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ICL Services : : Homeless Services

ICL Services for Homeless Adults

ICL operates two homeless shelters that house over 400 men and women at any one time through contracts with the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS).

Borden Avenue Veterans Shelter can accommodate over 240 men and women who have served in our country’s military and are now homeless. Located in Long Island City in Queens, Borden houses veterans that span service from World War II to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many residents suffer from multiple health and mental health disorders resulting directly or indirectly from their military service. ICL and its subsidiary ICL HealthCare Choices work collaboratively with DHS and the U.S. Veterans Administration to help veterans stabilize their health and mental health and transition to community housing and services.

Tillary Street Shelter provides transitional shelter and services to 200 women with serious mental illness, some of whom also have addiction disorders. Located in downtown Brooklyn, Tillary provides a safe environment with an intensive array of clinical and supportive services. ICL subsidiaries, ICL HealthCare Choices and ICL Guidance Center of Brooklyn, provide quality medical and mental health services to shelter residents. ICL works collaboratively with DHS to facilitate the successful transition of shelter residents into community housing.

Admission to the Borden Avenue Veterans Shelter is through the DHS Multi-Service Center at 25 Chapel Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

Admission to the Tillary Street Shelter is through the DHS Women’s Assessment Shelters. Call 311 for the locations and telephone numbers of the DHS Multi Service Center and the NYC assessment shelters.


FACT:  Last year, ICL executives, program directors and clinicians made over a dozen presentations at national and state conferences on innovative programming they are developing or implementing in health and behavioral healthcare.