Milford's Beth-El Center to move into new space
A Milford nonprofit that works to end homelessness has found a new home for itself.
Beth-El Center has finalized plans to purchase a vacant property on Bridgeport Avenue.
Planned improvements will include a new 24-hour hub and more private rooms.
The nonprofit will be able to increase its case management system and continue to offer family and children's programs.
"There are spaces in our building that are tripled, quadrupled in purpose," says Jennifer Paradis, the center's executive director.
Paradis says homelessness has become a crisis in the state and the new space will allow the center to meet those demands.
"The reality is that people die outside in Connecticut every winter. This year, we're serving 15 individuals in our soup kitchen dining room. We could be serving much more. We have between 50 to 75 unsheltered folks in our community the need and the resources still do not match."
The plan is to be in the new building within two years.