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Inaugurated in 1991 and funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services, Helen’s House is a transitional housing program that provides temporary accommodations with on-site social services for 16 single parents and their children up to nine years old. During their stay, each family is housed in a furnished efficiency apartment, and has access to onsite social services that address the psychological and concrete causes and effects of homelessness and unemployment.

Helen’s House residents have either an active or pending public assistance case, and are referred by the Department of Homeless Services.

Helen’s House services and programs:

  • Family case management
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Housing search assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Information and referrals
  • Child care
  • Employment assistance
  • Cultural and educational trips
  • Family and youth recreation
  • Aftercare services


In NYC, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) makes all decisions about shelter placement. If you’re a family experiencing domestic violence, please call Safe Horizon’s 24-hour hotline: 800.621.HOPE (4673). All families with children must apply at DHS’s Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) intake center in the Bronx. PATH is open 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Their phone number is 718.503.6400.

151 East 151st Street
Bronx, NY

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