Shelter

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manhattanville
521 W.126 St. NY, NY between Old Broadway and Amsterdam

 Invites you to join us
in our growing ministry to serve the homeless at our new

Robert Daniel Jones Memorial Shelter

Volunteers needed now!
The shelter will serve 6 homeless men from July 1 – September 30, 2012 (on a trial basis) from 7PM to 7AM, seven nights a week.

After orientation and training sessions, volunteers will be asked to sign up for one or more night per month in which they will help with set up and clean up and will spend the night.  No special skills, experience or ability (beyond that of climbing stairs) is required.  Spanish speakers especially invited.

Donations of food, prepared meals, socks, underwear and funds (tax deductable) are also very welcome, as are your prayers for this new ministry.

If interested, please write to: RDJMemorialShelter@gmail.com

2 Responses to Shelter

  1. HELLO,
    You failed to check Manhattan homelessness shelter need and respite care availabilities. If you review the New York Academy of Medicine Sections on Public Health and on Epidemiology, you will see the respite care need is for women and for senior citizens.
    Men find shelter all over Manhattan Borough and throughout New York City. On Saturday night, current information shows, it seems, only FOUR beds designated for women — FOUR!! Once the East 26th Street Armory offered about 200 beds 365/24/7. It now houses National Guard training services. That is TWO HUNDRED missing beds for women.
    The Oliveri Center on West 30th Street is web listed “For Women Only”. It isn’t!! It’s services run about three, four to one AGAINST women and the special needs women have.
    Check your numbers better!
    And, it appears no one has, as yet, even begun to look at the issues of the “Hidden Homeless” whether male, female, or seniors. These are people faced with social, gender, and /or economic abuse, substandard living conditions, and job loss or dislocation.
    Let’s work together to get the facts on New York City homelessness right, understand the true nature of generic homelessness, and end the tragic epidemic of homelessness’s plight globally!!
    Thanks!!
    Yours,
    Dr. Elyas F. Isaacs with [amongst many]
    The United Nations NGO Health Committee and Scientists without Broders [companion to Medicines sans Frontieres] and President of: The Frances York C.T.E., Institute for S.S., and Library, in the City of New York

  2. billy adams says:

    on it

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