Caring for the Homeless Of Peekskill (CHOP)

CHOP is dedicated to alleviating homelessness and hunger in Peekskill and its environs and to promoting self-sufficiency by providing temporary and permanent housing, food and clinical services to those in need.   CHOP is one of five providers chosen by HUD to house the most chronically homeless in Westchester County.
Jan Peek House is a safe haven for the area’s homeless men and women. Our 19-bed facility is open 365 days a year providing shelter, food and a conduit to comprehensive support services. Clients come to us with a broad range of issues. Some are elderly and have lost their jobs and their homes due to illness, while others are young and without families or other means of emotional and financial support. All of them are people who deserve to live with dignity.  Jan Peek House, in partnership with VA Montrose, provides homeless veterans with temporary shelter and works to find decent housing options for them.
Sunny Donut, our breakfast food program that had served any person in need is temporarily suspended due to lack of funds for rental payments.  We are seeking a “new home” to restart this program and also volunteers willing to run the program.
Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill, Inc. (CHOP)
We work closely with local community agencies to ensure that the needs our residents are met. CHOP is affiliated with the Peekskill Area Pastor’s Association (PAPA), Peekskill Agencies Together (PAT), and the Peekskill City School District’s Caring Community.
We partner with the Montrose VA Hospital’s homeless veteran’s outreach program as well as the Peekskill Police Department’s Inmate Re-entry Initiative. We are also members of the Hudson River Gateway Chamber of Commerce and are affiliated with the Peekskill Rotary Club.
There are many volunteer opportunities in which you can support CHOP, Inc.