Additional Resources

Our thanks to the Food Pantries for the Capital District for the "Albany Resource Guide" and the "Rensselaer County Resource Guide." These guides provide contact information about housing, crisis centers & hotlines, food assistance, legal assistance and community meals among others.

Housing:

Albany

  • Homeless & Travelers Aid (HATAS) for referral to any area shelter
    Emergency Services, 24/7 463-2124 - 138 Central Ave. Walk-ins 9am-4.30pm
  • United Tenants Association (UTA) landlord tenant disputes/eviction emergencies
    33 Clinton Ave 436-8997
  • Support Ministries HIV/AIDS Housing Referral 427-2463
  • HEAP (help with heating costs) 432-5935

Rensselaer County

  • For assistance finding shelter call the Rensselaer Co. Dept of Social Services week days 9am-4.30pm 283-2000
  • Joseph's House in Troy - 272 2544
  • HEAP (help with heating costs) 270-2730
  • Troy Housing Authority - 271-8353
  • TRIP 272-8289

Food Assistance:

  • For information about the Food Pantry that will serve your address call: Food Pantries for the Capital District - weekdays 8.30am - 4pm 458 -1167
  • Food Stamps - Albany County Dept of Social Services 447-7403 OR Rensselaer Co. Dept of Social Services - Families 270-3949/Singles 270-8655
  • NOEP - help with Food Stamp applications 462-6765 x 327 or Troy 272-6159
  • WIC - Women, Infants, Children's Program at: Whitney Young Clinic 920 Lark Drive 465-9387 & 220 Green St 432-4033 or Rensselaer 272-6159

Medical Assistance:

  • AIDS Council - 445-2437
  • Albany County Health Dept. - 175 Green Street 447-4580
  • Rensselaer County Health Dept - 270-2660
  • Capital District Psychiatric Center (CDPC) - 75 New Scotland Ave. 447-9611
  • Medicaid - Albany Co. Dept of Social Services 447-7458 or 447-7300
  • Poverello Center - Walk in health care (adults only) Wed 6.30-8.00pm
    315 Sheridan Ave 426-9428
  • St. Peter's Family Health Care Ctr - 326 S Pearl St 449-0100
  • Whitney Young Health Ctr - 920 Lark Drive - 465-4771

Clothing:

Clothing is available at a very reduced cost at thrift shops. They will provide clothing free of charge if you bring a referral from any helping agency.

Albany

  • St. Patrick's Thrift Shop - 283 Central Ave, Thursday's 10am-2pm 465-8395
  • Interfaith Parthership for the Homeless - 176 Sheridan Ave, Mon-Fri 10am-3pm 434-8021
  • St. Mary's - 10 Lodge St, Tues-Fri 9am-11.30am 462-4254
  • St. John's/St. Ann's - 88 4th St, Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 10am-noon & 1-3pm 472-9091
  • Colonie Christian Life Center - 31 Vly Road, Thur 6.30-7.30pm 456-3022

Rensselaer County

  • Doors of Hope, Rtes 43 & 150 West Sand Lake, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 9.30am - 4pm. Thursday 9.30am-7pm. 674-4048
  • Nassau Resource Center, 15 Church Street, Mon, Tue, Fri 9.30-noon, Wed 7-9pm 766-9014
  • Unique Boutique (Unity House) - 2431 Sixth Ave, Troy. Mon-Thur 9am-5pm & Fri 8am-4pm - 272-2352
  • The Gatherine Place - 24 Albany Ave, Nassau. Tue & Thurs noon-7pm, Wed & Fri 10-4pm 766-4164
  • Bethany Hospitality Center - 27 State St. Troy Wed & Sat 9.30-11am 273-3529

Community Meals

  • Breakfast

  • Albany - Mon & Fri 8-8.30am Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, 176 Sheridan Ave
    Tues, Wed, Thurs 7-9am (Mid Oct-Mid April) Westminster Church, 262 State St.
    Daily 6.30 - 7.00am City Mission, 259 S. Pearl St

    Rensselaer County - Mon- Fri 7-8am & Sat-Sun 9am-1pm Bethany Hospitality Center, 27 State St

