|ACCESS-York, A Program of YWCA York||The mission of ACCESS-York is to eliminate domestic violence in York County.
*Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
*Option and supportive counseling
*Support groups: Tuesdays, 10:00am to 11:00am, Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30 pm. Call for locations
*Legal advocacy/hospital advocacy
*Referral info/speakers bureau
*Volunteer program/community education & training
*Community outreach/rural outreach
*Outreach locations: Community Progress Council - Red Lion; Mason-Dixon Community Services - Delta; New Hope Ministries - Dover; Red Land Community Center - Lewisberry; Red Lion Area Community Services; Southern Community Services - Shrewsbury
.Safe pet program-in collaboration with the York County SPCA, ACCESS-York and its Hanover program, Still Waters, are able to arrange short-term foster-care for pets when a family needs to seek refuge from the violence.
*Cell phone donations accepted
Please, note: there is limited space for men and/or other gender
||York||ACCESS-York, A Program of YWCA York||YWCA York|
|ACTION-Housing, Inc. - My Place Youth Program||Provides housing and intensive case management services to young people who have aged out of the foster care system in Allegheny County and are either homeless or at risk homelessness. These young adults stay in the program for up to 24 months in a 1-bedroom apartment in the Pittsburgh area. All applicants must be referred from one of the Independent Living Providers or an agency that works with the homeless or they can apply themselves Apply||Allegheny||MyPlace||ACTION-Housing, Inc.|
|Adult Rehabilitation Center||We meet the basics of a person's needs including, shelter, food, and clothing. All beneficiaries participate in worship services, Bible studies, and a host of other social activities. We provide individual counseling, groups, educational opportunities, and work therapy to prepare people to reconnect with their community. Our program time is flexible enough to allow us to work with each person at his/her pace. We maintain a drug-free environment with in-house and community twelve-step programs available.||Dauphin||Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center||Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center |
|Allegheny County DHS - Allegheny Link||The Allegheny Link connects people in need to available resources in an effort to maintain their independence and quality of life. The Allegheny Link assists:
- people with disabilities to find needed resources
- older adults to remain in the community
- people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to reach the goal of stable housing
- parents and caregivers of children 0-6 by connecting them to home visiting programs||Allegheny||Allegheny County Department of Human Services||Allegheny County Department of Human Services|
|Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc. - House of Hope||Transitional housing and supportive services to homeless women and women with children who have fled domestic violence. Services include life skills education and goal planning geared toward self-sufficiency and obtaining permanent housing by one year. Transitional Program takes homeless women (singles or w/ children) &/or homeless women (singles or w/ children) experiencing domestic violence.
||Allegheny||House of Hope||Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc.|
|Arc Human Services - Community Housing for Persons with Mental Illness||Provides a stable and supportive setting for persons with serious mental illness, CRRS strives to allow individuals the opportunity to remain connected to their community. Residents live in a home-like environment where they receive support and rehabilitation appropriate to each individual’s levels of function, enabling them to progress at their own pace from transitional living to living independently.||Washington||Arc Human Services||Arc Human Services|
|Armstrong County Community Action Agency Emergency Lodging||Provides hotel vouchers for temporary, short term stays to prevent homelessness.||Armstrong||Emergency Lodging||Armstrong County Community Action Agency|
|Armstrong County Community Action Agency Transitional Housing||This program is for participants who are homeless by the federal definition of homelessness. Proof must be provided. Clients must participate in a housing plan to assist them in becoming self-sufficient and connect them to mainstream resources. Clients must seek employment to become self-sufficient and increase their income. Assistance is short term.||Armstrong||Housing Assistance Program||Armstrong County Community Action Agency|
|Auberle - Residential Programs - Girls Adjusting to Treatment and Education ( GATE ) Residential Program||Transitional housing and services to help girls ages 12 to 21 over an immediate emotional crisis, with the goal of returning them to their families. Teaches girls how to manage their own behavior and overcome crises while addressing any mental health concerns. Girls are educated through the public school system, have therapeutic support and are assisted in reconnecting with family members. Along with learning how to manage behavior, every girl learns specific life skills that will help her gain and maintain employment upon return home or to their community.||Allegheny||Auberle - Residential Programs||Auberle|
