Emergency Shelter and Services for Women and Children at Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Shelter details

  • Added Dec 13, 2017 | Last Update Jun 6, 2022
  • 1037 Sylvan Avenue
       Bridgeport, CT 06606
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  • (203) 908-3955

Mission Statement

"The mission of Bridgeport Rescue Mission is to embrace the urban poor with the compassion of Christ, giving hope and healing for a changed life, helping them to find their way home. -By Embrace we mean to welcome, to encircle with our arms. -By Urban Poor we mean those with severely limited resources who live in the city. -By Compassion we mean to love and touch others, as Christ loved us. -By Hope we mean providing encouragement and resources for a new start. -By Healing we mean being restored in body, mind, and spirit through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. -By Changed Life we mean going in a new direction and to realize our God-given purpose. -By Home we mean having the opportunity to earn a living, secure housing, and be a healthy family again."
- Source: Emergency Shelter and Services for Women and Children at Bridgeport Rescue Mission website


Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, their comfortable shelter provides the essentials of safe lodging, nourishing food and needed clothing for displaced women with children.
Women receive case management support and access to their Learning Center and work-training program to expand their education and employment opportunities.
Their ultimate goal is to help homeless and hurting women gain long-term stability and a better life for their families and to provide children with a safe, nurturing environment to prevent generational homelessness.

Question & Answers (5)

  1. Is this shelter free?
  2. Do they accept donations at this shelter?
  3. Do they allow Pets at this shelter?
  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
  5. How long can you stay at this shelter?

Comments (1)

  1. avatar
    Rcalaw.eph. says

    Can you use the help of a volunteer. I now live in Fairfield but grew up in the East End of Bridgeport.

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