|Homeless Well-Being Program Services
Served Meal – Monday (To Go) from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., Saturday from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Serves six warm meals including a sack lunch to go in our dining room Monday through Saturday for a total of over 70,000 meals a year.
Mail Service – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 9 – 9:15 a.m.
Provides our mailing address for the homeless to use as their forwarding mail address, with a mailbox for each individual. Being homeless involves much more than lacking a bed to sleep in. It is a loss of a permanent address for job applications, financial assistance and family contact. The inability to even rent a post-office box severely alienates homeless people from the rest of the world and keeps them from re-entering society. This service rekindles that connection and creates needed stability.
Health and Hygiene Services – Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., QueensCare - every Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Clinica Romero – 3rd Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m.
Offers showers, toiletries and clothing (including undergarments and socks) for the homeless each Wednesday. QueensCare Health and Faith Partnership provides free health promotion and disease-prevention activities every week at the Center such as case management, health education and consultation, preventive screenings, and basic nursing care. Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero, a free mobile clinic, comes to the center once a month. A doctor and a nurse practitioner offer general medical and dental services for the homeless. The clinic treats everything from severe blisters to tuberculosis. Guests with chronic and serious conditions are given an appointment at their free clinic.
Resource Services – Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The resource specialist provides personalized support and advocacy to ensure guests’ needs are addressed and resolved. In many cases the resource specialist will be assisting people in short-term crisis such as unlawful eviction. Other services will include workshops to link guests to public benefits, affordable housing, affordable health care, job training programs and community organizing around a common concern. A major goal of the resource specialist will be to support guests of the Homeless Well-Being Program with the tools necessary to successfully transition from homelessness and achieve and maintain stable housing.
Special Holiday Meals – Offers a traditional holiday meal for the homeless community. We share the joys of the holidays with our impoverished guests who otherwise wouldn’t have had the means to enjoy a holiday feast. These meals are served with the support of generous donors and volunteers.