Shelter

The Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center Shelter is a member of the Emergency Shelter Network of Faith-Based and Community Organizations. We welcome 12 to 15 homeless men as guests each night, screened by and sent from the Grand Central Neighborhood Drop-In Center. We provide our guests with a safe and comfortable place to spend the night in the basement of St. Christopher’s House. A volunteer stays on the premises and sees the guests off in the morning.

The shelter is open year-round. On December 24, 2012, our shelter guests enjoyed a lovely Christmas Eve Dinner coordinated and prepared by members of the Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center Board and friends. Christmas gifts were donated to the shelter guests by the Holy Trinity Church community.


Detailed Information for Shelter Volunteers

We are always recruiting volunteers for our nightly homeless shelter. Please consider trying it out, on your own or with a friend or partner, for one night. Details below.

The Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center each night welcomes 12 to 15 homeless men as overnight guests, screened by and sent from the Grand Central Neighborhood Drop-In Center.

We provide our guests with a warm, safe, and comfortable place to spend the night at St. Christopher’s House, Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, between First and Second Avenues, Manhattan.

One or more volunteers welcome our guests, staying overnight on the premises, and seeing them off in the morning. Most of our volunteers commit to staying in the Shelter one night a month.

We urgently need more volunteers. Please make a difference in the life of our community and in your own life and become a Shelter volunteer, whether on your own or come with a friend or partner.

For more information about volunteering with the Shelter, please contact Melanie Hill at hillm990@gmail.com.

Give it a try one night and, we bet, you will want to sign up for at least one night a month!