Temporary or Permanent Shelter

Need Temporary Shelter?

Family HouseFAMILY House: Short-term Shelter
949 Creek Locks Road
Rosendale, NY 12472
(845) 338-5953
Fax: (845) 338-6178
Email: famhouse@familyofwoodstockinc.org
Program Hours: 24-Hour Access

FAMILY House is a safe, supportive shelter for up to fourteen young people ages 12–18 who cannot live with their families at the time. The facility is drug and alcohol free and is staffed 24 hours a day. Youth may stay up to sixty days. Residents go to school, participate in groups, and share house chores. FAMILY House regularly performs group community service projects as well. In the summer, there is a varied recreation program, including outdoor, art, computer and other activities. Family House residents sign a contract in which they agree to a number of house rules including a strict curfew.

Counselors work with families and with youth to address communication issues, life skills, and medical and mental health needs. Parenting education groups also are offered to families. The majority of residents return home from FAMILY House better able to communicate with their parents and to handle life’s challenges, knowing they have supportive services through FAMILY and other county agencies.

If you need more than temporary shelter, check out FAMILY’s MidWay supported housing.

Midway_StairsMidWay of Ellenville: Supervised Transitional Housing
3 Warren Street
Ellenville, NY 12428
(845) 647-1346
Fax: (845) 647-5271
Email: midwaytwo@familyofwoodstockinc.org
Program Hours: 24-Hour Access

MidWay of Kingston : Supervised Transitional Housing
189 O’Neil Street
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 339-5508
Fax: (845) 338-7519
Email: midway@familyofwoodstockinc.org
Program Hours: 24-Hour Access

Many young people find themselves living on their own before they are emotionally and financially prepared. Others have infants while still teenagers themselves. FAMILY’s MidWay Program is designed to help young adults ages 16–21 learn to live successfully and build the skills to live independently.

Midway Residents are accepted into the program for up to 1½ years, and those who are 16 can stay until the age of 18. All must be in school or employed full time. Residents participate in household chores, discussion groups, and individual counseling sessions. Life skill workshops cover topics such as budgeting, nutrition and cooking, parenting, communication, and employment preparation.

Counselors are available at MidWay 24 hours a day, but the emphasis is on developing independence and responsibility. Each house has strict rules about visitors, curfew, and acceptable behaviors.