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The Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.
305 Seventh Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: 212 645-3444
Fax: 212 477-4663

Families with children

Our Family Resource Center provides critical aftercare to over 300 families each year who are leaving the city’s shelter system for permanent housing. This includes counseling and case management by social workers, independent living skills training, and legal representation and advocacy on issues such as benefits, employment barriers, special education, family reunification, and domestic violence. Through the Center, parents can also receive employment assistance from The Partnership’s Workforce Development program.
The Education Rights Project, launched in September 2002, provides intensive support and educational advocacy for newly homeless families with school-age children and builds capacity within public schools and family shelters to meet the needs of homeless students.


The Partnership is creating the Transitional Living Community at St. Luke’s Church in the South Bronx, which will provide social services and interim housing for 15 older veterans at a time. This center will provide a wide array of social services to enable homeless veterans to make a successful transition to permanent housing.

Homeless people affected by HIV/AIDS

Our HIV/AIDS Services & Prevention Program enables homeless HIV+ adults and their families to secure permanent, affordable housing and vital health care services. Case managers work intensively with clients to resolve crises, secure treatment and housing, and provide ongoing support, education, and follow-up care. Over 300 individuals participate each year. In addition, our Women’s Health Empowerment Program provides HIV prevention education to young mothers who live in the family shelters. Each year over 500 participants attend a six-week cycle of peer-led workshops.

Homeless adults

Since 1982, our network of volunteer-run shelters in churches and synagogues throughout the city provides lodging, meals, and fellowship to hundreds of homeless New Yorkers, making it one of the city’s longest and most successful public-private partnerships. For people who live on the street or in other public places, our Mobile Outreach Teams connect them to emergency and long-term services.

Hamilton-Madison House

253 South Street
New York, NY 10002

Telephone: 212 720-4522
Fax: 212 732-9774

Hamilton-Madison House is a voluntary non-profit settlement house dedicated to improving the quality of life of its community, primarily those in the Two Bridges/Chinatown area of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The neighborhood is a federally designated poverty area, with a constantly changing mixture of ethnic groups, and lack of adequate services and resources.

Since 1898, the House has been a part of the settlement house movement in New York City that pioneered the development and protection of humane policies and programs. These efforts have fostered social well-being among our most vulnerable populations: children, the elderly, new immigrants, and the unemployed.

The House speaks the many languages of the community, promotes understanding/cooperation among ethnic groups, and is attuned to their changing needs.

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter

157 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028

Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation

2751 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468

Peter’s Place

123 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

212 727-0725
Fax: 212 727-3820

(Preferably over 50 years old and physically frail)

Directions: 1 or 2 train to 23rd Street station or F train to 23rd Street station. Peter’s Place is located between 6th and 7th Avenues in the basement of the Church of St. Vincent de Paul.
Furnish a Future

476 Jefferson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Telephone: 718-875-5353
Fax: 718-418-9218

Homeless families moving from shelters to permanent housing receive free items. Furnish a Future’s furniture bank that provides 2,000 households each year with furniture, kitchen equipment, towels, blankets, and other essential items. This is the largest free furniture bank in the country and the only one operating in New York City.

Family Resource Center

305 Seventh Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Telephone: 212 645-3444
Fax: 718- 477-4663
Common Ground Community
14 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212 471-0885
Fax: 212 471-0825
Ellen Goetz, Director of Resource Development

Pathways to Housing
55 west 125th street, 10 floor
New York, NY 10027

Mount Hope Housing
2003-05 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
Youth, employment, housing programs
Comunilife formerly HIRE

989 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018

We are a not-for-profit agency that provides innovative community based rehabilitation and recovery model with emphasis in ecosystem, resiliency, and social network best practices, working with diverse populations.

Our mission is to provide mental health care, rehabilitative, and vocational services to the underserved and economically disadvantages populations in New York City, particularly those who are chronic mentally ill or who are HIV+/AIDS infected. Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) reduces homelessness, advances effective housing and service initiatives, and provides supportive services to people with mental illness, AIDS, alcohol and drug problems and other special needs.