Volunteer and Participate

Be creative with your giving!



MALTA began as an effort to feed, clothe and encourage the Homeless on the streets of New London. Never losing sight of that basic mission, MALTA continues to reach the Homeless living outdoors or in shelters in Groton, New London and Norwich, as well as those in extreme poverty. Volunteer-based, this outreach operates 52 weeks a year. Our mission is to help people retain or regain a sense of dignity and hope, as we address immediate needs that begin with food, clothing and love.


One to three times weekly, Malta teams go out on the street and into shelters to “meet people where they are.”  We offer soup, sandwiches packs, nutritious snacks, coffee and more. Additionally, we supply basic toiletry items, clothing - including brand new socks and underwear, jackets, hats & gloves, shoes, sleeping bags, blankets and more. The Homeless population we reach consists of relatively equal numbers of men and women.


In 2002, at a time when there were no area shelters, Malta leadership was inspired to provide housing for those ready to transition away from life on the streets in Groton and New London. We then purchased what came to be known as Malta House.  Since that time, a wonderful shelter emerged in New London to serve the homeless.  The New London Homeless Hospitality Center, along with other groups and agencies, is doing an excellent job with the immediate goal of providing shelter and resources to guide individuals into housing, employment and services needed.  

After recognizing this, and with much prayer and consideration, the Malta Board of Directors concluded that our season of providing temporary housing has passed. Because of this, we are currently in the process of selling the Malta House. We believe that our focus moving forward is to continue on with our basic mission to go out in love and serve individuals living “on the street” and in shelters who are in basic need. Malta will continue to do so through volunteer teams bringing out food, clothing, toiletries, and other basic items with the love of Jesus, through the generosity of the community. Our goal is to expand Malta’s territory creating teams to interact with more individuals in the connecting communities between Groton/New London and Norwich, and along the eastern Connecticut shoreline.

To learn more about how you can help, contact Coordinator Lori McClain at (860) 271-9892 or email hope@maltaoutreach.org.

There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open handed to your brothers and sisters, and to the poor and needy in your land.

- Deuteronomy 15:11



All items collected and received, must be sorted, prepared and marked for delivery to recipients. Volunteer once to try it out!

Call ahead:

Coordinator, Lori McClain

(860) 271-9892 to schedule a date.

Mondays (no holidays):

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Adult Volunteers only.

After School:


Opportunities for students with Community Service hour needs, and for children over 8 yrs.
accompanied by adults. Troops and Groups welcome!

Wednesday 9:30 – 12 p.m.

Call ahead to schedule.

Adult Volunteers only.



9:30 – 12 p.m.


Prepare soup and sandwiches and assemble lunch packs, in a local certified kitchen with an experienced supervised team. Adult volunteers only.

Be creative with your giving!

• Make Malta, Inc. the recipient of your Amazon Smile purchases.
• Host a collection: through your school, organization, workplace, church, neighborhood, or team
Order bulk purchases of hats, gloves, socks, toiletries and the food items indicated through Dollar Tree.

Have donations delivered directly to:

Malta, Inc.
20 Grove Ave.
Groton, CT 06340


  • Underwear

  • Socks

  • Toiletries: deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, travel-size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, feminine products

New or Gently Used:


  • Jeans

  • T-Shirts and Tops 

  • Sweatshirts 

  • Jackets & (non-wool) coats

  • Blankets

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Rain Ponchos

  • Reading glasses

  • Flashlights & Batteries

Nutritious &

Non-Perishable Foods:

Pouches of Tuna or Chicken

Canned meats

Applesauce & Fruit Cups
Individual Cereals

Cereal Bars

Granola Bars

Packaged Peanut butter Crackers. 


Join Us

MALTA Ministries

Executive Board

Laura Michaud, President

David Miller, Vice President

Michael Michaud, Treasurer

Mary Young, Secretary


Phone: 860.448.9460

Registered Charity: 06-1554478

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