Outreach Information Services
Outreach Information Services (OIS)
OIS helps support Monday Night Meals, as well as access to social services and mental and physical health checks for guests of our Monday and Friday feeding programs. OIS, a 501(c)3 organization helps support Monday Night Hospitality through an annual crowdrise campaign from volunteers as well as corporate donations.
OIS has expanded to provide two social workers to guests at Monday and Friday meal programs helping them better navigate social services, including housing. It also facilitated community health screenings where doctors and residents of the CUNY Medical School provide health checks. These give our guests an alternative to emergency rroom facilities. Finally, to support mental health, monthly meditation classes have been introduced.
Recent fundraising efforts have helped provide two commercial refrigerators and one freezer to All Souls Church for the use of the meal programs. It has also funded new, more sturdy and comfortable chairs for Reidy friendship Hall and a new ice maker to better keep our guests cool in the summer.
For more on the program please see www.mondaynighthospitality.org