|Auberle - Residential Programs - Movin On Transitional Housing||Transitional housing and services for young men ages 18-24 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The Movin' On Program provides young men with jobs skills and life skills training and connects them to vital resources in the community. The program helps young men find a source of income, develop job skills and seek out and maintain permanent housing.||Allegheny||Auberle - Residential Programs||Auberle|
|AWARE, Inc. - Legacy Transitional Housing||A long-term (2 year) transitional housing program in Mercer County dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. Condo style living with a tailored family program, shared living expenses, and a gradual progress to independence through education and work.||Mercer||AWARE, Inc.||AWARE, Inc.|
|Bethlehem Haven - Transitional Housing||Transitional housing and supportive services to homeless women with a mental health diagnosis. Participants are encouraged to take employment preparation classes and have a goal of attaining self sufficiency and permanent housing within 24 months. Sevices include - case management, day program services, housing coordination, comprehensive residential treatment planning, psycho-social rehabilitation, and quality of life programming.||Allegheny||Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh - Housing Programs||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Blair County Community Action Homeless Program Transitional Housing/Shelter||Extended shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals and/or families.||Blair||Blair County Community Action Homeless Program||Blair County Community Action Agency|
|Bridge to Independence - Debra House||Provides housing and supportive services to homeless, single women and women with children. Services include case management, life skills training, parenting and child development education, job placement and retention and health and nutrition training.||Allegheny||Bridge to Independence, Debra House||Bridge to Independence|
|Bridge to Independence - Families First||Provides housing and services for homeless, addicted (and dual-diagnosed) women and their children. Services include a residential placement of six months to two years; case management services; chemical dependency counseling; transportation to recovery treatment; child development; parenting skills; basic living skills; discharge planning; and aftercare.||Allegheny||Bridge to Independence, Inc. Families First||Bridge to Independence|
|Bridge to Independence, Inc. Family Focus||Provides transitional housing and supportive services to homeless two-parent, large families with children. The primary focus is to meet the housing needs of large, intact homeless families, consisting of a mother and father, who are married or who can document a stable relationship. Services include case management, career counseling, employment training, child development, life skills training.||Allegheny||Bridge to Independence, Inc. Family Focus||Bridge to Independence|
|Bridge to Independence - PennFree Bridge Housing||Bridge housing program for homeless women and their children. The woman must be in recovery from drug and alcohol issues that occurred within the past year. The woman needs to remain clean through the duration of the program, which averages 9 months to a year. Case management, D&A support, and rent subsidies are provided.||Allegheny||Bridge to Independence, PennFree Bridge Housing||Bridge to Independence|
|Centre County Women's Resource Center Transitional Housing - Housing Services||Programs that provide extended shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals and/or families with the goal of helping them live independently and transition into permanent housing. Some programs require that the individual/family be transitioning from a short-term emergency shelter. The length of stay varies considerably by program. It is generally longer than two weeks but typically 60 days or more and, in many cases, up to two years or more. The supportive services may be provided directly by the organization managing the housing or may be coordinated by them and provided by other public or private agencies. In some cases, a "transition in place" option allows families to continue living in the same complex (if not the same unit) where their transitional housing unit is located when they are ready to move to permanent housing. In other cases, the permanent housing option is either public housing or private rental housing supported by a tenant-based voucher subsidy. Included are post-domestic violence shelter housing programs that make affordable rental housing (or other accommodations) available to women, generally those who are coming directly out of a domestic violence shelter or other crisis shelter, often in apartment complexes owned by the shelter.||Centre||Centre County Women's Resource Center Transitional Housing||Centre County Women's Resource Center|
|City Mission Living Stones Homeless Shelter for Women and Children||Provides a shelter for women only.||Fayette||Homeless Shelter for Women||City Mission Living Stones|
|City Mission Living Stones Transitional Housing||Provides transitional housing assistance.||Fayette||Transitional Housing||City Mission Living Stones|
|Clare House - Transitional Housing||Transitional housing for mothers with children and youth aging out of Foster Care experiencing homelessness. Goal-focused high independence program.
