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New York City Street Guide

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_______________________________________________ DROP-IN CENTERS LES Harm Reduction Center (All Ages) 25 Allen St. (bet. Hester St. & Canal St.), 212-226-6333 Mon. 9am-8pm, Wed.-Fri. 9am-8pm, Sat. 9-5pm, Intake hours: 9am-4pm The Door Youth Center (Ages 12-21) 555 Broome St. (bet. Varick St. & 6th Ave.), 212-941-9090 Intake Mon.-Fri. 2-5pm, Wed. 2-7pm Offer 3 meals a day Mon.-Sat., Referrals to shelters Streetworks (Up to Age 23 Only) 33 Essex St. (bet. Hester St. & Grand St.), 646-602-6404 Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 2-7pm Evening groups are also offered. Intakes are conducted each day. Syringe exchange available each day. Offers legal, medical, psychiatric services, long-term counseling, individual group therapy, advocacy, GED, acupuncture, yoga Mainchance (Open 24 hours /Single Adults) 120 East 32nd St. in East Midtown, 212-883-0680 BRC/Project Rescue (Open 24 hours/Men & Women) 315 Bowery St. (bet. 1st and 2nd St.) 212-533-5656 St. Agnes Church Undercroft (5am-Midnight/Men & Women) Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services 147 E. 43rd St. (bet. Lexington & 3 Avenues) Look for small gate past main entrance to church

_______________________________________________ SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS (*See SEP Chart for Hours) Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center 25 Allen St. (bet. Hester & Canal St.) Mon.-Fri. 10am-8pm, Sat. 10am-5pm Safe Horizon (Up to age 24 only) 33 Essex St. (bet. Grand & Hester St.)


Positive Health Project 301 W. 37th St. @ 8th Ave., 2nd fl. Washington Heights CORNER Project 76 Wadsworth Ave. @ 176th St.

_______________________________________________ METHADONE TREATMENT Lafayette Medical Approach 233 Lafayette St. @ Spring St., 212.431.6177 Mon.-Fri. 7am-4:30pm, Sat. 8am-12pm, Closed Sun Avenue A Clinic (Beth Israel’s MMTP) 26 Avenue A (bet. 2nd & 3rd St.), 212.420.2079

_______________________________________________ SUBOXONE LES Harm Reduction Center 25 Allen St. (bet. Hester St. & Canal St.), 212-226-6333 Mon. 9am-8pm, Wed.-Fri. 9am-8pm, Sat. 9-5pm, Intake hours: 9am-4pm Beth Israel Medical Center 1st Ave @ 16th St., Bernstein Pavilion, 2nd Floor Gramercy Park Medical Group PC 253 3rd Ave. (bet. 20th & 21st St.) (212) 475-1900x1

_______________________________________________ DETOX AND REHABILITATION Addiction Institute of New York (Opioid Treatment Program) 429 W. 58th St. (bet. 9th & 10th Ave.), 212 523-6166 or 212 5236150 St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Clark Building 440 W. 114th St. @ Amsterdam Ave. 212-523-3192. Rehab: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm Daily, 24 hours for detox. Must have birth certificate, SS card or photo ID to apply for Medicaid. 2

Phoenix House (18 and older) 2191 3rd Ave. (bet. 119th & 120th St.), 212-831-1555. Mon.-Thurs.: 9am-6pm, Fri.: 9am-5pm Two forms of ID required. Long term residential program. Central Harlem Alcohol Crisis Center (Open 24 Hours) 419 W. 126 St. (bet. Morningside and Amsterdam Ave.) 212-8656133

_______________________________________________ SHELTERS FOR MEN Cathedral Community Cares New Hope Men’s Shelter 1047 Amsterdam Ave. @ 111th St., 212-316-7581. A referral needed from a social worker, and then a psychiatric evaluation will be conducted. Bellevue Assessment Center 29th St. @ First Ave., 212-481-0771. City-run shelter for men who have never been at a City shelter or have been away from a City shelter for at least a year. Only available for one night, must bring social security card, birth certificate, and picture ID. NYC Rescue Mission 90 Lafayette St. @ White St., 212-226-6214. Report at 5pm Mon.-Fri. Sat. 3pm, Sun. 2:30pm. Recovery program, clothing and showers are also available. Can report as early as 3pm (or as late as 5pm) Mon.-Sat. Dinner served at 5:30pm and breakfast at 5:30am.

