NSSP in Great Need
As we come to the end of one of the coldest winters in memory, the North Shore Sheltering Program is completing another successful year of operation. The shelter is open only during the winter months, from November until the end of March.
Originally founded in the winter of 1996 by a group of clergy and other concerned citizens, NSSP is now housed in the Parish Hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Glen Cove. As many as 29 men have been given shelter, but most nights it ranges from 16-20 men. The men are given a hot meal and a warm, safe place to sleep. Breakfast is provided in the morning and a sandwich or other snack to take with them when they leave the shelter at 6:30 am. Most of the men can find work during the warmer months and rent a room, but seasonal work is hard to find in the winter and many men find themselves on the street.
Whenever possible NSSP directs certain guests in need of housing, medical care, and/or treatment to the proper agencies and facilities.
As a seasonal shelter NSSP receives no government funding. All funds are raised through the generosity of the community. Meals are provided and served by volunteers.
If sufficient funding is not raised soon, there is a strong possibility that NSSP may not open for the winter of 2014-15, and homeless men may once again be on the street during the frigid winter months.
Please help to keep the doors open. Donations may be sent to:
NSSP, PO Box 415, Glen Cove, NY 11542
For additional information please visit our website: northshoreshelteringprogram.org