GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES

The Chelsea Foyer at The Christopher

Are you a young person who needs some help learning how to live on your own?   In addition to the Foyer program, below are some links to other organizations or programs where you can find help.

Do you need help?

FOR IMMEDIATE/EMERGENCY HOUSING NEEDS:

For Women Ages 18+:

NYC Department of Homeless Services
Brooklyn Women’s Shelter Intake for Women

116 Williams Avenue

Brooklyn, NY  11217  

 

Jamaica Armory Intake for Women

 93-05 168th Street

Jamaica, NY  11434
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/home/home.shtml

 

 

Both are open for intake 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For Men Ages 18+:

NYC Department of Homeless Services 30th Street Intake for Men

400-430 East 30th Street (near 1st Avenue)

New York, NY

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/home/home.shtml

 

 

Open for intake 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For Young Adults (see each resource for specific ages):

Covenant House Crisis Center (ages under 21 years)

460 West 41st Street

New York, NY

 

  • Open for intake 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Also offers transitional housing through the Rites of Passage Program for single young adults and a Mother and Child Program for parenting young women.

 

Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project (ages under 23 years)

Midtown 

545 8th Avenue, 22nd Floor

New York, NY

 

Lower East Side 

33 Essex Street

New York, NY

212-695-2220 or 646-602-6404

 

Seamen’s Society for Children and Families (ages 16-20)

Staten Island

888-837-6687, x4277

 

Fortune Academy 

212-690-6202

 

  • Must be homeless & have been released from prison or jail within the last year.

For LGBTQ Youth:

Ali Forney Center (ages 16-24 years)

3151 Broadway, Suite 2C

New York, NY

212-222-3427

www.aliforneycenter.org

 

  • Call ahead for an intake appointment. 
  • Medical services are available on Fridays. 
  • A store front will be opening soon in Brooklyn.
  • Also offers transitional housing.

 

Green Chimney’s (ages 16-21 years)

212-491-5911, ext. 12  

  • Also offers transitional housing, call x21 for intake.

 

Sylvia’s Place (ages 16-23 years)

446 West 36th Street

New York, NY

718-300-0133

 

Marsha P. Johnson Center (ages 16-24 years)

151 W. 127th Street

New York, NY  10027

212-222-6003

 

  • Take A, C or D trains to 125th Street—exit at the north end (127th Street) and walk 2 blocks east.

 

Carmen’s Place (ages 17-24, transgender young adults)

Queens 

For information call Fr. Braxton at 646-512-1703

 

  • Also offers a drop-in center from 7-11pm with dinner for 15-20 people. 

 

Trinity Place (ages 17-24)

100th Street and Amsterdam Ave. 

For intake email Victor Carrera at vcarrera@stjohndivine.org. 

  • Length of stay varies. 
  •  Accommodation in church basement.

FOR TRANSITIONAL HOUSING NEEDS:

For Young Men

Promesa, Inc. (ages 16-20)

500 Bergen Avenue, Lower Level

Bronx, NY

718-732-8900 

  • Also offers overnight emergency beds Monday-Friday with 24 hour drop-in.

 

 

DYCD-funded Runaway and Homeless Youth Crisis Shelters (Covenant House Crisis Center, Streetworks Loft, or Ali Forney RHY Crisis Shelter) refer young people to the following 12-18 month transitional independent living programs:

For Young Women:
Rachel’s Place (ages 16-20)

Brooklyn

call 718-253-5364

 

  • Kosher program

 

GEMS (ages 16-20)

Manhattan

call 212-926-8089

 

For Young Women and Men:
SCO Independence Inns (ages 16-20)

Brooklyn

Young men call 718-782-0198

Young women call 718-827-8465

Young mothers call either 718-827-8465 or 718-326-5933.

http://www.stchristopher-ottilie.org/adolescent_services.htm

FOR LONGER-TERM HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSES

Supportive Housing Services licensed by the NYS Office or Mental Health. Contact the Center for Urban Community Services for the vacancy list at 212-801-3333.  An application must be completed, and approval for supportive housing received from the NYC Human Resources Administration.  For an online application go to www.cucs.org.

FOR MEDICAL SERVICES AND COUNSELING

Callen Lorde Community Health Center (ages 21+)

Health Outreach to Teens Program (ages up to 21 years)

356 West 18th Street

New York, NY  10011

212-271-7152

www.callen-lorde.org

 

The Door – A Center for Alternatives, Inc. (ages up to 21 years)

121 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY  10013

212-941-9090 

www.door.org

 

  • Also offers a host of other services, including legal services, job readiness, college prep, recreational activities, etc.

JOB SKILL DEVELOPMENT

StreetWise Partners

www.streetwisepartners.org

 

Connects low-income individuals with volunteer mentors from the business community to help them develop valuable workplace skills.

Numbers and Statistics

Nationally, more than one third of youth aging out of foster care will experience homelessness after leaving care.


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