Homeless Outreach and Services
Webster House Overnight Emergency Housing
Overnight emergency housing is available 365 nights a year.
To access housing, come to the screening site at 150 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie by 6:30pm.
Our Street Outreach team is available to help those struggling with homelessness by providing referrals, resources, support, and access to shelter.
If you are aware of someone in need and would like to get in touch with our Street Outreach team, contact (845) 625-3327.
NEW! Housing Resource Center and Project PorchLight
Located at 310 Mill Street in the heart of downtown Poughkeepsie, our new Housing Resource Center provides housing navigation, care management, and referrals for those struggling with housing insecurity.
The Housing Resource Center also features Project PorchLight, an outreach and drop-in site for the homeless, where you can escape the cold, use restrooms and showers, and receive support with housing.
For information, contact (845) 337-4407.
photo by Surprise Photography
Services for Youth
Every day, youth come to Hudson River Housing seeking assistance or respite due to family disputes, bullying, or abuse. We offer safe housing, guidance and counseling through River Haven Shelter, a twenty-four hour crisis center and 12-bed shelter for youth ages 10-17 that provides safe housing and counseling for vulnerable youth and their families, and strives to divert young people from court involvement and out-of-home placement.
River Haven also offers services for older youth, including the River Haven Transitional Living Community, a supervised transitional housing program for youth up to age 21 in need of safe housing. Services are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and we will do whatever it takes to make sure that any youth who comes to us in need of assistance is made to feel safe and welcome.
Emergency Shelter & Crisis Intervention
River Haven Youth Shelter offers emergency housing and support services for runaway and homeless youth and young people who can otherwise benefit from short-term or respite housing due to family conflict or emergency, risk of court placement, or other issues. The River Haven Shelter is certified by New York State to house youth ages 10 through 17.
Staff are available 24/7 to handle requests for housing, and provide related services including: referrals, information, counseling and crisis intervention for adolescents and their families.
Independent Youth Housing
River Haven TLC (Transitional Living Community) provides youth a safe living environment through which to pursue their goals and learn life skills necessary to live independently.
Housing is available for young adults transitioning from homelessness. Residents must apply to the program and undergo a screening process. Other apartments for young adults are available with private landlords, and include care management services offered by Hudson River Housing.
For more information or assistance, please call (845) 452-0019.
Human Trafficking Prevention
If you or someone you know is in a situation involving force, fraud, or coercion, trapped in a relationship, or feels exploited, help is available by contacting:
Dutchess County Crime Victims
Call: (845) 452-7272
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Services for Veterans
Hudson River Housing believes that those who served our country deserve the highest level of care, including quality, affordable housing. We are here to meet the needs of our veteran community through specialized housing, transportation, advocacy and care management.
Through our VetZero Services for Veterans, we’re on a mission to reach ZERO veteran suicides and ZERO veteran homelessness in our community – and hopefully, in our nation. But we can’t do it without your help! Read more about our services for veterans below, and make a contribution to VetZero today.
Announcing "The Low Road: Walking the Walk for Veterans," a memoir by Tommy Zurhellen.
All net proceeds from the VetZero Heroes Edition will benefit Hudson River Housing’s VetZero Heroes program to help veterans, and it includes exclusive features you won’t find in the forthcoming bookstore version:
- Hear the voices of the amazing folks Tommy meets in their own words, in a special After/Words section
- See photos in a special book insert, and receive an exclusive link from Hudson River Housing to view all the amazing pictures from Tommy’s adventure online
- Attend a virtual reading and Q&A with Tommy, sponsored by Hudson River Housing
“The Low Road” will be available to all customers for direct purchase exclusively from Hudson River Housing beginning in early Spring 2021!
VetZero Heroes Making Heroes
VetZero Heroes Making Heroes is a social enterprise food business operated by Hudson River Housing. Heroes Making Heroes provides employment, training and mentorship to local veterans who have experienced homelessness, along with other formerly homeless individuals facing barriers to employment.
The Heroes Making Heroes team will offer a menu of affordable hero-style sandwiches which will be sold locally at farmers markets and local events and through catering services. Look out for our launch this Spring!
VetZero Ride Program
Many of our veteran residents and community members often cite transportation to and from important meetings, such doctors appointments or work interviews, as one of the greatest barriers to their leading a healthy and successful life.
To help solve this problem, we created the VetZero Ride Program which provides free car rides for local veterans to useful destinations such as the Veteran Affairs County Office and Castle Point Medical Center.
For more information or to request a ride, call 833-VET-ZERO.
Housing for Veterans
Liberty Station offers a supportive living environment in the company of other veterans. Units are single room occupancy, with shared kitchen and bath facilities.
Garden Street Housing offers low-cost housing with a preference for female veterans, with private baths and shared kitchen and common areas.
Poughkeepsie Commons is a 72-unit apartment complex that offers 24 one-bedroom apartments exclusively for veterans.
The first step is to complete our Universal Housing Application.
Veteran Specialist Care Manager
All our staff are well-equipped to help address your needs. However, we know that being a veteran can bring complex challenges. Our Veteran Specialist Care Manager is available by referral basis to help you navigate housing, healthcare and benefits.
Contact us at (845) 452-0019 for more information.