Places to Go for Warmth NYC

  • Places to go during the day:
    • Bowery Mission-Tribeca
      • 90 Lafayette St. (Between White St. & Walker St.)
        • 212-226-6214
        • Bus: M55
        • Subway: N, Q, R, W, J, Z, 6 to Canal St.


  • Shelters:
    • Bellevue/30th St Men’s Shelter
      • 400 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
    • Bowery Mission-Tribeca
      • 90 Lafayette St. (Between White St. & Walker St.)
        • 212-226-6214
        • Bus: M55
        • Subway: N, Q, R, W, J, Z, 6 to Canal St.
      • Women’s Shelter Intake: 3-3:30pm
      • Men’s Shelter Intake: 4-5pm
      • Day Center: offered Monday-Friday 10am-2:30pm to overnight guests
        • Lunch provided
        • Health & wellness clinics
        • Clothing referrals
        • Chapels
        • Option to meet with Ambassadors or Social Workers
      • Drop-In Centers:
        • Manhattan
          • Bowery Mission:
            • 227 Bowery (Between Prince St. & Rivington St.)
              • Services:
                • Chapel service 1 hour before meals
                • Daily meals (Breakfast 8 am, Lunch 1pm, Dinner 5pm)
                • Clothing and Showers for men Monday-Friday 9:30am-12pm (arrive by 6:45 am for registration)
                • Showers for women available on Thursdays only (arrive by 6:45 am for registration)
                • Medical: Tuesday 9am-2pm, Thursday 3-5pm
              • 212-674-3456
              • Bus: M103
              • Subway:
                • B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette
                • R, W to Prince St.
                • J, Z to Bowery
                • 6 to Spring St.
              • Mainchance:
                • Offers meals, showers, clothing, social services, and medical services
                • Chairs provided
                • Can refer to faith-based shelters for overnight stays
                • 120 East 32nd Street (between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue)
                • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays
                • (212) 883-0680
                • By Subway: 6 train to 33rd Street
              • Olivieri Center for Homeless:
                • Offers meals, showers, clothing, lockers, social services, medical services, help applying for benefits and ID, prescribes psych meds
                • Chairs provided
                • After intake, there’s chance to be put on Safe Haven’s waiting list for beds, and then supportive housing (shared apartments).
                • 257 West 30th Street (between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue)
                • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays
                • (212) 947-3211
                • By Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, or 3 train to 34th Street-Penn Station
              • Bronx
                • Living Room

800 Baretto Street, Bronx, NY 10474

Open 24/7, including holidays


  • By subway: 6 train to Hunts Point Ave
  • The Haven

2640 3rd Ave (Between East 141 St. and East 142 St.)

Open 24/7, including holidays

  • By subway: 6 train to 3rd Ave/138th St Station
  • Staten Island
    • Project Hospitality

150 Richmond Terrace (between Wall St. and Schuyler St.

Open 24/7, including holidays

  • Queens
    • Breaking Ground

100-32 Atlantic Avenue (at 102 St.)

Open 24/7, including holidays

  • Brooklyn
    • The Gathering Place

2402 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11233

Open 24/7, including holidays

  • By subway: A train to Broadway Junction

Drop-In Center | Ali Forney Center LGBTQ+ youth

321 W. 125th Street

New York, NY 10027

  • M-F 8am-8pm
  • Weekend 10am-6pm
    • By Subway: take the A/C/B/D train to 125th Street
  • Manhattan Locations:
    • Streetwork Harlem Drop-In Center

209 West 125th St – 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10027

Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. : 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Intake Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. from 10:15 a.m. – 11:30    a.m.


  • Streetwork Lower East Side Drop-In Center

33 Essex Street New York, NY 10002 Mon. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (traveler youth and young injection drug users up to the age of 30 only). General        hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Intake Hours: Mon.,       Tues., Thurs., Fri., from 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Syringe exchange Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs. and Fri. 1: p.m. – 5: p.m. 646-602-6404

  • Warm Clothing and Meals:
    • Manhattan Church of Christ:
      • Contact Person:

Carl Garrison

Service Bus Locations – GNYHA

The Greater New York Hospital Association operates “service and support buses” outside of four city hospitals (and Penn Station) to provide unsheltered individuals with temporary respite from outdoor conditions at night. Staff are on-site at the buses to engage each individual around the range of services available to them.

  • Manhattan

o Penn Station (34th Street + 7th Avenue)

o Bellevue Hospital (E. 30th Street between FDR Drive + 1st Avenue)

  • Queens

o Queens Hospital Center (82-68 164th Street, Jamaica, NY, 11432)

o Elmhurst Hospital Center (79-01 Broadway, Queens, NY, 11373)

  • Bronx

o Lincoln Hospital (234 E. 149th Street, Bronx, NY, 10451)

Holy Apostles – 296 9th Ave New York NY

When they arrive, guests will meet Bruce or Derrick, team members who oversee the Warming Center. Around 8:30PM, guests will travel up to the second floor of the Mission House. The lights stay on until 11PM. Folks sometimes sleep on chairs – sometimes on blankets and sleeping bags, when they’re able to provide them.

At 6am, guests are served breakfast—an egg and meat sandwich, coffee, and a condiment bag with snacks.

Many of the guests at the Warming Center are regulars – they come back most nights when a Cold Blue is called by New York City officials. These guests know each other and the center knows them.

  • Church: 212-807-6799 Soup Kitchen: 212-924-0167

The Department of Homeless Services has a policy called “Code Blue” for winter nights when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below, including wind-chill, between 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

What Changes When Code Blue is in Effect?

On these nights, Department of Homeless Services policies are relaxed to ensure everyone is warm and safe. This includes:

  • Drop-in centers are required to take as many clients as possible, within the Department of Buildings restrictions.
  • Anyone in need of a place to go can walk into single adult or family shelters, without undergoing typical intake and eligibility procedures, for the night in question.
  • Clients can access any shelter, not just their assigned shelter, for the night in question.
  • More outreach teams will be on the streets to offer services and shelter.
  • No shelter suspensions or sanctions can be carried out on these dates. Clients who have been sanctioned can return to the shelter for the night in question, if necessary.