Chapel House, Inc. (Auburn, NY)


  • Name:Christina Thornton
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Chapel House, Inc.
  • Address:36 Franklin Street
    Auburn, NY 13021
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(315)255-2060
  • Main fax:(315)255-2064

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  • Mission:
  • Our mission is to provide homeless men with emergency shelter and the tools for self-sufficiency in a safe and respectful manner.

    Our vision is to be the leader in providing solutions to homelessness in Cayuga County through emergency shelter, long term support, and collaboration with other agencies.

  • Overview:
  • Chapel House is a nineteen bed homeless shelter for New York state veterans and homeless men that reside in Cayuga County. Chapel House provides three meals a day, clothing, hygiene supplies, and on-site laundry facilities for all clients. Clients of Chapel House are required to work with a case manager during their stay, and are referred to programs to assist them in meeting both short-term and long-term goals.

  • History:
  • Chapel House, Inc. was established in December of 2007 as the first, and only, homeless shelter in Cayuga County. Our roots began in the gymnasium of Holy Family School where homeless males could go as a safe place to sleep and to escape the cold temperatures at night. Chapel House had a handful of volunteers to provide supervision to the men utilizing the shelter but no other services were provided.

    In the fall of 2008, Chapel House became an official 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, which enabled us to start making decisions to expand and improve our services. In 2009 Chapel House received a large donation to purchase a house. In March of that year we completed renovations and moved operations from Holy Family School to the newly purchased house. In May of 2012 Chapel House entered into a contract with the Veterans Administration to begin housing homeless veterans from Cayuga County and the thirteen surrounding counties.

    Chapel House continues operations with the work of nine dedicated staff and over thirty volunteers. Chapel House now offers emergency and transitional housing for nineteen men each night, including three meals a day, hygiene and clothing products, showers and laundry facilities in a home-like atmosphere. Chapel House provides case management services and program referrals to other community agencies to assist the men is accessing community resources, such as mental health services, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, financial and medical assistance referrals, and much more. Chapel House is dedicated to providing a safe, sheltering atmosphere for those in need. Through education, support, and empowerment individuals will reach self sufficiency.

    Chapel House is an advocate for the homeless population, not only providing emergency food and shelter, but working cooperatively with other community agencies to promote self-sufficiency, personal growth, and social responsibility.
    In recent years Chapel House has recognized the need for longer term support for many of the individuals that utilize the shelter, and has received grant funding to support those programs. Chapel House now offers after-care case management and support for up to thirty individuals a year through Community Development Block Grant money, and another thirty individuals per year through the Solutions To End Homelessness Program Grant. These grants will be vital to ending homelessness in our community and reducing the recidivism of shelter users in Cayuga County. In addition, Chapel House recognizes the needs of homeless women in our community. Although our shelter is not designed to house both men and women, Chapel House has contracted with Cayuga County Department of Social Services to provide case management support for homeless individuals that are put in hotels by the county. This contract also includes after care case management for the women once they are housed to provide continued support to those individuals.

  • Year established:2007
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:9


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:26-3564308

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:263564308
  • Organization Name:CHAPEL HOUSE INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:36 FRANKLIN STREET
  • Organization City:AUBURN
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:13021-2156
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 2009
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P80
  • Asset Amount:$835,911
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$528,500
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$527,979
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 8:43:55 am

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