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: 9:00am-5:00pm
387 Clinton Avenue
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 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, education opportunities and other services in the community. Case Managers assist families toward the path of self-sufficiency.
In addition to offering support services through the case management model, ACS Y has developed its own programs for it’s 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.
Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.
For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.
The Y is now…as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all. Unfortunately, in times when the
true power of “us” is unknown to many and our bonds are fraying, we must do even more to enhance our human connections. That’s why the Y passionately focuses on strengthening communities.
Every day, in Bridgeport, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps empower communities and the “us” who live in them to thrive. We can’t do it alone.
Learn about how the Alpha Community Center YMCA is creating a positive impact in our community through programs devoted to academic achievement, chronic disease prevention, swim safety, outreach and more by contacting Carmen Colon, Vice President Bridgeport Ys.
ALPHA COMMUNITY SERVICES YMCA
18th Annual Walk To End Homelessness
Saturday, May 18
Captain’s Cove, Bridgeport • Registration 8:30 am • Walk Begins 9:30 am
To Support, Sponsor and Register click here or call 203 366 2809 x2506
Alpha Community Services YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, is the largest provider of permanent supportive housing in the state. Bridgeport relies on Alpha Community Services YMCA to provide a sense of community, hope and a safe place to belong.
All donations collected will directly benefit the programs of Alpha Community Services YMCA (ACSY) including the Families in Transition Shelter, Bridgeport’s only Family Emergency Shelter. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.
Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!
Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Our event at the Bridgeport Y includes: Relay Races, a Moon Bounce, Kids Zumba, Youth Yoga and Taekwondo, Lego and Slime activities, Water Safety Demos, Healthy Snacks, UB Dance Team Demo, Arts & Crafts, the Fire and Police Departments, Local Vendors and More!