- Case management
- Goal setting/accountability
- Life skills training
- Job readiness preparation: computer use available
- Resource mapping and appropriate referrals
- Group counseling
- One year of follow up case management after successful completion
||Lancaster||Clare House, Inc||Clare House, Inc|
|Claudia House||Emergency housing, Transitional Housing, Information and Referral, Crisis Response, Case Management, Advocacy and ACCD payments||Adams||Claudia House||Survivors, Inc. |
|Community Human Services - Fuse Program||Transitional housing program that serves 20 individuals for up to 2 years. FUSE stands for Frequent Users Systems Engagement. This program serves individuals who are frequent users of various systems; mental health, drug and alcohol, homelessness, and justice. CHS coordinates with Justice Related Services, Probation, and other treatment providers to provide case coordination to assist participants in living independently in the community. Helps obtain and maintain stable housing and learn to navigate systems in a way that fosters success in the long term after the program ends.||Allegheny||Homeless Assistance Programs||Community Human Services Corporation|
|Dorothy Day Apartments, Inc.||Provides transitional housing for low-income, single parent families for 1-4 years. (Length of stay dependent upon individual vocational & educational goals.) Attendance is mandatory for monthly Life skills programs and one -on-one counseling to promote||Allegheny||Dorothy Day Apartments, Inc.||Dorothy Day Apartments, Inc.|
|Erie United Methodist Alliance - Liberty House||A 10-bed transitional housing program for homeless veterans motivated to rebuild their lives. They provide a drug and alcohol free environment for veterans to identify the barriers to obtaining and maintaining housing. A case manager works with each veteran through support, advocacy and one-on-one life skills training to help them achieve their goals.||Erie||Erie United Methodist Alliance - Liberty House||Erie United Methodist Alliance|
|Esther House||Esther House, located in Waynesboro, PA, is a "Sober Living Reentry Recovery House" program for women seeking a "home plan" for reentry from incarceration back in to the community and/or support and recovery from addictions. Esther House provides services and accommodations for up to 8 women.
Our faith-based program offers supportive educational training that promotes physical, emotional and spiritual freedom from addictions and self-defeating lifestyles that leads to unemployment, homelessness, and incarceration.||Franklin||Waynesboro New Hope Shelter||Waynesboro New Hope Shelter|
|Familylinks - Emergency Shelter for Homeless Young Adults||Provides emergency shelter, food and clothing for 60 days while a plan is worked out for next steps. Medical care and counseling can also be provided.||Allegheny||Familylinks - Emergency Shelter Services||Familylinks|
|Familylinks - Shelter Plus||Housing assistance and case management services for homeless individuals and families with documented mental health and/or substance abuse issues.||Allegheny||Familylinks - Housing Programs||Familylinks|
|Fayette County Community Action Agency Transitional Housing||Provides transitional housing for homeless families.||Fayette||Housing Assistance||Fayette County Community Action Agency|
|Final Salute - H.O.M.E Program||The H.O.M.E program provides transitional housing, on-site case management, food, clothing, transportation, child care subsidy/assistance, employment support and other essential supportive services to homeless women Veterans and their children.
The H.O.M.E program focuses on integrating women Veterans back into their local communities and providing vast, safe and suitable residential areas to choose from.
The H.O.M.E program is a collaboration with our resource partners that includes targeted supportive services to assist women Veterans in reaching their goals.
Although based in the DC Metro Area, the program has assisted women veterans and children in over 15 States and Territories.
||Final Salute||Final Salute|
|First Step Recovery Homes, Inc - Bridge Housing||Bridge housing for up to 12 months for men recovering from substance abuse or homeless recovering addicts. Provides case management, basic life skills, job referrals and education training. Medical, dental and mental health services are provided. Capacity is for five men.||Allegheny||First Step Recovery Homes - Housing Programs||First Step Recovery Homes, Inc.|
|First Step Recovery Homes - Transitional Housing||The program serves homeless, adult, men with chronic substance abuse and/or dual diagnosis who are in need of a structured, supervised, supportive living arrangement. Project participants receive subsidized food and lodging, individualized case management, individualized service plans, mental health guidance and treatment, relapse prevention counseling, twelve-step fellowship meetings, recovery study groups, nutritional and health counseling, structured life skills training, anger management counseling, budgeting and money management training, as well as career and educational counseling. Length of stay is up to 18 months.||Allegheny||First Step Recovery Homes - Housing Programs||First Step Recovery Homes, Inc.|
|Foundations Residential Program||Once an individual is ready to take the step to life recovery, they can join our men's program. Our program, Foundations, is free for any man that is ready to restore their life. Once in the program, the men will work through different levels of accountability. The men are enrolled in classes as well as being assigned various jobs around the property.
