About Us

The Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation (GCNSSC) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to providing immediate relief to Midtown Manhattan’s homeless population. Through our Mainchance Drop-In Center, we offer basic necessities (food, clothing, showers, and chairs for respite) and a range of social services including employment counseling, treatment referrals, and housing assistance.

In order to help people use our center as a bridge to a more secure life, we have designed a consumer-oriented membership program to meet our clients at their various levels of need — tailoring our services to fit the specific situations of each individual. We give them a choice and, in doing so, we give them a greater chance of success.

We recognize that, for some, simply coming in from the streets is a significant step. 
It is these people – those usually excluded from other service agencies – that we aid most.