That time of year is fast approaching. Order your holiday wreaths now – 22-22″ double-sided fresh balsam wreaths for only $20. Each wreath purchased covers a night in shelter for a mom or child. Visit our events page to learn more.


Another reason why we are here…

…to lessen the negative impact homelessness has on school success. 

There is a lasting impact of homelessness on student achievement. St. Paul’s Center offers support programs for children and teens to lessen the impact of homelessness and to shore up their coping strategies. Our after-shelter case management services for families reduces the likelihood of returning to homelessness.

  • Students who experienced any episode of homelessness within the last three years score at the same lower proficiency rates as currently homeless students.
  • Homeless students achieved proficiency on NYS standardized English and math tests at roughly half the rate of housed students – 1 in 8 homeless students met grade standards in English and less than 1 in 5 did so in math.
St. Paul’s Center is here for children who are homeless. Will you be there for us?
Consider sponsoring a night in shelter for a mother or a child. For every $15, you are providing a warm and safe place to stay, food for hungry bellies, and staff support to help turn situations around. Just click the donate button to the right and make your donation 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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P.O. Box 589
Rensselaer, NY 12144
P 518-434-2910
F 518-689-2083