Other Ways to Help

Gifts in kind

If you would like to donate items to the shelter, please see our list of items that we can currently accept, and then contact our donations coordinator, Barbara Perkins, to arrange a time to drop off the donation. Barbara can be reached at 860-262-1881.

We greatly appreciate the generous donation of items for our shelter. We are very limited on space and at this time cannot accept clothing donations with the exception of underwear, socks, and sweatpants and hoodies. We currently have enough of other clothing items, which is a testament to the community's generosity. 


The shelter can always use coffee, teas, sugar packets, coffee creamer, laundry pods and toiletries.  You can buy from our custom gift list on Amazon, by clicking here.  Essential items that benefit our guests and staff will be delivered directly to the shelter. 

Do you have household goods, supplies, or furniture- or even a vehicle – that we might use for our apartments, shelter or office? Please keep us in mind as you replace equipment or clean house. Call 860-262-1881 for more information.

Invite us to speak to your group
We welcome the chance to talk about homelessness in southeastern Connecticut and the work that HHC does. For more information on any of these opportunities, please email our Communications Manager or call 860-439-1573 x321.

Create housewarming kits

We house about 100 people a year. Virtually all have limited income and need help with basic necessities for setting up an apartment. You can give them a warm welcome by providing the essentials to get them started. More information.

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Last winter Clarissa Finco donated 41 beautiful hats she knitted herself. She told us that each hat takes about the time of one baseball game to make. What a terrific way to watch a game!