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

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.

We promote personal empowerment and assist in restoring dignity and self-sufficiency through resource guidance, case management, and training from community volunteers. Our aim is to be a conduit, providing access to transitional and permanent housing, job training and coordinating services to help reduce and eventually eliminate homelessness in the New Haven area.

Emergency Shelter Management Services, Inc. (ESMS) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under the section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue code.

STAFF

AARON HALEY

SHELTER MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MIRTA GOMEZ

CASE MANAGEMENT

PART-TIME

CHARLES ADAMS

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

JOHNNY DEAN

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

JAMIL SANCHEZ

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

DARRYL WILSON

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

LAVELL MURPHY

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

PART-TIME

LAVENSKY HARDY

SECRETARIAL STAFF

MATURITY WORKS

UNDETERMINED

CASE MANAGEMENT

FULL-TIME

ERIC ASHE

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

CURT GRAY

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

WILLIE SHANNON

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

JUAN GONZALEZ

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

HEAD

LILIA WILKS

SECRETARIAL STAFF

MATURITY WORKS PARTNER

UNDETERMINED

CASE MANAGEMENT

PART-TIME

ERIC AUSTIN

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

MELVIN JAMES

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

JAMAR THOMAS

RESIDENTIAL AID

SHIFT PERIOD

ANTONIO BELLO

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

PART-TIME

LEON NELSON

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

PART-TIME

BOARD

EDNA AKLIN

PRESIDENT

OLA SANDERS

CHAPLIN

DAVID GENEROSO

MEMBER

GARY SMART

MEMBER

CURTIS SMART

VICE PRESIDENT

ELAINE BARNETT

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

OLAYINK BALOGUN

MEMBER

UNDETERMINED

MEMBER

ERNEST JACKSON

TREASURER

CURTIS MCBRIDE

MEMBER

WAYNE RICKS

MEMBER

UNDETERMINED

MEMBER