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Individuals and families 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. Some people who are homeless have issues with substance abuse, chronic or severe mental illness, chronic unemployment or underemployment, or other problems that prevent them from obtaining housing.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
CMU - Homeless ServicesOffers services and referrals for homeless individuals with mental illnessDauphinCMU - DauphinCMU
CornerstoneThe Cornerstone Housing Support Center assists Beaver County residents in finding the resources they need and is committed to providing reliable information and services to the community. Services available include:
  • Assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness,
  • Utility Assistance,
  • Displaced residents emergency motel program,
  • Consumer Education,
  • Supportive Housing Program for individuals and families with disabilities who have exhausted all other housing options,
  • Fair Housing,
  • Supportive Services for Veterans Families.
BeaverCornerstoneCornerstone
FOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America— offering job training and placement, housing, and feeding programs, as well as other human services to the homeless and working poor of America. FOCUS has grown into a vibrant and strong organization with eight flagship FOCUS Centers across the country and a dedicated volunteer corps of more than 6,000 people, with service outreach programs planned for 29 cities. FOCUS Pittsburgh’s offices are located on Centre Avenue in the Hill District. AlleghenyFOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS North America
Our Father's Table, Unity Church of God in ChristOffers a meal to homeless individuals every fourth Sunday of each month at 2:00pm at the church. Referrals for other services are given.YorkUnity Church of God in ChristUnity Church of God in Christ
PATH Housing ProgramProjects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) provides rental assistance to adults who: * Have a documented serious mental illness or dual diagnosis (SMI and Substance Use) * Receive sufficient income to maintain housing after receiving assistance New residence - Security deposit for people who have no permanent residence, have a documented serious mental illness and receive sufficient income to maintain housing after receiving assistance. Eviction - Assistance with a one-time back rent payment if no more than one month rent is owed.FranklinFranklin/Fulton Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early InterventionFranklin County Human Services
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Operation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System's Operation Safety Net (OSN)is a medical and social service outreach program for the unsheltered homeless population in Allegheny County. Teams of volunteer health professionals, formerly homeless persons, and other outreach staff visit homeless individuals where they live – in camps along riverbanks, in alleyways, or beneath bridges and highway overpasses. Outreach teams provide medical care, basic supplies to provide relief from cold weather, and help individuals access housing and other social services.AlleghenyPittsburgh Mercy Health System, Mercy Community Health, Operation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Project H.E.L.P.Homeless Experience Legal Protection provides private attorneys who will provide pro bono legal services once at month at the Operation Safety Net (OSN) office. Provides legal services at a location that the homeless are familiar with and trust.AlleghenyPittsburgh Mercy Health System, Mercy Community Health, Operation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
Salvation Army - FAITH (Families and Individuals in Transitional Housing)Serves homeless women with no children as well as families.PhiladelphiaSalvation Army of Greater Philadelphia - Philadelphia; North Philadelphia Divisional HeadquartersSalvation Army, Greater Philadelphia
Westmoreland County Food Bank - Community MealsClick here to see the list of soup kitchens affiliated with the Westmoreland County Food Bank.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Community MealsWestmoreland County Food Bank

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