Valley Lodge

Valley Lodge shelter originated in response to the 1980s homelessness crisis, established through a rapid application process led by Betsy Wallace and our former Executive Director Laura Jervis. Local leader Leah Schneider identified two tenements on 108th Street for its creation. Offering transitional housing, Valley Lodge provides meals, social services, medical care, and more to 92 residents. Over 1,500 individuals transitioned from Valley Lodge to permanent housing, contributing to WSFSSH’s understanding of the needs of seniors who are homeless and facilitating the development of permanent housing options. Today, Valley Lodge operates alongside our West 108 building, offering 110 beds to homeless seniors, serving as a bridge to stable housing.

Building Overview


143 W 108th Street, New York, NY 10025

Date Opened

May 3, 1988, rebuilt and opened on Ferbruary 28, 2022

Number of Units

110 beds to homeless seniors


Dattner Architects

General Contractor


Building Services

WSFSSH’s unwavering commitment ensures that crucial support services are available to residents, setting a precedent for compassionate care.

24 Hour Security
On-Site Laundry Services
Active Recreation Program
On-Site Social Work Services
Fire Alarms & Other Safety Features