Drop-in centers offer some social services and allow single adults who have nowhere else to stay to come indoors for the night and sleep in a chair, away from the elements outdoors. It is important to note that you have a right to shelter, but if you are not interested in a shelter placement, a drop-in center might be another option. Some drop-in centers also have connections to faith-based shelters where clients can get a bed for one night at a time.
If you have been sanctioned or suspended from a DHS shelter, some drop-in centers may have access to this information and may also not allow you to stay. If you need help finding a place to stay while you are sanctioned or suspended, please come into the Crisis Intervention Program at the Coalition for the Homeless.
Bronx: Living Room800 Baretto StreetBronx, NY 10474718-893-36066 train to Hunts PointOpen 24 hours
Manhattan: Main Chance120 East 32nd StreetNew York, NY 100166 train to 33rd StreetOpen 24 hours
Brooklyn: The Gathering Place2402 Atlantic AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11233Open until 8pm
Note that these facilities are not operated by the Coalition for the Homeless.