Middlesex Central CT Chapter


Family Shelter &
Transitional Housing

  Imagine your family was suddenly left homeless, wondering where to turn to find help.  Each day our American Red Cross Family Shelter and Transitional Housing programs work with people who have become homeless.  The services include emergency shelter, housing, childcare, job skill training, life skills classes and other basic needs. In addition, we also provide opportunities for the children in our shelter through our teen center and weekly activities for smaller children. Last year’s highlight has been the on-going art classes for homeless children taught by local artist Megan Prescott. The children’s art has been featured on www.redcross.org and exhibited at Russell Library in Middletown.  
Art teacher Megan Prescott
with an exhibit of her students work.

Last year 37 families used the shelter, including 46 adults and 92 children who were homeless. 9 families were assisted through transitional housing, including 10 adults and 21 children.


  For more information on how you can help out our Family Shelter, send an email to:
Dave Shumway, Shelter Director

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