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Emergency Shelter & Social Services In Commercial Hotels

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EMERGENCY SHELTER & SOCIAL SERVICES IN COMMERCIAL HOTELS

Holiday Inn
Brooklyn Way Hotel
Cabana Hotel
Econo Lodge
Days Inn

Opened on June 30, 2017 and funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”), AAPC has been tasked with providing Emergency Shelter and Social Support Services in leased Commercial Hotels to over 670 homeless, low-income, working single adults, (men & women) Citywide. Our commercial homeless hotel program is geared toward very low-income, homeless working individuals who need some assistance in overcoming barriers to permanent housing and/or job retention.

The mission of AAPC’s Emergency Shelter and Social Services in Commercial Hotel program is to provide safe, temporary, transitional housing with the goal of moving all clients out of shelter and help them locate permanent and/or alternate housing within or outside the State of New York while maintaining their employment status. Our methodology is to offer on- and off-site supportive case management, employment and permanent housing services which empower our clients and reduce recidivism.

During their time-limited length of stay, each client is housed in a semi-furnished room which they share with another individual. The rooms are equipped with a shower stall, and double beds, (clean pillows, sheets, and blankets). Each client is provided with a locker and padlock and a writing desk. All clients are provided three catered meals a day. Each client has access to onsite social services that address the concrete causes and effects of homelessness, and the importance of employment retention. Clients are educated on economic self-sufficiency, how to open and maintain bank accounts, the various options and differences between a Bank, a Credit Union, and a Checking Cashing store, as well as how to find and maintain permanent housing.

AAPC works collaboratively with all leased-hotel management staff. The commercial hotels in which we carry out our work are kept immaculately clean by hotel management and/or building owner’s staff, contrary to what some members of the general public think of the homeless and the negative stories (sometimes deserved but not always) often reported in the media about the conditions of some commercial hotel buildings. All our facilities receive unannounced site visits/inspections from NYC DHS and NYS OTDA inspectors. They visit to see, firsthand, the conditions of our facilities, to enforce compliance with city and state building codes, and to ensure that our programs are in full compliance with NYS OTDA statutes and that our programs are providing mandated social support services to all clients.

AAPC’s programs are staffed by credentialed Social Workers, Case Managers, Housing and Entitlement Specialists, Employment/Vocational Specialists, and Substance Abuse counselors. Support staff include Shift Supervisors, Residential Aides and Security personnel. Our programs operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Referrals to our program is made directly by the NYC Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”).

On-site services and programs include:

  • shared semi-furnished rooms
  • three nutritious meals per day
  • individual case management services
  • individual and group counseling services
  • affordable housing search assistance
  • vocational & employment counseling, including job retention strategies
  • money management and financial counseling
  • living skills workshops

Eventually, through staff assistance, self-discipline and self-reliance, clients are expected to move into permanent and/or alternate housing.

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Operating and Social Service Subsidies:

NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
Individual & Anonymous donations

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Single Adults: Applying for Temporary Housing Assistance

Where do single adults go to apply for shelter?

Men
All single adult males must apply at:

30th Street Intake Center
400-430 East 30th Street
New York, NY

30th Street is open 24 hours per day, including weekends and holidays.

How to Get There:
Subway: Take the 6 train to 28th Street. Walk east to 1st Avenue, turn left, and go north to 30th Street. Entrance is now at 30th Street and 1st Avenue.

Women
All single adult women must apply at one of the following locations:

HELP Women’s Shelter
116 Williams Avenue (between Liberty Avenue and Glenmore Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY

How to Get There:
Subway: Take the C train to Liberty Avenue.

Franklin Shelter
1122 Franklin Avenue (near 166th Street)
Bronx, NY

How to Get There:
Take the 2 train to 149th Street, followed by the #55 bus to 166th Street and 3rd Avenue.

Homeless individuals who have been in shelter in the last 12 months should return to the same shelter.

What do single adults need to bring to the intake center in order to apply for temporary housing assistance?
The following forms of ID are very helpful during the intake process (but are not required):

  • Any form of ID with a picture and proof of age, such as a driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport or visa, welfare card or green card
  • Social Security card
  • Medicaid card, if available
  • If working, your most recent pay stub

What if I don’t speak English?
Interpreter assistance will be made available for individuals who do not speak English.

line650Hotline Phone Numbers

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

In New York City ONLY
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline: 1-866-689-HELP (4357)
Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-212-227-3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines: 1-866-604-5350

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