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Homeless Services


American Red Cross of Greater New York
520 West 49th Street
(877) 733-2767
The Red Cross operates two Tier II shelters for homeless families referred to them by the City's Emergency Assistance Unit. One of these, the Emergency Family Shelter, is located in Clinton (515 West 41st Street). It serves primarily single mothers and their children, and provides an array of supportive services.

The Dwelling Place
409 West 40th Street
(212) 564-7887
The Dwelling Place is a soup kitchen and temporary shelter for homeless adult women.


Alexander Abraham Residence
341 West 51st Street
(212) 582-8680
The Alexander Abraham Residence provides shelter and support services for homeless women who have been victims of domestic violence and their children who have been referred through the City's Emergency Assistance Unit. The shelter is run by Women in Need.

St. Francis Xavier Church
30 West 16th Street, 627-2100
The church operates a 12 bed emergency shelter for homeless men who are referred by John Heuss House, which is a drop-in center run out of Trinity Church downtown. They also operate a soup kitchen on Sundays and a food pantry on the second Saturday of each month. Finally, the church provides life skills education and mentoring to homeless and formerly homeless adults.

Trinity Presbyterian Church
422 West 57th Street, 757-0675
Trinity operates a homeless shelter at this site in conjunction with Partnership for the Homeless. They also run a food pantry and clothes closet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons that serves the elderly (predominantly Latino) and women with children. On Saturday nights, elderly clients, many of whom are under-housed and formerly homeless, can come in for a hot meal and socializing.


Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
198 East 121st Street
(212) 801-3300
CUCS provides supportive services in several supporting housing projects around the City, including those owned by Common Ground (see below). CUCS also runs a food pantry at 255 West 43rd Street.

Momentum AIDS Project
322 8th Avenue
(212) 691-8100
St. Paul the Apostle Church - West 59th Street and 9th Avenue
Momentum provides nutritious meals and groceries to the HIV positive and People With AIDS. A full range of social services are provided in the same location that a group meal is served, in order to provide a one-stop-shop for clients. Meals are served in a different location each day of the week. One day of the week is at St. Paul the Apostle.

Gay Men's Health Crisis
446 West 33rd Street
(212) 367-1000
Gay Men's Health Crisis is a full-service organization for People With AIDS and the HIV+. Among many other services, registered clients with proof of HIV status may take advantage of the meals program, which feeds about 300 clients daily. The program serves a wide range of people, including but not limited to the homeless.

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
296 Ninth Avenue
(212) 924-0167
The Soup Kitchen partners with several other non-profits and government agencies to provide services to their clients. Medical vans, legal staff, HIV/AIDS outreach workers, and benefits counselors regularly visit the site. Holy Apostles also runs a writers' workshop and bible study sessions for its clients, and engages in political advocacy.

Maria's Kitchen
415 W. 59th Street
(212) 397-7222
This is an informal feeding program that provides a hot meal and a pantry bag with an additional meal to anyone who comes to their door - there are no rules for receiving a meal and no other services provided. Clientele is mostly unemployed men but also includes some women with families and some elderly. They serve about 500 meals each month and demand has increased by about 10 - 15% over the past year.

Metro Baptist Church
410 West 40th Street
(212) 594-4464
The church operates a food pantry on Saturdays and a clothes closet on Tuesday. The majority of its clients are displaced families living in homeless shelters.

Metropolitan Community Church
446 West 36th Street
(212) 629-7440
The church food pantry provides nutritionally appropriate groceries to People With AIDS Tuesday - Friday. On Thursdays it also provides a general grocery bag to the first 100 people who arrive. The soup kitchen serves lunches to anyone who comes Tuesday - Friday, 2-3pm. It also serves a community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month and a dinner for members of the transgendered community on the last Thursday of each month. The transgendered clients they serve tend to be homeless prostitutes.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ
457 West 51st Street
(212) 265-5020
Lunch is served Monday-Friday, 12:30 - 1pm. Food pantry provides canned goods to needy families.

Safe Horizon
545 Eighth Avenue, 22nd Floor
(212) 695-2220
Safe Horizon works with homeless youth up to the age of 23, who are living on the streets. They provide lunch, showers, counseling, mental health care, and medical care at the drop-in center. If clients attend a group they can also receive dinner. Safe Horizon also does outreach, primarily in the Times Square area, via foot patrols and a van and will take requests to send out an outreach worker.

St. Clements Episcopal Church
423 West 46th Street
(212) 246-7277
The church operates a food pantry on Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:00am that is open to anyone. It is now averaging 600 bags of food each week, which is up 30% just in the past few months. During the winter those waiting on line to pick up food are also provided with a light breakfast.

