Anyone can dial 311 to access New York City's emergency shelter hotline and get information about the admission process. Single men should apply for shelter in person at the 30th Street Admission Center, 400-430 East 30th Street in Manhattan. Admission center for adult families without children. With the ultimate goal of creating long-term stability and preventing a return to homelessness, Nazareth Housing staff work closely with families while living in a shelter to address and remove barriers to housing stability.
Shelter residents have access to a wide range of educational programs and resources to develop new skills and reinforce existing strengths. With this holistic approach, residents of Nazareth Housing shelters move to permanent housing 26% faster than the city average. Below is a list of shelters in New York City and the people they help. If you're having difficulty applying for shelter or getting a bed in a shelter, or if you have questions about the shelter system, participate in the Coalition's Crisis Intervention Program for the Homeless.
All family shelter placements are made through the Office of Preventive Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) of the New York City Department of Homeless Services. PATH OFFICE is a shelter for families with children in New York City who need emergency shelter. If you have any questions about access to a shelter or other services, even if you have been denied access to the shelter, call 1-888-358-2384, the emergency crisis intervention hotline, and leave a detailed message, including your phone number. If you are currently homeless, you can seek help at the intake shelters listed below, which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.