NYC Area Shelters

The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) tailors services to a variety of different populations of clients. DHS provides temporary emergency shelter to Single Adult and Single Female as well as families. Before any New Yorker can enter a shelter, he/she must first apply at the intake center that is designated for him or her. More information.

Following are locations where applications are accepted:

  • Single Adult Men
    400-430 East 30th Street, New York (at First Avenue)
  • Single Adult Women
    116 Williams Avenue, Brooklyn (between Liberty Avenue and Glenmore Avenue)
    1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx (near 166th Street)
  • PATH- Families with Children
    (between Walton Avenue and Gerard Avenue)
    151 East 151st Street, Bronx

Some private organizations offer temporary housing to youth and pregnant or parenting teens. Here are some options:

  • Covenant House
    460 West 41st Street, New York (between Ninth Avenue and Tenth Avenue)
    (212) 613-0300
  • The Door
    555 Broome Street, New York (between Sixth Avenue and Varick Street)
    (646) 600-7412
  • Missionaries of Charity (Mothers and children)
    262 Macon Street, Brooklyn (between Throop Avenue and Marcus Garvey Blvd.)
    (718) 453-7428
  • MOMMAS House (Mothers and children)
    3100 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, New York (Hempstead Turnpike/Southberry Ln)
    (516) 781-8637

Youth Shelters

LGBTQ Shelter/Housing Resources

Advocacy and Resource Center

199 Chambers Street, Room S-230
New York, NY 10007
Phone (212) 220-8195

Office Hours:
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.