The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany have a long history of serving the people of New York City but, sadly, a mission, The Dwelling Place, which they started 46 years ago is coming to an end.

As of July 12, 2023, the Dwelling Place of NY, Inc. is no longer in operation at 409 W. 40th Street.
Financial and staff issues led to this decision.

The building which housed the Dwelling Place at 409 W. 40th Street is owned by the Archdiocese of New York.
Any questions regarding the status of the residents or future of the building may be directed to Phil Dorian via e-mail at or, or via phone at 212-371-1000.


The employment of former administrator of The Dwelling Place, Deborah Pollock, ended June 12, 2023. Ms. Pollock is not authorized to make decisions or solicit money or services under the name of The Dwelling Place of NY, Inc.

If you are contacted regarding the Dwelling Place of NY, Inc., please alert Anne Holliday at or (716) 373-0200 Ext. 3246.

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