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COVID-19 Update

Due to current government restrictions, and the health concerns we have for our clients and staff, The Friendship Center will be open only to those in need of bathroom, shower, pantry food, mail or emergencies. Individuals who have someplace else to go (their own residences) will not be allowed to enter.  People staying at the shelter can use the Friendship Center to obtain essential needs, but after these needs are met, they will then be asked to go back to their room or go outside.

People will not be allowed to “hang out” in the Friendship Center.


November 1st, 2018, St. John’s Community Services took over operations of the Ithaca homeless shelter in Ithaca, New York. Through the shelter, we provide emergency housing to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We also provide food pantry and emergency food services to those in need.

The Ithaca shelter is always in need of the following items:

  • Towels
  • Bars of soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Socks

Support St. John’s in Ithaca
Your support enables us to grow our work advancing inclusive communities where every person, regardless of circumstances, has the right and opportunity to live their best life.

Physical donations can be made between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday at 618 W State Street, Ithaca, NY. For donations outside of those hours, please contact the shelter directly at 607-354-8990.

Monetary donations can be made online here.