Our Programs


The Urban Outreach Center is a premier, independent social services center, temporarily located at 161 E 104th Street. Our purpose is to provide a complete range of resources to support the full worth and dignity of every person. The Urban Outreach Center’s programs and services are a lifeline for the most vulnerable populations from all five boroughs of New York City, providing material necessities and other support in a welcoming, compassionate environment.

The Urban Outreach Center is inclusive and progressive. All are welcome here.



Whether you need a suit and tie for your upcoming job interview or, simply, a pair of socks or a sleeping bag, our three clothing rooms for men, women, and children, are a lifeline for hundreds of people daily.

Tuesday night Community Dinner

Every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30pm, we serve a nutritious and delicious meal to upwards of 170 hungry New Yorkers. 


resource and job centers

Get connected with a range of social services resources available to you in NYC and learn valuable skills to prepare for finding a new job. Resumé, computer use, and mock job interview help by appointment. 

Food Pantry

From pantry staples, like peanut butter and tuna, to fresh veggies that we grow ourselves in the rooftop urban garden, our food pantry serves thousands of people each month. 

Mail distribution

As guests begin the difficult process of obtaining necessary paperwork and applying for jobs, we serve as a transitional mailing address for hundreds of individuals.