For the Love of Bags & Bling is COMING BACK on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

But before we can hold the event, we are looking for:
  • Gently-used or never-used handbags
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry

Think of us as you’re cleaning out your closet. We are also accepting donations of items for our silent auction and raffle.

Contact Tracy at or call 518.434.2910




St. Paul’s Center Introduces a Life-Changing Program – We are under renovation NOW!


Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is a proven strategy to reduce homelessness among those who struggle most with housing stability. St. Paul’s Center purchased a 4-unit apartment building in Rensselaer with plans to renovate and to start a PSH for homeless families. Rental assistance and case management services for each family member housed – parents and children – are the vital program components that will lead to stable housing and a decrease the likelihood that children will experience homelessness as adults.

  • A University of Southern Indiana study demonstrated that PSH programs result in:
  • 83% savings associated with incarceration
  • 66% savings in ER services
  • 100% reduction in using emergency shelters
  • Final results of  the study showed PSH saves $1,149 in public costs per person housed

St. Paul’s Center is raising money now to cover renovations and to pay down the mortgage. To date, Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, the B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation, John D. Picotte Family Foundation, BFF FUND, Review Family Foundation, Greater Capital Area Realtors, Robert & Naomi Ingalls, SEFCU, Home Goods in N. Greenbush, Pat Wilcox, Linda & Gordon Mappes, J. Quinlan, and Tracy Pitcher have all  donated to this effort.

Won’t you consider joining us by making a donation to the PSH fund? Send a message to those who struggle with stable housing that you too care about their future by donating today.



 St. Paul’s Center is a community that strives to awaken hope and rekindle dignity in families who seek comfort, support and assistance in moving from homelessness to a sustainable future. 


 St. Paul’s Center is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. It is non-sectarian and offers services to women and their children regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Upon request, a copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from St. Paul’s Center (PO Box 589, Rensselaer, NY 12144) or from the Office of the Attorney General, by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.


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Rensselaer, NY 12144
P 518-434-2910
F 518-689-2083