Other Ways to Help
Gifts in kind
Donations are gratefully received at our shelter each day from 9 a.m.-5p.m.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Help spread the word
Collect supplies, toiletries or clothes
If you or your organization would like to help with a collection, please let us know. Our thrift store, Homeward Bound Treasures, accepts all types of household goods in sellable condition.
Update: We appreciate your generosity. Our shelter space is limited and at this time we are only accepting basic items like underwear, long underwear, hats, and gloves
Canisters of coffee
Toiletries (travel size)
Feminine hygiene products
Individual laundry detergent pods
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!