Church-run homeless shelter in NYC raising funds for permanent location

New York, April 3, 2024

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A Church-run shelter that has been rehabilitating homeless and addicted men in New York City since 2017 is currently raising funds to find a permanent location.

The shelter, run by the St. John Give Hope Foundation, has been renting premises, but the owner has decided to sell, according to a statement published by foundation employee Svetlana Rudenko.

The shelter and its “brothers” are spiritually nourished by the Russian Church’s Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. The wards, natives of former Soviet republics, built a Church of St. John of Kronstadt themselves, where regular services are celebrated.

And not only does the shelter help the homeless and addicted, but it also serves as a beacon of Orthodoxy in the Coney Island area where there was no church before.

As of early 2024, hundreds of people have gotten sober thanks to the program at the House of Good Works.

At the shelter, men have the opportunity to live free for a month, and attend Church services, morning and evening prayers, and spiritual talks. “All this makes a man look at his life from a different angle.”

The wards of the shelter also help feed the homeless and participate in pro-life prayers held throughout the city.

Donations can be made at the shelter’s website, or by PayPal:

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