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The Dwelling Place of NY, Inc.
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt | EIN# 13-3135424
The Dwelling Place of NY is a 14-bed privately funded transitional shelter for homeless women located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The Dwelling Place provides safe shelter, nourishing meals, and individual guidance for each resident to assist them as they address the issues that led them to be homeless and rebuild their lives.
An initial physical and mental health assessment
A place to call her own, including a bed, nightstand and small closet
Daily breakfast, takeout lunch, and dinner
Visits twice a month from the Project Renewal Outreach Team for psychiatric and medical evaluation and medications if necessary
Referrals for professional counseling and day-treatment programs
Money management advising
Structured daily living - learning to live within rules of sobriety, respect for others, and safety
An environment of love, security, and dignity
The Dwelling Place also hosts Wednesday evening and holiday dinners for former residents, elderly neighbors, and homeless women from the area who long for a safe and caring environment to enjoy a meal and friendship. These meals are served by dedicated volunteers.
The staff holds the physical and mental well-being of the women as a priority. When the women first enter our shelter, we meet their most basic needs - - a bed, bathroom/shower facilities, and nutritious meals in a safe and caring environment. The case managers immediately assess the health care needs of each woman. A psychiatric/medical team from Project Renewal provides diagnostic evaluations, referrals as needed, as well as medical services. Then, as the women learn to trust us and feel more at home, our case managers guide them to face and address the issues in their personal lives that led them to our door. As we help our residents move towards self-sustainability and housing-readiness, we do everything we can to improve a woman’s chance to escape homelessness permanently.
The Dwelling Place is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates solely through private donations rather than through government funds. The Dwelling Place has a faithful donor base, many volunteers, and an active Board of Directors who engage in fund-raising and friend-raising events to secure needed funds and to build new relationships with individuals and organizations who are invited to join us in our mission.
Since its inception in 1977,3,000 women have lived for a time at The Dwelling Place. Countless other women have been served through our weekly Open Dinner Program. Over 400,000 meals have been served to residents and weekly guests.