Programs

Programs

Soup Kitchen: The Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen in Hempstead is the largest soup kitchen on Long Island, serving 300-400 guests five days a week, most days of the year. Much of the food is donated by individuals, schools, religious and community groups, and businesses.

Center for Transformative Change (CTC): The INN’s newest facility, opened in January 2016, is a Resource Center and free clothing boutique to assist guests of the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen to improve their life circumstances and become more self-sufficient.

 

Emergency Shelters: The INN operates 2 emergency shelters in Nassau County: one shelter is dedicated to providing temporary refuge for homeless families, and one provides temporary refuge to homeless men.

 

Long-Term Housing:
The INN provides 10 formerly homeless families with safe, affordable housing in the Long Term Housing Program throughout Long Island.  These families receive case management services to assist them in reaching goals of self-sufficiency and independence.

 

INN Guest Services: The Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen and the Center for Transformative Change (CTC) offer a variety of social services, and distribute many different donated items (on a set schedule) to guests who are in need of help.