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Ontario, Wayne, and Cayuga County area transitional housing programs.

Transitional housing programs in the Finger Lakes region of New York can provide assistance to those that are struggling. Many of the temporary housing programs are focused on the very low income and people that are currently homeless. Individuals can receive a place to stay, case management, meals, and other support from the resources. Non-profits from the counties of Wayne, Cayuga, Livingston, Ontario, and Seneca are committed to addressing housing needs and finding solutions.

Some of the leading organizations and places to call are below. However other churches and agencies may be able to help as well. Call for information on the housing programs offered or the locations of additional shelters. Unfortunately all resources and funding levels are very limited so only a small number of qualified applicants will be able to use the transitional housing programs.

Non-profit Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency
Address: 65 State Street
Auburn, New York, 1302
Dial 800-253-3358
This is a leading non-profit for residents of those counties to call. They have information on government benefits, including low income public housing and section 8 vouchers. They also offer assistance for victims of domestic abuse, and this offered as part of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Assistance is offered for women, their children, infants, and other victims. Receive temporary emergency shelter, legal advocacy, and more.

Daylight House
85 Seymour Street
Auburn, NY, 13021
Main number - 315-253-6206
Administers transitional housing for homeless women and their children. People who stay there can also receive free food, guidance, clothing and assistance with the care of children.





Finger Lakes area Rescue Mission
Provides assistance to several counties in the region, including Wayne, Seneca, Livingston, and Onondaga, among others. The non-profit offers crisis and support services for underserved populations, including the low income and homeless. Emergency shelter, help in locating and paying the rent on a permanent home, job training, clothing, and more is available. Referrals may be provided too.

Chapel House Shelter
36 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-2060

Catholic Charities of Wayne County
1141 E Union Street
Newark, NY, 14513
The group and its social workers also partner with other nearby churches and charities. They provide Community Outreach, which is an information and referral program for housing and other social services that assist in achieving self-sufficiency. Other programs include food, Transitional housing for migrant farm workers, and financial aid for rent or homeless prevention.

Wayne County Community action agency is located in Lyons New York. Call 315.665.0131.
They provide support services and programs to families. This can include advocacy, information, referrals and other financial resources for families with children, seniors, and the disabled. Self-sufficiency is a focus, and this can include essentials for employment, such as clothing or information on job training.

The Homeless Intervention Program administered by the agency offers shelter and other forms of assistance and guidance to homeless families and individuals. Or inquire into short term, yet affordable, transitional housing programs. A number of crisis support services are available too.





Salvation Army Area Services
Main number is 585-235-2660
The non-profit operates in the entire Finger Lakes region and all counties. A number of housing programs and resources are offered to those that qualify. Among them include a young adult emergency shelter and housing for seniors. It can provide them with independent living skills and counseling services for homeless youth or seniors that are struggling to live on their own or pay their rent. The Salvation Army centers also offer case management, advocacy, and partner with other charities and government organizations on community services coordination.

Unity House of Cayuga County Inc.
34 Wright Avenue, Suite C
Auburn, NY, 13021
Telephone - 607-277-6173
Offers transitional and also permanent housing for men, children and women who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless/evictions.

Chapel House has a shelter for homeless men and veterans in Cayuga County. They have also recently opened a transitional housing program for people of all genders. They get help from case management and support as they transition to permanent housing. The address is 36 Franklin St, Auburn, NY 13021, dial (315) 255-2060.




Cayuga County Homesite Development Corporation
60 Clark Street
Auburn, New York, 13021
Main number is 315-253-8451
Provides rooming house facilities for single women, shared living and kitchen facilities, long term rental, short term shelter, and other aid.

Wayne County Action Program, Inc.
6264 Buerman Road
Sodus, NY, 14551
This site will offer the homeless and very low income with short-term transitional housing. Case managers also offer self-sufficiency, budgeting, job/housing search, counseling, etc. Priority given to veterans who are homeless or families with young children.


By Jon McNamara

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