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.

 

Emergency Shelters: The INN operates 3 emergency shelters in Nassau County: two of the shelters are 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.

 

Supportive Services: The INN’s model program focuses on the cause of homelessness, empowering families to become self-sufficient.  Social workers work with volunteers and staff to provide residents in the Long-Term Housing Program with comprehensive supportive services including: counseling and case management, life skills training, tenancy and home management, educational tutoring for children and parents, and vocational training.

 

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.