Give the Gift of Shelter this Holiday Season

Over 60,000 American families will experience homelessness this holiday season. Your gift of only $30 provides a mother and her child with a home-cooked meal, a warm bed to sleep in, and the support they need to build a sustainable future. 

Make a Difference this Homeless Youth Awareness Month

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Read our latest blog post to learn how homelessness affects children and families in our community and what we’re doing to combat it.

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.

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.