Local Agencies

Services and Agencies for City of Rensselaer

Food Pantries:

Faith and Fellowship food pantry- 436-0114 corner of 3rd Ave and Washington St.  2nd and 4th Friday of every month


23 Academy Street




Joseph’s House- Troy- 272-2544, individuals and families


Saint Peter’s-Troy 273-3291


St. Pauls- Rensselaer- moms and kids only- 434-2910


Homeless Travelers Aid Society 24-HESP arranges placements in area shelters for homeless families and their children, single adults, and youth. Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30 PM. 24 Hours Emergency Services: (518) 463-2124 and (866) 201-7399 (toll free)



Rensselaer County Community Housing- 272-8289


General Help

Circles of Mercy- 462-0899 tax help, computer classes, parenting classes, social service set up, clothing, support groups


Concerns-U- 463-8571 coats for kids, back to school clothing, Christmas store


English Classes

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County- new students call 274-8526 to get set up


Rensselaer City Schools

Elementary School- 436-4618

High School-436-8561

Boys and Girls Club- Rensselaer- 465-3403


Main number for Rensselaer County social services– 833-6000

*For more agencies, see CEO resource book- kept on circ desk reference shelf.

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