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.
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
The apostle Paul was once shipwrecked near the island of Malta. The Biblical account tells us that thepeople of Malta welcomed Paul and the 275 people with whom he was shipwrecked, showing them “unusual kindness,” (Acts 28:1-2). Paul says, “They honored us and …supplied us with what we needed
to continue our journey,” (v.10).
To supply individuals who are homeless or in great need with food, clothing and loving kindness.
Through this, we seek to help restore or maintain a sense of dignity, connection and hope to people in
or coming through dire circumstances.