Emergency Shelter Network

New Yorkers Coming Together To Help Those In Need For More Than 30 Years

The Emergency Shelter Network of Faith-Based and Community Organizations, Inc. (ESN-NYC) is a non-profit devoted to aiding, supporting and representing its members: a coalition of shelters, operated primarily by volunteers, serving homeless adult individuals throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

We are proud members of the Human Services Council and the Homeless Services United.



If you are interested in joining a shelter team, or have a shelter already that is interested in joining The Emergency Shelter Network, please complete the form below.

The ESN-NYC actively seeks to expand its membership of faith-based and community organizations in New York City that provide shelter to the homeless. Being part of the Emergency Shelter Network membership allows people and organizations to take a greater role in affecting change in New York City, by tapping into the experience, expertise, and resources of the larger community.


Coordinator Member entitlements:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Access to the resources of the Network
  • Advocacy on members' behalf
  • Training
  • Regular member meetings to share best practices


Coordinator Member responsibilities:

  • Attend annual meeting in January
  • Keep shelter profile up to date
  • Report shelter utilization information
  • Willingness to share resources with the community
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For Organizations, Looking to Join the ESN
If you represent an organization who wants to join the ESN-NYC, let us know.
Do you currently operate a shelter?
If you do operate a shelter, what kind of shelter do you operate?
If you do operate a shelter, what nights are you open?