This 13-month residential life recovery ministry is designed for men who have expressed a desire to change their lives – both physically and spiritually. Intended to break the cycle of homelessness and addictions, this ministry encourages individual accountability and responsibility using a Biblical-based class curriculum, work assignments, and counseling. The desired goal for each man is to successfully complete this program and become a contributing member of society.||Franklin||The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission||The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission|
|Goodwill of Southwestern PA - HARBOR Project||Transitional living in scattered sites for homeless single adults leaving jail who want to reintegrate via employment.||Allegheny||Goodwill of Southwestern PA Transitional Housing||Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Goodwill of Southwestern PA - Heart House||HEART House Housing, Education and Rehabilitative Training: Transitional housing, vocational training, support services, placement/resettlement assistance, and follow-up for families who are homeless. Provides work experience for which clients receive a stipend.||Allegheny||Goodwill of Southwestern PA Transitional Housing||Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Healthy Start House||Transitional housing for up to 12 months for homeless families and pregnant women||Allegheny||Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania||Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Hosanna House, Inc. New Foundations||Supportive Housing Program for single-parent families, headed by a woman with a permanent disability diagnosis. Provides safe, clean and affordable housing and case management services to homeless families and their children.||Allegheny||Hosanna House, Inc.||Hosanna House, Inc.|
|Hospitality Network Extension - Transitional Housing for Families||Transitional housing for homeless families; all units are 4-bedrooms and available to large families ONLY. Units are scattered in the Allegheny Valley area.||Allegheny||Allegheny Valley Association of Churches - Hospitality Network Transitional Housing||Allegheny Valley Association of Churches|
|Housing Authority of Butler County - Deshon Place||Transitional housing facility for homeless adults ages 18-62.||Butler||Housing Authority of Butler County - Transitional Housing||Housing and Redevelopment Authority County of Butler|
|Housing Authority of the County of Beaver - Help House||Provides transitional housing to homeless individuals and/or families.||Beaver||Housing Authority of the County of Beaver||Housing Authority of the County of Beaver - Public And Indian Housing|
|Housing/Homeless Services||The Coatesville VA Medical Center provides solutions to housing issues experienced by veterans.
Housing Options Include:
- Community Living Center is a nursing home for eligible veterans
- Fresh Start and LZ II are two transitional residences for homeless male veterans
- Mary E. Walker House is a transitional residence for homeless female veterans
- Independence Hall-4A is a transitional residence for veterans with severe mental illness||Chester||*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration|
|I AM Serenity House||I AM Serenity House is a housing alternative for U.S. Veterans who are homeless or in a housing crisis. Offers supportive services for residents to connect them with agencies and needed services within the community, assist with employment search, mental health needs, and self-sufficiency.||Butler||I AM Serenity House||I AM Serenity House|
|Lebanon County Community Action Partnership||Offers rental assistance, shelter assistance, information and referral, bridge housing, transitional housing, medical assistance transportation, volunteer income tax assistance, and financial assistance with transportation and child care for eligible participants.||Lebanon||Lebanon County Community Action Partnership||Lebanon County Community Action Partnership|
|Lighthouse Foundation - Transitional Housing||The Lighthouse Foundation owns and maintains four separate and unique locations of transitional housing units. The program requirements for all transitional housing residents is consistent throughout their 18-24 month stay. Residents are required to:
- Find and maintain employment and/or be enrolled in a higher education institution or skills training program.
- Pass a drug test and refrain from the use of illegal drugs (residents are periodically drug tested).
- Refrain from the use of alcohol at all Lighthouse residences.
- Attend any court mandated appearances, community service requirements, or parenting classes.
- Obey all curfew and guest requirements.
- Pay a monthly program fee after the second month of participation in the program.