_______________________________________________ TEMPORARY EMERGENCY SHELTER (NYC Dept. of Homeless Services) All individuals in need of temporary shelter/choosing to enter the shelter system, MUST FIRST GO THROUGH AN APPLICATION PROCESS at one of the following 24 hour Shelter Intake/ Assessment Centers:


Manhattan Men’s Intake/Assessment Center 400-430 E. 30th St. (Bet. 30th St. and 1st Ave), 212-481-0771 Brooklyn Women’s Intake Assessment Center (No Women’s Intake/Assessment Centers in Manhattan) 116 Williams Ave., 718-495-7874 Directions: C Train to Liberty Ave., walk 4 short blocks to school building. Franklin Women’s Intake/Assessment Center 1122 Franklin Ave., Bronx, NY, 718-842-9868 Directions: 2 or 5 train to 3rd Ave -149th St. station. Transfer to BX15 or BX55 bus (on 3rd Ave.) to E. 166th St. Walk up the hill on E. 166th St. to Franklin Ave.

_______________________________________________ COUPLES WITHOUT MINORS Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC) Located inside of the 30th St. Men’s Shelter, 400-430 30th St. @ First Ave.

_______________________________________________ YOUTH SHELTERS Covenant House (Under 21) 460 W. 41st St. (bet. Ninth and Tenth Avenues), 212-613-0300. For runaways and homeless youths. Provides counseling and other services. Safe Horizon (Ages 13-23 only) 545 Eighth Ave. (bet. 37th and 38th streets), 22nd fl., 212 695-2220. Drop in center with showers, laundry, bag lunches counseling and advocacy provided.

_______________________________________________ SRO AND SHORT TERM RENTALS YMCA Guest Rooms in Manhattan DAILY--Economy: $50, Deluxe: $50 $60, Double: $80 - $90 Guest Rooms in Brooklyn DAILY--Economy: $40, Deluxe: $58,


Double: $70. WEEKLY--Economy: $230, Deluxe: $300, Double: $350. Call 1-877-692-YMCA for Guest Room numbers. West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd St. (bet. Broadway and Central Park West), 212-8754100 Vanderbilt YMCA 224 East 47th St., 212-912-2500 Twelve Towns YMCA 570 Jamaica Ave. (bet. Sheppard and Highland Pl.), Brooklyn, 718-277-1600. $40 single. Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. @ Bowne St. Flushing, 718-961-6880 $65 single, $85 double per night. Vigilant SRO (Men only) 370 Eighth Ave. (bet. W. 28th and 29th St.), Manhattan, 212-594-5246. $140, weekly. 3 week maximum. World Hotel (~$60 per night) 101 Bowery (bet. Grand and Hester St.), 212.226.5522 Clinton Housing Development Company 403 W. 40th St. @ 9th Ave., 212-967-1644. Provides affordable housing and social services. Jazz on The Town Hostel (~$20 per night) 307 E. 14th St. @ 2nd Ave. 212.228.2780, Central Park Hostel (~$30 per night) 19 W. 103rd St. @ Manhattan Ave. 212.678.0491, centralparkhostel. com


_______________________________________________ MANHATTAN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Center for Urban Community Services 120 Wall St. @ Front St., 25th fl., 212-801-3300. Supportive housing and permanent, affordable housing for people living with HIV/ AIDS, mental health problems and substance addictions. Provides counseling, job readiness programs and other services. Fieve Clinical Services 925 Fifth Ave. @ 74th St., 212-772-3570. Weekdays 9am-5pm Ryan Center Annex 160 West 100th St. (bet. Amsterdam & Columbus), 212-769-7200. Harlem House 151 W. 118th St. (bet St. Nicholas & 8th Ave.), 212-932-8122. Mon.Fri. 9am-5pm

