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Individuals and families who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people. Some people who are homeless have issues with substance abuse, chronic or severe mental illness, chronic unemployment or underemployment, or other problems that prevent them from obtaining housing.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Center for Community Resources - Clarion County Main Office - Homeless Case ManagementProvides permanent supportive housing assistance. Housing is provided at various apartment locations. Services include: Emergency Shelter Permanent Supported Housing Case Management Life Skills Training Outreach and Advocacy Peer Support Vocational/Educational Support Participant Savings PlanClarionCenter for Community Resources - Clarion County Main OfficeCenter for Community Resources
CityTeam Ministries - Family Services MinistryProvides furniture and used adult clothing to the homeless and low-income individuals.DelawareCityTeam Ministries - Delaware; ChesterCityTeam Ministries
CityTeam Ministries - Homeless ShelterHomeless Shelter for men. DelawareCityTeam Ministries - Delaware; ChesterCityTeam Ministries
CityTeam Ministries - Mother and Baby Care ProgramProvides diapers, formula, baby food, car seats, strollers, cribs and emotional support to disadvantaged mothers and their children.DelawareCityTeam Ministries - Delaware; ChesterCityTeam Ministries
Community Action - Main Office - Homeless Assistance Program Housing AssistanceHAP provides housing assistance for homeless or near homeless situations for: rent, mortgage, heat, electric, or water/sewage assistance.JeffersonCommunity Action - Main OfficeCommunity Action
Connect Points - Homelessness ServicesSingle point entry for all housing/shelter needs in Chester County.Provides referrals to providers of emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing.ChesterConnect Points - Chester; CoatesvilleConnect Points
Families Forward Philadelphia - Permanent HousingProvides permanent supportive housing to persons with medical disabilities, and RSVP, which serves chronically homeless families. Both offer intensive weekly case management and monthly workshops.PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia
Food Line for the HomelessFood distribution for the homelessAlleghenyFood Line for the HomelessFood Line for the Homeless
Homeless ServicesHorizon House’s homeless service programs are designed to assist homeless individuals (or families) with diagnoses of mental illness and/or substance abuse to attain recovery. Recovery can include gaining a sense of meaning to life, a positive self-image, being able to form meaningful relationships and recognition of the gifts and lessons learned through the recovery struggle. People who use Horizon House’s homeless services are encouraged to work on goals that enable them to return to productive lives in the community. Staff forms a partnership with the individuals to help them to obtain treatment and rehabilitation services to address their behavioral health issues, to move into stable housing and to become self-sufficient either through employment or establishing eligibility for benefits. Horizon House homeless services programs are located in Philadelphia and Delaware counties.Horizon House - State of DelawareHorizon House
Horizon House - Homeless Services - SwarthmoreAssist homeless individuals with diagnoses of mental illness and/or substance abuse to attain recovery. Works with individuals to help them obtain treatment and rehabilitation services to address their behavioral health issues, to move into stable housing and to become self-sufficient either through employment or establishing eligibility for benefits.DelawareHorizon House - Delaware CountyHorizon House
Human Services - PATHH - Transitional HousingProvides a 12-18 month transitional housing program.ChesterHUMAN SERVICES, INC. WEST CHESTERHuman Services - Chester
Mental Health Partnerships - Halfway ThereHalfway There provides housing and case management services to homeless individuals in Montgomery County who have a mental illness. Program includes training in basic skills needed to manage a home.MontgomeryHalfway There - DeKalb Street (Mental Health Partnerships (MHP))Mental Health Partnerships
Mental Health Partnerships - Homeward BoundServes people who have been turned away from shelters and traditional mental health residential programs due to inability to adapt to a more structured environment.PhiladelphiaHomeward Bound - East Oak Lane (Mental Health Partnerships(MHP))Mental Health Partnerships
New Life Presbyterian Church - Feeding the HomelessOnce a month, the Senior High Youth Group from New Life partners with members of Liberti to reach out to the homeless in Philadelphia. The group meets in the center of the city every Friday at 7:00 (although the New Life group only goes once a month) to share the gospel with, pray for, and serve a meal to those who suffer from homelessness, joblessness, drug addiction, and other difficulties. Our hope is that God will bring healing and restoration to the city one person at a time. Please pray for the homeless in Philadelphia and consider joining us as we serve them on Friday evenings.MontgomeryNew Life Presbyterian Church - Montgomery; GlensideNew Life Presbyterian Church
Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church - Outreach Center for the HomelessSeveral times a week, parishioners prepare and serve a hot sit-down meal to homeless persons and other persons in need in the parish hall. After the meal, staff and volunteers meet with interested persons for common prayer and mutual support.PhiladelphiaOld St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church - Old CityOld St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
Our Father's Table, Unity Church of God in ChristOffers a meal to homeless individuals every fourth Sunday of each month at 2:00pm at the church. Referrals for other services are given.YorkUnity Church of God in ChristUnity Church of God in Christ
Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Veterans ServicesPVMSEC's services include: - The Perimeter - A day service center for homeless veterans providing meals, showers, haircuts, and laundry facilities. LZII - A 95 bed transitional housing facility for homeless male veterans. - Mary E. Walker House - A 30 bed transitional housing facility for homeless female veterans. Subsidized HUD/OSH Permanent Housing - 40 Units provided for homeless Veterans. - Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) - Present daily at PVMSEC's onsite CBOC is a mental health team, which includes a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, and Individual and group PTSD counseling. On regularly scheduled days, medical assessments, with appropriate treatment, medical prescriptions, as well as primary care services are provided to the veterans. - Computer Applications Training - A comprehensive computer class teaching veterans Microsoft Office, internet, and Email. - Computer Repair Training - An intense course preparing veterans to become A+ certified (an entry level certification for information technology positions). - Job Development/Case Management - Dedicated to finding veterans employment. Interview techniques, resume assistance, job search, financial and household budget skills, and life skills workshops are provided. - Veteran Benefits Counseling - A Veteran Service Officer is available to those veterans filing claims with the VA. The claims are hand delivered to the VA Regional Office and the Veteran Service Officer is able to monitor the progress of the claims with access to the VA computer system.PhiladelphiaVeterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Philadelphia; Old CityPhiladelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center
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
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Project H.E.L.P.Homeless Experience Legal Protection provides private attorneys who will provide pro bono legal services once at month at the Operation Safety Net (OSN) office. Provides legal services at a location that the homeless are familiar with and trust.AlleghenyOperation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
Safe Harbor of Chester County - Community Lunch ProgramSafe Harbor also operates a Community Hot Lunch Program that is open five days a week to anyone walking through our doors. This meal is all too often the only nutritious food many people receive on a daily basis. This program also serves as an entry point to the shelter for homeless individuals.Chester*Main Site (Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester)Safe Harbor of Chester County
Safe Harbor of Chester County - Emergency Homeless ShelterSafe Harbor operates a low-demand, emergency shelter providing for the needs of homeless men and women who, because of addictions or mental health issues, do not qualify for other shelter programs operating in the area. We are willing to serve those with no place else to turn while maintaining a level of expectations that seeks to build self esteem and empower individuals most in need.The shelters is arranged in a dormitory style with separate bathrooms, shower faculties, new washers and dryers and now even a new kitchenette for the women living on the second floor. In addition, the men and women are provided, free of charge, clothing, personal care and other items to help them maintain or even regain their self-esteem.Chester*Main Site (Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester)Safe Harbor of Chester County
Salvation Army - FAITH (Families and Individuals in Transitional Housing)Serves homeless women with no children as well as families.PhiladelphiaSalvation Army of Greater Philadelphia - Philadelphia; North Philadelphia Divisional HeadquartersSalvation Army, Greater Philadelphia
University City Hospitality Coalition - Legal ServiceUCHC Legal Service offers a legal clinic staffed by law students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law who answer questions on legal matters to people in need.PhiladelphiaUniversity City Hospitality Coalition - Philadelphia; University CityUniversity City Hospitality Coalition
University City Hospitality Coalition - Medical ServiceUCHC Medical Service offers a medical clinic staffed by doctors and medical students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine to people in need. Services available include: - Medical Advice - Vaccinations - Screening Tests - ReferralsPhiladelphiaUniversity City Hospitality Coalition - Philadelphia; University CityUniversity City Hospitality Coalition
University City Hospitality Coalition - Referral ServiceUCHC Referral Service offers referrals for shelter, housing, food and clothing for people in need.PhiladelphiaUniversity City Hospitality Coalition - Philadelphia; University CityUniversity City Hospitality Coalition
Westmoreland County Food Bank - Community MealsClick here to see the list of soup kitchens affiliated with the Westmoreland County Food Bank.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Community MealsWestmoreland County Food Bank
Whosoever Gospel Mission and Rescue Home Association - Lighthouse Thrift ShopProvides free clothing to needy individuals and families, and offers a variety of clothing, furniture and household items at very reasonable prices to families struggling to make ends meet.PhiladelphiaLighthouse Thrift ShopWhosoever Gospel Mission and Rescue Home Association
Your Way Home - Coordinated Shelter Entry and Additional Services - Montgomery; NorristownProvides centralized screening, assessment, referral for homeless services in Montgomery County. Service is provided by the 2-1-1 Call Center. The call center will pre-screen all individuals facing housing/homelessness issues 24/7 and complete appropriate assessments during hours of operation. Services through the Your Way Home Program are not guaranteed.MontgomeryYour Way Home - Montgomery; NorristownYour Way Home

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