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. The Alpha Community Services Y 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 – managing the largest family emergency shelter in Connecticut and providing supportive services to over 400 clients each year.

Business Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Business Office Address & Phone

650 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203 366 2809

Warming Center 203 331 0200

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Walk With Us To End Homelessness


When: Saturday, May 18, 2024 • Registration 8:30AM • Walk 9:30AM

What: 4 Mile Walk • Rain or Shine

Where: Captain’s Cove Seaport, 1 Bostwick Avenue, Bridgeport CT

Come and join us! Feel free to invite your loved ones as well. We assure you an uplifting and motivating morning aimed at spreading awareness and raising donations. Together, let’s empower our community to combat homelessness.

Click to register on-line

Register at the Walk: Registration starts at 8:30am

Click to Sponsor or contact Maria or Melissa P 203 332 6447

Please donate! With your help, we hope to raise $93,000 at our event. Please consider an on-line donation.

Interested in being a Sponsor! Learn more here: 2024 ACSY Walk Sponsor Opportunities As a leader in our community, we know you understand the power of change and that your business is a driving force behind it. We invite you to join us as a 2024 Sponsor of the Alpha Community Services YMCA Walk to End Homelessness. Submit your sponsorship on-line: Click Here

LOVE Silent Auctions?! We have wonderful items being offered. We’ll post a preview here in May. We are grateful for your support.

Healthy Kids Day, April 20, 2024 10am-1pm


The Bridgeport Y and the Alpha Community Services Y are hosting their annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 20 10am-1pm. This free, open to the public, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season Come and celebrate with us! We’ll have special demonstrations and vendors including:

  • Grass Games (relay races, wiffle ball, bean bag toss)
  • Zumba
  • Coloring/craft/painting station
  • Bridgeport Library
  • Husky
  • Farm on Wheels
  • Lunches available from Just Salad of Fairfield, CT

And much more!

WHEN: April 20

TIME: 10am-1pm

WHERE: Bridgeport YMCA, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport CT

At our event, we are collecting Child-Friendly Hygiene Products such as children’s shampoo/conditioner, diapers/wipes/creams, baby soap/lotions, child toothbrushes/paste, child safe sunscreen, band-aids, and more for those in local shelters.

Thank you to Just Salad for supporting this years Healthy Kids Day!

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 Y 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 services include Case Management enriched through partnerships with a variety of community organizations. Also provided are 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.

If you are currently homeless and seeking services, please call 2-1-1.

Case Management

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, the 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.

The Bridgeport South End Community Center on 650 Park Avenue serves as the Alpha Community Services YMCA Administrative Office.  Case management and client group sessions supported by grants and the Y Annual Campaign are also conducted at this site.