The Charter House Shelter
The Winter Warming Shelter for Individuals and Families is a housing facility that serves as an emergency home for up to five families and 24 adult men and women from September 1 through April 22. It is staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers and awake overnight staff who provide a warm, welcoming environment. We provide a safe place to sleep, linens, dinner, and breakfast. If you are in need of shelter, click here for more information.
The Day Station is a place where individuals can come year-round to receive help filling out applications, to find jobs, training, education, housing, come in out of the weather, take a shower, and engage in constructive activities. The Day Station is run by trained staff and volunteers who are able to connect individuals to services that might be of benefit to them and their goals. The Day Station is open October 15 to April 15 every day of the week, 12:30 pm- 5 pm and April 16 to October 14 Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm. For more information, click here.
Farm-to-Table, one of Charter House Coalition’s newest projects, grows and distributes About 5000 pounds of fresh produce each year. Volunteers work on donated land at the Nash Farm in New Haven. After harvest, the produce is used in Charter House Coalition’s food programs, donated to local food shelves and made available to those who attend the Community Suppers and Community Lunches. Farm-to-Table brings fresh, local produce to those who need food assistance and teaches environmentally responsible farming and food preservation techniques to volunteers.
This program provides a free supper for 200 people every Friday evening. Each year, more than 35 organizations host a supper. In the past year, 37 different organizations hosted a supper. The volunteers prepare and serve the supper from 5:00 to 6:15 pm. The Community Suppers are open to everyone and serve the multiple roles of providing nutritious meals to those who need them and a welcoming setting for community members to gather and connect. Click here for meal schedule.
This free lunch program provides meals about 55 people every Monday through Thursday. Volunteers prepare and serve the lunches from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm. From September through May, Community Lunches are served at St. Stephen’s on Mondays and at Charter House on Tuesdays through Thursdays. During the summer, Community Lunches are served Monday through Thursday at Charter House. The lunches are open to everyone, providing a regular nutritious meal and a comfortable setting for people from many different parts of the community to get to know one another. Click here for meal schedule.
Saturday Community Breakfast
Saturday Community Breakfasts are served on mornings throughout the year from 8:30 – 9:15 am at Charter House. The Breakfast provides a hearty, warm breakfast that nourishes and provides the opportunity for adults and children to enjoy each other’s company in a family setting. Click here for meal schedule.
In 2015 the Sunday Grill was launched as a partnership of Charter House Coalition and the Middlebury College Rugby Team. Guests enjoy a freshly grilled item, along with fruit, salad, and a delicious dessert. When the Sunday Grill was implemented Charter House Coalition had reached its long-term goal of providing a free community meal every day of the week. The Sunday Grill from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Click here for meal schedule.