Emergency Family Shelter

If you are currently homeless, contact the Department of Homeless Services by dialing 311 or (718) 503-6400
Nazareth Housing cannot accept families directly. You must be referred by an agency below before being placed in one of our shelters.

A First Step to Housing


Nazareth Housing provides emergency shelter to families who have lost their housing and face compounding barriers to housing stability. Transitional housing solves an immediate need for these families in crisis — a safe living situation.

With the ultimate goal to create long-term stability and prevent a return to homelessness, Nazareth Housing staff work closely with families while they are living in shelter to address and eliminate barriers to housing stability. Shelter residents have access to a wide range of educational programming and resources to build new skills and reinforce existing strengths. With this holistic approach, shelter residents at Nazareth Housing move to permanent housing 26% faster than the city-wide average.

With a track record that spans over thirty years, Nazareth Housing has a well-developed approach to stabilize and strengthen families recovering from the multiple losses and traumas of homelessness. Transitional family housing affords families a critical safety net while they work one-on-one with staff members to build skills and work towards safe and affordable housing.

    Average Length of Shelter Stay
    Nazareth Housing
    305 Days
    NYC Shelter Average
    414 Days

    Shelter Resources


    Below is a list of shelters in New York City and the individuals they assist.

    Families with children under 21, and families with a pregnant member

    Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)
    151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
    (718) 503-6400


    Adult families (no children)

    Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC) Office
     400-430 East 30th Street, NYC 10016
    (212) 481-4707


    Single Women (no children)

    Women’s Shelter
    116 Williams Ave, Brooklyn 11207
    (718) 483-7700


    Franklin Women’s Shelter
     1127 Franklin Ave, Bronx 10450
    (347) 417-8240


    Single Men (no children)

    30th Street Men’s Shelter
     400-430 East 30th Street, NYC 10016
    (212) 481-4707

    Contact us today to speak to a team member about how to receive Nazareth Housing services, or if you have any questions about shelter services in NYC:

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