St. James’ takes seriously our Biblical mandate for hospitality, operating a 12-bed shelter for homeless men in partnership with Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. The shelter is staffed entirely by volunteer hosts, who provide a light meal and a safe and comfortable sleeping environment for our guests five nights each week.
The shelter space is located in the basement of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church on the corner of 73rd street and Madison Avenue, two blocks from St. James’.
In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression with nearly 60,000 people without a home every night. While we cannot serve everyone, we can make a difference in the lives of 12 men. And for those men, this difference means everything.