New Milford Homeless Shelter Coalition, Inc. 

About Us

On a January evening in 2001 approximately 200 concerned residents of the Town of New Milford along with local clergy and Town Officials gathered together to discuss the needs of our neighbors that for whatever reason were living on the streets, doorways, or tents in the Town of New Milford. It was decided that evening that a temporary emergency shelter system was needed to offer a safe warm place to sleep at night through the winter months to our neighbors in their time of need.

During the first winter of our operation we served on an average 15 to 18 guests each night. Since that first year we have averaged 5 to 10 guests per night through out the winter months.


In December 2005 the New Milford Homeless Shelter Coalition incorporated and obtained its 501c-3 status as a not for profit corporation and in January 2006 elected our first Board of Director and adopted our By-Laws.

Board of Directors

Rufus de Rham- President/Secretary
  Kim Fitch-Treasurer
Sandra Samoes
  Helen Parks
Pat Farquharson
Ronald Engles
Rev. Matt Yukon
Oscar Rusmussen


100% Volunteer Run Shelter 

Shelter Runs From November to April  Each Year. 

Able to Accommodate 10 to 15 People Comfortably 

Check In is 8:30 PM to 8:45 PM  

Shelters Rotates Between Four New Milford Churches on a Monthly Basis (Transportation Provided to further Churches) 

No Length of Stay Time Limit



To donate please mail a check or money order to:

New Milford Shelter Coalition, Inc.
P.O. Box 1016
New Milford, CT 06776

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