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    Programs, usually sponsored by community organizations or coalitions, that provide temporary shelter for homeless people, generally in dormitory-style facilities with very little privacy. Most community shelters offer support services which may include counseling, advocacy, referrals and help with future plans; and enforce house rules including curfews and mandatory household chores. Participation in religious activities is either optional or not a part of the program. There may be differences in intake, length of stay and amenities in family oriented facilities and those that target other specific populations.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adams Rescue MissionHomeless Shelter, Facilities for Men, Facilities for Women and Children, clothing and furniture thrift store for low income or giveaway to qualified recipients. We also offer massive recycling services (which hopefully) generate income to operate the non-profit homeless shelter.AdamsAdams Rescue MissionAdams Rescue Mission
    Allegheny County DHS - Allegheny LinkThe mission of the Allegheny Link is to simplify and streamline access to services and supports in an effort to help individuals and families maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. The Allegheny Link assists Allegheny County residents with any disability - find needed services over the age of 60 - remain safely in their community who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness - find stable housing who are pregnant, or parents and caregivers of children to six years of age - by referrals to home-visiting programs and professionals in the human services systems.AlleghenyAllegheny County Department of Human ServicesAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Basic Needs Emergency ShelterProvides emergency shelterMifflinCentral Juniata Emergency Medical ServiceCentral Juniata Emergency Medical Service
    Bethesda Mission - Men's ShelterA Christian development program which provides food, shelter, clothing, social services, substance abuse program, and limited health care. All persons must submit to alcohol and drug test (admission with a positive test is contingent upon entrance into a rehabilitation program). Maximum stay is 20 days unless enrolled in one of Bethesda Mission's recovery programs or by permission of Social Services director. Staff reserves the right to extend or limit stay when circumstances warrant it.DauphinBethesda Mission Mens ShelterBethesda Mission
    Bethesda Mission - Women and Children's ShelterLong-term recovery program for women and their children, which includes food, clothing, and shelter as well as participation in Bible study, group and individual counseling, parenting and budget classes, adult education, job and housing search. Call to Intake Counselor required prior to admittance. All persons must submit to an alcohol and drug test, (admission to the shelter with a positive test is contingent on enrollment into a recovery program).DauphinBethesda Mission Women & Children's ShelterBethesda Mission
    Catholic Charities Homeless Shelter - Cambria County Homeless ShelterHomeless shelter for single men, single women, couples and familities.CambriaCatholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown / Johnstown OfficeCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
    Chambersburg Cold Weather Drop-In ShelterOpen from December to April only, the shelter provides a warm space and meals provided by the churches of the greater Chambersburg area during the cold winter months. Some limited counseling and assistance is provided to aid guests in acquiring permanent shelter and temporary or permanent job placement. Incoming guests sign-in and agree to printed shelter rules. Guests are permitted to stay for 14-nights, but are permitted to stay longer if they perform public services within the community. Bible studies are made available to guests several times during the week in groups or on an individual basis if requested. This service to the community is entirely faith-based and receives all its funding and support from local churches and parishioners.FranklinMaranatha Ministry, Inc.Maranatha Ministry, Inc.
    Changing Lives Shelter, Hanover Area Council Of ChurchesYear-round homeless shelter. The shelter has 12 bedrooms with two beds and room for two more, plus two larger bedrooms for families.YorkHanover Area Council Of Churches' Changing Lives ShelterHanover Area Council of Churches
    City Mission Living Stones Homeless Shelter - Emergency Shelter – Apartment – Gallatin School Living CentreOperates a homeless shelter (emergency shelter apartment – Gallatin School Living Centre)FayetteHomeless Shelter for Gallatin ApartmentsCity Mission Living Stones
    City Mission Living Stones Homeless Shelter for MenOperates a homeless shelter for men only. 21 beds.FayetteHomeless Shelter for MenCity Mission Living Stones
    Community Human Services Corporation - Wood Street Commons, Shelter ProgramHousing and services for men and women with incomes less than $700 per month who are homeless. This 60-day, rent-free program also includes meals, supports and case management. Staff will work with residents to secure safe, affordable housing.AlleghenyWood Street Commons ShelterCommunity Human Services Corporation
    Community Shelter Services - Emergency ShelterThis Shelter is staffed 24 hours per day/365 days a year. Individuals and families with children are accepted any time; day or night depending upon the availability of space. All daily amenities are available and our staff makes every effort to provide individual clients with specific necessities including clothing, transportation and medicine on an as-needed basis. Staff is able to refer disabled clients for entitlement benefits and assist those who are physically and emotionally capable to seek employment. Group counseling, education and training to promote self-sufficiency.ErieCommunity Shelter Services - Emergency ShelterCommunity Shelter Services
    Community Shelter Services - Our Neighbors Place Overflow ShelterOffers a cot to sleep on, a warm meal, laundry service and a prayer study group. Faith-based community nurses provide basic health care treatment and doctor referrals to visitors of the shelter. Nov. 22 – Dec. 5: First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. Seventh St. Dec. 6 – 19: St John’s Lutheran Church: 2216 Peach St. Dec. 20 – Jan. 2: Church of the Nativity: 247 E. Front St. Jan. 3 – 16: First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant: 250 W. Seventh St. Jan. 17 – 30: St. John the Baptist Church: 509 E. 26th St. Jan. 31 – Feb. 13: Church of the Nativity: 247 E. Front St. Feb. 14 – 27: St Joseph’s Church / Bread of Life Community: 127 W. 24th St. Feb. 28 – Mar. 13: St John the Baptist Church: 509 E. 26th St. Mar. 14 – 27: First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant: 250 W. Seventh St.ErieCommunity Shelter Services - Emergency ShelterCommunity Shelter Services
