WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN FIGHTING TROUBLE
Courageous individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter and offering creative solutions in resolving all types of life-changing trouble. If you know of such an organization, please contact us and if approved, we will post the information on our site.
NEW YORK HOMELESS SHELTERS AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
1201 Park St.
Endicott NY 13761
1451 Main St.
Buffalo NY 14209
Safe House – Shelter
1344 Albany St.
Schenectady NY 12304
The Safe House
16 East Sixth St.
Woodstock Family Shelter
16 Rock City Road
Woodstock NY 12498
23 Center Street
Waterloo NY 13165
Friends Youth Shelter
38 Seward Avenue, Suite 700
Middletown NY 10940
446 W. 36th St.
NY NY 10018
Springfield Family Gardens
146-80 Guy Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434
MSafe Horizon Shelter
165 West 131st
NY NY 10027
CAPTAIN Youth Shelter
1714 Route 9
Clifton Park NY 12065
The Salvation Army
2433 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse NY 13224
The Samaritan Center
380 South Main St
Elmira NY 14904
Independence Family Services
570 Fulton St.
Brooklyn NY 11217
MORE LISTED SHELTERS – LOW INCOME RESOURCES
Ansche Chesed Homeless Shelter
251 West 100th Street New York, NY 10025 Phone (212) 865-0600 The Ansche Chesed Homeless Shelter has been operating since at least 1987. It opens every night at 7:00pm on the synagogue’s second floor to provide 10 men a safe place to eat, shower, socialize, and sleep. By 6:30am the next morning, the guests have departed to either their jobs or their sponsor agencies where they participate in programming to address the issues that led them to homelessness. On average, a guest will stay at the shelter for a few months before moving on to a more stable living situation such as an SRO, group-assisted living or subsidized housing. Volunteers are needed to staff the opening (7pm-9pm) and overnight (9 p.m.-6 a.m.) shifts.
Bailey House, Inc.
Bailey House is the second-oldest AIDS organization in New York City. Bailey House offers transitional housing, vocational training, support services, and personal care to homeless people living with AIDS. Bailey House also advises groups on setting up scatter-site housing and runs workshops on addiction, legal issues, management, and more. 275 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212-633-2500
BRC Human Services Corporation
BRC Human Services Corporation’s main purpose is to help eliminate homelessness and assist homeless individuals who have special needs, physical and emotional disabilities, and varying degree of abilities, lead fuller and more productive lives. Yearly, BRC provides an array of supported housing and comprehensive heath and mental health services, addiction treatment, and vocational services and advocacy to over 12,000 individuals. To achieve its goals BRC has developed a comprehensive approach to ending homelessness that includes a continuum of 20 programs. 191 Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002 Phone: 212-533-5700
Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless provides a mobile food program; a summer sleep-away camp for 400 homeless children; a rental assistance program; a permanent housing with supportive services for formerly homeless families and single adults living with AIDS; a community voice mail program; a job readiness program for homeless and low income women; The Junior Coalition, which encourages activism among high school teens; crisis intervention; and permanent housing for homeless families and single adults.89 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007 Phone: 212.964.5900, ext. 113
Housing Works, Inc.
Housing Works is the nation’s largest provider of housing, supportive services, and advocacy for homeless and formerly-homeless people with AIDS and HIV. The mission of Housing Works is to reach the most vulnerable and underserved communities in New York City with a comprehensive range of services designed to help them gain stability, security, and independence so that they can live longer, healthier lives with hope and dignity. 594 Broadway Suite 700 New York, NY 10012 Phone: 212-966-0466 E-mail: HWorks@dti.net
Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc.
Praxis Housing Initiatives is an independent, not-for-profit housing development corporation with the mission to convert single room occupancy hotels and similar housing into cost-effective, alternative, transitional and permanent living and service environments for homeless and near-homeless persons. Praxis implements supportive housing initiatives among the most challenging homeless populations of New York City. Praxis is committed to housing as the essential factor in stabilizing persons living with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, or other life-threatening concerns. 17 Battery Place, Suite 2400 New York, NY 10004 Phone: 212-293-8404
FEATURED LOW INCOME ASSISTED PUBLIC HOUSING
1018 E 163RD ST
BRONX, NY 10459-4310
510 ROSEDALE AVE
BRONX, NY 10473-4359
113 Beach 56th Pl
Arverne, NY 11692-1904
4-21 27TH AVE
ASTORIA, NY 11102-4510
1450 GATEWAY BLVD
FAR ROCKAWAY, NY 11691
BAISLEY PARK GARDENS
125-60 SUTPHIN BLVD
JAMAICA, NY 11434-2300
1100 AMUSO DR
MOUNT KISCO, NY 10549
319 Beach 98th St
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
33 LINCOLN AVE
NEW ROCHELLE, NY 10801
3 WIBERLY AVE
PEEKSKILL, NY 10566
1199 PLAZA APTS
2120 FIRST AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10029
525 W 180 St
NEW YORK, NY 10033
1871 7TH AVE.
