Shelters of Saratoga - Saratoga Springs, NY

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14 Walworth Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
: (518)581-1097
: www.sheltersofsaratoga.com
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Description: Emergency Shelter Single Men and Single Women Only, Shelters of Saratoga (SOS) is the only homeless shelter in Saratoga, Washington, or Warren Counties. SOS has been in existence for 16 years.

Shelter
Our shelters provide a home-like environment where houseguests have a safe, structured and sober place to stay.  They are provided with all the amenities of home – a comfortable place to sleep, nutritious meals and much more.  Our shelters can house up to 35 men and women over 18 years of age who are currently homeless. 
Houseguest’s have a chance to catch their breath at the shelter. When homeless, it’s hard to focus on anything other than “where will I sleep tonight?” Taking that question out of the equation for a period of time allows houseguests to focus on improving themselves, their current state (physical, financial) and their future plans. We provide individualized support through twice weekly case management sessions that help identify and utilize support services that focus on specific needs, such as mental health counseling or drug and alcohol rehabilitation services. We also work with houseguests to help them gain independence and stability by assisting them in locating employment, educational opportunities and permanent housing solutions.
During a houseguest’s stay,  they are expected to follow all house rules including:
    Adhering to a zero-tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use
    Participating in daily chores to enhance their performance of life skills
    Volunteering to emphasize the importance of assisting others
    Leaving the house weekdays from 9am to 4pm to explore employment
    and housing opportunities
    Maintaining a nightly curfew
    Meeting with case managers twice a week for support and guidance
    Participating in weekly house meetings

Emergency Shelter
Code Blue Saratoga Springs (CBSS) is an emergency shelter serving individuals who are homeless in the City of Saratoga Springs who might otherwise remain unsheltered during periods of extreme winter weather. CBSS protocols are in place between November 15 and March 15 at The Salvation Army Saratoga Springs, 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs. Extreme winter weather is defined as 12 inches of snow or more and a temperature of 20 degrees (to include wind chill factor) or less. Started in 2013, CBSS was a collaborative effort between the City of Saratoga Springs, faith-based groups, and non-profits serving individuals who are homeless. Code Blue emergency shelter now operates as a standalone program of Shelters of Saratoga.


Housing
Affordable housing remains one of the top most effective solutions to ending homelessness. Shelters of Saratoga owns and manages two residential properties that contain a total of seven apartments, providing affordable housing options to nine individuals in downtown Saratoga Springs.
The properties, located at 112 Washington Street and 128 Grand Avenue, promote independent, permanent and safe housing. Through our own services and our network of other local support providers, we work with residents of our affordable housing apartments to identify and provide referrals for any assistance they may need in regards to transportation, nutrition, medical assistance, or financial support. We prioritize placing shelter graduates in our affordable housing units so that we can continue to assist them and enhance their likelihood of permanent success.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Shelters of Saratoga at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.


Important:
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.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Shelters of Saratoga at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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