9/22/2015 9:28:43 PM
This shelter saved my life. The shelter gave me the support I needed to be alive. The kitchen staff have minimal resources and yet manage to provide nutrition to all in need. The social workers listen. I was embarrassed to tell my social worker that I couldn't even afford feminine hygiene and he was kind enough to refer me to the front desk. Security confiscated my CK perfume and thank god they did, no one should be wearing perfume in an environment like that. The health professionals ensure each person received medical attention. I would say this shelter deserves funding.
8/7/2014 11:43:01 AM
Was there 4 1/2 months. Received enough to eat, a bed to sleep in through the church bed program, medical and dental care, mental health counseling, and am now in permanent housing thanks to Mainchance. It's not a perfect place, but it has many more positives than negatives, as far as I'm concerned.
12/9/2014 4:31:56 PM
This place should be called a halfway house, not a drop-off center. The director all but promotes and justifies violence. They make judgments based on race, therefore promoting this behavior. They don't understand what's right in front of them, ex convicts, mentally ill people, who are looking for an excuse to commit violence. The place should be reviewed, and put under new management.
7/14/2015 4:28:14 PM
This is a drop-in center which has flooded the neighborhood with mentally ill people; drug addicts; recently jail released individuals and city systemindigents with no structured activities, no supervision, no guidance or programs for future for any of these people. The facility and its parent, the DHS have consistently demonstrate an inability to be accountable to the long established neighborhood in which they deceptively situated themselves and have vandalized, directly contributed to its degradation and continue to the daily up tick in crime.
3/6/2013 7:32:28 AM
the second in command cannot stand looking at the clients. they are treated like cattle. staff is inexperienced except for a few.if you have to stay somewhere...you are better off on the street than at GCN.tried to complain to DHS but they dont care either.someone should go undercover for a day and witness this place for themselves..waste of grant money..these people forget why they are there.
Stop assuming homeless have drug, mental, alcohol abuse problems
7/30/2014 9:39:05 AM
It's been a nightmare trying to be treated with dignity and respect from everyone at HRA to Housingworks, to Chruch shelters to Bellevue shelters. First wake up humans not everyone is a drug addict or has mental problems so don't just degrade and assume them as such. Second stop hiring people who get off on power trips over vulnerable people. Third your projects suck, because you demean and degrade people, you ASSUME instead of listening and paying attention instead of texting on your phone, if our taxes pay your salaries wake up or get another job you are causing consistent homelessness by your attitude
11/3/2015 5:12:39 AM
Absolutely abysmal. This place should be closed down and
The staff jailed. I was refused to even stay there unless I got rid of the little I had. No way was that happening. I went back to Brooklyn and slept on the floor. At least the floor offered dignity. I seen how they treat these people. It such a shame. If you really want help and dignity go to project hospitality on Staten Island. I did and now I live in one of the nicest buildings on Staten Island and I will never be homeless again.