Thomas Merton Center

The Thomas Merton Center is committed to providing a loving, safe, and hope-filled community atmosphere that responds to the needs of its guests. Respecting the dignity of each person, the center reflects to the individual and the community the shared responsibility to love and support each other.

The center believes the sharing of a hot meal is an invitation to come in and share in a place where one can belong. Respect and love are mutually given and received; each person is valued and not to be judged, and healing life's hurts is possible with people who care. Collaboration with other agencies and people is essential to meeting the needs of those the Thomas Merton Center serves.

The Thomas Merton Center serves about 400 meals for breakfast and lunch each day. Showers are open to guests twice a week. The center can also provide guests with a mailing address to receive Social Security, EBT and medical cards through the mail program. The food pantry can provide up to five days' worth of nutritious meals every week. Case managers are also available and provide individual assistance and partner with other agencies based on the needs of the guest.

Program Location

The Thomas Merton Center

43 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Program Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.