New York’s new shelter for homeless New Yorkers will offer an array of services for people who are struggling with addiction, mental health and other mental health issues.
The New York Times reports that the new location, called The Laundry, is currently located at 1029 West 34th Street.
The Times also reports that homeless New York has seen a decrease in the number of people sleeping in parks and other public spaces, but it’s still not clear what will replace them.
The Launderings aims to offer a “safe, supportive and confidential place where people with substance abuse, mental illness and other disorders can access care and support,” the Times reported.
The location is set to open in January.
The facility will serve people from New York, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, with some places already serving homeless veterans, the Times added.
The first person admitted to The Laundering will be a person who “has been homeless for at least one month, has a mental health diagnosis, has substance abuse issues and who has been living with substance use and/or abuse issues for at most six months.”
A person who has not been homeless within six months of admission to The New Laundries will receive a one-year detoxification program.
A person will not be admitted if they have been arrested or charged with a crime.
The homeless population in New York declined by 7.5 percent between January and September.
New York saw a decrease of nearly 4,000 people who were homeless between January 2016 and September 2017, according to the city.
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