_______________________________________________ FREE AND SLIDING SCALE MEDICAL CLINICS William F. Ryan Center 110 West 97th St. @ Columbus, 212-769-7200. Mon. & Thurs.: 8:30am-7pm, Tues.-Wed.: 8:30am-4pm, Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm, Sat: 9:30am-1pm Pediatrics, women’s health and general clinical services and relapse prevention. Project Reachout 589 Amsterdam Ave. (bet. 88th & 89th St.), 212-595-3066. Mon.Fri. 9-5pm Callen-Lorde Community Health Center 356 W. 18th St. @ 9th Ave., 212-271-7200 HPV Vaccine, Counseling/Social Work Services Chelsea Health Center (no appointment necessary.) 303 9th Ave., 1st fl., (bet. 27th & 28th St.) Mon.-Fri. 8:30am2:30pm


Sidney Hillman Health Center, 16 East 16th St., 3rd Fl., Sat. morning hours. Call 212-206-5200 for an appointment. East 13th Street Family Practice 113 E. 13th St. (bet 3rd and 4th Ave), 212-253-1830. Mon.-Fri. 9am5pm Judson Health Center (Call ahead.) 34 Spring St., (bet. Mott & Mulberry), 212-562-4141 Mon., Tues., Fri. 8:30am- 5pm New York City Rescue Mission 90 Lafayette St., 212-226-6214. Fri. 6:30-9pm

_______________________________________________ WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE The Women’s Health Free Clinic in Manhattan offers services specific to women’s health. If you are a new patient to the NYCFC, you must first be screened for free health insurance eligibility by a social worker. The purpose of the meeting with the SW is not to deny health care, but to assist potential patients in gaining access to the support they are eligible for. This is a place to bring up concerns about issues such as domestic violence and unemployment. To be screened by a social worker, call 212-2065200 for hours and directions. Planned Parenthood of NYC (Ages 11-25) 26 Bleecker St. @ Mott St., 212-965-7000, Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm Pregnancy Test, Morning After Pill, Birth Control, STD and HIV Services, Emergency Contraception, GYN Services, Abortion Services. Fee for Clinic

_______________________________________________ AIDS/ HIV SERVICES Riverside Center 160 West 100th St. (bet. Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-8657757.


Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4pm STD services, Hepatitis vaccination available. AIDS Service Center Luis & Lillian’s Room P.S. 122, 150 First Ave. @ 9th St., 212-995-8040 AIDS Service Center Lower Manhattan, 80 Fifth Ave. (bet. 13th and 14th St.), 3rd fl.

_______________________________________________ ANONYMOUS HIV TESTING Department of Health Anonymous HIV testing site 303 Ninth Ave. @ 28th Street, 2nd Fl., 212-239-1723 Or call the AIDS hotline at 1-800-825-5448 for an appointment Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm (Arrive early, bet. 8-8:30am, limited time slots available.) 1st come 1st served, Also offers confidential STD exams

_______________________________________________ DENTAL SERVICES NYU College of Dentistry (September- June) 345 E. 24th St. @ 1st Ave. 212-998-9800 or 212-998-9370, Mon.-Thurs. 9am-7pm, Fri. 8am-3pm Emergency care on weekends: 9am-6pm Columbia Presbyterian Call for an appointment, 212-740-1780

_______________________________________________ VETERINARY CARE Collide NYC 205 E. 7th St. (bet. Avenues B & C Ave.) (Call Heidi 917-576-5391) Every Wednesday from 6-7pm in front of Graffiti Church PETCO Union Square Low Cost Clinic 860 Broadway @ 17th St., 212-358-0692, Sat. 10am-12pm Saint Clement’s Church 423 W. 46th St. (bet. 9th and 10th Ave.), 212-246-7277, Sat. 10-



