Christmas Wreath Sale

Decorate your home this holiday season with a beautiful, locally sourced, fresh, 22″-24″ wreath for only $25. Now until October 31st, your purchase will give the gift of shelter to a mother or her child in need just in time for the holidays.

Change a life this Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month we challenge you to take the #1Thing pledge to support survivors of domestic violence to stop abuse in its tracks.

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.

Support Our Families, Become a Sheltered Hearts Sitter

Sometimes all it takes is warmth, caring and comfort to impact a child’s life. Sheltered Hearts Sitters read to children, create music, and make arts & crafts. This gives moms the opportunity to run errands, hunt for apartments, and attend job interviews without worrying about finding affordable, high quality childcare.

Join Our Team

We are looking for dedicated individuals to apply for open positions including, Program Aids,
and a Marketing & Fund Development Intern.

Through our hard work we have impacted over 2,300 families

Click on the photos below to read their stories.

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.

Become a Volunteer Today

Through our volunteers’ sustained commitment and support, St. Paul’s

Center provides continued services to our community.



Featured Supporters

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.