Homeless New Yorkers

Samaritan Daytop Village offers help to homeless New Yorkers and at-risk veteran families through partnerships with the New York City Department of Homeless Services, and the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development.

Transitional Housing & Shelters

We operate transitional residences for homeless families at our Gloria’s House, Boulevard, and Bridge Haven facilities. We also administer the Forbell, Myrtle Avenue, 49th Street, and 53rd Street shelters for men and the Van Siclen Women’s Shelter. These programs provide individuals and families with a temporary place to stay while they work to acquire permanent housing and return to the community. Each year, Samaritan Daytop Village helps more than 800 New Yorkers find permanent, affordable places to live. To access City shelters and transitional residences, please see our FAQs.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

Our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program works with veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We provide temporary financial assistance, housing counseling, legal service referrals, personal financial planning and related services. For more information about the SSVF program call (212) 586-1270 or (212) 586-1270.

Permanent Supportive Housing Program

Samaritan Daytop Village’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides an affordable apartment unit, rental assistance and support services to New Yorkers in need of a place to live. Samaritan Daytop Village currently operates 180 supportive housing units in buildings throughout New York City. A bridge to self-sufficiency, the program generally requires recipients pay approximately 30% of their monthly adjusted income toward rent while they work toward establishing greater financial stability and self-sufficiency. However, each residence has specific requirements regarding rental assistance. Samaritan Daytop Village also provides case management that links clients to needed services and other supports in the community. Funding is provided through grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.