The Living Room Drop-in Center, three Safe Havens, and Jerome Avenue Men’s Shelter provide beds and social services to adults who are experiencing homelessness with the goal of assisting clients with obtaining permanent housing.
Living Room/Safe Havens
The Living Room and Safe Havens offer:
- Drug and alcohol treatment referrals
- Housing placement and benefits assistance
- Medical and psychiatric care
- Medication monitoring
- Nutritional assistance
- Substance abuse counseling
BronxWorks Living Room 24-Hour Drop-In Center
800 Barretto St
Bronx, NY 10474
English and Spanish
The Living Room is one of the only 24-hour drop-in centers in the Bronx for street homeless adults. Clients are welcome to spend time off the street, use the laundry and showers, eat a hot meal, and get other essential help.
Our Safe Havens are temporary shelters for chronically street homeless adults. Clients are identified by New York City Department of Homeless Services Street Homeless Outreach Teams. The goal of Safe Havens is to provide assistance for clients to attain permanent housing.
The Barretto Street Safe Haven has 50 beds for homeless adults. The Pyramid Safe Haven has 125 beds for single adult males. The Westchester Avenue Safe Haven has 63 beds for adults experiencing homelessness in the Bronx, ages 50 and over.
Please note, our Safe Havens only accept referrals from New York City Department of Homeless Services Street Homeless Outreach Teams.
Jerome Avenue Men’s Shelter
The Jerome Avenue Men’s Shelter (JAMS) is committed to helping men achieve housing permanency by addressing barriers that stand in the way of this goal. JAMS is part of the NYC Department of Homeless Services shelter system and provides beds to 200 men with mental illness who are experiencing homelessness.
The site offers an array of social services, such as housing case management (including assistance with benefits and gathering vital documents), programming to address mental health and substance abuse issues, meals, and activities. The site has an on-site clinic that can provide primary care and psychiatric services. Residents can remain at the shelter until placed into permanent housing, ideally within nine months of receiving services.
The Housing First Model is the idea that you provide a street homeless person with a place to live without assigning any qualifications, understanding that access to stable housing is essential to resolving many life issues.
— Noel Concepcion, Department Director, Adult Homeless Services
In 2021, BronxWorks Adult Homeless Services placed nearly 200 shelter residents into permanent housing.