Winchester Emergency Shelter

The Winsted YMCA branch operates a 16-bed Emergency Shelter, which provides emergency housing to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the cities and towns of Litchfield County and Greater Waterbury. In 2018, 43 adults and children were guests of the shelter, and laid their heads down for a safe and comfortable night’s sleep a total of 4,739 times. 

Through one-on-one case management we work with guests to improve their health, financial stability and outlook on life so that their homelessness can be a brief and one-time experience.


If you or someone you know is facing a housing crisis please contact 2-1-1 in order to access ours and other shelter resources across the state.


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Permanent Supportive Housing

The Y-House provides secure, clean housing for single adults. Subsidies are available for very low-income individuals. Rent includes heat, hot water, electricity and a membership to the Torrington Y.
Conveniently located near downtown, close to bus lines and within easy walking distance of dining, shopping, medical facilities and entertainment.

All rooms are furnished with a single bed, bureau, desk, mini-microwave and mini-fridge. Each room has a private bathroom with shower. Coin-op laundry and mail delivery on-site. Community room with television and full kitchen located on each floor for residents’ use.

Applications can be picked up at the membership services desk at the Torrington Y during regular business hours. Photo ID, Social Security card and birth certificate must be submitted with the application. There may be a waiting list for rooms, which varies in length. Please call to check on the status of the wait list. Annual lease required with security deposit equal to one (1) month’s rent due at move in. Y-House is a smoke-free property. Pets are not allowed. Criminal background checks performed on all applicants.