40 South Main

40 South Main Street is a unique, transformative housing initiative operated by the Human Services Council. Located in the heart of South Norwalk, this program embodies our commitment to empowering lives and fostering independence. 40 South Main Street offers more than just shelter; we provide a pathway to stability, job training, and community support, helping residents regain control of their lives and build a brighter future.

Nichole Jefferson

Program Director

Nichole Jefferson

Nichole Jefferson is a dedicated Director of Supportive Housing with a profound commitment to community service. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Nichole’s professional journey spans over twenty years in property management, where she has excelled in providing safe and welcoming environments for individuals and families. Beyond her professional achievements, Nichole’s passion for volunteerism shines through her role as a mentor in the Norwalk Mentor Program and her previous leadership as Co-Director of the youth choir at her church. With a keen interest in communication and inclusivity, Nichole has studied sign language and continues to pursue proficiency in this field. In her leisure time, she finds joy in spending quality moments with her family, exploring new destinations through travel, indulging in culinary adventures through cooking, and nurturing her love for gardening. Nichole’s unwavering dedication to serving others and her diverse skill set make her an invaluable asset to any organization she engages with.


About the Program

Originally built in 1896 as the New City Hotel, 40 South Main Street has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis. Today, it stands as a symbol of hope, offering 44 single occupancy units to formerly homeless and imminently homeless individuals. The Human Services Council with support from city and state officials and the local community has revitalized the historic building to provide safe, stable, and dignified living spaces wrapped around supportive programs.


  • Temporary secure housing
  • Communal events & programming
  • Rental assistance programs
  • GED and literacy programs
  • Employment search support
  • Wellness programs

Success Stories

Our program has witnessed inspiring success stories where individuals have transformed their lives, found employment, and regained self-confidence. Ask us about the success stories that inspire us to continue our mission, one life at a time.

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Connecticut Department of Children and Families

24 hours a day / 7 days a week