staff and children.
Additional everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like coronavirus, include:
If you or a loved one are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, please stay home, rest and contact your medical provider.
We are monitoring the situation and preparing for the possibility that our daily program and work routines could be temporarily impacted if the situation significantly worsens. We will keep all members and participants updated with information as it develops.
Additionally, we encourage everyone to regularly check the CDC’s website for important updates and safety information. The American Academy of Pediatrics also has helpful information specific to children and families.