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    Families, usually consisting of two parents and their children but also including single parent families, extended families and nontraditional family groups, 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.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Bell, HHS, Bell Family Shelter•Emergency shelter and food •Case management •Information and referral for financial, housing, and employment resources •Family support services •Children's program •30 day shelter program YorkBell, Homelessness and Housing Support (HHS)Bell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
    Bridge of HopeA 9-24 month program that provides homeless or near homeless single women with dependent children the support and services necessary to secure and maintain permanent housing. Case management/resource development services assist women in meeting their goals. Services available include: - Goal setting for housing, employment or education, financial stability and physical, emotional, social and spiritual wholeness - Individual budgeting and money management education - Individual/family support - Rental assistance on a decreasing basis is available based on need, dependent on financial circumstances and educational plan - Parenting education and family building goal setting and support LancasterBridge of Hope, LCCGood Samaritan Services
    Case Management ProgramHELP's Case Managers provide guidance and assistance to individuals and families living in these area shelters: Interfaith Family Shelter, Shalom House, and the YWCA. They assist clients in obtaining an income and/or permanent or temporary housing. This system allows the shelter managers to work on other equally important goals such as child care, connection to the mental health and/or drug and alcohol recovery support systems, family unification, etc. Once placed in shelter, clients are assigned a Case Manager to work with them throughout their shelter stay. Upon completion of an intake, Case Managers are required to meet with clients within 48 hours of placement. During this initial session, Case Managers aid clients in developing an individualized goal plan designed to break down the steps involved in resolving their situations. Clients are also required to develop a ``Plan B''. Plan B, simply put is, "if all else fails what will the client do?" Each week, Case Managers monitor and measure individual progress and assist clients in assessing if and when Plan B will be needed. Furthermore, Case Managers meet with the shelter managers each week to conduct a client review and to brainstorm resources. The desired outcome resulting from all of these activities is permanent and/or temporary housing. Case Managers also work with street homeless, those who are about to become homeless, and "non-traditional shelter" residents. The Case Manager's role is to either prevent homelessness or help secure more stable housing. DauphinHELP MinistriesChristian Churches United
    Chester County Intermediate Unit 24 - Homeless Children's InitativeHelps homeless children and youth access Pennsylvania's public schools by removing barriers to a free and appropriate public education. The goal of the program is to have a child's education continue as uninterrupted as possible while he or she is homeless. The program also provides school supplies, transportation arrangements to and from school, and resources to the families of homeless children.ChesterChester County Intermediate Unit - Chester; DowningtownChester County Intermediate Unit 24
    Homelessness Prevention Services - Family Promise of Lycoming CountyAble to serve families who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless. Assists individuals/families with maintaining their home in the face of possible homelessness through a rental match program, budgeting help and help working with landlords. Program provides case management as well as the following classes: Money Management Life Skills Cooking with Children Resume preparation Keys to Good TenancyLycomingFamily Promise of Lycoming CountyFamily Promise of Lycoming County
    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
    Hope Line - Pike County Hands of HopeFirst point of contact for people facing homelessness issues. A trained volunteer provides practical assistance, encouragement and support. Anyone is welcome to call Hope Line. Potential assistance is limited to currrent or originating residents of Pike County. Considerations for transient individuals/households will be made on a case by case basis but service cannot be utilized for individuals who want to "relocate" to Pike County.PikePike County Hands of HopePike County Hands of Hope
    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
    Rotational Guests Shelter - Family Promise of Lycoming CountyEmergency shelter for families who have become homeless. A family is defined as any male or female, singular or coupled, with a child under age 18 years in their household or those who are pregnant. No singles, male or female, without children/pregnancy are accepted. Provide food, shelter, and individualized case management services to families that have lost their homes. Able to take in up to 4 families (14 beds available). Families are provided shelter at local congregations in evening and provided transportation to the day center during day hours. Meals are served at day center and families have access to showers and are able to do laundry. Day Center services might include: Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Training Universal Precautions Parenting/Co-dependency Training Resume Preparation Case Management Case managers work one-on-one with each family to determine their individual goals and help them with referrals to other local agencies that can assist. Services are available for 4 to 6 months.LycomingFamily Promise of Lycoming CountyFamily Promise of Lycoming County
    The Life Center - Clinton County Housing CoalitionTemporary shelter program that houses single women, couples, and families. Able to accomodate 14 individuals in the house. Program is designed for 30-90 day stays. Provides short-term temporary housing for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. An agency referral through Coordinated Entry System is required for services. An individual or family must show the willingness and ability to commit to the self-sufficiency and stability development programs and services offered by the Life Center.ClintonClinton County Housing CoalitionClinton County Housing Coalition
    Transitional Housing for Families- Scattered Site - Catherine McAuley CenterOperates a ten-unit scattered site transitional housing program for homeless women with or without children. Clients coming from the Center’s Emergency Shelter or the Women’s Resource Center Shelter receive rental assistance and supportive services while residing in scattered site apartments. Services include: case management, assistance in acquiring safe housing, rental and utilities assistance for up to 12 months, life Skills training and goal setting, furniture and household items, emergency food and clothing, art therapy, counseling and legal services, assistance with job training and education, linkages to community agencies, and recreational opportunities. All services are provided free of charge.LackawannaCatherine McAuley CenterCatherine McAuley Center
    Welcome Home Shelter SPHS Connect Emergency Shelter for Women and FamiliesWelcome Home is a 30-60 day emergency homeless shelter for single women and families with children. Guests of the program receive case management services, weekly life skills classes, advocacy, and on-site mental health counseling.WestmorelandSPHS Connect, IncSouthwestern Pennsylvania Human Services

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