New York City Department of Homelessness Services

offers information on programs and procedures to follow. Hotline: (718) 402-2156.

Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)

346 Powers Avenue, Bronx. Open daily 9-5, including holidays. Take #6 train to the Cypress Avenue stop. Or take the #33 bus to 138th Street and Cypress Avenue. For families with children applying for shelter for the first time. Must apply in person.

St. John’s Family Place Center

1630 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn; (718) 771-7720

Coalition for the Homeless

Provides food and housing in times of crisis. Programs include soup kitchen, help with finding permanent housing and job training. Free voicemail is available to keep in touch with employers or landlords. Also offers summercamp for homeless children.
Main Office (212) 776-2000
Bridge Building Program (Housing) (212) 360-6273

Community League of the Heights

Provides a shelter for the homeless, counseling, after school activities, a school, and more. 500 West 159th Street; (212) 795-4779.

Covenant House

Provides services and shelter to homeless pregnant women and young mothers with children. Also programs for homeless youth 18-21. Teen crisis hotline (800) 999-9999. 460 West 41st Street; (212) 613-0300.

Emergency Assistance Unit (EAU) Family Shelter

151 East 151st Street, Bronx (corner of 151&Walton) – the place to go for immediate help or after hours. Open 24/7. Take 2, 4 or 5 train to 149th Street&Grand Concourse. This is the family intake center that determines need for shelter and best course of action. If known to the system, persons may report to their previous shelter. (800) 994-6494.