_______________________________________________ SHOWERS Center for Urban Community Services 521 126th St. (bet. Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.), 212-749-8900. Daily, 10am-1pm Medical and psychiatric services, case management, benefits assistance and housing, meals, showers, and laundry facilities. All Angels (Men only) 251 W. 80th St. @ Broadway, 212.362.9300. Tues. and Thurs. 10am-2pm. Medical services on Tues. at lunch. Safe Horizon (Ages 13-23) 545 8th Ave. (bet. 38th & 39th St.), 22nd Fl., 212.695.2220. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 12pm-5pm Sat. & Sun. 1:30-5pm Intake required first. Only four slots per day. Holy Name Center (Men only) 18 Bleecker St., 212.226.5848, Mon.-Thurs. 7-9:30am Catholic Worker Mary House 55 E. 3rd St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.), 212-777-9617. Tues., Fri.: Line up at 12pm (arrive early). Hot meals, showers, clothing available for women and children only. NYC Rescue Mission (Men only) 90 Lafayette St. @ White St., 212-226-6214. Mon.–Fri. 5:30-6pm Bowery Mission 227 Bowery @ Prince St., 1-800-BOWERY1. Must attend church service. Men: Tues. & Fri., 12pm, Women: Wed. 12pm

_______________________________________________ LAUNDRY Yorkville Common Pantry 8 E. 109th St. (bet. 5th and Madison Ave.)


Mon.-Wed. 8:30-11:30am Shower services provided at the same times. Safe Horizon (Ages 13-23 only) 545 8th Ave. (bet. 37th & 38th St.) Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 125pm; Sat. & Sun. 1:30–5pm

_______________________________________________ HAIRCUTS American Barber Institute 300 W. 29th (bet. 7th & 8th Ave.), 212-290-2289. Holy Apostles 28th St. @ 9th Ave. Referrals daily, except holidays.

_______________________________________________ TOILETRIES Metro Baptist 410 W. 40th St. (bet. 9th & Dyer Ave.) Daily 10am5pm Bowery Mission 227 Bowery @ Prince St., 1-800-BOWERY1. Must attend church service.

_______________________________________________ MANHATTAN CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION St. Francis Xavier Church 55 W. 15th St. @ 6th Ave., 212-627-2100. All Saints Clothing Room Men’s Clothing: Sun. 9:30-10am (all guests on line by 10am will be admitted) Village Temple 33 E. 12th St. @ University Pl., 212-674-2340. First Sat. of the month, men’s clothing only. Middle Collegiate Church 50 E. 7th St. (bet. 2nd & 1st Ave.), 212-477-0666. Wed. 12-3pm Thurs. 4-6pm NYC Rescue Mission (Men only)


90 Lafayette St. @ White St., 212-226-6214. Mon.-Fri. 5:30-6pm Bowery Mission 227 Bowery St. @ Prince St., 212-674-3456, Mondays 1:30-4pm For walk-ins: attend the service, get clothes. A change of clothes is also available during shower times. Joseph House (Men only.) 36 E. 1st St. (bet. 2nd & 1st Ave.), 212-254-1640, Mon.-Fri. 2-4pm

_______________________________________________ LEGAL CLINICS Criminal Justice Helpline 212-533-4666 Battered Women’s Rights Clinic 718-575-4300 Urban Justice Center @ Holy Apostles Church 23rd Street @ 9th Ave., 646-602-560 Every First & Third Wed. 10am-12pm Public Assistance Problems, Food Stamps Problems, Emergency Rent Arrears, Fair Hearings & Appeals. Arrive early. First come/first served. Sign in sheets fill up quickly. City Bar Association Referrals 212-613-5000 Mon., Wed. & Thurs. 9am-3pm Medicare Rights Center 1460 Broadway @ W. 25th St., 11th fl., 1-800-333-4114 New York Legal Assistance Group Public Benefits Law 130 E. 59th St. @ Lexington Ave., 14th fl., 212-750-0800 St. Peter’s Church 346 W. 20th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.), 212-929-2390, Sat. 1111:30am NYU Law School REACH @ St. Francis Xavier Church 55 W. 15th St. @ 6th Ave., 212-627-2100, Sun. 1-3pm


