Holy Trinity’s Shelter program provides overnight shelter and meals for homeless women, Wednesday through Friday evenings, January into June, in the Community Room of the church. A Shelter Coordinator assists and supervises the guests and works with volunteers from the church and community who help with meals and hospitality. Our coordinator is Michele DeCoteau, who is highly dedicated and makes the women feel welcome and well cared for. The program is administered by Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Cooperation, in conjunction with the New York City Emergency Shelter Network.
For twenty-nine years, the Holy Trinity Shelter Program has provided a clean bed, warm dinner and light breakfast to many New York City homeless during the cold winter months. The need for your involvement – giving time, energy, spirit and financial resources – has never been greater! Currently housing homeless women, with your help, this outreach ministry will give our guests a safe place to rest, nourishment, and the warm fellowship that can help them build independent lives and find and keep permanent homes and jobs with futures. Your funds support the Shelter Coordinator’s salary and other program expenses, such as food, DVD rentals and utility expenses.
Financial contributions can be made out to “Holy Trinity Lutheran Church” with a notation to “Homless Shelter Program” and sent to 3 W 65th Street, New York, NY 10023.
Volunteers are also needed. There are many ways you can help. On Wednesday through Friday nights volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals, plan menus, shop for groceries, or donate whole or partial meals. You will have reliable support from the Shelter Coordinator who spends every night here and is happy to train new volunteers and assist with the setting up the evening meal.