NEW YORK HOMELESS SHELTERS, FOOD PANTRIES AND MORE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, DIAL “211” from a land-line telephone. This will not work from a cell telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the location you are currently in plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

Don’t have a land-line telephone??? Go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:

Ann@homelesstoindependence.org with:

1) the name of your State/Commonwealth, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and
2) if you have a conviction and your record contains something more serious than a traffic conviction within the past 7-years. We do NOT need to know what the conviction was, we do not want to waste your time with opportunities you will not be qualified to apply for at this time.

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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Welcome to the Green Book Online! – 311

Dear Friends:

For nearly a century, the Green Book has kept New Yorkers informed about the agencies, offices, boards, and commissions that keep our dynamic City running. This year, to complement the traditional printed edition, we are proud to publish the first truly “green” Green Book-a searchable, up-to-date City directory in digital form.

Enhancing our government’s online presence and providing real-time information to New Yorkers is a central goal of our Road Map for the Digital City, a report we released last year. Innovative customer-service initiatives, such as 311 Online, have already made more government information more accessible, allowing New Yorkers to get City news faster and easier than ever before. The digital Green Book is another tool New Yorkers can use to more easily interact with government, and more easily find the information and resources they need.

In our ever-more interconnected world, information technology has become essential to civic engagement. It has transformed how New Yorkers share ideas with one another, with elected officials, and with people across the globe. We are determined to provide the most responsive, most sustainable, and most forward-thinking government possible. This directory is the latest example of our commitment to that goal, and I invite you to use the new Green Book-in its digital form, which is available at nyc.gov

Sincerely,

Michael R. Bloomberg

Mayor

GO TO: http://a856-gbol.nyc.gov/GBOLWebsite/home.aspx

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Rochester, NY: Sister Dismas Furniture Ministry Of Our Lady of the Americas Parish

Do you need furniture (beds, dressers, tables/chairs, sofas, recliners) that you would like to donate to Rochester families in need? Call Elizabeth Johnston at 287-5161 and leave your name and phone number.

Someone will call to arrange pick up from your home and delivery to a needy family.

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A free housing service that helps people find a room, house or apartment that best suits their needs. Search by rent amount, accessibility features, housing vouchers and more. Also has information about moving costs, assisted living facilities, help for people who are homeless and financial assistance to help pay rent.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/new_york/housing

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ALWAYS BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU WHEN APPLYING ANYWHERE

When you have these items with you, it shows the prospective landlord you are serious about attaining stable
housing. You will not waste time to go back there if you are ready in the first place. Be prepared to have to fill
out the application there and then!

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Photo Drivers License or Valid Photo State ID Card
• Most Recently Dated Medicaid/Medicare Card
• A current Decision Letter from your local Board of Social Services Office Services or Social Security, Food-stamps, stating the amounts you are receiving.
• Should you be disabled, a copy of your most current Med-1 Form from your County Social Services Office or your Social Security Decision Letter stating your disability.
• Proof of any and all of the programs that you are attending.
• Hospital’s Charity Care Papers

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IF YOUR TRANSITIONAL OR HALF-WAY HOME HAS OPENINGS – PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SECTION 8 HOUSING LISTING…

CAN BE FOUND IN THE “TRANSITIONAL HOUSING” SECTION THANK YOU!

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Food Pantry
By Nicholas Fedele

Especially during difficult economic times like we’ve had for the past couple of years, the Food Pantry Ministry
plays an important role at Believers’ Chapel. “The vision for the Food Pantry is to see that those who are going
through a difficult time receive provision while they’re working to get back on their feet,” explains Colleen
LaValle who’s in charge of the Food Pantry.
It serves families, from the Chapel and community, on Wednesdays and Thursdays who have a need due to
financial hardship. This season the Food Pantry is coordinating with School Daze (backpacks and school
supplies for children who need the help).
Another part of Food Pantry Ministry is the Bread Ministry — serving 20 to 30 people every week who come in on
Wednesdays and Thursdays for bread and baked goods that are given away for free. They’re provided by
Panera Bread stores.
The Food Pantry ministry is also involved in another outreach to the community. The Food Pantry evangelism
team is beginning to look at ways to help the community to hear the gospel, as well as receive food and bread.
“Every other week we take bread to Pitcher Hill apartments for the residents there, and they have asked for a
Bible study,” Colleen notes.
Support the Food Pantry by buying one or two things to donate to the pantry when you’re grocery shopping.
Also, please keep an eye out in the bulletin for special items that are needed. Of course if you are led, you
could donate your time and serve in the Food Pantry Ministry, too.
If you or someone you know needs help, call Colleen La Valle at the Chapel at 699-4140.

Believers Chapel
7912 Thompson Rd. | Cicero, NY 13039 | PH: 315-699-4140 FAX: 315-699-1370

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Food Pantry for Poughkeepsie, New York and vacinity open Wednesdays from 10am until 2 pm , Sundays before
(10am) and after (11:45 am) services and Wednesday evenings 7:00 and 8:15pm (before and after services).

Church:
Full Gospel Center, 1138 Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY 12540

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Bethel Gospel Assembly Shelter, c/o Bethel Gospel Assembly, 2-26 East 120th Street, New York, NY 10037
Phone: (212)860-1510
FAX: (212)860-2371

Bowery Mission, 227 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-674-3456
FAX: 212-674-3728

Capital City Rescue Mission, 50 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12201
Phone: (518)462-0459
FAX: (518)462-0489

City Mission, 425 Hamilton Street, Schenectady, NY 12301
Phone: (518)372-9311

Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212)529-5252
FAX: (212)529-7698

Hudson River Housing, 313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Phone: 845 454-5176 x110
FAX: 845 485-1641

New York City Rescue Mission, 90 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013
212/226-6214
212/226-6215 (fax)

Open Door Mission Crisis Center (Samaritan House): 210 West Main St, Mailing: P.O. Box 14236,
Rochester, NY 14614-0236
Phone: 716-454-6697
FAX: 716-454-2092

Providence House, Main Office:, 703 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718-455-0197
FAX: 718-455-0692

Rescue Mission, 120 Gifford Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-472-6251
FAX: 315-476-4526

Rescue Mission of Utica, 212 Rutger Street, Utica, NY 13501-3675
Phone: (315)732-8595
FAX: (315)793-8211

St. Paul’s House, 335 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212)265-5433

Yonkers Gospel Mission & Home, 191 N. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10702
Phone: (914)968-6577

Oxford House – Campus, 90 W. Northrup, Buffalo, NY 14212
(716) 832-3850
Men

Oxford House – Clarence, 10010 Transit Road, E. Amherst, NY 14051
(716) 639-8363
Men

Oxford House – College Point, 122- 10 22nd Avenue, College Point, NY 11356
(718) 460-4853
Men

Oxford House – Delamont, 1059 Delamont Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12307
(000) 000-0000
Men

Oxford House – Farmingdale, 73 Walnut Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 752-0543
Men

Oxford House – Flushing, 146-47 Reeves Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 460-3699
Men

Oxford House – Longmeadow, 642 Longmeadow Rd, RD 7, Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 832-0899
Men

Oxford House – McCarley, 291 Huntington Street, Buffalo, NY 14314
(716) 837-7934
Men

Oxford House – Nelson, 181 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-583-4212
Women

Oxford House – Queens, 9203 70th Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-4345
Men

Oxford House – Regent, 58 Regent Street, Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 897-5133
Men

Oxford House – Saratoga Springs, 93 York Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-3086
Men

Oxford House – Schenectady, 1547 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 374-5730
Men

Oxford House – Yonkers, 203 Buena Vista Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 963-5674
Men

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!