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Moravian Open Door New York

347 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 995-5810

Class of Housing: Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

General Information:

We are a not-for-profit (501c-3) organization committed to providing transitional housing and supportive services to the homeless, distressed and underserved population of New York City.


A safe, clean, drug and alcohol-free living environment provides residents with private and semi-private rooms as well as a nourishing breakfast five days each week. Other facilities include a communal kitchen where residents can prepare meals, on-site laundry facilities, a Common Room as well as a courtyard where residents can socialize. House meetings are held regularly for residents and staff to address any concerns within the building.
Life Skills
An on-site Life Skills Center with four computers provides training in computer skills, preparing resumes, preparing for and keeping a job, education in financial literacy, healthy living, and other life skills. Residents have their own email accounts and access to the Internet.
Employment Assistance
The MOD staff helps residents through every aspect of the job search. This includes scanning job listings, resume and cover letter development, mock job interviews and collecting letters of reference.
Eligible residents are assisted with obtaining Social Security Income, Social Security Disability, Public Assistance and Veteran benefits.
Transitional Housing Support
MOD's staff provides the following services:
Referrals for affordable apartments, and where appropriate, for assisted living facilities and nursing homes
    Assistance with various applications for housing programs
    Letter-writing, copying, faxing, mailing applications, and mock housing interviews
Medical and Mental Health
The nearby Karpas Health Information Center makes available baseline testing for residents and offers classes in many aspects of wellness. Volunteer Nursing groups also organize health fairs for residents. Referrals are also made to local providers. Outpatient, inpatient, and long-term treatment referrals for substance abuse programs are provided.
Special Events for Residents
Special dinners and cookouts celebrate holidays. These and other activities are hosted by MOD staff, visiting youth groups, and church groups. Movies, bingo, games, and community events are available for residents.
MOD staff is available to accompany residents on medical, mental health and social service appointments, as well as to housing interviews.
General Advocacy
Residents are afforded Fair Hearing support, Adult Protective Services and professional assistance.
Pastoral Counseling
One-on-one and group counseling is offered by Moravian church pastors.

Website: http://www.moravianhouse.org

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Helpful Definitions For Moravian Open Door New York:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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