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 following message is from Sr. Joann Sambs, CSA, administrator of The Dwelling Place. Dear beloved friends of The Dwelling Place, Life has changed dramatically

  • This week The Dwelling Place will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and generosity in response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19.

  • During these days of Holy Week, Passover, and Easter, bread and wine, wheat and grapes are often sacred symbols used to express our unity as

  • Support and Cheer on Our Team The Dwelling Place of NY is thrilled to be a charity partner of the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half!