Temporary Housing (Shelters)2023-08-14T14:44:04+00:00

Temporary Housing (Shelters)

If you have just returned from a state correctional facility without housing, you would have been directed to the DSS office at 85 Court Street for housing to meet with staff dedicated to your needs.  If you arrive after the office closes, you will be directed to the Open Arms Men’s Shelter  or to the Samaratan House Women’s Shelter (see Drop-In Centers below). You can stay there until the office reopens.

If you were in the county jail, you may have already connected with the DSS Reentry Coordinator regarding housing.  If not, you can use any of the Drop-In Centers or DSS offices to apply for Temporary Housing.

Placement in Temporary Housing, also called Shelters, is managed through a Coordinated Entry System.  The focus is on individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

You can apply for Temporary Housing at Drop-In Centers and DSS offices, except as noted.  See the links below.

Families seeking shelter after business hours or on weekends should contact
DSS Emergency Services at (914) 995-2099.

DROP-IN CENTERS (listed from north to south)

  • Jan Peek Shelter (Co-ed facility) |  200 North Water St., Peekskill  |  (914) 736-2636 | 24 hrs
  • Samaritan House Shelter (Female only facility) | 33 Church St., White Plains | (914) 948-3075 | 24 hrs
  • Open Arms Shelter (Male only facility) | 86 East Post Rd., White Plains | (914) 948-5044 | 24 hrs
  • Oasis Women’s Annex (Female Only) | 22 E. 1st Street, Mount Vernon | (914) 840-9539 | *
  • Oasis Shelter (Co-ed facility) | 19 Washington Ave., New Rochelle | (914) 633-0101 | 24 hrs
  • YWCA of Yonkers (Male Only) | 10 St. Casimir Avenue, Yonkers | (914) 963-0640 | 24 hrs
  • YWCA of Yonkers (Female Only) | 87 S. Broadway, Yonkers | (914) 963-0640 | 24 hrs
  • Manor House (Male Only) | 101 N. Broadway, Yonkers | (914) 476-4864 | 24 hrs

* Call to check hours; to apply for Temporary Housing you will be directed to a DSS office.

DSS DISTRICT OFFICES (listed from north to south)

You can apply at these locations to be directed to Temporary Housing.

  • Peekskill District Office | 750 Washington Street, Peekskill, NY | (914) 995-3333 | 8:30am-5:00pm
  • White Plains District Office | 85 Cpurt Street, White Plains, NY | (914) 995-3333 | 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Mount Vernon District Office | 100 East First Street, Mount Vernon, NY | (914) 995-3333 | 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Yonkers District Office | 131 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY | (914) 995-333 | 8:30am-5:00pm

These three locations accept independent applications for housing.  The Awakensings program is designed specifically for those in reentry and is available at the White Plains location only; most participants for the programs 15 slots are referred by a reentry agency.

The Lilac House

914-230-0956 info@thelilachouse.org thelilachouse.org/ The Lilac House is committed to filling the existing housing gap for formerly incarcerated women and increasing [Read More]

YWCA Women’s Residence (White Plains)

Jessica Viola, Awakenings Program Coordinator 69 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10603 914-428-1130 x 305 | 914-498-1103 jviola@ywcawpcw.org ywcawpcw.org/what-we-do/empowerment-and-economic-advancement/womens-residence [Read More]


  • HOPE Community Services | 50 Washington Ave New Rochelle | 914-235-2607 | 1:30pm-6:30pm
  • OASIS | 19 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle | 914-633-0101 \ 9pm-7am
  • Children’s Village (youth) | 1 Echo Hills, Dobbs Ferry | 914-693-0600 | 24 hrs

If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has a dedicated team to assist those experiencing domestic violence in connecting with essential services.  Call (914) 995-6267 (available M-F, 9:30-5:30).

Below is a list of agencies with 24-hour hotlines; these groups can also help get you a secure shelter placement and other services – for you and your children.

If you are in currently in an abusive relationship or a survisor of domestic violence, civil legal representation is available from the Pace Womens Justice Service.  Additional resources for those in crisis, including issues of domestic violence, are the Westchester County Office for Women at (914) 995-3769 or the Family Justice Center (914) 995-1880. Both are available Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

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