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The NYC Department of Homeless Services operates 5 Drop-in Centers throughout the city that are generally geared towards the chronically street homeless, or other hard-to-reach homeless populations. Drop-In centers provide hot meals, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, medical care, recreational space, employment referrals and other social services. Staff also can help clients find a safe and secure place to sleep.
There are two 24-hour Drop-in Centers:
120 East 32nd Street in East Midtown
Subway: 6 to 33rd St.
The Living Room
800 Barretto Street (at Lafayette Avenue)
Subway: 6 to Hunt's Point Ave.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
The remaining three Drop-in Centers operate from 7:30AM to 8:30PM, although they still provide referrals to overnight beds:
257 West 30th Street near Penn Station
Subway: 1/2/3/A/C/E to 34th St.-Penn Station
The Gathering Place
2402 Atlantic Avenue
Subway: A to Broadway Junction
25 Central Avenue
Subway: No subway service
About this Guide:
The goal of the guide is to provide a summary of information on current affordable housing programs and resources in New York City. This guide was created in 2012, with input from the current members of the Housing for Vulnerable Families Coalition.
Please be aware that the information contained in this guide is subject to change. Although we strive to maintain the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the information found in this Guide, the Public Advocate’s office and the Housing for Vulnerable Families Work Group recommends that you also check the websites of the appropriate government agency or non-profit organization to verify that the information contained in this guide remains up-to-date and accurate.
About the Housing for Vulnerable Families Coalition:
The Housing for Vulnerable Families Coalition brings together a wide spectrum of stakeholders that care about housing for very vulnerable families in New York City, including service providers, advocates and policy makers from the domestic violence, child welfare, and housing fields, to share available resources, discuss shared challenges and create solutions to help provide greater housing stability for the most vulnerable families in our community.