ABOUT

The Emergency Shelter Management Services, Inc. (previously known as Immanuel Baptist Shelter) was established in 1989 and became a nonprofit corporation in 1992. In the late 1980s, the City of New Haven’s homeless population seemed to be escalating with few adequate services available. Observing the need and feeling committed to service, the Immanuel Baptist Church used its platform as a soup kitchen to expand its efforts. The 75-bed shelter, later moved from the church site to Grand Avenue, was born. Emergency Shelter Management Services, Inc. (ESMS) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue code.

First and foremost, we provide New Haven's men who are experiencing homelessness with dinner and a place to sleep.

 

For those who want it, we also provide resource guidance, case management, and training from community volunteers. We want to empower people who want resources to transition out of homelessness with what they need.

OUR TEAM

Aaron Haley
Aaron Haley

Executive Director

Lavensky Hardy
Lavensky Hardy

Secretarial Staff Maturity Works

Lilia Wilks
Lilia Wilks

Secretarial Staff Maturity Works

Douglas Kearse
Douglas Kearse

Case Manager Full-Time

Mirta Gomez
Mirta Gomez

Case Manager Part-Time

Charles Adams
Charles Adams

Residential Aid

Eric Austin
Eric Austin

Residential Aid

Eric Austin
Eric Austin

Residential Aid

Curt Gray
Curt Gray

Residential Aid

Melvin James
Melvin James

Residential Aid

Jamil Sanchez
Jamil Sanchez

Residential Aid

Willie Shannon
Willie Shannon

Residential Aid

Jamar Thomas
Jamar Thomas

Residential Aid

Darryl Wilson
Darryl Wilson

Residential Aid

Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez

Facilities Maintenance Head

Antonio Bello
Antonio Bello

Facilities Maintenance Staff

Lavell Murphy
Lavell Murphy

Facilities Maintenance Staff

Leon Nelson
Leon Nelson

Facilities Maintenance Staff

OUR BOARD

Edna Aklin
Edna Aklin

President

Curtis Smart
Curtis Smart

Vice President

Elaine Barnett
Elaine Barnett

Financial Secretary

Ola Sanders
Ola Sanders

Chaplain

Curtis McBride
Curtis McBride

Member

Olayink Balogun
Olayink Balogun

Member

Gary Smart
Gary Smart

Member

Wayne Ricks
Wayne Ricks

Member