NEW YORK, NY 10026
HAMILTON HEIGHTS APTS
135 Hamilton Place
NEW YORK, NY 10031-6826
Can’t find what your looking for? The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a National Customer Service Center that is staffed to address about public housing availability in your state. For current information about subsidized public housing call them by phone at: 1-800-955-2232.
MEALS – FOOD BANKS AND PANTRIES:
Urban Pathways Serves Over 3,000 Meals!
Urban Pathways IN 2011 served over 3,000 homeless men and women in New York City. Through street outreach, drop-in centers and transitional and permanent supportive housing, Urban Pathways reaches the most troubled and vulnerable population. Many of their clients are mentally ill and/or chemically addicted. Urban Pathways offers a range of services including on-site medical and psychiatric care, vocational readiness programming and mental health counseling. Administrative office: 575 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-3011 Phone: 212.736.7385
The New York food assistance program uses electronic transfer debit cards to dispense benefits to qualified low income people. Food debit cards can be used anywhere that SNAP food benefits are accepted. In order to be accepted into the program and receive a food debit card, it is necessary to first apply at your local state-run office that facilitates the SNAP program: the New York State Food Stamp (FS) Program, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used like cash at authorized retail food stores. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income, assets and other factors.If you live outside of New York City, call or visit your local department of social services in the county where you live and ask for an application package. You can get the address and phone number by calling toll free 1-800-342-3009.If you live in New York City and you are not also applying for Temporary Assistance, call or visit any Food Stamp Benefits Office and ask for an application package. You can get the address and phone number by calling 1-877-472-8411 or toll free 1-800-342-3009.
FEATURED FOOD BANKS AND PANTRIES:
New Direction Services, 1027 Post Ave Staten Island, NY 10302,718-447-3786
Washington Heights Pantry 4111 Broadway New York, NY 10022, 212-371-1011
Reaching Out 7708 New Utrecht Avenue Brooklyn, NY 718-372-3576
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 457 W. 51st New York, NY 212-265-5020
Grand Central Food Bank 120 E. 32nd Street New York, NY 212-883-0680
FACES NY 123 West 115th Street New York, NY 212-663-7772
Salvation Army 132 W. 14th Street Ground Fl New York, NY 212-242-7770
Community Food Center 252 W. 116th Street New York, NY, 212-894-8094
Washington Heights Food Bank, 650 W. 187 St. New York, NY, 212-781-8331
Saint James Church 865 Madison Avenue. New York, NY, 212-288-4100
Goddard Riverside 206 West 92nd Street. New York, NY, 212-877-6305
Northeastern Food Bank 965 Albany Shaker Road Latham, NY, 518-786-3691
Saint Luke Food Pantry 900 Marylvale Dr Cheektowaga, NY, 716-633-6752
Westchester Food Bank 200 Clearbrook Road Millwood, NY 10523, 914-762-4450
New Beginnings Pantry 100 Willow Ridge Dr Amherst, NY, 716-691-9456
New Haven SDA Temple 634 Prospect Place Brooklyn, 917-667-6378
TANF is a federally sponsored program that works with your state to offer low income families temporary financial assistance, job training, and child care assistance. For more information visit or call: TANF 1-800-342-3009
If you are homeless or going through financial hardship, you may qualify to receive free or low-cost legal services. Click the above title link for more information.
OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:
Feeding America: Is one of the leading hunger-relief organizations providing food assistance for over 25 million low-income people across the country including children and seniors.
The Salvation Army: Assists children, women, elderly men, addicts and families through troubled times. Find a location near you.
Department of Veterans Affairs: Serves homeless veterans and their dependents.