St. Anthony Shelter
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The St. Anthony Shelter for Renewal is located at 410 East 156th Street in the Bronx. You can reach the main office at
(718) 993-5161 or e-mail us at stanthonyshelter@gmail.com.

The Saint Anthony Shelter for Renewal is a private, not for profit shelter for men who are over 18 years of age. Overnight shelter accommodations are provided for up to 6 months for those guests who remain compliant with shelter programming and policy. Chief among the requirements is the complete abstinence from drugs and alcohol. This is due in large part to the focus of the shelter program on recovery. The nightly regimen of programs seek to empower men to recover from active abuse of substances and other patterns of addictive behavior. While it is not necessary to have addiction issues to enter the shelter St. Anthony's seeks the healing of the entire person at all levels of his life. This work is conducted mainly through a daily structured environment, an emphasis on personal responsibility and a nightly schedule of in house programs.

The guests of the shelter are welcomed into a fervent community setting where fraternity, respect, responsibility and honesty are key elements.
Building on these foundation stones, the guests with the guidance of the friars and volunteers, rebuild what was destroyed or never in place in the lives of each man according to his need. The shelter community becomes both a school and clinic where the guest can learn about themselves, their wounds and the subsequent path to recovery and growth that is much needed in our culture.

At this shelter 34 men find accommodations in a newly renovated and cozy 6 story facility located in the center of the South Bronx. It has easy access to the NYC subway, being a few blocks from the 3rd Ave/149th Street station. It is located between Melrose Ave. and Third Ave. in a neighborhood that has many shops, stores and restaurants as well as access to several bus lines. St. Anthonys provides the guests with most needs for daily living including dinner and breakfast and a bag lunch as well as laundry facilities and a clothing room. All guests must participate in the upkeep of the shelter by doing house chores and maintaining a basic standard of hygiene and upkeep in his living area.

All guests must arrive between 6:15pm and 7:00 pm for processing. A community meal each night takes place before the evening program that begins at 8:30pm. These programs include 12 step meetings, bible study, recreation nights, sharing groups and house meetings. In house social service and personalized pastoral care make this shelter unique among most shelters in the Metro area.



Morning
5:30AM………………………… Wake up! NO NOISE (showers, walking, etc.) before 5:30 AM.
5:30………………….....……… Front office opens for cellphone use.
5:30-6:15……………………… Breakfast available. Dining room and bathrooms open.
6:15……………………………… Dining room and all bathrooms CLOSED.
6:15-6:45……………………… Chores completed.
6:30……………………………… Pick-up your personal items and medication at front desk.
6:45……………………………… Prayer & departure from the dining room.
No one to leave without permission before morning roll call.

Evening
5:00PM……………………….... Intake for long-term guests.
6:30-7:00………………….. Arrival/intake of regular shelter guests.
*Cellphones, food, valuables, and weapons turned in upon intake.
7:00……..……………………... Gather in dining room - Dinner will begin between 7-7:15pm.
(Meal begins and ends with grace)
7:45……………………………..... Clean-up dining room. Night chores done.
7:45................................. Front desk opens for service.
8:30……………………………..... Communal activity or recreation:
Mon. - 12-Step
Fri. - Free Night/Movie Night

Tues. - Free Night/Movie Night
Sat. - Free Night/Movie Night

Wed. - Bible Study
Sun. - Chapel - Holy Mass

Thurs. - House Meeting
9:30…………………………...… Free Time.
10:00………………………….... Lights Out (10:30 on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday).
NO NOISE/SHOWERS AFTER LIGHTS OUT
"I wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for the St. Anthony Shelter."
-Victor, St. Anthony Shelter guest

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