Help us end family homelessness

Families with children make up one-third of the homeless population, with over 50% of homeless children under the age of five. Join us in saying enough is enough and become a part of the solution.   

Through our hard work we have impacted over 2,300 families in Rensselaer County.

Rensselaer County Shelter

St. Paul’s Center provides emergency shelter to mothers and their children without a place to call home. Our 19-bed facility operates year round so families always have a place to go in times of need. Our dedicated staff provides support and individualized services to families as they transition to independent living.


Rapid Rehousing Program

Our rapid rehousing program, also called Enhanced Bridges, is a hand-up for those families that need a little boost to get back on track. This program provides short-term financial assistance to cover rent, security or back utility payments for families that qualify. Six months of case management support rounds out the service provided to homeless families in need.

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June 17, 2019
Photos from St. Paul's Center's post

Last week, Shana Gourdine Author joined us to share her story of moving from homelessness to becoming an author. Our guests were excited to share their own stories in a safe space and welcomed ... See more

June 13, 2019

Look at these gorgeous Bags & Bling donated by Hawk Meadow Montessori School! Thank you so much for thinking of us and helping our Center continue providing shelter to families experiencing ... See more

St. Paul’s Center is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. It is non-sectarian and offers services to homeless families 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.