Make a Financial Gift to support our critical services, including heat, water and electricity. While these are overhead costs for some agencies, they are an essential part of our program services of shelter and food. Gifts may be made by check sent to Spooner House or securely online via PayPal by clicking the "Donate" button to the right.
Spooner House is operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc. with the mission of providing food, shelter and support services to people in need. All of our energies are devoted to helping our clients establish a self-sufficient living situation. We recognize the dignity of our clients, we give them our respect and we deliver our services without proselytizing.
Thank you Sikorsky Volunteers!
Interested in cooking an evening meal
for Spooner House residents?
Do your family, co-workers, or civic organization want to volunteer together at Spooner House?
We have several Open Meal nights between now and the end of the year.
By volunteering for an Open Meal night, your group would be responsible for preparing dinner for 25-40 residents. You would come up with the menu, bring the food, use our kitchen to prepare the meal, then serve the meal to the residents at Spooner House before helping to clean up.
Groups usually arrive at Spooner House between 4-5 p.m. to have the meal ready for 6 p.m.
Interested or have questions?
Contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(203) 225-0453 x 105
Sam's Kids preparing and serving a meal
Create a Welcome Home basket for families and individuals who are leaving the shelter for permanent housing.
Start with a laundry basket, and fill it with cleaning supplies and paper goods so our clients can keep their new home sparkling clean.
All Purpose Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Broom and Dustpan
Thank you Pitney Bowes for your generous donation of Welcome Home baskets!
Your gift to Spooner House, operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc., helps our neighbors renew their lives by meeting the most basic human needs of food and shelter.
Spooner House remains open and continues to provide critical food and shelter services to those in need in our community. Following recommendations from CDC and our local health district, we have modified our protocols to limit personal contact and maintain distance for the health and safety of all.
- We are currently unable to accept volunteers on site. However, if you would like to coordinate a meal for our residents or organize a virtual food drive or other donation event, please contact us at 203-225-0453 x100 and leave a message. One of our staff members will be in touch to discuss.
- As the crisis continues, requests for our services increase, so your donations are needed now more than ever. In kind donations of food, cleaning supplies, and paper goods can be dropped off any time. Just ring the bell to the left of the front door and you will be buzzed in. There is a bin in the foyer for your donations. The bin is on wheels, so if you need to roll it out to your vehicle to load, it is easy to do so. Financial gifts may be mailed to Spooner House or made securely via PayPal using the Donate button below.
- Food pantry services are made by appointment only, including for emergency needs, by calling 203-225-0453 x100. If you reach voicemail, please leave a message clearly stating your name, phone number, and need, and someone will return the call. Clients should bring their own bags and utilize the side door
- If you are in need of shelter, you must call 211.
CONTINUING TO MEET CRITICAL NEEDS DURING COVID-19
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Note: 2-1-1 and 211ct.org are available 24 hours a day, with multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment is also available. People who have further questions about Coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211. This information hotline is only intended for individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.
Statement on Injustice and Inequity
Injustice and inequity have tragically been woven into the very fabric of American society. Recent events – the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor – have highlighted some of the most heinous examples of racism, but we cannot console ourselves with a false narrative that these were isolated incidents, or a few bad apples (remember, the full adage is “a few bad apples spoil the bunch”). Racism is real, and not just in the actions of individuals, but in the way our systems and institutions have been designed and operate.