Who We are & what we do

Mission


The North Shore Sheltering Program provides temporary overnight shelter to those men who are homeless and seeks to direct people in need of housing, medical care and/or treatment to the proper agencies and facilities.


History


The North Shore Sheltering Program provides a warm and dry place to sleep to men in need. The program began in response to the death of two men who, in separate incidents, left out in the elements during the winter of 1996, died of exposure. Several concerned citizens joined together with members of the clergy and started the North Shore Sheltering Program.


Housed in the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove the Shelter is aided by over 130 caring volunteers. The Shelter is privately funded by the generosity of concerned citizens, religious congregations, civic groups and schools. 


The NSSP provides the guests with a medical screening, personal supplies (sleeping bag, socks, toiletries), a hot nutritious meal and life saving temporary overnight shelter.

A Board of Directors made up of members of the local religious communities and other involved citizens representing schools and civic organizations administers the operations of the NSSP.


Volunteers


Men, women and students from the community prepare balanced, nutritious meals delivering and serving the food to the guests at the Shelter. (Include sign-up link).


Supporters of the Shelter can purchase supplies easily by using our Amazon.com needs list. Requested items are shipped directly to our supply coordinators and delivered to the Shelter.