St. Paul’s Center serves a vital service in our communinat and fran thank youty:

  • The number of homeless families continues to rise at a time when affordable housing in Rensselaer County continues to shrink.
  • Most homeless families are single parent families representing hundreds of homeless children.
  • There are very few family emergency shelter beds in Rensselaer county forcing families to stay in housing that is unsafe and potentially dangerous, in abusive relationships, in cars, or on the street.
  • Many families are placed in motels where access to services is difficult and where children may be exposed to drugs, prostitution and abuse. 

There are many ways to help us get families back into homes.


 St. Paul’s Center’s 10th Birthday Bash, Wed., Nov. 9, 6-8pm at Glennpeter Diamond Centre.
Join in the fun as we celebrate 10 years of serving our most vulnerable families. Enjoy wine and other beverages, delicious appetizers,  raffle and silent auction prices and more.

We will be honoring our founding Directors with the John Beaudoin Compassion Award. Sharon De Martini, Marilyn Dyer, Marge Hopkins, Elizabeth Wade, and Darlene Ward, along with Pastor Lee Dyer, had the compassion, dedication and vision to renovate a 100 year old church building with the purpose of serving our must vulnerable families.

Announcing: St Paul’s Center Annual Wreath Sales

For each wreath sold, you cover the unreimbursed cost of a night’s shelter for a mom or child. 

Purchasing your wreath from us can be your new annual tradition, one that represents the spirit of the holiday season. It’s worth starting that tradition right now.

Visit the Events Page – Fresh Balsam Wreaths for more information.


Click here to see our current Wish List



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.



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P.O. Box 589
Rensselaer, NY 12144
P 518-434-2910
F 518-689-2083