The Lighthouse volunteers and staff members provide transportation to and from work and school for all residents who are unable to provide their own transportation.||Butler||Lighthouse Foundation||Lighthouse Foundation|
|Light of Life Rescue Mission - Bridge Housing||Provides housing and supportive services for homeless men||Allegheny||Light of Life Rescue Mission Bridge Housing||Light of Life Rescue Mission|
|Maranatha Rapid Re-Housing||Program assists families and individual in housing them in the local community. The goal of the program is to work with individuals, so that they are able to be self sufficient and permanent in residence.
Based on the individuals circumstances, assistance may be provided for first months rent, security deposit, or utility deposits. This is based upon the factors of the client in regards to incomes and other eligibility factors.||Franklin||Maranatha Ministry, Inc.||Maranatha Ministry, Inc.|
|Mary House||Provides a community living environment, related education and support services to women who are homeless or in need of transitional housing.||Fayette||Mary House||Mary House|
|Naomi's Place Transitional Housing Program||Transitional housing for dual-diagnosed ( alcohol and/or drug addicted ) women in recovery, and their children. Housing is available for 6 months to one year. Offers housing and supportive services to women in need of immediate housing who are recently released from prison, halfway houses, drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs, mental health treatment facilities, emergency shelters, or are in a temporary living arrangement with family or friends.||Allegheny||Naomi's Place Transitional Living Program||Naomi's Place Transitional Living Program|
|New Bethany - Transitional Housing||Short term transitional housing for homeless families coming out of emergency shelters or referred by Lehigh County or Northampton County. Case management, life skills classes and children's programs provided to residents.||Northampton||Transitional Housing/Shelter||New Bethany Ministries|
|New Hope Recovery Ranch||The New Hope Ranch, located near Waynesboro, PA, is a "Sober Living Reentry Recovery House" program for men seeking a "home plan" for reentry from incarceration back in to the community and/or support and recovery from addictions. The Ranch provides services and accommodations for up to 10 men. Our faith-based program offers supportive educational training that promotes physical, emotional and spiritual freedom from addictions and self-defeating lifestyles that leads to unemployment, homelessness, and incarceration.||Franklin||Waynesboro New Hope Shelter||Waynesboro New Hope Shelter|
|New Person Center||Provide transitional housing for recently released inmates and assistance with all the issues of reentry into the community. The Centers provide care and aftercare for offenders and victims, and for their families, and provide public education on offender and community safety and re-entry issues. The Centers program works to build character and reduce recidivism by providing support, encouragement, and mentoring to those marginalized by society because of their former inmate status. Emphasis is placed on character building and helping returning citizens become productive members of society.||Berks||New Person Ministries||New Person Ministries|
|Nursing Home Transition Program||Assists eligible nursing home residents in safely returning to a more self-sufficient lifestyle, by providing home and community based support services.||Adams||Adams County Office for Aging||Adams County Office for Aging|
|Open Door||Provides supportive housing and related services to improve the health of homeless people living with HIV. Provides representative payee services to individuals who experience housing instability but may not need the additional supports of the housing program.||Allegheny||Open Door||Open Door|
|Pinnacle Place-Central Susquehanna IU||nnacle Place, located in Sunbury, Pa., is a maternity group home available to pregnant or parenting women ages 18-22 (and their child) who are homeless throughout Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Sullivan or Union counties. Pinnacle Place provides a transitional living plan that women may stay in the house six to 18 months. They receive parenting and child development information, training about career and employment readiness, life skills and financial literacy. Mothers also are provided with case management services, as well as assistance with attaining or completing education.||Northumberland||Central Susquehanna Opportunities - Northumberland Co - Community Action Agency||Central Susquehanna Unit|
|Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Housing Program||Provides case management services and relocation assistance to make permanent, affordable housing a viable option for homeless individuals and families living with HIV / AIDS. Pathways is a 24-month transitional housing for single adults. Choice I & Choice II offer permanent housing for single adults and families throughout Allegheny County. Case managers will provide referrals for primary medical care, nursing care, drug/alcohol and mental health treatment, nutrition counseling and money management education.||Allegheny||Allies for Health + Wellbeing||Allies for Health + Wellbeing|
|Prince of Peace Center - Father Initiative||Participants are eligible for up to 24 months of support and training in basic life skills essential for living. Ideally for fathers who want to rebuild their lives, to make healthy connections with family members and to "pick up the pieces" of a broken path they've incurred. To learn to manage life again, financial, parenting, relationships.||Mercer||Prince of Peace Center - Family Supportive Services||Prince of Peace Center|
|Salvation Army - Family Caring Center||36-bed shelter for homeless families, including couples and parents with children, who may have been evicted, victims of fire or domestic violence, or stranded in the city and in need of shelter. Crisis intervention is provided. Bridge Housing Program provided for families who have completed the Emergency Shelter Program.||Allegheny||Family Caring Center||Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division|
|Shepherd's Heart Veterans Home||Transitional housing for homeless male veterans. The program aims to service male veterans who are homeless and may have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse problems, mental illness, dual diagnosis, and those who are disabled.
