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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:

MANHATTAN
Mainchance
120 East 32nd Street in East Midtown
Subway: 6 to 33rd St.

BRONX
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:

MANHATTAN
Olivieri Center
257 West 30th Street near Penn Station
Subway: 1/2/3/A/C/E to 34th St.-Penn Station

BROOKLYN
The Gathering Place
2402 Atlantic Avenue
Subway: A to Broadway Junction

STATEN ISLAND
Project Hospitality
25 Central Avenue
Subway: No subway service

 

 

 

 

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