Resurrection House is the first emergency shelter founded in Suffolk County for homeless women and children. The harsh weather during the winter of 1981 caused many homeless people to seek refuge in the Parish Hall at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, a local church. The Pastor at the time, called upon his parishioners to volunteer to help the homeless and ten individuals came forward to offer assistance.
The group met over breakfast in the Rectory of the Church every Saturday morning for over one year. They searched for a house within the local community that would be suitable for the shelter project. After much discussion with the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, it was decided the shelter would house women and children since that was where the greatest need presented on Long Island.
Resurrection House opened its doors in 1982. Over the years, we continue to help hundreds of families through a difficult time.