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

Business Office Address & Phone387 Clinton Avenue WEB

387 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203 366 2809
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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.

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, 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.


Giving Tuesday

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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, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors, and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps communities and the “us” who live in them thrive.

We can’t do it alone.

That’s why Giving Tuesday, December 3…a day dedicated to supporting causes that do great work…we hope you’ll donate to the Y. Giving Tuesday is a singular opportunity to help our Y strengthen your community. No other organization and no other donation will have a more positive impact on “us”.

THIS GIVING TUESDAY, DONATE FOR A BETTER US.

THE Y. FOR A BETTER US.


SAVE THE DATE TO WALK WITH US

TO END HOMELESSNESS

ALPHA COMMUNITY SERVICES YMCA

19th Annual Walk To End Homelessness

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Captain’s Cove, Bridgeport • Registration 8:30 am • Walk Begins 9:30 am

To Support or Sponsor 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.

THE Y. FOR A BETTER US.

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.


A Home for the Holidays

You’re invited!

Join us for our 13th Annual Holiday Celebration to benefit the Alpha Community Services YMCA

Hosted by Claire & Scott Burns and John Stafstrom & Dennis Murphy

December 11, 2019 at 5:30pm

To RSVP or for more information, please email Katie Weldy at kweldy@cccymca.org

 

 


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