Catholic Charities Of Diocese Of Albany

43 North Main Ave
Albany, NY 12203

(518) 459-0183 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Provides emergency and low-cost housing and supportive services for individuals and families

General Information:
Provides emergency and low-cost housing and supportive services for individuals and families struggling with homelessness. The Catholic Charities Housing Office is committed to providing equal housing opportunities. EMERGENCY SERVICES: Emergency shelters for homeless men and women; offer meals and a safe, confidential environment that helps individuals make a transition to permanent housing. Also offers transitional housing for women recovering from mental illness to give them additional time to stabilize and find permanent housing. Victims of human trafficking and refugees resettled in the U.S. are assisted with case management, emergency housing, clothing, food, access to emergency medical treatment legal assistance and transportation.     For individuals seeking emergency shelter information, please see the Albany County Department of Social Services office or contact the Homeless and Traveler's Aid Society at (518) 463-2124.

Date Of Last Record Update: 03-26-2024


Helpful Definitions For Catholic Charities Of Diocese Of Albany:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

How To Volunteer at Catholic Charities Of Diocese Of Albany:
Be a volunteer. Call Catholic Charities Of Diocese Of Albany at (518) 459-0183 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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