Samaritan Center LogoChemung County

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm (closed for lunch from noon – 1pm)
Location: The Samaritan Center, 380 S. Main St, Elmira, NY 14904
Contact: 607.734.4898

  • Eviction notices
    Call 607.734.4898 to see if you are eligible and to schedule an appointment.
    Please bring proof of income for last 30 days.
  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
    Access HEAP applications online: New York State website.
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
    Call 607.734.4898.
    Please bring proof of income for last 30 days and proof of homelessness when possible.
    For Chemung County Residents.

Other Agency Services:

  • Food Pantry (click for hours)
  • Clothing (available during Pantry Hours if Volunteer Staff are available)
  • Personal Care Items (based on availability)
  • Prescription Drug Assistance
  • Health Insurance Applications (appointments can be made to meet with a representative on-site)
  • Emergency Shelter

If you would like to help by donating items, please click here for our list of much-needed items.


Schuyler County

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm (closed for lunch from noon – 1pm, please call to schedule an appointment)
Location: 105 Ninth St, Unit 20, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Contact: see below

  • Eviction notices
    Call 607.734.4898 for assistance and to schedule an appointment.
    You must go to DSS first and bring a copy of the 1-2-3 form that you’re given. Proof of eviction or homelessness, IDs and Social Security cards for all household members, and proof of income for last 30 days are also needed.
  • Shut off notices
    Call 607.535.2050 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
    You must have a shut off with proof and documentation. You must also go to DSS first and bring a copy of the 1-2-3 form that you’re given.
  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
    Access HEAP applications online: New York State website.
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
    Call 607.535.2050. You must be staying in the hotel with a voucher from DSS, living in a car, or on the street with a serious mental illness, HIV, AIDS or substance abuse disorder. 

Other Agency Services: