Harry Tompson Rebuild Center

Touro Synagogue continues its partnership with the Harry Tompson Center, which provides a multitude of services to its homeless guests. HTC is known throughout our community as a place that strives to provide a calm and caring environment each work day to persons who have no place to call home. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all those who are in need, not merely by responding to their physical needs, but also by attending to the whole person with respect and compassion. Whether that means providing someone with a hot shower, a free long distance phone call, a place to rest and relax, a physical checkup or finding housing, the Center is committed to improving the quality of life of all its guests.

Please note that HTC is no longer receiving donations of used clothing. Their partners at the VA Community Resource and Referral Center (1530 Gravier) have a huge clothing room and are distributing clothing to folks in need. Feel free to drop off used clothing at this location.

Present needs for HTC include:
Men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes), socks and belts; body and foot powder; hygiene supplies (especially small soaps and small shampoos); “ride-able” bicycles (ok if need limited repairs); large towels, wash cloths; clear shower curtains; rain ponchos and insect repellant; new reading glasses with strength descriptions; backpacks, totes and grocery bags; men’s running shoes size 10 and larger; baseball caps and handkerchiefs; walking canes; small snacks (i.e., granola bars); gently-used paperback books

Feel free to drop off supplies in the labeled bins in the Shushan Assembly Room.

To learn more, please contact Julie Silbert at [email protected].