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    Programs that are staffed by outreach workers who spend time with people who live on the street, build relationships with them, identify and address their immediate needs (e.g., crisis intervention, food, clean clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, someone to listen) and provide information about and linkage to longer-term forms of support such as shelter, counseling, drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation, care/case management and, where applicable, family reunification services. Street outreach programs may be staffed by volunteers or peers who were formerly homeless; and may target special populations such as homeless youth at risk for sexual abuse or exploitation, veterans, or people with specific medical or mental health conditions, or be available to the larger homeless population.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Community CARES Cumberland Street ReachCUMBERLAND STREET REACH: Community CARES began a Street Outreach program during 2018. The goal of Street Outreach is to engage, assess, and combat homelessness for individuals living on the streets, in encampment and other locations not intended for human habitation. Outreach staff work to build trust with those experiencing homelessness first by helping to meet some of their basic needs (including food, clothing, showers, laundry, transportation, identification, etc.). The street reach coordinator works with each individual to access housing, employment, medical care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and other services while advocating for housing solutions for clients.CumberlandCommunity CARES (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter)Community CARES (Combined Area Resources For Emergency Shelter)
    Community Homeless OutreachThe Community Homeless Outreach Worker reaches out to people experiencing homelessness, many times not having been previously engaged with the system. The goal is to meet them, establish some communication and rapport and refer them to services to assist in the goal of obtaining permanent housing. This is a county-wide position and referrals come from a wide variety of sources.LancasterTLC/Veteran's Victory HouseTabor Community Services, Inc.
    Covenant House Pennsylvania - OutreachThe Outreach Team provides Outreach services (food, drink, blankets, hats, gloves and scarves, counseling and referrals) to youth who are on the street or unable to come into shelter. They work to develop trusting relationships with youth in an effort to encourage them to utilize the services at the Crisis Center. The Outreach team collaborates with other agencies and organizations to help meet the youths’ immediate needs while on the street and can transport youth to Covenant House as well as other agencies.PhiladelphiaCovenant House Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; GermantownCovenant House Pennsylvania
    God's People Helping PeopleServices are provided at no cost to individuals experiencing homelessness. Services include helping individuals access food and basic supplies as well as shelter such as a tent. Volunteers strive to provide individuals with the help that they need to transition to more stable/permenant housing through this outreach. This outreach takes place at the site of the homeless; street level services.MonroeGod's People Helping PeopleGod's People Helping People
    Horizon House - The Navigation CenterA drop in center open overnight from 7pm until 6am, 365 days a year for homeless individuals to meet their immediate needs by providing a safe place to sleep, healthy food, showers and season-appropriate clothing. The center has a capacity of 50 individuals and 75 during code blue.PhiladelphiaHorizon House - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaHorizon House
    Inner City Missions - Bethany Medical OutreachWe will provide health care to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the community. We will offer screening services for the inner-city community, including substance-abuse addicts, the homeless, prostitutes, and youth, which are high-risk for HIV, diabetes, hypertension, and tuberculosis. We will increase access to health care by referring individuals to where they can receive further medical care, counseling, or support services. Our outreach workers are dedicated to follow-up on each patient.PhiladelphiaCast Your Cares - Philadelphia; KensingtonInner City Missions
    John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Center - Emergency Services and Crisis InterventionEmergency Services and Crisis Intervention services provide JFK Mobile Emergency Team, Central Intake / Crisis Intervention, Crisis Specialist and Outreach to the Homeless. Crisis intervention at any location is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An outgrowth of the JFK Mobile Emergency Team is the Crisis Specialist Program. Crisis Specialist professionals meet the consumer at his or her location, stay to stabilize the situation and determine if further care is needed. This service is also available through the same delegate line as the JFK Mobile Emergency Team. Central Intake / Crisis Intervention provides a central access point to help reduce the use of psychiatric hospitalization and connect people to services with the least disruption possible to their everyday lives. Outreach to the homeless is ongoing and takes place in various areas of the city as the need arises.PhiladelphiaJohn F. Kennedy Community MH/MR Center - Philadelphia; Center CityJohn F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Center
