Welcome to Project Hospitality. We are an interfaith effort, committed to serving the needs of hungry and homeless people. We serve people with special needs — people living with HIV and AIDS, people using substances, people living with mental illness — with an array of on-site professional services. We offer a comprehensive continuum of compassionate care that begins with street outreach, shelter, and soup kitchen and food pantry, and extends to treatment, other clinical and support services, and transitional and permanent supportive housing.
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It is the mission of Project Hospitality, Inc. to reach out to community members who are hungry, homeless or otherwise in need in order to work with them to achieve their self-sufficiency — thereby enhancing the quality of life for our community. Project Hospitality seeks to realize its mission both by advocating for those in need and by establishing a comprehensive continuum of care that begins with the provision of food, clothing and shelter and extends to other services which include health care, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, HIV care, education, vocational training, legal assistance, and transitional and permanent housing.
Project Hospitality is a community-based, not-for-profit agency established in 1982 as an interfaith volunteer emergency response to the needs of homeless and hungry persons in Staten Island, New York. Incorporated in 1984, this volunteer community network implemented life-saving measures to meet the critical needs of homeless persons in the borough by providing emergency outreach, food, clothing, and shelter.
The agency began with a simple food pantry and soup kitchen in 1982, opening the borough’s first overnight voluntary church emergency shelter for homeless men in 1983, followed by a voluntary church-based women’s shelter and year-round men’s shelter in 1984. In 1985, Project Hospitality opened a trailer at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to provide emergency and referral services to homeless persons who had congregated in the ferry terminal, the only heated public space on Staten Island. The outreach trailer represented the agency’s first city contract, with the then NYC Human Resources Administration. It was through the intake and referral process of this initial drop-in center model that the agency was able to identify the multiple needs of homeless persons coming for help.
Rebuilding Lives Since 1982