Allegheny County Severe Weather Emergency Shelter

Operation Safety Net

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United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides temporary, overnight accommodations, health care, case management, social services, meals and protection from frigid temperatures for adults during periods of severe weather. Operates when dangerous winter weather exists. The shelter will allow residents to check in all night. The phone line will be updated by noon each day to report if the shelter will be open that evening.
Geographical AreaAllegheny
Intake ProcedureWalk in or call to find out if the shelter has been activated. On extremely cold nights, an effort by Operation Safety Net street outreach teams and other homeless service providers is made to locate those who need shelter. Guests must check in by 11:00 pm.
Intake RequirementsDemographic information and service needs will be taken at intake.
Additional RequirementsIndividuals should be otherwise sleeping in places not meant for human habitation.
Helpful TipsMen: Please enter the shelter through the church’s side entrance on Strawberry Way.

Women: Please enter through the double doors on Smithfield Street.
Client Information
Target PopulationHomeless
EligibilityStreet homeless adults in need of shelter from extreme weather.
Hours of Operation November 15th through March 15: 7:00pm to 7:00am
Contact Information
Contact's Name Stephanie Chiappini
Contact's Position Operation Safety Net Program Manager
Contact's Phone 412-246-2980
Physical Site Address 1 620 Smithfield Street
Physical Site Address 2 Smithfield United Church of Christ
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Main Phone 877-637-2924
Emergency/After Hours Phone 888-492-8950 - Operation Safety Net answering service
Other Phone 412-277-9895
Service Location Email
Web Address
Additional Information
Update User ID242891
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Affiliated Program: Operation Safety Net
This Service: Allegheny County Severe Weather Emergency Shelter
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Homeless Shelter (BH-1800.8500)