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Moravian Open Door is a not-for-profit (501c-3) organization committed to providing transitional housing and supportive services to the homeless, distressed and underserved population of New York City. Our ministry serves those individuals who are fifty and older with the goal of helping them regain their independence and security, and assisting them in moving to appropriate, permanent facilities.
Established in 1987 by the Eastern District of the Moravian Church in North America, MOD is funded solely by church and private donations and a nominal monthly program fee. MOD does not receive any city, state, or federal funding.
MOD is not a drop-in shelter or a nursing facility, but is a safe, clean, drug and alcohol-free transitional home (called Moravian House) that provides private and semi-private rooms for up to 41 homeless adults who are just “one step away” from independence. Individuals come to MOD recommended by a shelter or agency in New York. Upon admission, each new resident receives a personal service plan to address the causes of homelessness and to build greater self-reliance. Residents have their own mailboxes and also an email address; they also have the use of the kitchen and the Common Room.