Homeless Shelters

Philadelphia
Homeless Shelters

Philadelphia Homeless Shelters

Ch Pennsylvania Under - 21

31 East Armat Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-5411

Services

They who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children they serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among His people, so their efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and their kids.

Crisis Center in Germantown - 51 beds Transitional Living Program (Rights of Passage)in Germantown-9 beds Outreach center in Germantown

Episcopal Community Services Of The Diocese Of Pennsylvania

225 S Third St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 351-1460

Services

Episcopal Community Services empowers vulnerable individuals and families by providing high-quality social and educational services that affirm human dignity and promote social justice.

ECS programs serve over 2000 children and adults each year. ECS St. Barnabas Mission for homeless women and their children serves about 150 families each year, offering enhanced shelter services including nutrition, after-school and early-childhood education, comprehensive case managment and more. The Children and Family Services department includes outcome-oriented foster care, kinship care, and family preservation services. The ECS FAST Program provides permanent housing and case management to chronically homeless families. ECS Home Care helps seniors and the disabled remain safe, healthy, and in their own homes. Other ECS programs include workshops for parents, children, and teens, adult literacy, and the ECS Beacon after-school program in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.Program:ECS St. Barnabas MissionBudget: $1,512,388Category: HousingPopulation Served: Homeless Program Description: ECS St. Barnabas Mission provides shelter, case management and related services to homeless women and their children. The Mission maintained high quality service and met the diverse needs of families presenting mental health, substance abuse, poverty and other challenges. During the 2009 fiscal year, 143 female-headed families (including 190 children) found a safe haven at ECS St. Barnabas.    One thing most families have in common is young children – half of all the children served were age ftheir or younger. Most families include just one or two children. The majority of mothers at the Mission were under 30, while a substantial minority of 22% were between the ages of 40 and 64. Intensive case management at the Mission helps families address economic and personal barriers to obtaining housing. This year, 64% of families demonstrated improved ability to handle common life issues and received at least one award for improvement in upkeep of living areas, parenting behaviors, hygiene or participation in the savings program. While just under a quarter of families remain in shelter for only a few days or weeks, most residents stay for one to nine months. Of the 112 families who left the Mission this year, 73% moved into safe, stable housing. In confidential surveys, 75% of residents reported a positive experience with residential assistance at the Mission. In order to meet ECS’s goal of 90% client satisfaction, ECS St. Barnabas is changing new resident intake procedures and training staff in developing positive customer service relationships, with a focus on time and stress management. At any given time, ECS St. Barnabas is home to about 100 women and children, resulting in significant wear and tear. ECS continually maintains and improves the facility inside and out. This year, the agency made improvements to the exterior, including the removal of an abandoned building adjacent to the playground and installation of a security fence. Grants from The Western Association of Ladies for Relief and Employment of the Poor and the Falconhead Foundation supported the replacement of aging kitchen equipment to maintain sanitation and efficiency in a facility that serves three meals a day, 365 days a year.  ECS St. Barnabas operates under a contract with the Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing, which provides all resident referrals.

Peoples Emergency Center

325 North 39th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2153827523314

Services

PEC nurtures families, strengthens neighborhoods, and drives change. They are committed to increasing equity and opportunity throughout their entire community. They provide comprehensive supportive services to homeless women and their children, revitalize their West Philadelphia neighborhood, and advocate for social justice.

PROVIDE FOOD, SHELTER, CLOTHING AND COUNSELING TO PEOPLE IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA

The Veterans Group

3209 Baring St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-4379

Services

The mission of The Veterans Group is to empower veterans to once again become productive members of society.    

Friendship House Men's Day Center

Old Asbury Church
226 Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-8278

Services

Programs include: DAYTIME HOSPITALITY & DROP-IN CENTER that provides hot beverages, restrooms, phones, mail and message services, counseling, referrals, a day shelter for bad weather days; HOUSING consultation, accessing shelter; EMPOWERING THE NEEDY which is a six stage process providing homeless people a survival network to meet basic physical needs and then a support system which empowers them to achieve independence and self-sufficiency (includes among previously mentioned services, JOB READINESS PROGRAM, support services for finding and maintaining a job).

Eligibility

Homeless, unemployed and marginalized people in need of services

Documents

Walk-in or call

Hours

Hospitality, 6:00am - 8:00am; Men's Center, 8:30am - 3:00pm

Area Served

New Castle

Connections, PATH Homeless Outreach, New Castle County

801 North West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 232-5490

Services

Outreach and day drop-in services for homeless adults in Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown Targets persons with mental health and/or substance use disorders Provides linkages to appropriate housing, services, and benefits.

Eligibility

Homeless Adults.

Documents

Call.

