Welcome to the Dwelling Place of NY

The Dwelling Place, a sponsored ministry of The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY, is a privately-funded transitional residence for homeless women located in Midtown Manhattan. Since 1977, we’ve provided shelter, sustenance and support to thousands of women. Our safe, healing, and structured environment offers women the space and time to develop a sustainable plan for building a healthy, independent lifestyle. ¬†Whether you’re here as a donor or a volunteer, or as a woman seeking shelter, we hope that The Dwelling Place will find a special place in your heart.



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  • An Evening with the Women Tribe

    On a chilly, Tuesday evening, January 30, 2018 The Dwelling Place hosted a five-hour outreach event featuring the Women Tribe, […]

  • Jewelry-Making Night

    Crafting for a Cause: A Wellness Initiative by a student group at Columbia University was first introduced to The Dwelling […]

  • New Beds

    If you happened to drive by or walk near The Dwelling Place on Thursday, February 1, you would have seen […]

  • Remodeled Bathroom

    With the help of a grant from Catholic Charities, the 3rd floor bathroom for the ladies has been updated and […]