Next Step Center, Inc.

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United Way of Allegheny County United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of AgencyThrough 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.
MissionTo 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.
Geographic AreaSomerset County
Facility/ADA AccessYes for entrance to building and restrooms.
Hours of OperationVarious hours, Monday through Friday.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1406 Stoystown Road
Physical Site City, State, ZipSomerset, PA 15501
Main Phone814-444-8588
Director Information
Director's NameMs. Lisa Wengerd
Director's PositionExecutive Director
Director's Phone814-444-8588
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Next Step Center, Inc.
Affiliated Programs: Next Step Center Emergency Shelter
Affiliated Services: Next Step Center, Inc. Emergency Shelter