    Lehigh Conference of Churches - Pathways Housing ServicesA resource and referral center that connects individuals to programs within the Conference or refers out to community resources. Also helps qualifying low-income individuals and families with rental assistance, goal setting and budgeting. Provides bus passes for interviews or for first week of employment if job is confirmed. Toiletries/personal grooming items provided as available. Clearinghouse Program: Provides rental assistance and other housing-related needs to mentally ill homeless, transitioning youth/adults (age 18-23), residents of a community rehabilitation residence and individuals being release from incarceration. Homeless Supportive Services: provides intensive case management and referrals to other support services for single, adult, chronically homeless individuals. Assist street homeless men and women to connect to community resources as they strive to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Pharmaceutical Assistance Program: Provides uninsured Lehigh County residents with once-a-year emergency pharmaceutical assistance of up to $50. Must meet income guidelines. Assistance for medications for asthma, epileptic seizures, diabetes, high blood pressure and antibiotics only. Social Security Representative payee Program: Provides financial monitoring and fund administration to individuals receiving social security who are unable to manage their own finances. LehighLehigh Conference of Churches - Linden StreetLehigh Conference of Churches
    L.I.V.I.N.G. MinistryA Christian ministry that specializes in meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the homeless and needy in Pittsburgh. Helps by finding employment, feeding at various shelters, providing personal and comprehensive case management and facilitating Bible studies around the city.AlleghenyL.I.V.I.N.G. MinistryL.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry
    Mercy Center for Women - Project ReachProgram whose goal is to empower homeless women by reaching out to assist them and to challenge them to reach within themselves and realize their potential.ErieMercy Center for WomenMercy Center for Women
    Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Operation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System's Operation Safety Net (OSN)is a medical and social service outreach program for the unsheltered homeless population in Allegheny County. Teams of volunteer health professionals, formerly homeless persons, and other outreach staff visit homeless individuals where they live – in camps along riverbanks, in alleyways, or beneath bridges and highway overpasses. Outreach teams provide medical care, basic supplies to provide relief from cold weather, and help individuals access housing and other social services.AlleghenyOperation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Project HOME - HousingOffers permanent, subsidized housing for individuals and families who had been homeless.PhiladelphiaProject HOME - Philadelphia; FairmountProject HOME
    Servants to All - My Father's HouseMy Father's House is one of their programs that distributes life-sustaining supplies and life-changing services to displaced individuals and families of Schuylkill County. Emergency survival supplies and services are given to those in need.SchuylkillServants to All - My Father's HouseServants to All
    Valley Youth House - Allentown Street Outreach Program (The Synergy Project)The Synergy Project, a street outreach program, is designed to help runaway, homeless, nomadic and street youth, age 21 and under, in Bucks County, Philadelphia, Allentown, and Dauphin County. The program offers survival supplies (food, clothes, hygienic products, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, etc.), peer support, informal counseling (individual, family, or group), information and referral services and assistance to get off the streets, if desired. Street Outreach coordinators spend most of their time in a Jeep, van, on a mountain bike, canoe or kayak, or walking to remote areas or an city streets reaching out to youth who tend to settle in places that are not easily accessible, assisting them to find permanent housing or making it safer for them to be on the streets.NorthamptonValley Youth House - High Point Boulevard - BethlehemValley Youth House
    Valley Youth House - Bucks County Street Outreach Program (The Synergy Project)Provides outreach services to runaway and homeless youth in and around Bucks County. Provides: - Survival services including food, clothing, etc. - Referral and transportation to shelters, medical appointments, etc. - Information and education - Individual assessment and counselingBucksValley Youth House - Bucks County ShelterValley Youth House
    Valley Youth House - Dauphin County Street Outreach Program (The Synergy Project)The Synergy Project, a street outreach program, is designed to help runaway, homeless, nomadic and street youth, age 21 and under, in Bucks County, Philadelphia, Allentown, and Dauphin County. The program offers survival supplies (food, clothes, hygienic products, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, etc.), peer support, informal counseling (individual, family, or group), information and referral services and assistance to get off the streets, if desired. Street Outreach coordinators spend most of their time in a Jeep, van, on a mountain bike, canoe or kayak, or walking to remote areas or an city streets reaching out to youth who tend to settle in places that are not easily accessible, assisting them to find permanent housing or making it safer for them to be on the streets. DauphinValley Youth House - Front Street DauphinValley Youth House
    Valley Youth House - Philadelphia Street Outreach Program (The Synergy Project)The Synergy Project, a street outreach program, is designed to help runaway, homeless, nomadic and street youth, age 21 and under, in Bucks County, Philadelphia, Allentown, and Dauphin County. The program offers survival supplies (food, clothes, hygienic products, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, etc.), peer support, informal counseling (individual, family, or group), information and referral services and assistance to get off the streets, if desired. Street Outreach coordinators spend most of their time in a Jeep, van, on a mountain bike, canoe or kayak, or walking to remote areas or an city streets reaching out to youth who tend to settle in places that are not easily accessible, assisting them to find permanent housing or making it safer for them to be on the streets. PhiladelphiaValley Youth House - PhiladelphiaValley Youth House
    YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Homeless Veterans Stand DownAnnual Stand-down provide cots, sleeping bags, hygiene care, on site medical and dental services, clothing, duffle bags and other items for homeless veterans.DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg

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