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As Shelter Season Ends, Maureen’s Haven Homeless Look Ahead With Uncertainty

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Tiarra, left, and Tasha have been effectively homeless since the pandemic, as even jobs paying over minimum wage have not been able to keep pace with housing costs. The pair, who have been friends since their early teens, said that finding the Maureen's Haven winter shelter program last month was a godsend, but the program ended for the season on March 31, leaving them to return to Brentwood and uncertainty for the future.

Tiarra, left, and Tasha have been effectively homeless since the pandemic, as even jobs paying over minimum wage have not been able to keep pace with housing costs. The pair, who have been friends since their early teens, said that finding the Maureen's Haven winter shelter program last month was a godsend, but the program ended for the season on March 31, leaving them to return to Brentwood and uncertainty for the future.

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.     DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.     DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.     DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.     DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.     DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.     DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.     DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.     DANA SHAW

Guests on the last night of the winter emergency overnight shelter services provided by Maureen’s Haven at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Father Philip Hubbard of St. Mary's with Russell Rose of Maureen's Haven at St. Mary's on Friday, March 31.  DANA SHAW

Father Philip Hubbard of St. Mary's with Russell Rose of Maureen's Haven at St. Mary's on Friday, March 31. DANA SHAW

Overnight chaperone Cheryl Bianca at St. Mary's on Friday night.  DANA SHAW

Overnight chaperone Cheryl Bianca at St. Mary's on Friday night. DANA SHAW

Overnight chaperone Lamar Bell with Russell Rose on Friday night at St. Mary's.   DANA SHAW

Overnight chaperone Lamar Bell with Russell Rose on Friday night at St. Mary's. DANA SHAW

In the kitchen at St. Mary's.  DANA SHAW

In the kitchen at St. Mary's. DANA SHAW

Frederica Rollins from the Tyre Chapter of the Easter Stars in riverhead brings food to the kitchen at St. Mayr's on Friday.   DANA SHAW

Frederica Rollins from the Tyre Chapter of the Easter Stars in riverhead brings food to the kitchen at St. Mayr's on Friday. DANA SHAW

authorMichael Wright on Apr 5, 2023
For Bruce, this past Friday was probably the last night for some time that he would sleep in a bed. Bruce, who has been homeless for most of the last... more

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