"I am finally excited about living not just surviving" ~Nielsen House Resident

Nielsen House


Nielsen House for men opened in January 2008. It was named after Maureen Nielsen, a faithful volunteer at Spiritus Christi who tragically was murdered in Haiti.

Nielsen House serves homeless men with a criminal history who are entering the community from jail, in-patient facilities, the streets and other homeless situations. This program provides a safe and structured home environment for homeless men within Monroe County who are age 18 or older.

Our acceptance criteria for men in the Nielsen House Program include an interview prior to admission.  Interviews are scheduled by the Program Staff for men who are interested in either the program at the Monroe County Jail or the Nielsen House Residency Program. The men who are accepted are required to live drug-free in a structured environment, and must be willing to receive chemical dependency evaluations and mental health evaluations, if necessary.

For more information about the Nielsen House Program contact:


Jon Olsen


Phone: (585) 328-0801

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