Homeless Services

Location: Samaritan Center, 380 South Main Street, Elmira (for intake paperwork); Homeless Shelter, 160 High Street, Elmira (for overnight stays)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm (Samaritan Center), Monday – Friday, 4:00pm-8:00am (Shelter), Weekends, 2:00pm-10:00am (Shelter)
Contact: 607-734-9784 (after hours: 607.732.5954)
After Hours: Elmira Police Department, 317 East Church Street, Elmira

Our temporary dorm-style shelter, located at 160 High Street, will open May 8, 2024. Catholic Charities’ staff will operate the shelter from 4:00 pm until 8:00 am, Monday through Friday. On the weekend, the shelter will be open from 2:00 pm until 10:00 am. Residents will receive breakfast and dinner each day.

Volunteers are also needed to serve dinner each evening. Please visit our volunteer page for more information or to sign up for a volunteer shift.

gymnasium converted to dorm-style shelter

If you would like to help by donating items, please check our list of much-needed items for those experiencing homelessness.

For more information on addressing homelessness, please visit our Continuum of Care page.

The Second Place East Homeless Shelter on College Avenue closed on May 31, 2022.