Welcome to the House of Bread

We serve more than just soup.
We offer food, shelter, housing and education with compassion, dignity and respect.

The House of Bread in Hartford, Connecticut, has been helping the most needy in the Hartford community. With day-old donuts and coffee, two inspirational nuns, Sr. Maureen and Sr. Theresa, vowed to help the hungry and homeless in Hartford’s North End. The House of Bread’s doors opened to 17 guests at 227 High Street on February 4, 1980. Today, House of Bread serves nearly 2,000 people every day.

House of Bread offers Food, Housing & Shelter, Education, Medical/Psychological, and Legal Services. The ministry sponsored by The House of Bread has touched the lives of tens of thousands of men, women and children.

  • I came to the H.O.M.E. program several months after my three-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. H.O.M.E. helped me do more than just graduate – it helped me do something positive in my life, in memory of my daughter."

  • While I was in substance abuse recovery, I resided at one of House of Bread's transitional houses. I wanted to let you know how much the house has helped me – the support was just what I needed. The house has truly helped me get my life back."