Year Round Emergency Shelter
The year-round emergency shelter provides temporary shelter for up to 33 people at the Walworth Street facilities in Saratoga Springs. The congregate-style shelter offers a safe, home-like environment for guests while they work toward financial, health, and housing stability. Critical to a person’s success is self-determination combined with 24 hours/day staff support. Guests work with a case manager to develop a housing plan that addresses their individual needs and forms the foundation for which independent living can be sustained. (Partially funded by the Local Department of Social Services, private foundations and contributors; and nightly shelter rent if able).
The shelter serves the needs of an average of 125 people each year.
- Assistance with accessing benefits
- Resume writing and job searches
- Independent daily living skills
- Budgeting and household finances
- Referrals to supportive services (substance recovery, mental health care, clinical care)
- Housing navigation
- Rental and moving assistance
Code Blue Winter Shelter
The state-mandated Code Blue winter shelter provides safe overnight accommodations to people when the temperature drops below 32 degrees from November until April.
Nightly meals are donated by local restaurants, community organizations, and private donors. Volunteers support shelter operations with meal service and cleaning the shelter.
We are currently working with community leaders to secure a permanent facility that will serve as a year-round Navigation Center and provide winter emergency shelter from November until April.
The program is funded by The New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) and private contributors in partnership with the Saratoga County Department of Social Services.