Pelham Fritz Transitional Housing

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Since 1990, the apartments have provided interim housing for more than 900 homeless families

The Children's Aid Society reaches out to struggling homeless families to help them get the housing and social services they need. Children’s Aid currently operates a Tier II shelter for homeless families called Pelham Fritz Transitional Apartments in partnership with the New York Junior League.

Designed specifically for homeless parents and their children referred to Children’s Aid by the Department of Homeless Services, these 33 private, clean, safe apartments are located in Harlem on West 118th Street. The facility is named for a former Children’s Aid trustee and assistant commissioner of recreation of the City of New York.

In 1986, in commemoration of the New York Junior League’s (NYJL) 85th anniversary, NYJL undertook the renovation of three dilapidated buildings in Harlem. In partnership with The Children's Aid Society, NYJL formed the Milbank Housing Development Fund to convert the buildings into Tier II housing, and the "Pelham Fritz Apartments" opened in 1990. Since that time, more than 900 families have been served.

The Children’s Aid Society provides comprehensive services to all Pelham Fritz residents through programs offered at the Dunlevy Milbank Center across the street from the residential complex. All families who live in the Pelham Fritz Apartments are connected to services that include medical and dental screenings, mental health counseling, after-school programs and child care.

Additionally, Pelham Fritz hosts a food pantry and clothing bank open to needy families in the community as well as residents of the Pelham Fritz apartments.

NYJL maintains its commitment to Pelham Fritz by providing volunteers on a weekly basis to help meet the needs of the Pelham Fritz community.

For more information

Call Felicia Cruickshank, Director of Pelham Fritz Housing Program at (212) 348-5356.