Mayor Adams, NYC Faith leaders launch faith-based shelter program

New York: As New York City continues to care for more than 46,000 asylum seekers, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the creation of a faith-based shelter program — a new, two-year partnership with New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) that will allow up to 50 houses of worship or faith-based spaces to offer overnight shelter for up to 19 single adult men at each location.

“No matter what faith you practice, caring for those in need is part of every spiritual tradition,” said Mayor Adams.

To provide programming and support for asylum seekers during the day — while these faith-based spaces continue to offer their normal activities — the city will also open five daytime centers.

“Our city has witnessed an unprecedented influx of asylum seekers coming to New York City since last spring,” said Pastor Gil Monrose, executive director, Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships.

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