HATAS - Homeless and Travelers Aid Society - Albany, NY
138 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
: (518) 463-2124
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Description: Emergency Services
HATAS emergency homeless services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make sure that everyone who comes to us for help will have a safe place to sleep that night.
24-HESP arranges placements in area shelters for homeless families and their children, single adults, and youth.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM â€“ 4:30 PM.
24 Hours Emergency Services: (518) 463-2124 and (866) 201-7399 (toll free)
24-Hour Homeless Emergency Services Program (24-HESP)
24-HESP is the central intake, assessment, and referral point for homeless Albany County residents needing shelter. 24-HESP arranges placements in area shelters for homeless families and their children, single adults, teen parents, and youth. Our caring, compassionate and professional case managers connect people to an array of HATAS and community services. We ensure that no one falls through the cracks.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM â€“ 4:30 PM.
After-Hours Heating Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP)
HATAS HEAP responds to after-hours fuel and heating energy assistance requests made by low-income Albany County residents. Assistance is available through the agency's established emergency services telephone hotline. HATAS is authorized, on behalf of Albany County, to arrange for emergency fuel deliveries and heating equipment repairs to resolve seasonal heating emergencies during the evening, weekends, and holidays.
With the addition of 9 new units of housing in December 2010, HATAS provides 69 units of supported housing to homeless individuals and families. Primarily funded by HUD grants, but also by the Albany County Department of Mental Health and Albany Housing Authority, our case managers assist families and individuals with disabling conditions find and maintain housing. HATAS works in partnership with landlords, and in support of our consumers toward their goals of self sufficiency.
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP)
HPRP is a City of Albany collaborative funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Federal "stimulus" funds) that has added additional financial and case management resources targeting low-income City of Albany residents facing eviction. HPRP helps households who, but for this assistance, would become homeless. Many have seen their incomes decline or disappear during the recession and need short-term assistance to get their finances back on track.
Volunteers Requests by HATAS - Homeless and Travelers Aid Society: We could not do what we do without the help of dedicated volunteers. Short- and long-term opportunities are available. Here are some examples of volunteer assignments: Reception Greet and direct clients and visitors, direct telephone calls, collect client paperwork. Training is provided. Ambassadors Help us spread the word about our work and impact. Fundraising Work with executive staff and agency committees on fundraising events and initiatives. Mentors Provide feedback, suggestions, and support that helps people get and keep jobs and housing. Clerical General office and administrative help. Workshop Facilitators Facilitate skill or recreational workshops at our office. Workshops can be related to your professional or personal skills and interests. Handy people Help with building maintenance and repair.
Donation Requests by HATAS - Homeless and Travelers Aid Society: As a non-profit human services agency, we rely on the generous support of our community to fulfill our mission. Many people provide support through contributions of time, money, and items from our wish list. Clean winter coats Hats and Socks Diapers (all sizes), Diaper Wipes, and Diaper Cream Clean, unused pajamas for children aged birth to ten Wooden Toys
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Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.
Do you have items to donate? Contact HATAS - Homeless and Travelers Aid Society at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.