Each night we provide shelter for 250+ men and women and children.

Get Help

Visit our location:
259 South Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202

Come to front desk before 5:30pm (if possible)
ID required

518.462.0459 x221

Emergency Shelter

Emergency shelter for men is available for up to 40 consecutive nights in a 60-man dorm and overflow mats. During the winter months, the Mission is a “Code Blue” shelter and warming center, and often shelters up to 300 people each night. The Rescue Mission also partners with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to shelter overflow guests.

Work Readiness: 24-Man Dorm

Some guests may need to stay more than the initial 40 nights.  These guests agree to volunteer around the Mission’s campus in exchange for an extended stay in a designated 24-man dormitory.

Program / Transitional Housing

Men and women who participate in our addiction recovery programs are sheltered for 9-12 months as part of their program. Upon graduation and gainful employment, many apply to live in our Transitional Living Program which supports residents as they continue to mature in their recovery and become productive citizens.

Women’s Emergency Shelter

An 8-bed shelter is available on-site for single women who need safe shelter, a warm bed and a refreshing shower. The overnight shelter is open all year-round and works in conjunction with our new women’s day sitting room.

VOLUNTEERS/STAFF ARE CURRENTLY NEEDED. Contact Hope at 518.462.0459 x 237 or to inquire.

"I'm learning to focus on God instead of myself."

Read Rick’s Story

Your donation of $17.20 covers the cost of one night of safe rest for a neighbor in need.


Get our occasional updates on new volunteer opportunities, new ministry updates and ways to serve the community of Albany, NY