Y Housing

Winchester Emergency Shelter

The Winsted YMCA’s Winchester Emergency Shelter program offers emergency housing and case management services to men, women and families experiencing homelessness in and around Litchfield County. At WES, we work with guests to improve their health, financial stability and connections to community resources, so that they can resolve their homelessness as quickly as possible.

In 2022, the shelter served 87 adults and children who laid their heads down for a safe night’s sleep 4,194 times across our 16 beds. On average, our guests exited the program to a safe housing destination within 47 days.

In order to access WES or any other shelter in the State of Connecticut, you must contact the United Way Help Line at 2-1-1. If you or someone you know is experiencing a housing crisis, please call 2-1-1 today to schedule your intake. 

Y House

Permanent Supportive Housing

The Y-House provides 42 units of secure, clean Single Room Occupancy housing for low income single adults. Rent includes heat, hot water, electricity and a membership to the Torrington Y.

2023 annual income limit: $40,150

2023 monthly rent: $613

Applications are available here or at the Membership Services Desk of the Torrington Y. Requirements include a Photo ID, Social Security Card, Proof of Income and Landlord Reference. Leases are for a 12-month term and there is a security deposit of 1 month’s rent due at move-in. We are a smoke-free property. Pets are not allowed. Criminal background checks are performed on all applicants.

For information regarding the status of our waiting list, please contact the Housing Assistant at 860-489-3133 x122.

All rooms are furnished with a twin bed, bureau, chair, desk, mini-fridge and microwave. Rooms also include a closet and private bathroom with a shower. Coin operated laundry is available on each floor as well as a shared kitchen and lounge.

Conveniently located near downtown Torrington, within walking distance of Candy Striper Bus Line, dining, supermarkets, medical facilities and entertainment.