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Homeless Shelter -1 Kenilworth Place

Welcome to the NYC Department of Social Services - DSSManaging Agency: Department of Social Services (DSS) & Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
Nonprofit service provider: Children’s Rescue Fund
1 Kenilworth Place, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Project Description:
DSS-DHS has contracted with the Children’s Rescue Fund to open a shelter for 200 single adults at 1 Kenilworth Place.
Expected Date of Completion:
Spring 2022

Brooklyn Community Board 14 Public Hearings: CB14 hosted two public hearings online via WebEx with the NYC Department of Social Services, the NYC Department of Homeless Services, and Children’s Rescue Fund. Archived recordings of the November 3, 2021 and February 7, 2022 public hearings are available on the CB14 YouTube channel.

On February 14, 2022, Brooklyn Community Board 14 passed a resolution regarding the proposed shelter for 1 Kenilworth Place project. Click links to read cover letter and full text of resolution.

About this Project: The Department of Homeless Services has contracted with the Children’s Rescue Fund to open a shelter for single adults at 1 Kenilworth Place, Brooklyn, NY 11210. This facility will provide 200 single adults experiencing homelessness, with priority given to those with roots in the community.

In 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, “Turning the Tide on Homelessness in New York City,” a borough-by-borough plan for addressing homelessness and the unique challenges of those experiencing homelessness. For more information on the Turning the Tide initiative, please visit The Mayor’s plan seeks to ensure that quality sites will open while less effective facilities, such as cluster sites and commercial hotel locations, will be phased out. NYC Department of Social Services (DSS) and NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will collaborate with community stakeholders to ensure that the facilities at 1 Kenilworth Place are integrated seamlessly into the community and our clients receive a warm welcome. We encourage community members to partner with us by volunteering and/or by joining the Community Advisory Board (CAB), which is established for each new site to hold regular meetings and maintain direct lines of communication between staff and the community.

About the Nonprofit Service Provider: Children’s Rescue Fund (CRF), a non-profit social services provider, is in the process of opening a shelter for single adults at 1 Kenilworth Place. This facility will provide 200 single adults experiencing homelessness with safety, security, social and support services, with priority at this location offered to individuals who have roots in this community and this area of Brooklyn more broadly. To learn more about CRF, visit


For more information, please click the links below: 

NYC Department of Social Services letter about the proposed shelter (Oct. 2021)

1 Kenilworth Place Fact Sheet (Nov. 2021)

Children’s Rescue Fund (CRF) project description  (Nov. 2021)

Turning the Tide in Brooklyn Community District 14 (Nov. 2021)

Fair Share document for 1 Kenilworth (Dec. 2021)

CB14 List of Submitted Questions for Agencies & Operator (Jan. 2022)

DHS Letter of intent regarding proposed use of facility (Feb. 2022)