There are times that you will need access to shelters in New York especially if you are having problems locating low rent apartments on your own. Below is a list of accommodations in New York that will be helpful for toddlers, teens, adults and seniors.
Please note that starting in May of 2009, New York City officials will start to charge shelter residents up to fifty (50) percent of their earnings if they have income from jobs so if you have family living outside of New York State who will be glad to put you up, instead of choosing one of the shelter locations, you may want to go to City Hall and find out how to get a free bus or plane ticket to get to your family as being with family may be a bit better over the New York shelter especially with some of the restrictions being imposed. If you plan to leave New York permanently or your current location due to mental or physical abuse, be sure to take along these important documents so that you do not have to return for them to face your abuser or destroyed in retaliation.
If you are ineligible for DSS Emergency Housing due to sanction or not meeting the thirty (30) day NY residency requirement, you can call WARM BED at 1-866-WARM BED (927-6233) during the winter month’s of December through March 31st. WARM BED is an emergency housing program sponsored through Nassau County. Nassau and Suffolk County residents can also contact Nassau Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless at (516) 742-7770.
Once you are able to leave, Advantage Program (which ends April 2011) will help to keep you on your feet with rental assistance.
157 East 86th Street
(Between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10028
Neighborhood Coalition-Shelter provides supportive services and housing to homeless and formerly homeless single adults and to youth, ages 18-25, who are aging out of foster care or are homeless.
2 Lafayette Street, # 3
(Near Center Street)
New York, NY 10007
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Their mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
American Red Cross
520 West 49th Street
(Between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
The mission of the American Red Cross in Greater New York is to help people avoid, prepare for, and cope with emergencies; to enhance self-reliance and concern for others; and to improve the quality of human life.
Grand Central Neighborhood
120 East 32nd Street
(Between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue)
New York, NY 10016
Those wishing not to remain homeless and unemployed rely on Grand central Neighborhood which includes employment counseling, treatment referrals and housing assistance.
Also providing services in New York State are:
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