Feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless in the Danbury CT area since 1982

Kitchen serving grab and go bags from the door from 3pm to 4:30pm daily.   We are delivering grab and go lunches to Super 8 motel (the homeless from all the shelters in Danbury are being housed there)    We are also supplying breakfast to the Super 8 two days a week.

Morning Glory is serving breakfasts at the door from 7:30am to 9am every Monday through Friday.

Join Us for an Enlightening Conversation


We hope that you will join us on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST for a virtual conversation with guest speaker Julie Leininger Pycior. Ms. Pycior, a professor emeritus of Manhattan College, has authored 4 books, 7 public lectures, and countless academic papers and articles.

During this event, Julie will be discussing her latest book, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and the Greatest Commandment: Radical Love in Times of Crisis.

To further Off The Street's mission of helping to get the homeless off the streets, we will be charging a donation fee of $20. 100% of all proceeds will go toward our efforts of putting those experiencing homelessness into homes. All donations to Off The Streets Bridgeport - including this attendance fee - are tax-deductible. If you would like to attend this event, please click the Reserve Your Spot button below to reserve a virtual seat (make sure to include your name and email address so we can send you the Zoom meeting details prior to the event date).

Our mission statement: 

OTS Bridgeport serves the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in the greater Bridgeport area by providing much needed security deposits directly to landlords for eligible individuals and families requiring this deposit to secure housing in modest apartments.

Thank you for helping us get those experiencing homeless off the streets one person at a time.

With deepest gratitude,
Off The Streets Bridgeport

"People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do." ~ Dorothy Day

If you want to be scheduled to donate sandwiches, please send an email to

We also need donations of fresh fruit (preferably bananas), snacks, cookies and bottled water for grab and go bags.

We are also accepting donations of non perishable food, toiletries and other items.   For more details, see our wish list.
Donation drop off time  -- 1:30pm to 2:30pm daily

Our shelter is not open at the present time -- if you are in need of shelter please call 211.   At the current time the only emergency shelter in Danbury is at the Super 8 motel.

Dorothy Day Hospitality House serves 60-80 hot meals each afternoon and provides shelter to 16 people each night.  If you are in need to a meal or lodging, please click "if you need help" on left.

All work at Dorothy House is done by volunteers -- there is no paid staff

Dorothy Day Hospitality House is based on the Houses of Hospitality founded by Dorothy Day during the Great Depression. Dorothy Day Hospitality House is not formally affiliated with any religious organization, and people of all faiths participate in our work

Click on the links on the left to find out more

"Do not neglect to show hospitality, for by that means some have entertained angels without knowing it" - Hebrews 13:1-2

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
11 Spring Street, Danbury CT
Mailing Address: PO Box 922 Danbury CT 06813-0922
Tel:  (203) 743-7988
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