Summer Newsletter

We’re sharing how things have changed at the Center since the spread of COVID-19, celebrating our amazing volunteer, Cindy, and shedding light on racial disparities present in housing and homeless services.

Our Work is More Important Than Ever and We Need Your Help

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, we are continuing to provide shelter, meals, and support services to the homeless families we serve. With nearly all of these families facing new challenges we need your help to ensure that families have everything they need to stay healthy and safe during this difficult time.

Living in Poverty in the Wake of COVID-19

Our April blog post explores the ways families living in poverty are being affected by the spread of the coronavirus. With over 120,000 confirmed cases in New York alone, families experiencing poverty are at a higher risk of experiencing long-term negative effects.

Give Monthly to Make an Impact Year-round

Join the community of changemakers determined to end family homelessness in the Capital Region.

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.