||Allegheny||Shepherd's Heart Fellowship||Shepherd's Heart Fellowship|
|Sisters Place - Transitional Housing||Provides permanent and transitional housing and supportive services to homeless single-parent families including case management, parental support, and referrals to other services. Single parents and their children live in rent-assisted housing. Length of participation depends on eligibility guidelines and type of programming.||Allegheny||Sisters Place - Housing Programs||Sisters Place|
|SPHS Connect - Shelter and Permanent Supportive Housing||Emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and educational support. Permanent supportive housing and shelter plus care programs include intensive case management, focusing on developing a service plan, life skills classes and group meetings for participants, and frequent meeting with case managers.||Washington||SPHS Connect, Inc||Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services|
|Stairways Behavioral Health - Fairweather Lodge||A communal housing program whose purpose is to assist homeless individuals with mental illnesses to learn how to obtain and sustain employment and housing. Our primary objective is to assist individuals with building skills to be able to live on their own in the community.||Erie||Stairways Behavioral Health - Fairweather Lodge||Stairways Behavioral Health|
|Stairways Behavioral Health - Fairweather Lodge - Veteran Fairweather Lodge||A living arrangement designed specifically for veterans with mental illness who are active members of society and wish to live independently. Primary objective is to assist individuals with building skills to be able to live on their own in the community.||Erie||Stairways Behavioral Health - Fairweather Lodge||Stairways Behavioral Health|
|Still Waters, ACCESS-York, A Program of YWCA York||A residential program for victims of domestic violence and their children.
.Emergency transitional shelter
.Options and support
.Information and referral
||York||Still Waters, ACCESS-York, A Program of YWCA York||YWCA York|
|St. Vincent de Paul Society, Pittsburgh - Path to New Life||A voluntary program for homeless men with recent criminal backgrounds and an HUD defined disability. Provides scattered housing service.||Allegheny||Path to New Life||Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Council of Pittsburgh|
|Survivors, Inc.||*24/7 Live Staffed Hotline
*Information & Referral Services
*Safety Planing Services
*Legal advocacy & accompaniment, including assistance with PFA/Prose System
*Medical advocacy & accompaniment
*Prison Support Groups
*Prevention Education & Community Outreach Education||Adams||Survivors, Inc.||Survivors, Inc. |
|The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County||24 hour hotline, temporary emergency shelter for individuals fleeing abuse, transitional housing apartments with residency for up to two years, Protection From Abuse (PFA) screenings and accompaniment, individual and group counseling and workshops for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, 24-hour medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment. System and individual advocacy, assistance to victims of juvenile offenders, assistance to victims of other serious crimes with emphasis on the elderly. Community education including a speakers bureau for groups, churches, civic organizations and others, prevention education in all nine county schools, training for professionals.||Lawrence||The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County||The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County|
|Third Street Alliance for Women and Children - Shelter Services||Emergency 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.
||Northampton||Third Street Alliance for Women and Children||Third Street Alliance for Women and Children|
|Transitional Housing||Co-ed Transitional housing that offers individuals to become self-sufficient through mentor guidance, understanding, and collaborative efforts in the community.
Transitional housing includes the following services:
-Assistance with resume building
-Life Skills training||Franklin||Second Chance Ministry||Second Chance Ministry|
|Transitional Housing Program||We provide transitional housing by providing stable housing and loving support for up to two years while families work toward financial stability and permanent housing.
||Dauphin||Brethren Housing Association||Brethren Housing Association |
|Transitional Recovery Homes||Transitional recovery homes for adult males in recovery and ex-offenders. Residents are expected to be involved in a recovery program which may include off site drug and alcohol counseling, twelve-step meetings or spiritual growth groups. All residents are subject to random drug testing.
