Siena House, located in the South Bronx, was one of New York City’s first shelters to accept women who are pregnant or have newborn babies. Named in honor of St. Catherine of Siena, the 13th century patron saint of Italy who assisted young homeless women in becoming self-sufficient.
Not limited to the five boroughs of New York City, women come from all over the country to seek shelter in a place that offers them a path towards finding permanent housing and leading independent lives.
Funded primarily by the Department of Homeless Services, Siena House provides transitional housing for 27 pregnant women and mothers with children under the age of two. A nondenominational organization, the shelter consists of women who have likely never graduated from high school, held more than 6 months of work and have experienced domestic abuse.
The primary goal of Siena House is to support new mothers as they work to achieve self-sufficiency, permanent housing and a safe place to raise their family.
Sr. Mary Doris, O.P., Director
85 West 168 Street
Bronx, NY 10452
Phone: (718) 293-2390
Fax: (718) 293-6580
If you are an individual or family in need of shelter visit NYC.gov-Homeless Service Page.