Project Description

Home Away From Home…

The Fr. Ned Coughlin, SJ Men’s Shelter provides a friendly, safe space for up to 13 men, seven nights a week. The shelter runs in partnership with Urban Pathways and the Olivieri Drop-In Center. Guests are referred and screened by Olivieri.

Each year…

Beds Provided
Nights Open


Days of Operation:
Every day

Hours of Operation:
7:00pm–6:00am (next day)

24 West 16th St., between 5th & 6th Aves.

All guests must be referred by Olivieri Drop-In Center. No walk-ins are permitted.



Volunteer Shifts:
Primetime: Every night, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Overnight: Every night, 7:00 or 10:00pm–6:30am (next day)

24 West 16th St., between 5th & 6th Aves.


PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: Many of our guests struggle with health issues and/or do not have access to reliable health care. If you have experienced any symptoms of illness within the last 14 days, please do NOT sign up to volunteer. If you need to cancel your shift, please do so rather than come in sick. Thank you for your consideration!


From food, to the occasional household appliance to monetary gifts, our shelter is kept stocked by the generous donations of people like you.

Can I donate food to the shelter?2021-05-26T11:43:40-04:00

We accept donations of perishable and non-perishable food items for the shelter. We also welcome anyone to cook dinner for the guests, as the men who work often miss the meal at the drop-in center. Please contact the Director of Outreach to find out what items are needed and what dinner days are available.

Can I donate household items to the shelter?2021-05-26T11:43:03-04:00

We sometimes accept books or DVDs, and occasionally small household appliances if one that we have stops working. Please do not drop off any items without first contacting the Director of Outreach.

Can I make a monetary donation to the Shelter?2018-10-02T07:01:32-04:00

Absolutely! Please visit our Donation page for information about monetary donations.

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