Sterling House is a multi-service community center located in the heart of Stratford, Connecticut. Since its opening, Sterling House has been a mecca for young and old. It is dedicated to serving all ages from the toddler to the senior adult, and provides affordable social, educational and recreational activities which assist them in their positive and healthy development.

Sterling House
2283 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 378-2606

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Sterling House Soccer is Registering Now January 22nd, 2015

The Sterling House Spring soccer league registration is now open. For boys and girls ages 5-15, no experience necessary. There are separate divisions for boys and girls. Sterling House does not keep records or standings. This is a recreational league for all children regardless of ability. Sterling house programs stress participation, development of skills, and sportsmanship. Have fun, get some exercise, and make new friends! Play begins in April. Fee is $90 plus Sterling House membership.

Sterling House is also registering for Spring basic instructional soccer for boys and girls ages 4-5. Play is in April and May for 6 weeks. Fee is $75 plus Sterling house membership. To register, visit or register in person at Sterling House.

Counselor-In-Training Character and Leadership Development Course January 20th, 2015

For youth entering 9th – 12th grades and are 14 by June 29th, emphasizing leadership skills, character development, child development and safety, program skills development, and an opportunity to assist in all areas of camp with confidence. To be considered as a 1st time Junior Counselor (youth volunteer) position for summer day camp this program must be competed.

PARENT & YOUTH REGISTRATION & ORIENTATION on Wednesday March 11 or April 8 from 6:30-7:30 PM, RSVP to only 1 night. All interested youth must submit an application. The schedule is 5 weeks of training on Thursdays, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, and May 28 from 3:30-5:30 PM. The cost is $465 plus a Sterling House Membership Fee of $15. Registration must be submitted by Saturday April 18.

To RSVP to one of the Orientation/Registration Sessions or if you have any questions contact Robert Wargo at or 203-378-2606 x 113.

Friends of Sterling House Campaign 2014-15 Your Generous Support is most Appreciated! January 13th, 2015

Since 1932, Sterling House has been impacting the lives of thousands of children, teenagers and adults through social, educational and recreational programs, programs which enable individuals to develop life skills, become self-sufficient and help those in our community caught in the crossroads of life.

This past year:
*The Sterling House Resource Connection Program and Food Pantry provided enough food to prepare over 73,000 meals, to 8,725 individuals, including 3,000 children.
*We provided new school supplies to over 300 children starting school in September.
*We assisted close to 1,000 children with gifts and clothing during the holidays.
*Local youth provided 2,520 hours of volunteer service to the community through Sterling House volunteer programs.
*Sterling House Pre-school, Athletics and Day Camp provided scholarships to over 100 local children.

Sterling House needs your help to continue servicing the needs in our community. We rely on generous friends like you to keep our programs operating effectively…

Please help us raise $30,000 so we may continue our legacy and support the needs of over 13,000 youth and adults from Greater Bridgeport & Fairfield County.

It’s easy to make a “Friends” contribution to Sterling House…

*ONLINE – – click the “DONATION” button!

*Mail to SHCC, 2283 Main St., Stratford, CT. 06615
*Contributions can be made by credit card – MC, VISA, AMEX, Discover…

Our heartfelt “Thank You” and a very Happy New Year!

Valentine’s Day Fundraiser! January 12th, 2015

The Sterling House Night of Entertainment – Saturday February 14th
presenting the “British Invasion” featuring Band Together, returning again this year at Bridgeport Downtown Cabaret, for another sell out performance!

Reservations must be made in advance by contacting Patty Calabrese at 203-378-2606 ext. 107

$50 pp also includes a “Pre-Show Party” featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres promptly at 7:00 pm.

Open Your Heart for Sterling House February 18th, 2014

Sterling House’s greatest asset and eventual legacy lies not in the programs that the general public sees, but rather in the quite acts of support and kindness given by individuals and families caught in the crossroads of life……
I have never seen a community more supportive than the one I live in. Stratford is a great place to live and work. The people in this town constantly amaze me with their willingness to give to those in need.

