Phone: (716) 853-1101 | 960 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202

Area Shelters

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS) Crisis Center

291 Elm Street Buffalo, NY 14203 | 854-2977
Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services is home to eight different programs related to chemical dependency treatment regardless of means. The Crisis Center is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for chronic substance abusers who are homeless or at the risk for homelessness.


Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS) Crisis Center

291 Elm Street Buffalo, NY 14203 | 854-2977 
Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services is home to eight different programs related to chemical dependency treatment regardless of means. The Crisis Center is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for chronic substance abusers who are homeless or at the risk for homelessness.


Altamont Program

72 Sycamore Street Buffalo, NY 14203 | 842-6263
The Altamont Program provides emergency and transitional housing for 34 men. The agency provides a complete program with case management, referral to treatment, and assistance with finding permanent housing.


Buffalo City Mission – Men’s Shelter

100 East Tupper Street Buffalo, NY 14203 | 854-8181
Buffalo City Mission’s Men’s Shelter is a Christian-based emergency shelter offering emergency shelter for up to 156 males (over 18 years of age). The Mission acts as a safety net to ensure that no one is left on the street. Individuals receive three meals a day, clothing, and referrals in a safe location. Medical attention and a long-term treatment program is available on-site.


Buffalo City Mission – Cornerstone Manor

150 E. North Street Buffalo, NY 14203 | 885-1540
Buffalo City Mission’s Cornerstone Manor is a faith-based emergency shelter and transitional housing provider offering housing for up to 60 women and children. Families receive three meals a day, clothing, and assistance/referrals in a safe and comfortable location. Medical attention is also available on-site as well as a school program for children and parenting classes. Cornerstone Manor also acts as a safe house for individuals experiencing family violence. Four beds are marked for a residential treatment program.


Community Action Organization

70 Harvard Place Buffalo, NY 14218 | 881-5150
Community Action Organization provides a number of neighborhood services including outreach centers, case management, adult skills programs, food and clothing pantries, GED classes, nutrition, advocacy, and emergency housing for the homeless. The emergency shelter is located in Lackawanna and has five rooms. The shelter can accommodate unaccompanied males and females as well as females with one child.


Community Services for Developmentally Disabled

452 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 | 877-1111
Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled’s mission is to provide or obtain services for people who are developmentally disabled and their families. The program assists individuals by helping them in achieving their highest level of independent living, enabling them to participate fully in society, ensuring their civil and human rights, and contributing to their return to the community as productive members.


Compass House

370 Linwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 | 886-1351,  886-0935
A not-for-profit safe shelter and services for runaway and homeless youth (aged 12-17 years) in an atmosphere that supports the dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency of each youth.


Family Promise of WNY

16 Glendu Place Buffalo, NY 14210 | 821-9100
The mission of Family Promise of Western New York is to unite religious and other organizations in responding to the needs of homeless families in our community. It is an emergency shelter for families.


Franciscan Center

1910 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14210 | 822-8017
The Franciscan Center is a dual runaway and homeless youth shelter offering short-term emergency shelter (6 beds) and a long-term transitional independent living program (8 beds). The program is certified by the NYS Office of Child and Family Services. The Franciscan Center provides a homelike setting and intensive case management, using a tough love approach.


Haven House

PO Box 451 Ellicott Station Buffalo, NY 14205 | 884-6000
Haven House provides shelter for married and unmarried women over 18 (or women age 16 with children) coming from a situation of abuse and children who are abused physically or sexually accompanied by non-abusing adult. Women who are still being abused by an ex-spouse or partner can also seek shelter. There are a total of 36 spaces available: 11 rooms, usually 3 beds to a room.


Little Portion Friary

1305 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209 | 882-5705
Volunteer-based ministry committed to providing shelter and three meals a day to 26 homeless individuals (18 men/8 women). Referrals are made by police, mental health agencies, substance abuse treatment/rehabilitation centers, and hospitals.


The Salvation Army Family Shelter

960 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 | 884-4798
The shelter tries to prevent the re-occurrence of homelessness by focusing on issues related to homelessness. Provides shelter, food, and referrals to to families and single females.


St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy

325 Walden Avenue Buffalo, NY 14211 | 894-4476
Catholic Christian Community gathered together to live the gospel of mercy through works of mercy. Not-for-profit mission that provides shelter to those in need.


Transitional Services, Inc.

336 Forrest Avenue Buffalo, NY 14213 | 874-8190
The Emergency Housing Service provides temporary housing for homeless psychiatric disabled persons. The mission is to link clients with housing, entitlements, and mental health services. Priority is given to individuals who have the potential to live independently. Individuals must be 18 years or older and have a psychiatric diagnosis. Length of stay must not exceed 28 days.