Family Resources

Every family faces a set of unique challenges. Our primary goal is to offer families the support needed to overcome these challenges and help them lead self-sufficient and fulfilling lives.

Community Closet

A space where families can access gently used clothing as well as personal care items and linens free of charge. You may select up to three outfits per family member once every month. We also operate the Diaper Bank distribution as well as provide feminine hygiene products. This is scheduled on a monthly basis. Enrollment is required. Please call Marlene Kinchen at 203-368-5506 for more details.


The Community Closet is located in the basement of LifeBridge located at 475 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06605

Hours (please note donation hours have changed)

Mondays: 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Fridays: 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

If there is a special need, please contact Marlene Kinchen at
203-368-5634 for an appointment.

! Community Closet Donations

The Community Closet is open to LifeBridge clients to shop by appointment only on Mondays from 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM and Fridays from 1:00 — 4:00 PM. Please contact Marlene Kinchen at 203-368-5634 or to schedule an appointment or to make a donation. We are only accepting winter coat donations at this time. If interested in contributing to our community by volunteering in the Community Closet, please be sure to ask for a volunteer application. On a hygiene and quality note — please consider quality of goods being donated to be in line with those that would be taken to a consignment or resale shop. We appreciate all donations being laundered and dropped off in a way that allows us to make them quickly available to clients. Thank you!

Questions about donations? Interested in volunteering?

Contact Marlene Kinchen at 203-368-5364 or

Thank you to the Federation of Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County for their support of the Community Closet.

Federation for Jewish Philanthropy


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