Join Us at the 9th Avenue International Food Festival

In honor of its 40th Anniversary (1977 – 2017), The Dwelling Place of NY will be hosting a booth at the 9th Avenue International Food Festival on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.

In 1977, the five Franciscan Sisters of Allegany who founded The Dwelling Place needed start-up money to make their dream of a shelter for homeless women possible. Determined to find a way, they set up a booth at the 9th Avenue Street Fair and collected $300. This became the seed money that allowed them to open the doors to the shelter at 409 W. 40th Street.

In this anniversary year, staff, board members, and volunteers are returning to this special 9th Avenue event to celebrate the 40 years of service provided to women in the local area and to seek donations to continue their mission.

The Dwelling Place booth will be located between 42nd Street and 43rd Street. Stop by to learn about the services provided and to offer your support on behalf of women in great need.

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  • 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