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Emergency Services

The Department of Social Services provides assistance to persons experiencing a range of emergency situations including but not limited to: domestic violence, homelessness, homeowner health and safety concerns, condemned property, fire, flood and other natural disasters. 

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline:        277-5500
24-Hour Homeless Emergency Hotline:   273-9177

During regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) contact:

Housing Resources

Emergency Shelter:  Rescue Mission  274-6684

Food Resources

The Human Services Coalition's Food Resources web page contains information for:

Free Community Meals schedule
Food Pantries schedule
Home-delivered meals
Mobile food pantries

Furniture Resources:

  • Ithaca Freecycle - Subscribe to Yahoo email group listing items people are giving away FREE.
  • Craigslist for Ithaca - online for sale/free ads
  • Salvation Army - 381 Elmira Road sell used furniture at reasonable rates - WEDNESDAYs are 50% OFF
  • FInger Lakes ReUse - Sell used furniture and household goods at reasonable rates.  Let them know that you were referred by DSS.   257-9699

214 Elmira Road, Ithaca
2255 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca

  • Catholic Charities - 339 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca NY    272-5062  Occasionally receive donations of used furniture. Can provide blankets and sheets to individuals in need.  You can also be added to a will call list as items become available
  • Beds for Kids Program - 100 Elm St, Owego NY    607-687-2709   Free beds to children Monday-Friday 10-5PM.  Also available: dressers, kitchen, living room furniture and larger size mattresses for a small fee that covers the expense of shipping and handling (www.OWEGOSAVEMORE.com)  Monday-Saturday 10-8 PM