Next Step Men's Shelter

For more information or to volunteer please email
, 212-877-4050 x244

Food and Clothing donations are always welcome.
Click here for the Shelter Wish-List

The SWFS Next Step Homeless Shelter works in conjunction with GCNSSC Mainchance Drop-in Center and the Department of Homeless Services to provide shelter for ten men, five nights a week nine months of the year. Our goal is to provide a warm, caring, and safe environment for men who are in a transitional period in their lives.

What can a volunteer do?

Help set up the shelter room and cook dinner for the men;
sleep overnight at the shelter;
donate food and supplies (check out The Shelter List),
donate Friday night dinner,
visit the shelter to show your support.

When can I volunteer?

Monday through Friday evenings.

What times are volunteers needed?

Set up and cooking 6-8 pm
Sleepover volunteers 8 pm-6:30 am

Where is the Shelter?

In the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Berns Lounge

Shelter Volunteer Sign Up
Your Information

Choose an Opportunity

Volunteer to cook and serve dinner at the shelter or sleep overnight.


Cook and Serve Dinner

Sleep Overnight

Other ways you can help: Donations

Click here to give online.

A Shelter Success Story!

One of our Next Step Homeless Shelter guests who has been sleeping here nightly since September has moved into his own apartment on Thursday. The warm meal and warm shelter that SWFS has provided were, in some small way, instrumental in allowing this individual to get back on his feet. Thank you, SWFS, for helping maintain our shelter for 28 continuous years.