Emergency Shelter & Services

New York City Department of Homeless Services

Department of Homeless Services Intake Centers

The intake centers issue referrals for shelter housing.


Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Office: The PATH Office is the intake center for families in need of emergency housing. The PATH Office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

346 Powers Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454


Adult Families with No Children Under 21

Adult families with no children under 21 should go to the Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC), located in Manhattan. AFIC is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

29th Street and 1st Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10016


Single Adult Women

There are three intake centers for single adult women in need of emergency housing:

Brooklyn Women's Shelter
116 Williams Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Franklin Shelter
1122 Franklin Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456

Jamaica Armory (Women)
93-05 168th Street
Jamaica, NY 11434


Single Adult Men

There is one intake center for single adult men in need of emergency housing:

30th Street Intake
400-430 East 30th Street (near 1st Avenue)
New York, NY 10016



University Support & Services

Campus Counseling Services

Single Stop


For information about poverty and/or issues related to homelessness, visit the following websites:

NYC Department of Homeless Services

NYC Food & Hunger Hotline:  866-888-8777 <pdf>

NYC Innovations in Mental Health

AccessNYC  (Benefit Information)

HomeBase (Homeless Prevention Network)  Rent & Eviction Issues

Food of NYC

National Coalition for the Homeless

New York Homeless Shelters & Services for the Needy

NYC 311