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.


  • 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!

  • During recent weeks, several volunteer groups have joined us at The Dwelling Place to serve meals and visit with our residents or to provide special

  • It was an evening to remember: a beautiful setting, delicious food and great bartenders, amazing raffle prizes, a heartwarming award ceremony in which we honored

  • Since January of 2018, a group of students at the United Nations international School (UNIS) led by their student founder, Kristen Meola, formed the (In)Visible