331 West 42nd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646-545-4621| Email: kmoham[email protected]
COVID Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Coffeehouse Senior Center has been serving the Hell’s Kitchen/Chelsea neighborhood since the early 1970’s—starting as a help desk in the Port Authority Bus Terminal where the elderly “sitters” congregated and growing over time to become a full-service senior center with funding from the NYC Department for the Aging.
For 30 years, the senior center operated in a building near Times Square, at 551 Ninth Avenue, owned by Port Authority. In 2012, with enormous assistance from the Port Authority, the site secured a larger home in McCaffrey Hall, which resides in the undercroft of the Holy Cross Church. In 2013, a $1.1 million buildout of the space was completed by Charles Lauster Architect, P.C., which transitioned the senior center into a fully handicap-accessible space with a commercial grade kitchen.
Prior to COVID, the location provided daily health and cultural programs in addition to serving nutritious, freshly prepared breakfast and lunch meals to seniors five days per week. It also provided a Thursday evening meal program (Dinner at Coffeehouse) and a take-away meal program (Day for Night) to homeless, indigent, and seniors living in spaces without cooking facilities.
We very much appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we follow the required guidelines to safely reopen our Center in a way that prioritizes each other’s health and safety! Coffeehouse Senior Center is excited to announce its continued progress towards fully reopening our site.
On June 1st, we began providing a limited number of Grab-and-Go lunches on a first come, first served basis from our Senior Center. These meals can be eaten within the site or taken to go.
On June 14th, we have been providing Case Assistance both walk-in and by appointment. To schedule a visit with our Senior Center Social Worker, please call (646)545-4621.
On July 6th, we began offering limited in-person programs, including access to the computer lab.
In addition to these on-site classes, Project FIND continues to offer an academy of over 50 weekly online classes taught by certified instructors and other qualified professionals residing throughout NYC!
KATHLEEN MOHAMED, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Kathleen Mohamed has over 20 years of experience in the fields of food service management and human resources. Prior to joining Project FIND in 2020, she worked for the New York City Department of Education as a Food Service Manager and a Human Resource Supervisor. Her experience includes over a decade working to enhance food programs within contract companies, private hospitals, and nursing homes. Kathleen lives by her alma mater’s motto, Ut Prosim, which is Latin for “That I May Serve.” Kathleen has a B.S. in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.