Shelters Near Me

How to find a shelter in New York City

How do I find a homeless shelter near me in New York City?

In New York City you seek assistance by visiting intake shelters. The kind of intake shelter to visit depends on your current situation. If you are single man or single woman seeking shelter you have to select a different shelter than the shelters for families and pregnant women.  If you are survivor of Domestic Violence and need shelter there are options for you too. All these NYC shelters are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, pick the intake shelter that’s closest to you and that fit your situation.

NYC Shelters for Single Women

Shelter Intake Center for Single Adult Women in Brooklyn

Address: 116 Williams Avenue, Brooklyn (between Liberty Avenue and Glenmore Avenue).
Subway: C train to Liberty Avenue.

Shelter Intake Center for Single Adult Women in the Bronx

Address: 1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx (near East 166th Street)
Subway: 2 or 5 train to 149th Street then the #55 bus to 166th Street & 3rd Avenue OR the #21 bus to 166th Street & Boston Road.

NYC Shelters for Single Men

Shelter Intake Center for Single Adult Men in Manhattan

400-430 East 30th Street (near 1st Avenue)
6 train to 28th Street

NYC Shelters for Families and Pregnant Women

Shelter Intake Center for Families with Children under 21

Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Intake Center
151 East 151st Street Bronx, NY
2, 4 or 5 train to 149th Street – Grand Concourse
More Information about applying for shelter at the DHS website:
Brochure about the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Intake Center:


NYC Shelters for Survivors of Domestic Violence with Disabilities

Shelter Intake Center for Survivors of Domestic Violence with Disabilities

New York City has a specific type of shelter where domestic violence survivors with disabilities can find shelter and safety.  These Domestic Violence shelters in NYC offer assistance in the form of temporary shelter, counseling, occupational therapy, support groups, and case management. Since domestic violence victims are often threatened with homelessness when they flee their abusers, these domestic violence shelters are important. If you are a victim and are seeking placement, call the shelter listed below.

Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter

Barrier Free Living works with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities. Their crisis shelters and programs are for single adults and adults with children. Freedom House domestic violence shelter is fully accessible shelter for people with disabilities. as well as for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.  Caring staff is fluent in many languages, including American Sign Language, Spanish, and English.

Watch the Video Tour of Freedom House »
Call Freedom House :
Deaf Services Video Phone: 646-807-4013

Counseling for Domestic Violence Survivors

Secret Garden is Community-Based Domestic Violence Program available in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
Phone: 212 533-4358
Deaf Services Video Phone: 646 807 4013

Looking for more information about shelters for people with disabilities? Learn about Barrier Free Living’s Programs at