Ten different locations in Harrisburg, PA.||Dauphin||Cifelli House||Cifelli House|
|Union Mission Men's Shelter||Provides shelter for men.||Westmoreland||Men's Shelter||Union Mission |
|Union Mission of Latrobe||The Union Mission provides for the overall treatment needs of residents through a structured, daily program which focuses on four distinct areas: employment, education, behavior modification, and counseling.
Applicants to the Mission program go through an extensive initial interview and intake process. Each person's specific needs are determined and personal goals are established with the Resident Manager's assistance. A timetable for completion of these goals is negotiated between the client and the Resident Manager. Periodic reviews are held with the client to evaluate his progress. Goals may be re-evaluated and changed as appropriate during these reviews.
Professional counseling is available to all residents. Any resident who has a history of drug and/or alcohol addiction is required to become involved in area Narcotics Anonymous and/or Alcoholics Anonymous programs.
||Westmoreland||Union Mission of Latrobe||Union Mission of Latrobe|
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: HUD-VASH Program and Housing Assistance For Veterans||The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.
The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Housing assistance for homeless Veterans and their families is available through several federal programs.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program is a joint effort between HUD and VA to move Veterans and their families out of homelessness and into permanent housing. HUD provides housing assistance through its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) that allows homeless Veterans to rent privately owned housing. VA offers eligible homeless Veterans clinical and supportive services through its health care system across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.
As of September 30, 2013, HUD had allocated funding to local public housing authorities to provide more than 58,000 Housing Choice Vouchers to homeless Veterans while VA hired dedicated VA case managers to assist homeless Veterans in securing and maintaining permanent housing through intensive case management.
The Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program
The Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program funds community-based agencies providing transitional housing or service centers for homeless Veterans. Through the program, each year (as funding is available) VA offers grants that may fund up to 65 percent of the project for the construction, acquisition or renovation of facilities or to purchase vans to provide outreach and services to homeless Veterans.
Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program
VA’s Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program makes all the properties VA obtains through foreclosures on VA-insured mortgages available for sale to homeless provider organizations to shelter homeless Veterans. The mortgages are offered at a discount of 20 to 50 percent, based on how long the property has been listed for sale.
Visit website for additional information on these programs.||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program||United States Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Venango County Department of Human Services - Main Complex - Emergency Shelter Program||Temporary or emergency short term shelter for the Homeless.
VTECH lodging is provided through Sugar Valley Lodge.||Venango||Venango County Department of Human Services - Main Complex||Venango County Department of Human Services|
|Venango County Department of Human Services - Main Complex - Housing Department||Provides assistance for housing needs, shelters, landlords, security deposit assistance, help with eviction notices, and a caseworker.||Venango||Venango County Department of Human Services - Main Complex||Venango County Department of Human Services|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Program||The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's H.J. Heinz campus Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program provides services that enable homeless veterans to achieve and maintain the highest level of health, as well as social and independent functioning in the community.
The HCHV program continually strives to build new, and strengthen existing relationships with community agencies. The HCHV program views the collaboration between VA and community homeless providers as a vital component of our services. It is our policy to provide services in a variety of community settings. Referrals from community agencies are welcome.
The H.J. Heinz campus’ Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Program offers:|
See also: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Health Care
- Health Services,
- Benefits Services,
- Outreach Services,
- Vocational Services,
- Residential Contract Program,
- Case management in Housing.
|Allegheny||Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration|
|Veterans Leadership Program - Airborne Housing||The Airborne Housing Program serves 25 veterans who are homeless and generally are unemployed. This 18 month supportive housing program helps the veteran transition from homelessness and unemployment to living independently and being employed. The program provides life skills training, individualized goal setting and job preparation / employment training
||Allegheny||Veterans Leadership Program Housing Programs||Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA|
|Veterans Leadership Program - Liberty Housing Program||Serves nine veterans who are homeless, underemployed and who have a disability. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.||Allegheny||Veterans Leadership Program Housing Programs||Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA|
|Veterans Leadership Program - Penn Free Housing Program||Transitional housing program that serves 17 veterans recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.||Allegheny||Veterans Leadership Program Housing Programs||Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA|
|Veterans Leadership Program - Valor Housing Program||Serves 15 veterans with a targeted population of three single men, four single females, four single men with dependent children and four single females with dependent children. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.||Allegheny||Veterans Leadership Program Housing Programs||Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA|
|Veterans Leadership Program - Victory Housing Program||Serves 15 homeless disabled veterans with dependent children. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.||Allegheny||Veterans Leadership Program Housing Programs||Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA|
|Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard||Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard provides housing and supportive services to homeless military Veterans through a partnership with the Veterans Administration. Offers homeless Veterans an array of facilities and services that build residential stability and self-determination and increase a Veteran's earning potential and success in long-term competitive employment.
