Covenant House

460 W. 41st Street (between 9th and 10th ave)

(212) 613-0300  /  (800) 999-9999

Subway: A/C/N/Q/R/W/1/2/3/7 to 42nd Street

* Intake is open everyday 24 hours

* Ages 13-21

* 30 Day emergency program

* Long term housing program, Rites of Passage


Street Work Project – Harlem

209 W 125th Street

(212) 695-2220

Subway: A  to 125th street

*Open weekdays  (except  Wednesday) from 12-5  for drop-in  and intake (10am-12pmm 1st come, 1st serve)

*Ages 13-21

*Emergency beds have waiting lists

*Longer Term Housing Programs have waiting list

Street Work Project – L.E.S.

33 Essex St.

(646) 602-6404

Subway: F to Delancey

*Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday ; 3pm-7pm

*Ages 13-21

*Emergency beds have waiting lists

*Longer Term Housing Programs have waiting list

*Drop-in Center, then waiting list; exceptions for emergencies

**Syringe exchange specialists for syringe drug users

Ali Forney Drop-in Center(LGBT)


321 West 125th Street


Subway: A,B,C,D to 125th Street

*Ages 16-24

*Housing Programs have waiting lists

Mon. – Fri. 9am-6pm


Sylvia’s Place(LGBT)


446 West 36th Street (bw 9th & 10th Ave)

(212) 629-7440


Subway: A/C/1/2/3 TO 34th Street


*Walk-in Referrals everyday after 8pm; Leave 8am

*LGBT Specific Shelter for youth under 24 years





Trinity Place Shelter (LGBT)

164 west 100th street

NY, NY 10025



Subway:  1 to 103rd street


Non- profit, non-sectarian, 10 bed transitional shelter open all year for homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults [18-24]. Provides shelter, food, case management, counseling, transportation and additional support services.

Intakes on agency referral only.


The Bowery Mission

227 Bowery, NY, NY 10002


*Men’s emergency faith-based shelter, 18+ *November – February ONLY

*Provides meals, clothing, shower, and medical care.

*Sleeping mats are set up on floor of mission 7 nights a week during the winter

*Must be waiting at location at 7:30pm to get a bed


Anti-Violence Project

 (212) 741-1141 (24 hour hotline)


Safe Horizon Hotlines

You can call Safe Horizon’s hotlines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, and any language is spoken. Counselors provide crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to Safe Horizon programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other services.


Safe Horizon’s Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)

Safe Horizon’s Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Safe Horizon’s Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline:

Women’s DV Shelters

(Conducted through Safe Horizon, but will accept outside referrals as space permits)


Allen Women’s Resource Center, Jamaica Queens (718) 739-6200

*Must be a parent with two or more children (our member may be either child or parent)


New York Asian Women’s Center, Manhattan


*Shelter accepts any person (male, female, pregnant, parenting, and of any race/ethnicity) 18+ as long as they have an immediate need for shelter due to safety concerns related to domestic violence.


Park Slope Safe Homes Project, Brooklyn

(718) 499-2151

*Operates through Safe Horizons, but may have extra beds


Sanctuary for Families NYC

(212) 349-6009

*One site in the Bronx that will take individuals; 3 in Brooklyn that take families

*Max 3 month stay once bed is found


DHS Night Operations


If you are in need of assistance with intake/re-intake after hours, especially at an off-site shelter.  If a homeless individual is in need of shelter and has resided at a DHS shelter in the past 12 months, they should go directly back to that off-site shelter, not the assessment shelter (e.g., 30th Street, HELP Womens).

              Shelter Rights Hotline – Coalition for the Homeless


Youth Crisis Hotline


For more information on food stamps or soup kitchens:

866-888-8777 or 311


Faith Based Shelters


New York City Rescue Mission
90 Lafayette Street
(212) 226-6214 ext. 102
, Martin, Intake Coordinator

Subway:  6/N/Q/R/W/J/M/Z to Canal St

*Men’s Christian Shelter; 21+

*Show up between 3 and 5:30pm Mon. – Sat.

*7 day emergency shelter; subsequent lottery shelter; Around 60 emergency beds; Open 5:30-6am

*Long-Term (1 year) program available with interview


Trinity Presbyterian Church

422 W 57th Street, New York, NY

(212) 757-0675

Subway:  1, A or C to 59th St Columbus Circle

*Small Emergency Shelter; open M-F

*2-3 beds usually available per night (out of 6/7)

*Must call before 2pm same day.


Missionaries of Charity
344 East 146th Street Bronx, NY 10451

(718) 292-0019

*2 week maximum stay

*Ages 21+

*No referral needed

*Must be waiting at 4pm to get a bed; First come first served


Sisters of Charity

406 W 127th St, Manhattan

(212) 222 7229

*Curfew 4pm; Leave 8am

*3 week maximum stay

*For referral & open beds, call 8:30-11:30am


Maternity Shelters

Covenant House

 (212) 613-0300 


Inwood House

Maternity Residence


Roxanne Mendosa, Intake Specialist

*not an immediate placement


Veritas Young Mothers

(family/mother substance abuse shelter)

(212) 663-1356 (intake)

*1-2 year Program for mothers who are homeless and dealing with substance abuse

*Women must be between ages of 16-40 with only one child under 4 years old


Family Shelter
(For pregnant families or families with children)

Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing  (PATH) – Families with children and pregnant women

151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY
Take the 2 subway and get off at 149th street-Grand Concourse. Walk northeast on Grand Concourse and turn left on East 151st Street.

Adult Family Intake Center(AFIC)
400-430 East 30th St./ 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10016 (Manhattan)

(Families without children)

Directions: Take the 6 subway to 28th Street station. Walk east to 1st Avenue and turn left heading north to 29th street. Walk up the ramp to the AFIC entrance. By bus, you can take the M15 to 29th Street








NYC Shelters

*Must be 18 years of age or older                                      *All shelters are Open 24 hours                         *Assessment shelters, you will be transferred to a long term shelter from these assessment shelters.

*If you have ID, please bring it with you.

Homeless individuals who have been in a shelter within the past 12 months should go to that shelter.

Brooklyn  Shelter (Women)
116 Williams Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217                                                 Subway: C Train To Liberty Ave

Franklin Shelter (Women)
1122 Franklin Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456                                                      Subway: 2 or 5 Train to 149 St and Third Ave. then transfer to the BX55 bus to Franklin Ave

30th Street Intake (Men)

(212) 607-6040
400-430 East 30th Street (near 1st Avenue)
NY, NY 10016
6 train to 28th Street