Permanent Housing: SHORE purchased several small
renovated them, and rents them as permanent apartment housing to
families recommend by local agencies. SHORE also built seven two-family homes
in White Plains, combining
this type of rental housing with affordable ownership housing for first-time
In 2010 SHORE completed a new 2-family home in Ardsley, NY and took over
management and operation of a 2-family home in Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Family Assistance: Social services are made available to families in
SHORE rental units, to help them with budgeting,
parenting, housekeeping, and other issues in making a successful transition
from homelessness back to normal life in the community.
SHORE sponsored the founding of St. Bernard's Center for Learning,
a Headstart program for children living in shelters.
Volunteers from SHORE and its member churches and temples have
taken an active part in HomeFront, an annual one-day repair and renovation program
for deserving, often elderly homeowners operated by the relief agency AmeriCares.
SHORE seeks to eliminate the causes of homelessness by advocating
with government and other organizations to create affordable housing, documenting
and reporting problems of homelessness, and supporting other programs
that help people with housing needs.
Emergency Shelter: Together with Grace Episcopal Church in White
Plains, SHORE founded
Open Arms Shelter for homeless men,
which provides 24-hour-a-day services of shelter, meals, psychiatric and substance-abuse
counseling, job and housing referral, and educational activities. To date,
more than 500 men have "graduated" from this program, becoming self-supporting
and living in their own housing.