Affordable Homes for Families in Need
As Sisters of Charity, we strive to reveal the Father’s love to the poor and to be a healing presence in their lives.
To provide for those immersed in or at risk of homelessness, we operate two supportive permanent residences and one transitional housing program.
We also help residents achieve self-sufficiency and help open the door for further opportunities, such as education and employment, to contribute to permanent change for the families we serve and our community.
On-site support from social service personnel is available to all residents.
There’s no place like home…
A home provides so much more than just shelter. Every family needs a home—a place to love, learn, and grow.
Your financial support will make a difference by helping to provide a home for a family in need.
1191 Lexington Avenue
Number of units: 16
Year opened: 1995
528-536 West 153rd Street
Number of units: 33
Year opened: 1994
Each program has a separate board made up of Sisters of Charity and dedicated community residents. The housing efforts of the Congregation are often carried out in collaboration with other not-for-profit organizations. For more information, you may call The Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation at 718-477-6803.
Emergency Housing for Homeless Women and Children
Opened in 1989 in response to the deplorable living conditions of the city’s homeless and a large fire that displaced many families, Fox House offers 17 units of emergency and transitional housing. Our goal is to help residents work toward self-sufficiency through programs that include:
- goal setting
- job development
- educational enrollment
- parenting classes
- assistance in obtaining benefits and negotiating the complex public assistance system of NYC
Hundreds of families have been helped by Fox House. Many former residents have earned GEDs and college degrees, found new careers, and created new opportunities for themselves and their families.