Albany center needs volunteers to help homeless

Benita Zahn, Jerry Gretzinger, & WNYT Staff
Created: December 03, 2019 05:05 PM

ALBANY - The Hoffman Family Center needs volunteers. The center is at 317 Sheridan Avenue in Albany. It's part of IPH, once known as Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless.

A half-million dollar donation by the Hoffman family and business transformed the old St. Casimir's school at 317 Sheridan Avenue into the center. It opened in September.


Among the new services is a clothing center. Donated goods are sorted and arranged in a store like setting for those in need. There's no charge to shop there. 

Clothing donations are always welcome, along with volunteers to help out.

Upwards of 850 transactions in the clothing center took place last month and they're on track to serve an even bigger number this month.

The Hoffman Family Center also houses five apartments for people who've been homeless for two or more years and are disabled. Application is made through Albany County Social Services.

There's a soup kitchen in the building and a food pantry.

Just down the street is Safe Haven, a Code Blue shelter.

Learn more about how NewsChannel 13's Benita Zahn and Jerry Gretzinger helped out at the Hoffman Family Center, by watching the video of the story.

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