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Programs that provide a temporary or transitional place to stay for newcomers, people who are in crisis, or homeless individuals in the community.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Catholic Charities Interfaith Shelter for Homeless FamiliesThe Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families, operated by Catholic Charities is the only family shelter that serves men, women and children in the Capital region. Families are able to stay together in their time of crisis. Each family is provided 3 meals a day, plus snacks, clean bedding, towels, personal hygiene items and toiletries. The primary goal of the shelter continues to be assisting families in finding permanent housing. Referrals are made 24 hours a day by either Help Ministries of Christian Churches United 717-238-2851 or Dauphin County Crisis Intervention 717 232-7511 DauphinInterfaith Shelter- Catholic CharitiesCatholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg
Community Action - Main Office - Homeless Services (CoC Coordinated Entry)Provides homeless emergency shelter, transitional housing, help with locating and establishing a new residence, and case management.JeffersonCommunity Action - Main OfficeCommunity Action
Family Services Inc. Family ShelterShelter for the homeless or near homeless.BlairFamily Services Inc. Family ShelterFamily Services Incorporated
Good Samaritan HouseMen's Shelter, Furniture Store, Financial Assistance for various issues.ClearfieldGood Samaritan HouseGood Samaritan House
Haven House ShelterShelter.ClearfieldHaven House ShelterHaven House Shelter
Home Nursing Agency Housing ServicesHome Nursing Agency offer several housing services to individuals without the need for a mental health diagnosis, including an emergency shelter and a homeless shelter. Also, Home Nursing Agency offers housing options in Blair County for individuals with a mental health diagnosis. Varying levels of service are available to support residents of the housing programs, depending on each person’s needs. Other housing services include: Lexington House (Clubhouse) •This Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program provides meaningful work opportunities for mental health clients. •Lexington House members and staff participate fully in the operation of the Clubhouse. •Work units in the areas of clerical, nutrition and maintenance provide a work‐ordered day to each member. •Transitional Employment Placements (TEPs) provide paid community work experience for members. •Members are welcomed regardless of a lack of interest in paid community work experience. •The Lexington House is certified by the International Center for Clubhouse Development. Housing Assistance and Rental Project (HARP) •This program provides case management services in the area of housing for persons suffering from mental illness who are homeless. •Services include assessment of needs, service/goal planning, referrals to County of Blair Rehabilitation Authorities (COBRAH), assistance in locating housing, rental subsidies and follow-up services after housing is secured. •The main objective is to secure permanent and stable housing for consumers and assist consumers in maintaining that housing. Projects in the Assistance of Transition from Homelessness (PATH) •This program provides case management services in the area of housing for persons suffering from mental illness who are homeless or at risk to become homeless. •Outreach services can be provided to persons for a brief period of time if they do not qualify for PATH services to refer them to appropriate housing providers. •Services include assessment of needs, service/goal planning, referrals to local housing providers and follow-up visits after housing is located. •The main objective of PATH services is to secure permanent and stable housing for consumers and assist consumers in maintaining that housing. BlairHome Nursing Agency 500 East Chestnut Avenue Altoona PA OfficeHome Nursing Agency
HousingPregnant young women and homeless new mothers with their babies find a safe, welcoming environment and supportive staff in St. Joseph’s emergency and transitional housing programsLackawannaPregnancy and FamilySt. Joseph's Center
Next Step Center, Inc. Emergency ShelterEmergency shelter (up to 30 days) to eligible, low-income families and individuals from Somerset County who, due to situational crisis, are at risk of becoming homeless. Referral services, information and assistance that will enable guests to relocate to safe, affordable permanent housing within 30 days. SomersetNext Step Center Emergency ShelterNext Step Center, Inc.
Salvation Army - Chester Corps Community Center-Emergency ShelterEmergency overnight shelter for single men and women. Open 7 nights a week.DelawareSalvation Army - Chester City Corps Community Center - Delaware; Chester CitySalvation Army, Chester
YWCA of Bradford - Housing and Employment ServicesOffers safe and secure emergency housing and case management. Offers help with homelessness. Has a homeless shelter. Case Management: Program staff assist individuals with, obtaining safe, affordable, and permanent housing, job searches, resume preparation, employment readiness, learning how to budget and skills of daily living, applying for social security benefitsMcKeanYWCA of BradfordYWCA of Bradford

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