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Care for Others: Homeless Shelter

Holy Trinity's Shelter program provides shelter and meals for homeless women Wednesday through Friday evenings during the colder months in the Community Roon of the church. A paid coordinator supervises the clients and the work of the many volunteers from church and community who help run the Shelter. The program is in conjunction with the New York Department of Homeless Services.

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 "Homeless 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.

Music Kitchen
A classical music program that was initiated at Holy Trinity's Shelter and now serves the homeless throughout the NYC metro area. Their goal is to bring top emerging and established professional musicians together in order to share the inspirational, therapeutic, and uplifting power of music with New York City's disenfranchised homeless shelter residents. (Pictured is founder and Holy Trinity member, Kelly Hall-Tompkins)