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. Go to for more information.

Following are locations where applications are accepted:

Single Adult Men
400-430 East 30th street, New York

Single Adult Women
116 Williams Avenue, Brooklyn
1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx

PATH- Families with Children
151 East 151st Street

Some private organizations offer temporary housing to the youth and pregnant or parenting teens.

Here are some options:

Covenant House
460 West 41st Street, New York
(212) 613-0300

The Door
555 Broome Street, New York

Missionaries of Charity (Mothers and children)
262 Macon Street, Bklyn
(718) 453-7428

MOMMAS House (Mothers and children)
1857 Wantagh Ave, New York

Youth Shelters

BMCC Single Stop Office

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

Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.