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United Way of Allegheny County
Description of Agency
Through the generosity of county residents, Next Step Center is a fully operational emergency shelter. We are housed in a remodeled, refurbished and re-equipped five-bedroom residence that is suitable for children and special needs guests. During our first year of operation in 2003, we sheltered 43 guests, nine of whom were children. During the year 2011, we sheltered 79 residents of Somerset County, including 19 children. Although some weeks our house is busier than others, on average we shelter four or five individuals per night. The Next Step Center, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charity organization registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our Board of Directors are local residents. Our Executive Director is supported by a team of local volunteers.
To provide a temporary home for Somerset County families and individuals, enabling them to work toward a resolution of issues that might have led to homelessness. We do this by referrals to other county agencies for potential assistance and in-house counseling. Our policy is to offer a helping hand, not a hand-out.