Coffeehouse Senior Center
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holy Cross, McCaffrey Hall
Project FIND runs the Coffeehouse Senior Center at Holy Cross. The coffeehouse program has been serving the Hell’s Kitchen/Chelsea neighborhood since the early 1970s, starting as a help desk in the Port Authority Bus Terminal where the elderly “sitters” congregated, growing over time to become a full service senior center with funding from the NYC Department for the Aging.
For 30 years, the coffeehouse as operated in a building near Times Square, at 551 Ninth Avenue, owned by the Port Authority. In 2012, the coffeehouse moved into McCaffrey Hall, the undercroft of Holy Cross Church. McCaffrey Hall is a fully handicapped-accessible center with a commercial grade kitchen.
The coffeehouse provides breakfast and lunch five days week, in addition to an expanding number of health and wellness activities. The center also provides a Thursday evening meal program and a take-away meal program for individuals who are either homeless, indigent, or whose living quarters do not contain cooking facilities.
Director: Augustine Brown