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Health and Wellness programs have identified specialized needs within their communities and are addressing them with the help of active and committed volunteers.  Some offer companionship for the elderly. Others address addiction issues or housing needs. All of them provide essential services with a spirit of love and fellowship.

Programs awarded funding in the 2018-19 Youth Opportunity Grant cycle and 2019 Basic Human Needs grant cycle include:

Art, Acceptance and a Place to Be Yourself for LGBTQA Youth, The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan $15,000

Art, Acceptance and a Place to Be Yourself for LGBTQA Youth
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan

487 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

Phone: 212-633-2099

Director: Simone Richmond
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Emily Phillips Lloyd

Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 6:45-9.30 pm

Art and Acceptance is a risk prevention and intervention program, a safe space for LGBTQA-identified teens and young adults who are homeless or in unstable living conditions. St. Luke’s open doors are a gateway to a hot meal, dance, yoga and visual arts programming, and relationships with social workers and volunteer mentors. Participants also gain access to an array of services including crisis support, health interventions and legal advocacy. Art and Acceptance has been awarded a multi-year grant ($15,000 / year for 3 years).

Emergency Shelter Partnership, St. Matthew's Church, Bedford $6,900

Emergency Shelter Partnership
St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford

382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY 10506

Phone:  (914) 582-6336


Director: Noah Sorkin
Clergy in Charge: John Zahl

Hours of Operation: November-March, 7 days a week, 9:00 pm -6:00 am

The Emergency Shelter Partnership (ESP) is a community-based, interfaith coalition of religious and community organizations in northern Westchester County. November through March, partners rotate to provide meals and emergency shelter for those needing a safe, warm place to sleep.

Helping Hands, St. Mary's Church, Tuxedo Park $15,900

Helping Hands
St. Mary’s Church, Tuxedo Park

10 Foxhill Road, Tuxedo, 10987

Phone:(845) 356-0100 

Clergy in Charge: Richard J. Datos-Robyn

Program Director: James Fraser

Hours of Operation: Case Management/Showers and Laundry/Outreach Center – Weekdays 7-11am. Safe Haven – Nightly, 7 days a week, November –April

Helping Hands Interfaith Coalition for the Homeless assists homeless men and women in finding alternatives to life on the streets. The Coalition runs a shelter every night from November through April, as well as a day-time Outreach Center which provides case management, showers, laundry, vocational training, educational workshops and health services.

The Next Step, St. Matthew's Church, Bedford $9,500

The Next Step, Intensive Support
St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford

382 Cantitoe St., Bedford, NY 10506

Phone: 914-741-0740

Director: Debbie Haglund
Clergy in Charge: Rev. R. Pike

Hours of Operation: 24/7, 365 days a year

The Next Step: Intensive Support follows individuals from homelessness to safe secure homes and, for older formerly homeless adults, provides increasingly intensive case management to support them as they age. Older adults in shared housing are provided safe housing, a monthly rent subsidy, and transportation to, and support at, medical appointments.

Pathways Drop In, All Angels' Episcopal Church, Manhattan $6,500

Pathways Drop In Program
All Angels’ Episcopal Church, Manhattan

251 West 80th Street NY, NY 10024

Phone: 212-362-9300 

Director: Chelsea Horvath
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Jim King

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 am-2:00 pm

The Pathways Center at All Angels Church seeks to offer a radical welcome to homeless adults by providing light meals, showers, clothing, toiletries, haircuts, mail service, as well as medical, psychiatric and social services on a drop in basis. Open two days per week, the program served 250 guests last year.

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center, Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs $10,000

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center- Advocacy & Intervention Project
Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs

39 Granite Springs Rd, Granite Springs, NY 10527

Phone: (845) 628-9284


Director: Anne Nadig
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Hal Roark

Hours of Operation: Office hours: 9:30 am -7:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm Fridays

The Putnam Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is a not for profit organization established to provide advocacy, education and services to the community in order to create a safe, and supportive environment that eliminates violence and promotes equity. The Women’s Resource Center Advocacy and Intervention Project provides immediate support and intervention to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Robert Daniel Jones Memorial Shelter, St. Mary's, Manhattan $15,000

Robert Daniel Jones Memorial Shelter 
St. Mary’s, Manhattanville, Manhattan

521 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027

Phone: 917-841-4660

Director: Edafe Okoporo
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Mary Foulke

Hours of Operation: Daily, 8:30pm – 7:00am

The Robert Daniel Jones Memorial Shelter seeks to build a supportive community for homeless immigrants and refugees in NYC by providing shelter and one-on-one support. Guests can stay up to 12 months and during that time are assisted with language, legal and health services.