Area Served

Unspecified

Ministry of Caring, House of Joseph I

Temporary Location:
917 North Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-0904

Services

House of Joseph I is a shelter for destitute, employable men. The shelter accommodates 12 men age 18 and over. Stay is limited to 30-45 days; supportive services are provided.

Eligibility

Homeless, employable men (18+)

Documents

Call for appointment

Hours

24 hours a day

Area Served

Statewide (will consider non-DE residents)

Friendship House, Andrew's Place Emergency Shelter

P.O. Box 1517
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 652-8278

Services

***Men must be at least 55 years old. Emergency shelter for elderly and disabled homeless men. Services include hot beverages, supper, phones, showers, beds, limited storage. Served on a first come, first served basis. Capacity: 24 beds. Shelter open October 1 - May 31st.

Eligibility

Men who are 55 or older

Documents

Call Men's Center for information: 652-8278

Hours

Shelter open October 1 - May 31

Area Served

Statewide

Sunday Breakfast Mission, Women and Family Center

110 North Poplar Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-652-8314 E

Services

Sunday Breakfast Mission's Women and Family Center is a shelter and long-term residential discipleship program that utilizes Christian-based material to educate women in a wide span of key areas of concerns for homeless and addicted individuals. The program extends 30 days for every year that an individual has been experiencing and struggling with their major life issue. The accomodations are second to none with good space and furniture for families of any size and configuration. The amenities include activities and education for every age.

Eligibility

Homeless women, women with children, families, men with children

Documents

each individual will have a personal interview

Hours

24/7

Area Served

Delaware (unspecified)

Sojourners' Place

2901 Northeast Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 764-4713

Services

TRANSPORTATION: DART #24
Program provides comprehensive case management for homeless men and women. This includes: shelter, meals, health information and/or mental health education, in house drug and alcohol education, access to job training and GED. Up to 42 men and 8 women can be housed at one time and stay as long as they need to stay to complete program and return to the community with full-time employment and housing. We also offer additional programming in partnership with the Veteran's Administration and the Criminal Justice Council.

Eligibility

Chronically homeless persons capable of rehabilitation

Documents

Call for interview appointment

Hours

24 hrs a day Residential Management

Area Served

Statewide

Salvation Army, Booth Emergency Housing Residence

104 West 5Th Street
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 472-0750

Services

A 52-bed emergency shelter for women and women with children (no males except boys 12 and under) with support and counseling services Provides a cold weather shelter for men, women and children through an agreement with the city of Wilmington when the weather is extreme.

Eligibility

Women with children (no males over 12), single females 18 & older; homeless due to family conflict, loss of income, eviction

Documents

Call

Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Area Served

New Castle County

People's Place, Abriendo Puertas

***CONFIDENTIAL***
Wilmington, DE
(302) 422-5015

Services

Domestic Violence services to Hispanic survivors. Services include: 24 hour bilingual hotline, shelter, advocacy and case management. Services are conducted in the shelter or in the community for out-of-shelter survivors.

Eligibility

Hispanic survivors of domestic violence.

Documents

Call Hotline.

Hours

Hotline: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Area Served

Kent/Sussex Counties

Ministry of Caring, Mary Mother of Hope House I

1103 West 8th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 652-8532

Services

A sheltering program

Eligibility

Homeless women, 18 and over

Documents

appointments preferred; walk-in possible

Hours

24 hours a day

Area Served

Statewide (will consider non-residents of DE)

Harrison & Wright Enterprises, Fresh Start Transitional House for Women


Wilmington, DE

Services

This is transitional living for women without children. This home has been open for 5 years. This is a Christian based facility that is providing help for women coming from homelessness to independence. It has been established to give women a Fresh Start at life: to give them a sense of self worth and to permanently remove themselves from the environment that has kept them in bondage of poverty, insecurity, ignorance and everything that has plagued our women from being independent. We thrive on giving woman another chance at life; by giving them the wisdom to overcome obstacles and thrust forth to new endevours.

Eligibility

women over the age of 18 with a source of income to cover the monthly fee

Documents

application and interview

Area Served

New Castle County

Friendship House Women's Day Center

720 North Orange Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-8033

Services

A drop-in center for women which provides hospitality, access to telephone, newspaper, and mailing address. Program includes Empowerment workshops, information and referral and consultation services regarding emergency food, clothing and shelter as well as assistance in personal goal planning and implementation. Job readiness program, support services for finding and maintaining a job.

Eligibility

Homeless women and children

Documents

Walk-in

Hours

Hospitality 7:00am - 8:30am; Appointments 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Area Served

New Castle County

Divine Destiny Ministries, Destiny House Incorporated

1305 West 8th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805

Services

Destiny House provides structured transitional housing, and additional support services to homeless women 18 years and older who are in need of temporary housing There is no limitation on how long a resident may reside at Destiny House They have 5 houses at various locations.

