Our History

The Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation (GCNSSC) was born out of an urgent need to remedy widespread homelessness around Grand Central Terminal.

By the 1980’s, homelessness in the area was profound – hundreds of people lived in the street. In an attempt to improve conditions, the city of New York established several Drop-In Centers that offered an alternative to street living. Our organization – known at the time as the Grand Central Partnership Social Services Corporation – began its work at one of these centers in 1989.

Today, the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation remains committed to serving Midtown Manhattan’s homeless population.  Last year, we served over 125,000 meals, placed over 300 people in transitional and permanent housing, and provided emergency shelter for over 2700 people.