Hope Rescue Mission - Code Blue Program

Hope Rescue Mission

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Data Provided By
United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServiceOperates November 4, 2019 - April 5 2020

Provides shelter during the cold winter nights for homeless men through the Code Blue Program. Provides sleeping mats, sleeping bags and pillows for up to 40 men per night on the floor of the gymnasium on the ground level. Access permitted to ground floor "Safe Haven" bathroom.
Geographical AreaBerks; Reading
Intake ProcedureIf participants enter by 5:45pm, they may attend an evening chapel service and dinner immediately after. Dinner is only served to attendants of chapel.
If participants enter by 10:00pm, they are given sleeping assignments in gym only. Participants must exit building and leave premises by 6:45am. Exit time may be extended by front desk man in cases of inclement weather only.
Intake RequirementsA list of rules will be provided upon entrance regarding Code Blue participants' conduct, such as zero tolerance for violence as well as drug/alcohol use and contraband on Mission property. Rules participants must know in advances are: a valid photo I.D. is required, no registered sex offenders accepted and SSN must be provided. Participants must be residents of Reading for 30 days or more.
Client Information
Target PopulationHomeless
Age GroupAdults
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilitySingle homeless men
Fees or Charges
Capacity Limitations50
Hours of Operation 24/7
Contact Information
Contact's Name Cindy Arters
Contact's Position Administrative Assistant
Contact's Phone 610-375-4224
Contact's Email OfficeManager@HopeForReading.org
Physical Site Address 1 645 North Sixth Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19601
Main Phone 610-375-4224
Fax 610-375-4225
Service Location Email OfficeManager@HopeForReading.org
Web Address hopeforreading.org
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Hope Rescue Mission
Affiliated Program: Hope Rescue Mission
This Service: Hope Rescue Mission - Code Blue Program
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Extreme Weather Shelters (BH-1800.8500-185)