Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach
28 Lincoln Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Class of Housing/Services: Homeless shelter and services.
Every evening during the winter months, November 1st through April 1st, homeless guests are screened and transported from the North and South Forks of Long Island to one of fourteen host Houses of Worship between Greenport and East Hampton. Screening of guests consist of Breath-a-Lyzer Test, a physical check of the person and baggage and visual monitoring of the guest's behavior. Upon arrival to the host site, the homeless guests are welcomed and are registered by church volunteers. Guests then proceed to the sleeping areas to claim their bed and put down their personal belongings. Volunteers who have been preparing a nutritous, hot dinner for both the guests and volunteers are ready to serve 35 to 45* people by 7:00pm. Everyone sits down together for dinner and shares this opportunity for fellowship. After dinner guests are given the opportunity to attend an AA Meeting*, take a hot shower*, get warm clothes, consult with a medical professional or social worker*, play board games, attend an English (ESL) Class, watch a movie or just rest . Volunteers (Innkeepers) stay to monitor the guests overnight. At day break (5 am) a breakfast crew arrives to prepare and serve a sunstantial, hearty morning meal. In addition, a bagged lunch is prepared for each guest to take with them upon departure. The volunteer clean up crew begins to break down the beds and collect the bedding and towels for laundering at 6:30 am.. The floors are swept and disinfected, bathrooms are sanitized and the kitchen is cleaned. Promply at 7:00 am the guests leave and are transported back to where they originated. *Capacity and amenities vary among the paticipating Houses of Worship
How To Volunteer at Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach:
Be a volunteer. Call Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach at (631) 727-6831 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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