© 2019 by Emergency Shelter Management Services. 645 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT. 203-777-2522

The only all men's shelter in New Haven to offer 75 beds on a first-come, first-serve basis. 30+ years in operation. All-inclusive. Please join our continual efforts to support our residents and community! 


For those seeking shelter: bring two forms of ID to 645 Grand Avenue for intake at 4 PM. Please note that this is a dry shelter-- anyone who appears intoxicated will be turned away for the night. If you or your possessions are so dirty as to endanger the health of other residents, you will be declined a stay until this is resolved. Dinner, showers, case management and training opportunities provided!


without questions


Shelter Beds



Opening in 1990 as Immanuel Baptist Shelter, the Emergency Shelter has served as New Haven's only walk-in shelter for males since its nascence. With 75 beds, it plays a critical role in housing those with immediate shelter needs.

The shelter's motto, "compassion without questions" rests at the heart of the organization's work. But beyond unconditional dignity, the shelter aims to provide innovative and effective resources for residents. The shelter empowers residents to strategize and get back on their feet.

We see homelessness as a temporary condition that involves the entire community, and our space as a place of learning, empowerment, and human connection for all. We welcome volunteers to come help us serve or provide more inventive community events and programs with the residents.

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