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Thank you for considering this important and urgent appeal. You can make your gift by mail or give it online on our website. Please be our ambassadors and share this letter with your family, friends, and co-workers. Let us each be a friend at the side of the women of The Dwelling Place. Together, we can transform lives.
The Dwelling Place of NY, in the spirit of its founders, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, advocates for women experiencing homelessness in an atmosphere of unconditional welcome, caring, compassion and respect, and provides transitional housing, food, workforce training and other supportive services so they can rebuild their lives.
Since 1977, we’ve provided shelter, sustenance and support to thousands of women.
We live the mission of The Dwelling Place through our daily commitment to:
As with any group of people, everyone has individual needs. To address such needs, we might host groups such as Safe relationship groups, Women’s Groups, Trauma-Focused Groups, etc., with the hope that residents choose and participate in those from which they can benefit. We encourage open discussion and ensure that all women are treating each other with respect.
We also serve a weekly community dinner on Wednesdays to assist those who need assistance. We offer a bag of hot food, shelf stable items, fresh produce and fruit and with the help of our partners are working towards offering a full bag of food. We are also prepared with personal items such as hand sanitizers and masks, womens hygiene products, hats, gloves, scarves, and a variety of other items people need during this difficult time we are all experiencing.