Trinity Lutheran Church 602 E. 9th St. (bet. B & C Ave.) 212-228-5254, Fri. 11am

_______________________________________________ COMPUTERS David Bohnett Cyber Center @ The Center ($3/hour) 208 W. 13th St., 212-620-7310 Mon.-Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat.-Sun. 12pm-9pm Staples Copy and Print Shop (20¢/min. or $12/hour) 116 W. 14th St. (bet. 6th and 7th Ave.) 212-255-4687 Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm, Sat.-Sun.11am-6pm, Color printing & Fax Machine Cyberfeld @ The Village Copier ($2.50 for 15 mins.) 20 E. 13th St., 212-647-8830 Mon.-Fri. 8am-12 midnight, Sat.-Sun. 8am-8pm Hudson Copy Center ($2/first 5 mins., $1/additional 5mins., $12/ hour) 520 Hudson St. (bet. Charles & 10th St.) 212-255-6652 Mon.-Sun. 8am-7pm Apple Store W. 14th St. (Free) Mon.-Sat. 9am-12 midnight, Sun. 9am-7pm Computers can be used free of charge at any NY Public Library: Tompkins Square Library 331 E. 10th St. (near Ave. B), 212-228-4747 Mon. & Wed. noon-7pm, Tue. & Thu. 11am-6pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-5 pm Ottendorfer Library 135 2nd Ave. @ E. 8th St.-St. Marks Place, 212-674-0947 Mon. & Wed. 11am-6pm, Tue. & Thu. noon-7pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-5pm

_______________________________________________ FOOD STAMPS What Are Food Stamps? Everybody in New York City has a legal right to food even if they


can’t pay for it. The NYC government is legally required to provide access to food for people who can’t afford it. The city’s solutions is Food Stamps which basically means money for groceries. How do they work? You get an electronic benefit card (EBT Card) that you can use to buy food at participating stores. You receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) so it works just like a credit or debit card. Food Stamps can be used at most grocery stores and supermarkets. Food stamps can also be used at stores which sell healthy and organic foods like Trader Joes and Whole Foods and at participating Farmers Markets. Who Get’s them? If you’re living on the street you automatically qualify for food stamps. Other eligibility rules are constantly changing. To find out if you’re eligible, go to a Food Stamps office and talk to a worker there or give The Space a call at (917) 399-0299. Only U.S. citizens can apply. Students have to be working in order to apply, but nobody else does. It is possible that when you apply they will run a warrant check on your name to see if the cops in New York are looking for you. How do I apply? There are Food Stamps offices in every borough of New York. Go to the one closest to where you live - otherwise they will send you away. If you are homeless you can go to any Food Stamps office and be seen by a worker. If you need help filling out the application, you just have to be sure you get your name, address (if you have one) and signature on it. Once it has that information on it they are legally required to accept it and help you fill out the rest. If you do not have any identification, you are still legally entitled to Food Stamps.


If you know your social security number (even if you don’t have a social security card) you can request a Confirmation of Identification form from the Food Stamps workers (form W133AA). They can verify that you are who you say you are and submit your application without ID. When you get your benefit card, make sure you get one with a photo on it. This is a government-issued photo ID with your name, birth date, and signature on it. For all official purposes, it is as good as a state ID. Locations in Manhattan: Waverly 12 W. 14th St. @ 5th Ave. 2nd Fl. Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-6pm; Tues. 8:30am-7pm; Sat. 9am-5pm 212-352-2519 or 212-352-2524 Union Square 109 E. 16th St. near Irving Pl., 6th Fl., 212-835-7597, 212-835-7598 or 212-835-7600 East End 2322 Third Ave. @ E. 126th St., 3rd Fl., 212-860-5159 Washington Heights 4055 10th Ave. @ W. 216th St., Lower Level, 212-569-9829 St. Nicholas 132 W. 125th St. @ 7th Ave., 3rd Fl., 212-666-1434 or 212-6668686 Apply online by printing out application at: Call HRA’S Hotline At 1-877-472-8411 Food Stamp Pre-Screening and Guidance Manhattan Legal Services Nutrition Outreach and Education Program 90 John St., Suite 301, 646-442-3109


