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Programs & Services

  • » Emergency Food to prepare meals
  • » Clothing for men, women, children and babies
  • » Shelter through financial assistance with security deposits, rent and utilities
  • » Camperships to provide a safe summer for children from low-income families
  • » Family Literacy to help break the cycle of poverty

For more information call 203-335-2999 or email us.


The Family Center at St. John’s was founded in 1996 by the Rev. Ann Jensen, then Associate Rector of the parish. What started with the assistance of the Child Guidance Center and representatives from other non-profit social service agencies has now grown to make Saint John’s a focal point for children and their families. Parishioners and volunteers collaborate with a variety of services and programs to serve the community.


St. John’s Family Center is a volunteer-driven and community-supported agency. Our mission is to develop and coordinate resources for at-risk and needy families in the Bridgeport community.

Family Literacy Programs

At St. John’s Family Center It is our mission to not only provide every family with the opportunity to learn, but the ability to learn and grow together.

Family literacy ensures the cycle of learning and progress passes from generation to generation. Our family literacy programs not only addresses the educational needs of adults as well as children, but it also brings parents and children together in a classroom and utilizes programming that is culturally relevant to the populations served. The program increases basic language and literacy skills among Hispanic and other immigrant families, and provides parents with the skills they need to help their children succeed in school. Learn more >

Emergency Assistance Programs

According to the “State of the Child In Bridgeport 2011 Report,” an estimated 31% of Bridgeport children (11,245 children) lived in poverty in 2010, compared to 26% in 2009. Living in poverty puts children at greater risk for disease, poor nutrition, poor school performance, homelessness, violence and abuse.

St. John’s Family Center offers social services programs to help alleviate the economic needs of low-income families and individuals in the Bridgeport Community. Learn more >

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