About

Dear Friends of Menno House,

We hope that you and your family are well and coping during these troubled times. Out of concern for the health and safety of the Menno House long-term residents, we have made the difficult decision to close Menno House to the public and are currently not taking reservations for our three guest rooms for the spring and summer of 2020. We hope to be open again by late summer or the fall, but have not yet set a date for reopening our doors. We will continue to monitor virus counts and local and national news as we work toward that decision. Please check back for updates, and keep Menno House, Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship, and all of NYC in your thoughts and prayers.
We look forward to hosting you again during happier, healthier times.

The Menno House Board

Menno House is a residence and guest house in New York City. We provide housing for church volunteers, students, and nonprofit workers, and we have three guest rooms for NYC visitors.

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Our neighborhood

Menno House is located in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, close to the Union Square subway stop. We are surrounded by townhouses, restaurants, and shops and are within walking distance of Soho, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, and Midtown. View map

Our history

In 1957, our building was purchased by Mennonites—members of a Historic Peace Church—to house conscientious objectors to war while they completed their alternative government service. In the 1980s, house residents formed a local congregation, Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship, which bought Menno House in 1997. Today, MMF maintains the resident and guest rooms and uses the house for office and meeting space. Read more.

Our residents

Menno House provides long-term housing for Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) volunteers who come to work in New York. We also offer up to two years of housing for other people who want to live in an urban, faith-based community while pursuing service opportunities or educational and vocational goals consistent with the values of Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship, which owns the house. Learn more.