    Crawford County Coalition on Housing Needs - Emergency ShelterFive renovated apartments for homeless single men, women and families. Families can remain together during their stay at the shelter. All clients are referred from local social service agencies who also provide counseling and other services. Clients may remain up to 30 days while permanent housing is being coordinated.CrawfordCrawford County Coalition on Housing NeedsCrawford County Coalition on Housing Needs
    Downtown Daily Bread, Emergency Night Shelter for MenEmergency Night Shelter for Men (30 beds) - doors will open at 7:30pm and close at 8:30pm, lights out at 10:00pm. No meals and no showers. Expected to leave shelter by 6:15am and may return at 8:00am for regular Downtown Daily Bread services and day shelter. If possible, potential guests should visit Downtown Daily Bread between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm Monday through Friday to complete an intake form prior to visiting the Emergency Night Shelter.DauphinDowntown Daily Bread, Emergency Night Shelter for MenDowntown Daily Bread
    East End Cooperative Ministry ShelterOffers dormitory-style housing on a first-come, first-served basis, to individuals over the age18 and older. Dinner and breakfast are provided, and laundry, shower facilities and case management services are available.AlleghenyEast End Cooperative Ministry IMPACTS ProgramEast End Cooperative Ministry
    Emergency Shelter ServicesThe Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission provides up to 30 consecutive nights of overnight shelter to transient men who are homeless and would otherwise be living on the streets or in the woods. Some of the requirements for men staying in the Transient Program are: They must be sober They must shower each evening before given a bed They must attend the evening chapel service Each guest is given a personal care package containing enough personal hygiene products to last thirty days. A change of clothing is also made available if needed. A hot meal is provided following the evening chapel service. Overnight guests may also stay for breakfast the following morning. However, due to limited storage space transients may not leave their personal possessions on the property.FranklinThe Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue MissionThe Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission
    Haven Ministry - ShelterProvides emergency shelter, nurturing, and advocacy for individuals and families in the Central Susquehanna Valley AreaNorthumberlandHaven MinistryHaven Ministry
    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
    Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach - ShelterA faith-based ministry that provides shelter, food, clothing, life skills, and more to the homeless individuals. Cannot provide medical care. Will accept anyone into shelter who can care for themselves. Three outreach centers in Jefferson County. Must participate in structured program. Transportation provided on a case to case basis.JeffersonJust for JesusJust for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach
    Lighthouse Foundation - Safe Harbor ShelterSafe Harbor is an emergency homeless shelter for individuals or families. Provides emergency shelter for up to 60 days to individuals and families who find themselves suddenly homeless. Once someone is accepted into the Safe Harbor facility, the needs of that individual are assessed and the process begins to help him/her to receive income through employment, Supplemental Security Income, or public assistance.ButlerLighthouse FoundationLighthouse Foundation
    PathStone - Emergency Food and Shelter (Migrant & Farm Workers)Serve the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services. Services include: Nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance)FranklinPathStone Corporation - ChambersburgPathStone Corporation
    Safe HavenProvides housing to homeless men and women with intellectual disabilities.WashingtonSafe HavenSafe Haven
    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
    Shelter of Franklin CountyProvide temporary emergency shelter to homeless families and individuals. Also provide short-term case management and referral services in order to aid participants in stabilizing their lives. Shelter is provided on a week-to-week basis.FranklinSouth Central Community Action Programs, Franklin CountySouth Central Community Action Programs, SCCAP
    Sisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ) Neighborhood Network - St. James HavenSt. James Haven is a twelve bed, temporary, overnight shelter for homeless men.CrawfordSisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ) Neighborhood Network - St. James HavenSisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ) Neighborhood Network
    Third Street Alliance for Women and Children - Shelter ServicesEmergency shelter and transitional housing program provides shelter for homeless women and children. Women wishing to enter must make an intake appointment and will then be placed on the waiting list. Families initially accepted into shelter for 30 days, but can stay for up to 12 months if necessary. Residents may be provided with childcare. NorthamptonThird Street Alliance for Women and ChildrenThird Street Alliance for Women and Children
    Titusville YWCA - St. James House - Homeless ShelterHomeless shelter for women and children, case management.CrawfordTitusville YWCA - St. James HouseTitusville YWCA
    Venango County Human Services - Emergency Shelter ProgramTemporary or emergency short term shelter for the Homeless. VTECH lodging is provided through Sugar Valley Lodge.VenangoVenango County Department of Human Services - Main ComplexVenango County Department of Human Services
    Venango County Human Services - Housing Department Provides assistance for housing needs, shelters, landlords, security deposit assistance, help with eviction notices, and a caseworker.VenangoVenango County Department of Human Services - Main ComplexVenango County Department of Human Services
    Washington City Mission - McCausland's Shelter for MenProvides housing for up to 50 men. Participation in the work and growth program is required.WashingtonHomeless Rehabilitation Shelter for Men, Women and ChildrenWashington City Mission

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