Contact Irma Hernandez, Coordinator Hunger Hotline 1-866-888-8777 Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm Call this number if you are hungry and need emergency food for a feeding program near by. Mail Completed Application To: The Division Of Food Stamp Services, Mail Application & Referral Unit (Maru). P.O. Box 24510, Brooklyn, NY 11201 If Your Found Eligible You Will Get Them Within Three To Thirty Days

_______________________________________________ IDENTIFICATION Obtain a NY State ID: You can get a New York non-driver photo ID card for between $9 and $14 without taking any tests, and you don’t need an appointment. Use the ID to cash checks, open accounts, get on an airplane, buy alcohol, and use your credit card, everything but drive. To apply for an ID card at a NYS DMV office: • Fill out Form MV-44 (Application for Driver License or NonDriver ID Card) And provide the following proofs: • Proof of your date of birth • 4 points of proof of name along with your Social Security Card *All proofs of name must show the same name. *See ID info sheet for points In addition: • At least one proof must have your signature on it.


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You must provide original documents, or documents certified by the agency that issued them. DMV will not accept more than one document of the same type proof. For example, 3 major credit cards count as only one credit card. DMV will not accept documents with any alterations or erasures.

Manhattan DMV Office 11 Greenwich St. (bet. Battery Park Pl. & Morris St.) Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4pm, 212-645-5550 or 718-966-6155 Your Address: Statement from landlord or say homeless but with General Delivery mailing address. If you don’t have an address, use General Delivery at your borough’s main post office. General Delivery is a mail service for people without a permanent address. No application is required. Go to your borough’s main post office and speak with the postmaster to request GD service. No piece of mail will be held more than 30 days. Must have ID to collect mail (EBT cards are okay.) Your General Delivery address should read: [Your Name] c/o General Delivery 390 9th Avenue New York, NY 10001 Proof of Date of Birth Your document must be the original, or a certified photocopy from the issuing agency. DMV will accept ANY ONE of these documents: • NYS Photo License/Permit/Non-Driver ID Card • Military Photo ID Card • U.S. Passport • Foreign Passport (with USCIS documentation) • Immigration Documents Obtain a Birth Certificate:


Rules and fee’s vary from state to state and you must order your certificate from the state you where born in. Visit ($45 plus fees) receive your birth certificate within 2-3 days Obtain a Social Security Card: If you don’t have a SS card you will need to apply for one before getting an ID. The SS office will give you a letter with proof of your SS# to take to the DMV. Once you get your ID card you must return to the SS office & show them. They will mail your official SS card. To get a replacement card, you will need to: • Complete an Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5) • Present a recently issued document to show your identity Hotline: 1-800-772-1213 Manhattan Locations: Social Security Office 26 Federal Plaza, Rm. 120, 31st Fl., Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm Social Security Office 650 E. 12th St. (bet. Ave. C & 12th St.), Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4pm *FOR MEALS AND PANTRY SEE FREE EATS CHART

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IMPORTANT HOTLINES Homeless Hotline 800-994-6494 Counseling 800-LIFE-NET Battered Women 800-621-HOPE Veterans’ Hotline 800-827-1000 Narcotics Anonymous 212-929-6262 Rape Hotline 212-267-7273 Planned Parenthood 212-965-7015 Victims’ Services 212-523-4728 Birth Certificates 212-788-4520 Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities 212-788-2830

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