Not a day goes by at Sterling House when I’m not holding the door for a ”friend of Sterling House,” who is dropping off food for the Resource Connection Program/Food Pantry, or I’m saying hello to a volunteer who is coming to work in our Resource Connection program/Food Pantry.

There are many advantages to giving; the greatest gift of donating is the sense of pride knowing you are helping others. Non- profits rely more than ever on community support to help assist with the daily needs of organizations, be it monetary donations, products, services, or volunteer time. We welcome donations from all sources such as schools, church groups, businesses, individuals and families.

We ask you to open your hearts this Valentine’s Day and consider giving a donation to help Sterling House Community Center. Please share the list below with family and friends and neighbors.

Thank you in advance for your help.
Please contact me if you have any question -203-378-2606 Ext 105;
Diane Sheridan, Director of Community Development

The following items are needed at Sterling House:
Resource Program/Food Pantry
Pampers- size 3-6
Pet food
Small set of lockers
Sink / and installation
Pre- School
4 red wagons
Arts Program
Gift Cards for Art show dedicated to the Armed Forces and to recognize the talents of youth and adults
Framing Services
Food/Refreshments for Art Show

Youth Sports Program
Commercial size ice maker for spring and fall youth soccer
Glass Display case 4 to 6 feet wide, 5 to 6 feet high – with or without wheels
Youth Summer Camp
2 DVD- players
300 Vinyl drawstring backpacks
Sterling House/maintenance
Security System / and installation
6 Foot step ladder
High Speed floor machine
Steam carpet shampooer
Shop Vac
Development Department
Volunteers for events
Gift Certificates/Services, etc. for auction items
Printing Services

Ashcroft, Inc. Supports Sterling House January 28th, 2014

Employees of the Stratford facility of Ashcroft, Inc. recently put together a Cookbook called “Ashcroft Gourmets: Cooking Under Pressure” with a collection of employees’ favorite recipes. The cookbook is being sold for $10 with all proceeds going to Sterling House to support the Sterling Park Day Camp Scholarship fund. A check for $1,970 was recently presented to Lou Perno, Executive Director of Sterling House. “We truly appreciate all the support we receive from Ashcroft especially through their recent cookbook project as well as supporting our annual Toy Drive. We are grateful to all their assistance”, comments Lou Perno. The cookbook is currently for sale at Sterling House. In photo, Lou Perno is presented with a check from Jeanette Guggenheim, Executive Assistant of Operations at Ashcroft with members of her Cookbook Committee. THANK YOU ASHCROFT, INC. FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

2nd Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards Recognition Event October 30th, 2013

youth awards

Congratulations to our youth volunteers who were recognized at the 2nd Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards Recognition Event on Saturday, October 26.  19 students were recognized for contributing 100 hours or more of volunteer service to Sterling House from September 2012 to August 2013.  Back Row (L to R): Arda Yilmaz, Alasdair Gilbert, Dan Slosser, Will Alberti, Aubrey Lowe, Megan Peterlin, Emily Winter.  Front Row (L to R): Emma Bromley, Marina Kydes, Elyse Velky, Erica Velky, Carly Horch, Megan White, Kaya Wells, Nychelle Mackie.  Not pictured: Josh Brown, Drew Damiano, Lauren Holt, Dominic Parrella.

Sterling House Athletics May 7th, 2013

Sterling House offers a variety of athletic activities for youth and adults throughout the year. Learn more about the activities, schedules, etc. by going to the Sterling House Quickscore Site.

Follow Sterling House on Twitter July 19th, 2011

Sterling House is now on Twitter! Come connect with us today! Follow us on Twitter.

TD BANK November 29th, 2010

Anyone who opens an account at TD Bank in Stratford and mentions Sterling House using code A1585 will be supporting social, educational and recreational programs at the center. Open an account and Sterling House will get a donation. For more information contact Diane Sheridan, Director of Community Development, at Ext 105 or