Maya’s Place in the Bronx is a safe haven for young women who have run away from home or are homeless. This warm, inviting home can be the only thing between them and frightening and dangerous nights on the streets. Maya’s Place can accommodate up to 24 girls, aged 16 to 20, including those who are pregnant or parenting.
Girls come to the shelter voluntarily and can stay up to 30 days. They can call the hotline (718-583-2380) or be referred by a guidance counselor, therapist, police officer, community leader, or other professional.
The program provides food, shelter, clothing, individual and group counseling, and medical care. Staff help girls return to family or, when that is not possible, help them find long-term permanent housing.
Maya’s Place is one of two shelters operated by The Children’s Village. The Sanctuary provides similar services for males and females in Westchester County.