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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April 18, 2019

This #ThrowbackThursday we are going way back to 1974 when St. Paul's Lutheran Church was the featured Church of the Week! Did you know that St. Paul's Center was formed when St. Paul's Lutheran ... See more

April 17, 2019
'Someone To Speak For You': Low-Income Tenants Get Lawyers For Housing Court

"The right to counsel for tenants facing eviction is the biggest step forward in access to justice in a generation." The success of this program has already been shown with 5X less evictions ... See more

A growing number of residents in New York City qualify for a first-in-the-nation program to provide free legal services to low-income tenants facing eviction.

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.