St. Paul’s Center serves a vital service in our community:

  • 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.

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

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St. Pauls Center’s 10th Birthday Bash for Big Kids! – Sept. 17th 1-5pm
Come join St. Paul’s Center as we celebrate 10 years of serving our most vulnerable families. Enjoy carnival and yard games, food and beverages, raffle and silent auction prices and more. Play like a kid again and make sure there’s shelter for moms and kids in need!

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.

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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