Serving Greater Bridgeport Since 1883!


About Our Assistance Programs

The Salvation Army’s Bridgeport Corps strives to meet the basic needs of clothing and shelter for individuals and families. These needs are provided in a variety of ways which include a food pantry, meals delivered to senior citizens, and clothing vouchers. The Bridgeport Corps also assists with rent and utility assistance, so individuals and families can remain housed. During the holiday season, individuals and families may receive food baskets for Thanksgiving and toys are provided for children 12 years old and under. Details and other programs offered include:


Pathway of Hope Program

The Pathway of Hope is a strengths-based, long-term approach to helping families leave poverty behind for good. With its design to help hard-working, dedicated families who simply do not have the means to get ahead in life on their own, Pathway of Hope provides the guidance, tools, and assistance necessary to support struggling families along the continuum of growth to self-sufficiency. Pathway of Hope focuses on possibilities rather than problems. We help families identify the skills and assets that they bring to the table before, then collaborate with them to make a plan utilizing those very strengths to improve their situation. Pathway of Hope is about going the distance and walking alongside these families in need so that they can achieve lasting change, both for themselves and their children.

Please contact our Pathway of Hope Case Manager, Lisa Coulthirst, for more information by clicking on her name or by calling (203) 334-0995.

Food Pantry – Available by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.

Utility Assistance – Provided as funds are available.

Holiday Assistance – Food for Thanksgiving dinner and food/toys for Christmas provided for those in need.

Camp CONNRI – Children attend The Salvation Army’s overnight camp in Ashford.

Weekly Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Worship Service
12:30 p.m. – Praise Team Rehearsal

10:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Food Pantry

11:00 a.m. – Grandfamilies Together (1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Food Pantry
6:00 p.m. – Prayer Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Bible Study

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Food Pantry
6:00 p.m. – Kids Club

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Food Pantry

Our Bridgeport Location

Bridgeport Corps

30 Elm Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 334-0995 / Fax: (203) 333-7508


Serving: Bridgeport, Monroe, Stevenson, Stratford, and Trumbull.

Bridgeport Corps Officer

Major Lydia L. Pearson

Major Lydia L. Pearson

Associate Corps Officer

Major Kathi Longcoy

Major Kathi Longcoy

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Whether you contribute financially, donate goods, give your time, or support us through social media, with your help, The Salvation Army in Bridgeport can continue to reach out to individuals and families to offer a hand-up, not a hand-out. Please contact us if interested in supporting our efforts or if you are in need of assistance.