The 52nd Street Women’s Center has Opened
We recently opened our newest women’s shelter. The 120-bed facility will house mentally ill and medically frail women as they work toward improving their health and acquiring permanent housing.
We recently opened the doors of the new 52nd Street Women’s Center. The 120-bed shelter will house mentally ill and medically frail women, as they work toward improving their health and acquiring permanent housing.
The 52nd Street Women’s Center is a resident-focused facility located in Manhattan. It is equipped with several robust resources. These include a 400 square foot computer lab and a 2,000 square foot outdoor terrace on roof. In addition, a 1,400 square foot dining space will serve three hot meals a day.
We are providing 52nd Street residents with a wide range of health care and social services. The health care team will include: a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and a registered nurse.
This team will work closely with the shelter staff, made up of: a shelter director, a security team, case managers, housing specialists and a recreation coordinator.
We are also committed to promoting an open and honest channel of communication with the community. In that vein, the organization has established relationships with the 18th Precinct’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) and Community Board 4.
In early May of this year, we hosted these groups as well as many other community leaders at an open house.
We are genuinely grateful for the warm welcome we have received from the surrounding community.
Susan’s Place, our other shelter for women, opened its doors in 2008.
The 200-bed facility also houses mentally ill and medically frail women. Since opening, we have helped over 1,000 women at that facility in permanent housing.
We aim to continue that success at 52nd Street.