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Our 28-bed Emergency Shelter for men provides safe lodging, meals, clothing, critically needed counseling, education, advocacy and referrals to agencies that meet the needs of the clientele. The overall goal is to help homeless people improve their quality of life, become self-sufficient and get reestablished in the community. Ours is the only emergency shelter for men of its kind from Syracuse to Schenectady, New York.



The Addictions Crisis Center is a medically monitored withdrawal service, meeting the needs of those who are intoxicated by alcohol and/or other substances, who are suffering from mild withdrawal, are in a situational crisis and are unable to abstain from those substances. In a motivational, safe, structured setting, clients are screened for the presence and severity of chemical dependency and/or medical and mental health services. Duration of stay varies, with a maximum of 14 days. For those entering a long-term treatment program, the stay may be extended to 21 days.


Free, nutritious meals are available during breakfast, lunch and dinner to anyone from the community who is hungry. We also provide a 21 meal food box program.

Financially Desperate?

Our Representative Payee Program provides bill paying and case management services to people in the community who are unable to manage their own financial affairs. Staff assists clients in developing a budget for payment of rent, utilities, living supplies, food and other necessities. Clients are primarily referred from Social Services, Veterans Administration and Rescue Mission programs. The program is also ready to assist people seeking assistance on their own.
If you are in need of any of these services, please contact us:




Address 212 Rutger Street
Utica, NY 13501
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