Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc., a non-profit organization, is a 28 bed home and shelter for mothers and children, and fathers who meet certain criteria. Residents, who stay an average of 60 – 90 days, are provided with 3 meals a day, life skills workshops, case management, laundry facilities, an education program for children, assistance with permanent housing and employment searches, and referrals to other agencies as needed.

A staff of 13, including social workers, provide support, a safe environment, and professional assistance. Through case management and workshops we assist our families with the information they need to rebuild their lives. The shelter works with the families to create budgets, formulate life plans and encourage further education. Those in need of help with mental health and/or addiction problems find additional assistance through a collaborative program of the Eastern Connecticut shelters and Perception Programs, Inc.
Prospective residents are admitted if they are willing to adhere to shelter rules, follow curfews, help with daily chores, and participate in mandatory case management, including spending plans. Referrals should be directed to the Service Coordinator at 423 – 7719.

Holy Family receives a grant from the Department of Social Services, State of Connecticut. Funding also comes from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the towns of Windham and Mansfield, the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (U.S. Deptartment of Agriculture), and other grantors. Approximately 20% comes from civic, churches, schools, and individuals, with individual donations comprising the largest amount.

Mission Statement

Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc., operated by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church, endeavors to serve those families whose circumstances have deprived them of adequate living and housing. The Home and Shelter does not seek to pass judgment on any person, but to serve in a Christ-like manner families in need of the Shelter’s facilities. The Home offers them a safe harbor while helping them to find solutions to alleviate their own situation in-so-far as these persons are willing and capable of living in harmony with others while respecting their mutual rights.

Privacy Policy

Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc. collects personal information from clients only when appropriate. We may collect information in order to provide clients with services, to comply with legal and other obligations. Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc. assumes that clients agree to allow the shelter to collect information and to use or disclose it as described in its privacy notice. Clients may request to see their personal information and to correct inaccurate or imcomplete information. Clients may request more details about the privacy notice.

Contact Information

88 Jackson Street, Willimantic
P.O. Box 884, Willimantic, CT 06226

Phone: 860-423-7719
Fax: 860-423-3770
E-mail: Information@HolyFamilyWillimantic.org
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