Transitional Shelters

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Our multidisciplinary teams of staff offer case management services and on‐site medical and mental health support to adults experiencing homelessness. Staff help residents address past traumas, rebuild their lives, focus on finding work and permanent housing, and reconnect with families and communities.

ICL was one of the first residences in the country to work with people who are homeless and have a serious mental illness and substance use issue; we operate the only New York City shelter exclusively for homeless veterans.

Learn more about our shelters below.

Borden Avenue Veterans Residence

Borden Avenue Veterans Residence in Long Island City helps 254 veterans struggling with mental health issues and severe traumatic experiences. In addition to support services, holiday celebrations and special cultural events give the men a sense of normalcy and belonging.

Tillary Street Shelter

Tillary Street Shelter in downtown Brooklyn helps women with mental illness, medical issues, and substance use disorders; many are veterans. Members of the local community are actively involved as volunteers to support the women on their path to recovery and wellness.

Eldert Lane Shelter

Eldert Lane Shelter opened in East New York in 2018, ICL’s second shelter for women providing the full range of case management, entitlements, housing and employment services.

To learn more about eligibility and referrals to ICL shelters: