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.



  • Dear Friend, On a warm summer night in July 2017, Rosa, a senior citizen recently retired after working 25 years in a nursing home, and

  • The May 1 Bealtaine celebration to benefit the Dwelling Place of New York was a rousing evening of music, dance, poetry and surprise guests. Sponsored

  • Your legacy gift can ensure that the life-saving services of The Dwelling Place will always be here… The Dwelling Place shelters some of the most

  • On Thursday, April 25, 2019. Employees of Scotiabank, NYC Corporate Office, participated in an indoor cycling class held at Equinox Brookfield Place from 5:15 pm