Eligibility

Single homeless women 18 and older.

Documents

Call to schedule appointment

Area Served

Statewide

Catholic Charities, Bayard House and Maternity Services - New Castle County

300 Bayard Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 654-1184

Services

Bayard House provides room, board, group living facilities and supervision to pregnant teens and young women between the ages of 13 and 35. The program also offers

Eligibility

Pregnant teens and young women between 13 and 35 years of age. Only accepts women in their first trimester (3 months).

Documents

Call to schedule an interview.

Hours

(24 hour coverage)

Area Served

New Castle County

Family Promise of Northern New Castle County

2104 Saint James Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-2222

Services

Family Promise of Northern New Castle County helps homeless families with children move toward lasting independence by providing a safe place to eat and sleep, intensive case management, life skills training, support and encouragement. We are a community of faith-based congregations, volunteers and homeless families with children growing in faith, hope and love

Eligibility

single or both parents with children

Documents

telephone and face to face

Hours

These are staff office hours, the program runs 24/7

Area Served

Northern New Castle County

CHILD Inc., Runaway and Homeless Youth Program

507 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 762-6373

Services

Whether you are thinking of running away, on the run or homeless, CALL: 302-762-6373. The Runaway and Homeless Program works to reduce the rate of teenage runaways and out-of-home placement in New Castle County through a 24 hour Runaway Hotline for youth and their parents, short-term emergency shelter (2 beds), crisis intervention, short-term individual and family counseling, and referral services. The goal of such services is to preserve the family unit when at all possible. The program also offers free community education presentations regarding runaway behavior and other youth-related issues.

Eligibility

Youth up to the age of 17 who are runaways, homeless or at risk for runaway behavior

Documents

Call Runaway Hotline 24 hours daily or main office during office hours

Hours

Hotline 24 hours daily

Area Served

Statewide

Info Line Of Middlesex County Inc

PO Box 159
Milltown, NJ 08850
73241802004910

Services

The mission of Info Line of Central Jersey is to connect those in need with comprehensive health and human service information and resources to improve the quality of their lives.

Providing I&R services to residents of Middlesex and Mercer CountiesProgram:Case Management for the HomelessBudget: $135,898Category: HousingPopulation Served: Adults Program Description: Providing case management service to get the homeless off the streets and into permanent housing.

Victory House Of Lehigh Valley

PO Box 5458
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610691337312

Services

Victory House is a community-based organization committed to addressing the problems of homeless men. They provide shelter services and resources to support a transition toward self-sufficient living. This work is an expression of their personal faith, hope and compassion.

Victory House provides homeless males with comprehensive array of supportive services. In an effort to facilitate the independent living and residential stability of their clients, Victory House collaborates with several community-based organizations to provide a complete service system that offers intensive case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, employment assistance, life skills training, health care, residential stability, and discharge/follow-up care. They have successfully created a network of providers in order to offer their clients access to experts in specific fields and to avoid duplication of services. Emergency Shelter Transitional Housing Food/Meals Case Management Mental Health Counseling Substance Abuse Counseling Drug & Alcohol Support Groups Health Care Employment Assistance Life Skills Training Residential Stability Aftercare Services

Domestic Abuse And Rape Crisis Center, Inc. Dba Domestic Abuse And Sexual Assault Crisis Center

PO Box 88
Washington, NJ 07882
9084534181102

Services

Their mission is to support and empower those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and to create a community where there is no acceptance or tolerance for either.

24 htheir hotline, outreach program, individual counseling, support groups, comprehensive shelter program, transition house, youth program, case mgmt., legal advocacy, court and hospital accompaniment for DV and SA, community education, information and referrals, professional training.Program:Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis CenterBudget: $895,160Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Homeless Program Description: Shelter, transitional housing, group and individual counseling, legal advocacy, SART, DVRT, hotline

Interfaith Hospitality Network Of Ocean County, Inc.

253 Chestnut St
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 736-1550

Services

PROVIDING, MEALS, SHELTER, ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS TO ALLEVIATE HOMELESSNESS AND TO PROVIDE JOB TRAINING

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Homeward Bound, Inc.

PO Box 9740
Newark, DE 19714
(302) 737-2241

Services

Through the Emmaus House Programs of Homeward Bound they provide families with children a safe and stable environment along with support, direction and resources to address their underlying causes of homelessness.

1. Non-residential programs offering support services to families in crisis. These services include case management, supplemental food, support groups and training. 2. Emmaus House residential programs (Emergency and Transitional) which enable homeless families with children to concentrate on overcoming their underlying cause of homelessness.