Many families and individual residents come to call the Covenant Shelter home. Men, women and families come to the shelter Covenant_Kids.JPGfor any number of personal and different reasons - it may be the loss of a home through fire, eviction or foreclosure, or the loss of a job due to illness or injury, or the death of a partner or spouse.  For some, substance abuse and addiction is a contributing factor to the loss of a home. 

Covenant Shelter is a "dry" shelter.  Our clients must be clean and sober, or actively working on their sobriety, before coming to stay here.  Once here,they have their basic needs covered while they get to work on an Action Plan with their case manager.  Residents at Covenant Shelter are provided home cooked meals, they rotate chores, baby-sit one another's children and watch the school bus round the corner every morning and afternoon.  Single men and women come from around the region for the support and services available to them while they work at re-establishing their own residence.

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Covenant Shelter Services


Temporary Shelter
14 beds for single men, 3 beds for single females, 5 family rooms
3 Nutritious Meals and 3 Healthy Snacks per day
Intensive Case Management
Transportation Assistance
Security Deposit / Rental Assistance
Educational Classes and Programs
Parent Education and Support Group
Work Readiness Program
On-Site After-school Tutoring/Mentoring Program for School-Age Children
Referrals as needed to other social service organizations

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Your help makes a big difference.

You can help insure that twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year up to thirty-five men, women and children seeking temporary, emergency food and shelter have a safe haven, a warm bed and nutritious meals. 

The single mother with children and nowhere to go, the man who was laid off from work, the abused woman seeking safety - all need your help.

Won’t you join the growing number of generous donors who make a big difference in the lives of others and rekindle the flame for a brighter future?



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It truly takes a community to support the service of hospitality for men, women and children at Covenant Shelter of New London. Sharing your time and talent at Covenant Shelter is a much needed and greatly appreciation contribution.

Below are volunteer opportunities:

Workshops & Training Instructors / Facilitators

  • Financial Literacy
  • Nutrition
  • Personal Goal Setting
  • Resume Writing

Administration & Communications

  • Mailings
  • Social Media Coordination
  • Public Relations
  • Newsletters
  • Fundraising & Development

Board of Directors

CSNL Board of Directors Application

CSNL Intern & Volunteer Application

For more information, please contact the Executive Director at 860-443-0537 ext. 102.

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Covenant Shelter of New London is proud partner agency of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.

State of Connecticut Department of Housing ~ United Way of Southeastern Connecticut
                   Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut ~ Frank Loomis Palmer Fund                 
City of New London Community Development Block Grant
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut ~ James P. & Mary E. Shea Perpetual Trust
Dime Bank Foundation ~ Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation
Bodenwein Public Benevolent Trust ~ Episcopal Bishop's Fund for Children
Women & Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Swindell's Charitable Foundation ~ Liberty Bank Foundation ~ Saving's Institute Financial Group
Connecticut Health & Education Facilities Authority ~ Liberty Giving Circle
Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors
Chamber of Commerce of Southeastern Connecticut

Thank you so much!


bh_learn_lg.jpgHappily, we have programs and systems in place that can end homelessness before it begins. These programs need funding — not money for more beds in emergency shelters, but resources for emergency assistance to keep families in the comfort of home. Learn more at BeHomeful.org.


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