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The Salvation Army Empire State Division - Housing
The Salvation Army Homeless Shelters


Always a helping hand in times of need

A recent Salvation Army report indicates that thirteen percent of Americans reported having spent a night in a shelter or on the street due to loss of housing. The Salvation Army offers a variety of free, temporary shelters to people of all ages. Last year, The Salvation Army provided lodging for an average of 325 people a night in Upstate New York. Our shelters offer strategic programming that addresses the circumstances that perpetuate homelessness in individuals and families. Our staff attend to the total needs of each individual; our shelters are meant to be a resting place to help these individuals get back on their feet. Whether you are in need of a place for one night or help transitioning to a life on your own, The Salvation Army is there.

Throughout our division, we offer emergency, family, women's, and transitional housing, as well as rent and utility assistance to help struggling families and indviduals make ends meet.

Jason, Age 17

Jason found his way to a youth shelter after his family abandoned him. He had been visiting a friend for the weekend, and when he returned to his home, he discovered that his family no longer lived there. Jason’s family left him with no forwarding address and virtually no means in which to fend for himself; so he turned to The Salvation Army for help. We provided Jason with housing and basic needs. He is now doing well on his own.