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|VFW National Home for Children||HELPLINE: Helpline staffed by professionals who understand the unique challenges faced by today’s military and veteran families. Free service offers information, creates connections and gives hope to struggling families, wherever they are. It can also serve as a future resident’s first step to moving to the National Home.
FAMILY PROGRAM: Families who need a fresh start can live in the safe and peaceful environment of the VFW National Home for Children campus community for 1-4 years and benefit from numerous community supports, including case management services, on-site licensed child care, life skills training, tutoring and other educational services, as well as recreational and community service opportunities.
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|Victim Outreach Intervention Center ( VOICe )||Provides free and confidential services to individuals and families who are survivors of crime. Services include emergency shelter and crisis services, transitional and supportive housing, medical and legal advocacy, civil legal representation, counseling for adults and children, and an intervention program for batterers targeted at changing the beliefs and attitudes that perpetuate domestic violence.||Butler||Victim Outreach Intervention Ctr. (VOICe)||Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe)|
|Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council - Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)||An EOC Housing Specialist assists clients in transitional and/or permanent, supportive housing provided by HANDS, EOC, or other community housing resources. The Housing Specialist also coordinates with the Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) to identify and advocate for more housing opportunities.||Warren||Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council||Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council|
|Washington City Mission - Avis Arbor Women's Shelter||Provides shelter and program for up to 13 women and children (boys up to 10 years of age). Basic allowable stay is thirty days (2-6 months).||Washington||Homeless Rehabilitation Shelter for Men, Women and Children||Washington City Mission|
|Washington County Homeless Services and Housing Assistance Programs||Strives to ensure that individuals and families that are at risk of becoming homeless receive the prevention and intervention services to address their various housing needs and the need of other supportive services. Facilitates all aspects of the multiple projects comprising Washington County's Continuum of Care. Homeless / Housing Services include: Emergency Shelter Services, Safe Haven, Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Shelter Plus Care, and Homeless Prevention Programs. Supportive Services include Case Management Services and Information and Referral.||Washington||Homeless Services and Housing Assistance Programs||Washington County Government|
|Womanspace East, Inc.||Womanspace East, Inc. services include an emergency shelter. Case management and advocacy are available to clients only.||Allegheny||Womanspace East, Inc.||Womanspace East, Inc.|
|Women's Center of Beaver County - Transitional Housing||Open to victims of domestic or sexual violence who are clients of the Women's Center and who need long term temporary housing support (up to one year) while they work toward goals that will enable them to achieve economic independence and secure affordable housing. Three apartments are available. Various supportive services are provided by program staff.
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|Women's Empowerment Program - Proverbs 31 House||In collaboration with outside partnerships, we use resources that empower women to identify and build healthy relationships. We will utilize self-experience successful individuals who have life experiences in overcoming some of the barriers faced by ex-offender females.||Franklin||360 Transformation Center, Inc.||360 Transformation Center, Inc.|
|YMCA Centre Avenue Single Room Occupancy Program||Provides single room occupancy transitional housing for males on a weekly or monthly basis.||Allegheny||YMCA Centre Avenue||YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh|
|YWCA Northcentral PA - Liberty House Shelter||Liberty House is a goal-oriented bridge housing program for women and women with children who are homeless in Lycoming County. The maximum length of stay at Liberty House is 24 months. Clients/residents of Liberty House attend counseling and life skills education workshops. The staff work with participants on money management, parenting, job hunting, and nutrition, with the goal of self-sufficiency. All parents are required to attend parenting classes.||Lycoming||YWCA Northcentral Pennsylvania||YWCA|