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.



  • The Dwelling Place will have a booth at the 9th Avenue International Food Festival being held on May 19-20, 2018. […]

  • 2018 Annual Appeal

    The circumstances that lead a woman to seek a homeless shelter are tragic and heartbreaking. Maria’s story began in November […]

  • Repeat Roses and The Dwelling Place

    Jennifer Grove is the founder and CEO of Repeat Roses, her creative, inspiring, and earth friendly company that recycles wedding […]

  • 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, […]