St. John's Bread of Life
211 West 30th Street
(212) 564-9070

St. Luke's Lutheran Church
308 West 46th Street
(212) 246-3540
The soup kitchen serves lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church also operates a small emergency homeless shelter under the umbrella of the Times Square Consortium.

St. Paul's House Inc.
335 West 51st Street
(212) 265-5435
The soup kitchen operates everyday but Tuesday from 7am - 8:30am. Tuesdays at 10am they operate the food pantry and distribute clothing. They have noticed increased demand.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
346 West 20th Street
(212) 929-2390
St. Peter's operates a food pantry five days/week, from 10am - noon, that serves predominantly low-income families who live in the community, some of whom are homeless. Clients must have a referral and can only use the pantry twice/month. Additionally, on Saturdays from 10am - 11:30am no referral is needed.

Salvation Army, New York Temple
132 West 14th Street
(212) 242-7770

Project O.R.E.
331 E 12th Street 
(212) 780-5436
This program is operated by the Educational Alliance out of Congregation Emunath Israel. It provides a range of services to middle-aged and elderly people who are homeless or otherwise isolated. The population served is predominantly Jewish. Project O.R.E. includes breakfast and lunch daily, counseling, a food pantry, a clothes closet, group social activities, and access to phones and a mailing address.


Clinton Housing Development Corporation
454 W. 35th St., 300 W. 46th St., 353-355 W. 30th St., 415 W. 40th St.
(212) 564-6915
CHDC operates several SROs that provide affordable housing and support services to the formerly homeless elderly, the mentally ill, and people with HIV/AIDS.

Breaking Ground
505 8th Avenue, 5th Floor
(212) 389-9300
Common Ground is developing the Chelsea Residence at the site of the former McBurney YMCA, which will provide supportive housing for homeless, mentally ill adults (50% of the units) and for low-income working people (50% of the units). The building will also house a "Foyer Program" for 40 young people. Common Ground owns, and manages several other buildings that provide supportive housing, including the Times Square at 255 West 23rd Street.

Flemister House
527 West 22nd Street
(212) 604-0124
Housing for people with HIV and AIDS.

Frederic Fleming House
443 West 22nd Street
(212) 242-5277
Provides long-term residential care to 47 elderly, mentally ill, formerly homeless adults, under contract to New York State. Sponsored by West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing.

Project Renewal
Holland House: 351 West 42nd Street, (212) 245-6600
Clinton Residence: 448 West 48th Street, (212) 582-1133
Project Renewal runs two permanent supportive housing facilities within Community Board No. 4. These two residences serve the formerly homeless and the mentally ill, among others. The Clinton Residence also includes a drop-in center. Project Renewal also provides mobile outreach services to the homeless in conjunction with Bowery Residents Committee, the Times Square BID, and AMTRAK. Outreach efforts include a mobile medical van and a mobile psychiatric team that serves City shelters and drop-in centers.

St. Francis Friends of the Poor
155 West 22nd Street
148 Eighth Avenue
(646) 638-2182
These two facilities provides permanent supportive housing for the mentally ill and formerly homeless.


Olivieri Antonio Center for Men and Women – Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways:
575 8th Avenue, 9th Floor
(212) 736-7385
Olivieri Antonio Center:
257 West 30th Street
(212) 947-3211
Urban Pathways provides services, outreach, drop-in centers, and supportive housing to homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Many of their programs and facilities are located in or near Community Board No. 4.

Covenant House New York
460 West 41st Street
(212) 613-0300
Covenant House is a nationwide, multi-service agency targeting at-risk youth. Their Crisis Center, located in Clinton, provides food, clothing, shelter, counseling, and crisis services to any young person under the age of 21. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a year. Covenant House also operates an Outreach Van that provides food, clothing, counseling and referrals to youth living on the streets.

Midtown Community Court
314 West 54th Street
(646) 264-1315
In addition to criminal-justice related functions, Midtown Community Court provides social services, including on-site drug treatment, primary care, ESL classes, and job training. The Court also runs a homelessness outreach program that can be dispatched to contact street homeless and offer them access to services. It also provides short-term counseling and referrals to walk-ins.


Hunger Free-NYC
50 Broad Street Suite 1103
(212) 825-0028
New York City Coalition Against Hunger is a network of over 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens. It provides technical assistance to pantries and kitchens, helps connect clients to government benefits, and advocates for political solutions to hunger.

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