LEFSALife Experience and Faith Sharing Associates (LEFSA)

LEFSA is a non-profit, interdenominational, empowerment ministry sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of New York that serves people who are homeless living in city-sponsored shelters and on the streets of New York City.

LEFSA was founded in September 1986 as a response to the massive situation of homelessness which existed in NYC at that time and continues to exist today.


“In LEFSA’s ministry, I have experienced many miracles. I have seen ‘God make a way out of no way’ in people’s lives… I am continually inspired, humbled, challenged, and enriched by the resiliency and deep faith of the women, men, and children I share life with. Journeying with people through homelessness has been a tremendous blessing in my life.”

Sister Dorothy Gallant, SC, LEFSA Co-Founder

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