  • Lunch
  • Albany Sun 1-2.00pm - Congregatation Beth Emeth, 283 Central Ave
    Mon & Thur 11.30-1.00pm St. Maximilian Kolbe, 283 Central Ave
    Mon thru Sun 11.30am-12.05pm - City Mission, 259 S. Pearl St.
    Tues 11.30-1pm St. John's/St. Ann's Ctr - 157 Franklin St
    Tues, Wed & Fri 11.30-12.30pm - Salvation Army, mobile Canteen - Clinton Ave (west of Judson)
    Wed 11.30-1pm- Sacred Heart Church, 31 Walter St
    Wed noon-1pm (Sep-June)- Israel AME Church, 381 Hamilton St
    Fri 11am-1pm - Sweet Pilgrim, Clinton & Ten Broeck
    Sat 11am-1pm Mount Calvary, 55 Alexander St
    Sat noon-1pm,- Grace and Holy Innocents, 498 Clinton Ave
    Last 10 days of the month - noon - 1pm Salvation Army Cohoes, 300 Ontario Street

    Troy -Mon-Fri 11.30-12.30pm, Bethany Hospitality Center

  • Dinner

    Albany - Mon-Sat 6.30pm and Sun @ 4.30pm - City Mission, 259 South Pearl St
    Wed 4- 6pm Watervliet United Methodist Church 14th St & 1st Ave
    Mon-Fri Salvation Army Mobile Canteen 4-4.30pm Ida Yarbrough Apts
    4.30-5.00pm - 100 Clinton Ave
    5.00-6.00pm - Lexington & Washington Ave
    Daily 3-5pm - JC Club Children's Feeding Ctr (Children 3-19) 63 Quail St.
    3rd Sun of each month at 4pm - Albany Wesleyan Church, 168 S Allen St

    Troy - Mon 4.30-5.30pm Salvation Army Troy, 410 River St.
    Tues 4.30-6pm - First Baptist, 82 Third St
    Wed 4-5pm, St. Mary's - 196 Third Street
    4-6pm, the Open Table, United Methodist, 1401 First Ave, Watervliet
    4-6pm , Victorious Life, 1838 Fifth Ave
    Thur 4-5pm St. Mary's 196 Third Ave
    Fri 4.30-5.30pm, The Salvation Army, 410 River St
    Sat 6.30pm, Trinity Church, 1336 First Ave, Watervliet. Served last Sat of each month
    Sun 2-4pm, Lansingburgh Churches at First Presbyterian, 115th St & 3rd Ave Troy - Oct-May

 

 

38 beds 174 Units 23 Low-Income Units


For Women:
Mercy House- 19 beds
Manager of Emergency Services: Amy Lacey
31 Walter St., Albany
Ph: (518) 434-3531
Fax: (518)426-1276

For Men:
St. Charles Lwanga Center - 19 beds
Manager of Emergency Services: Amy Lacey
115 Grand St., Albany
Ph: (518) 465-4973
Fax: (518)449-3348

Read more about our shelters


DePaul Residence
- 50 units
Site Manager: Shyron Sanford
504 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205
Ph: (518) 482-3248
Fax: (518) 482-0826

St Peter's Residence & Annex
- 51 units
Site Manager: Michael Finocchi
2335 Fifth Ave
Troy, NY 12345
Ph: (518) 273-3291
Fax: (518) 273-3169

Waldorf Residence
46 units
Site Manager: Don Arnold
29 Maiden Lane
Albany, NY 12207
Ph: (518) 465-2612
Fax: (518) 465-2614

Oneonta
27 units
Housing Program Manager: JoAnne Bragonier
52 Maple Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Ph: (607) 436-9250
Fax: (607) 432-7329

Read more about the SROs



(518) 459-0183

Lexington Avenue,
9 apartments
from 1-4 bedrooms in size.

Third Avenue
8 apartments from 1-3 bedrooms in size

Clinton Avenue
2 apartments both 2 bedrooms in size

Broad Street
2 apartments - 1 studio and one 2 bedroom

N. Allen Street
2 Apartments - both 3 bedrooms in size


Read more about the family apartments


Deborah Damm O'Brien, Executive Director
Thomas Coates, Director of Operations

 

41 North Main Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
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. f. 518.459.0202
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