Transitional Housing & Shelter
BRC's transitional housing programs shelter more than 2,300 people each night, and combine focused mental illness, addiction, or employment services with holistic care to help clients move toward permanent housing and achieve lasting self-sufficiency.
Learn More About BRC's Transitional Housing Programs
Programs Provide Clients With
Private Sleeping Areas
Recreation & Activites
Showers & Laundry
Independent Living Specialist or Case Manager
BRC operates 8 transitional shelters that can accommodate a total of over 1,600 individuals.
200-bed shelter serving men who have recently become homeless
200-bed shelter for men with mental health service needs
Jack Ryan Residence
200-bed shelter serving men with mental health service needs
Lexington Avenue Men's Residence
103-bed shelter providing men's mental health services
Palace Employment Residence
The Bowery, Manhattan
117-bed shelter serving employed or employable men, providing employment services through BRC's Horizons Workforce Development program
Reaching New Heights Residence
200-bed shelter serving employed or employable men, providing employment services through BRC's Horizons Workforce Development program
Beaver Pond Residence
Serving 165 adult families who have recently become homeless
Blue Sky Residence
Serving 140 adult families who have recently become homeless
In 2006, we recognized that the structure and size of most shelters were unappealing to many New Yorkers experiencing chronic homelessness.
BRC’s innovative Safe Havens and Stabilization Bed programs represent a new model of transitional living designed to appeal to those experiencing chronic homelessness.
Safe Haven programs have 191 beds, and operate under a modified harm reduction philosophy: though encouraged, sobriety is not required, rules are minimal, and structure is limited.
Bowery Safe Haven
Lex Safe Haven
Washington Heights, Manhattan
For those with similar interest in this model of transitional living, but with stable health and strong independent living skills, BRC offers clusters of private rooms called Stabilization Beds. They can can accommodate a total of 776 individuals
BRC operates transitional community residences targeting formerly homeless clients who are either mentally ill, or dually-diagnosed as mentally ill and chemically addicted. These programs provide a safe and supportive environment to assist residents with: attaining their work, social and community living goals.
Additional on-site services include:
Substance abuse groups
Medication monitoring, and
Daily skills training
Casa de los Vecinos
Lower East Side, Manhattan
32-bed community residence
Cecil Ivory House
24-bed community residence
East New York, Brooklyn
48-bed community residence
Metropolitan Apartment Program (MAP)
For those who can thrive in a more independent living environment, BRC offers scatter-site supported housing for over 92 clients who share apartments throughout Manhattan and the Bronx.