Program

Shelters for Adults & Homeless Families

CORE MacDonough Family Residence – is a family Tier II shelter that provides temporary housing accommodations and social services to homeless families and their children until permanent housing alternatives become available. In addition to locating permanent housing, the CORE MacDonough Family Residence program helps stabilize each family and promotes the move to independent living by providing social services, assistance in finding permanent housing, employment and linkages to child care and life skills education/training.

CORE encourages diverse permanency plans, achieving move-outs (subsidized and unsubsidized) with NYCHA, Family Reunification and Independent Living in addition to the LINC rental assistance program. CORE’s comprehensive approach utilizes a variety of strategies to meet the placement targets at the shelter including New York City subsidies, landlord partnerships, individualized coaching of clients, and creative staff recruiting strategies, to name a few. CORE works to remove barriers clients and landlords face to facilitate placements.

In addition to assisting residents locate permanent housing, the CORE MacDonough staff meet with client families to assist them with obtaining identification, entitlements and linkages to child care and life skill services in order to help clients reach a level of self-sufficiency that permits them to achieve and/or maintain permanent or re-housing in the shortest time period. The Program team works collaboratively to assist the client families in applying for SSI, SSD, PA and other eligible entitlements.

Program Director: Michelle Powell, LMSW


Penn House Family Residence – is a 32-bed shelter for families with children. The team works to provide social services and transitional housing until permanent housing is identified for the family to transition to independent living.

Program Director: Melissa Koppenhafer, LMSW


Hotel Residence #1 – is a general population shelter for 110 single adult men transitioning to permanent housing. Clients are be provided with case management, assistance in obtaining entitlements, referrals to permanent housing, referrals to community-based service providers and life skills development.

Senior Program Director: Daysi Pena


Hotel Residence #2 is a 88-bed New York City-funded shelter providing temporary housing accommodations and social services to single adult men. Program staff work with clients to identify barriers to permanent housing, applicable benefits and entitlements to help clients help themselves.

Senior Program Director: Daysi Pena


Hotel Residence #3 – is a 98-bed New York City-funded shelter providing temporary housing accommodations and social services to homeless men aged 65 and older. Program staff work with clients to identify barriers to permanent housing, applicable benefits and entitlements to help clients help themselves. Staff refer clients for health and behavioral health services as needed, including substance abuse treatment programs.

Program Director: Candice McCoy


Hotel Residence #4 – is a general population shelter for 116 single adult men transitioning to permanent housing. Clients are be provided with case management, assistance in obtaining entitlements, referrals to permanent housing, referrals to community-based service providers and life skills development.

Program Director: Kevin Allen


Beach House – is a 160 bed New York City-funded shelter providing temporary housing accommodations and social services to homeless adult families. The shelter provides social services for clients, including assistance identifying and applying for benefits and entitlements to support clients’ road to independence. Housing specialists work with clients to find and secure permanent housing as well as livable wage jobs in an effort to break the cycle of homelessness.

Program Director: Julio DeJesus


Bergen House Senior Transitional Residence – is shelter serving 104 single adult men ages 62 and older. The team works to transition seniors to independence and self-sufficiency by offering case management, assistance in obtaining entitlements, referrals to community based providers and referrals to permanent housing, so that they can lead satisfying and productive lives in the community.

Program Director: Sabrina Soto


CORE Community – is a shelter program serving 97 families with children. The team provides social services and transitional housing and places families in permanent housing.

Program Director: Sharon Merritt, LMSW

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