NANA’s House is an acronym for “Never Alone, Never Afraid.”
NANA’s House is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 by family members. That year, we began delivering meals to families and individuals who were stricken with Cancer or AIDS and were unable to access conventional food pantries.
We began to see a need for further services within the Eastern Long Island community. In 2000, we started an aftercare program for families in need. The following year, we opened our first congregate facility in Center Moriches, designed to house homeless families with children. Since then, we have added several more congregate shelters, as well as instituted a scattered-site program.
As we continue to identify the main components contributing to homelessness on Long Island, we will do our part in helping to put an end to the obstacles that create recitative homelessness. We will continue to amend or modify our program in conjunction with the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to ensure that we add all the necessary programs in an attempt to accomplish this difficult goal.