Personal Hygiene Programs

in New York City

Personal Hygiene is an important part of wellness. The following organizations provide programs to help with one's personal hygiene.

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Haircuts

American Barber School


48 West 39th Street at Fifth AvenueManhattan, New York 10018
website | 212.290.2289
Monday - Thursday, 8:00a - 8:00p
$3.00 walk-in haircuts.
$1.00 with a letter/voucher from a social services agency on agency letter head with contact information.
See their website for additional low cost hair care services.

Holy Apostles Church


296 Ninth Avenue at 28th StreetManhattan, NY 10001
website | 212.924.0167
Wednesdays, 10:30a - 12:30pThe first 8-10 guests are served on a first come, first served basis.
Monday - Friday, 10:30a - 12:30pGuests can receive a voucher from the social services office to receive a $1.00 haircut from the American Barber School.

Part of the Solution (POTS)


2759 Webster Avenue at East 198th StreetBronx, New York 10458
website | 718.22.4892
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00a - NoonSpace is limited. First come, first served.

Laundry

Project Dignity

at New York Common Pantry
8 East 109th Street at Fifth AvenueManhattan, New York 10029
website | 917.720.9700
Monday - Wednesday, 9:00a - 1:00pLaundry is limited to a maximum of two pounds per guest. Guests must sign up for laundry before 9:30a.

Showers

FreshCity Showers

by Shower Power
at The Salvation Army Harlem Temple Corps62 West 138th Street near Lenox AvenueManhattan, New York 10037
website | email
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 1:00p - 5:00p
Private showers, shaving station, bathrooms, clean clothing, new undergarments, and hygiene products provided.

Positive Health Project


at Housing Works (3rd Floor)301 West 37th Street near 8th AvenueManhattan, New York 10018
website | 212.465.8304
Mondays - Fridays; 9:00a - 2:00p
This service is anonymous and on a drop-in basis only. There are no requirements or registration required to participate. Participants should arrive by 9:00a to sign up for a time slot. 20 minute slots are available starting at 9:30a and the last slot is at 2:10p. If a participant can't make it at 9:00a please stop by to see if there are any slots left.
Disposable Towel and a Toiletry kit are provided. It is suggested that the program participant bring their own towel if possible, but not necessary.

Project Dignity

at New York Common Pantry
8 East 109th Street at Fifth AvenueManhattan, New York 10029
website | 917.720.9700
Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 1:00p
Available on a first come, first served basis.
Towels are provided.

The Shower Program

at Part of the Solution (POTS)
2759 Webster Avenue at East 198th StreetBronx, New York 10458
website | 718.22.4892
Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 11:00a Monday - Friday, 1:00p - 3:00p
Towel is provided. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Toiletries

Holy Apostles Church


296 Ninth Avenue at 28th StreetManhattan, NY 10001
website | 212.924.0167
Monday - Friday, 10:30a - 12:30pTravel sized including soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, and disposable razors are available. Ask staff at the social services office for assistance. Toiletries distribution happens during the community service lunch service.