Homeless Family Program
Catherine's Marillac Family Shelter offers an emergency housing
program for homeless families in the Capital Region. After
meeting the initial need for shelter, the program staff assist
families in securing long-term housing suitable to their
needs. Along the path to locating permanent housing, staff
focus on the development of independent living skills and serve as
guides toward family empowerment.
consists of 24, individually maintained apartment-style units in
three buildings at the shelter facility. Each family is
assigned their own unit. A fourth building houses the
administrative offices, child care/recreation area, pantry and the
agency's maintenance department. The following services are
- Health care
- Case management
- Child care
- Aftercare case
homeless family, defined as of one or more adults and one or more
children, can be referred to the program. All
families living at Marillac are referred by Homeless
& Traveler's Aid Society. They can be reached
at (518) 463-2124.
Address and Service Location:
Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205
hours a day, seven days a week.
More Information About This Program:
the Director of Marillac at (518) 869-1960.
What is the ARCH Program?
The ARCH Program
is located at 231
Sherman Street in Albany. The goal of the program is to provide
supportive staff and a safe, welcoming environment for parents and
families as they make the move from homeless shelters to their own
homes back in the community.
two essential service areas in the ARCH Program.
Eligible families may use one or both of these service
areas. They are:
Trauma Counseling: A trauma counselor provides group
and individual trauma counseling, and medication when
Family Care Coordination: Family care coordinators,
or case managers, support trauma services and provide
guidance on housing, employment, medical and legal issues,
and other practical matters such as keeping appointments.
the eligibility requirements of the ARCH Program?
To use the services offered by
the ARCH Program, you must:
· Have at least one child in your custody
· Have reported a trauma and have some remaining symptoms of it
(we can help you figure this out if you are unsure)
· Have a desire to use our services to help you overcome
obstacles to returning home after a stay in a homeless
also be asked to help us better understand if our program is
helpful by participating in interviews (for which you
will be paid). Interviews are voluntary. You do not have to
do them to participate in our services.
How long do
I need to be involved in the program?
For as little or as long as you need to be, but about nine
months should be helpful to let you meet your goals.
What is the
first step? Who can I contact with questions?
shelter staff know you are interested in participating in
the ARCH Program.
You can also contact any of the following offices by calling
Case Management Supervisor: