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 treatment referrals, and housing assistance and, workshops that improve their overall quality of life.

In order to help people use our center as a bridge to a more secure life, we have designed a consumer-oriented membership program and intake process to meet our clients at their various levels of need. Our goal is to tailor 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 in itself.