PENNSYLVANIA HOMELESS SHELTERS, FOOD PANTRIES AND MORE

PENNSYLVANIA HOMELESS SHELTERS, FOOD PANTRIES AND MORE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters. At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – this will ONLY WORK if the area code of your telephone is calling “211” within the very same County you got your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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ALWAYS BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU WHEN APPLYING ANYWHERE

When you have these items with you, it shows the prospective landlord you are serious about attaining stable
housing. You will not waste time to go back there if you are ready in the first place. Be prepared to have to fill
out the application there and then!

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Photo Drivers License or Valid Photo State ID Card
• Most Recently Dated Medicaid/Medicare Card
• A current Decision Letter from your local Board of Social Services Office Services or Social Security, Food-stamps, stating the amounts you are receiving.
• Should you be disabled, a copy of your most current Med-1 Form from your County Social Services Office or your Social Security Decision Letter stating your disability.
• Proof of any and all of the programs that you are attending.
• Hospital’s Charity Care Papers

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IF YOUR TRANSITIONAL OR HALF-WAY HOME HAS OPENINGS – PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SECTION 8 HOUSING LISTING…

CAN BE FOUND IN THE “TRANSITIONAL HOUSING” SECTION THANK YOU!

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By County……

Allegheny
Oxford House – Farragut, 1006 Farragut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 361-1648
Men

Berks
Oxford House – Reading, 1045 North 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601
(610) 372-0631
Men

Butler
Oxford House – Walker-Butler, 311 Butler Avenue, Butler, PA 16001
(724) 234-3681
Men

Dauphin
BETHESDA MISSION: Main number –717-257-0442 bethesdapr@paonline.com

Men’s Shelter, 611 Reily Street, Harrisburg PA 17102

Bethesda Mission Youth Center, 1438 Herr Street, Harrisburg PA 17103
bethesdayc@bethesda-mission.org

Administration Offices, 2101 N Front Street, Building One Suite 301, Harrisburg PA 17110

Mr. Bryan K. Davis, Harrisburg/Dauphin County CoC, Department of Building and Housing Development,
10 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1677, Phone: (717) 255-6639
bdavis@cityfhbg.com

Dauphin County Assistance Office, 2432 N. 7th Street. Box 5959, Harrisburg, PA 17110-0959
Toll Free: 1-800-788-5616 Phone: 717-787-2324
LIHEAP 717-787-8750

Lehigh
Oxford House – Allen, 1524 Allen Street, Allentown PA 18102
(610) 433-5351
Men

Oxford House Goodfellows, 122 S. 13th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 351-7975
Men

Oxford House – Gordon, 131 S. 15th Street, Allentown, PA 18102-4505
(610) 435-8404
Men

Oxford House – Hanover, 445.5 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103
(484) 221-8823
Men

Oxford House – Hickory, 118 l/2 S. 15th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 434-2076
Women

Oxford House – Jefferson Park, 240 N. Jefferson Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 351-6833
Men

Oxford House – Liberty, 1605 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 820-7151
Women

Oxford House – Linden, 136 N. 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 770-1988
Women

Oxford House – Mediator, 230 N. 16th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 776-3630
Men

Oxford House – West Park, 217 Fulton Street, Allentown, PA 18102-3628
(610) 435-3899
Men

Oxford House – Whitehall, 515 1/2 North 8th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 782-0955
Men

Oxford House – Buchanan, 452 Carlton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18105
(610) 868-4308
Women

Oxford House – Chew Street, 1734 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104-4505
(610) 433-1431
Men

Oxford House – Early, 1319 Liberty Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 351-5169
Men

Oxford House – South Madison, 211 South Madison, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 770-7928
Women

Oxford House – Spring Garden, 1029 Spring Garden Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 439-7253
Women

Oxford House – Tilghman, 829 Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18102-2381
(610) 432-1736
Men

Oxford House – Turner Street, 1319 Turner Street, Allentown, PA 18102-3732
(610) 433-1985
Men

Oxford House – Union Terrace, 308 South 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6709
(610) 770-9994
Men

Oxford House – Roth, 1008 North 15th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 820-0297
Men

Northampton
Oxford House – Bethlehem, 450 Monclair Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 814-0663
Men

Oxford House – Montclair, 455 Montclair Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 867-3654
Men

Oxford House – Saucon, 508 E. Fourth Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 868-4309
Men

Oxford House – Seneca, 500 Seneca Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 867-9948
Men

Philadelphia
Oxford House – Awbury, 523 E. Washington Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 848-3395
Women

Oxford House – Bringhurst, 446 W. Bringhurst Street, Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 848-4725
Women

Oxford House – Cliveden, 104 E. Cliveden, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 849-0471
Men

Oxford House – Meehan, 158 E. Meehan, Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 848-7013
Men

Oxford House – Pomona, 47 West Pomona, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 842-3444
Men

Oxford House – Society Hill, 1012 S. Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 271-7115
Men

Oxford House – University City, 225 S. 49th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 471-7962
Men

SHELTER AND EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR PHILADELPHIA

Homelessness Hot Line 800-972-6990

Office of Emergency Shelter and Services (OESS)(formerly Office of Services to Homeless & Adults)
121 North Juniper Street, 215-686-7150 (Intake: Individuals & Families)

Ridge Avenue Shelter, 1360 Ridge Avenue 215-236-0909
Intake/Shelter: Men

Red Shield, 715 N. Broad Street, 215-787-2887
OESS Shelter: Families

Philadelphia Committee for the Homeless, 807 North Broad Street
215-232-2300
Private Day Center:Adults

Sunday Breakfast Association, 302 N. 13th Street, 215-922-6400
Private Shelter: Men

My Brothers House, 609 S. 15th Street, 215-545-3011
Private Shelter: Men

Trevor’s Place, 1624 W. Poplar St., 215-236-4660
OESS Shelter: Families

Eliza Shirley, 1320 Arch Street, 215-568-5111
OESS Shelter: Women

Gateway Center, 907 Hamilton Street, 215-236-7024
OESS Shelter: Men/Day Center: Adults

Mercy Hospice, 334 S. 13th Street, 215-545-5153
Private Shelter: Women

Old St. Joe’s, 4th and Walnut Streets, 215-923-2381
Private Soup Kitchen: Men

St. John’s Hospice, 1221 Race Street, 215-563-7763
Private Shelter/Soup Kitchen: Men

People’s Emergency Center, 3902 Spring Garden Street, 215-382-7522
Private & OESS Shelter: Women and Children

Traveler’s Aid Society, 311 Juniper Street, 215-546-0571
Homeless In Philadelphia less than three weeks

Youth Emergency Services, 215-787-0633, Temporary Shelter
Source: The Homeless Advocacy Project

Covenant House, 417 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Phone: 215-923-8350

Community Service Center Crisis Center
417 Callowhill Street 31 East Armat Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123 Philadelphia, PA 19144
tel. – (215)923-8350 tel. – (215)951-5411
fax – (215)923-8370 fax – (215)951-5412

Covenant House toll free #-888-829-1249
24 hour hot line-800-999-9999

Philadelphia County Assistance Office, Headquarters, Philadelphia State Office Building,
1400 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4088
FAX: 215-560-2114
Phone: 215-560-2900

LIHEAP Cash 215-560-1583
LIHEAP Crisis 215-686-2590

Alden District, 5853 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-2154
FAX: 215-560-4876
Phone: 215-560-4800

Boulevard District, 4109 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124-4508
FAX: 215-560-2087
Phone: 215-560-6500

Center District, 900 North Marshall Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1307
FAX: 215-560-3648
Phone: 215-560-3600

Delancey District, 5740 Market Street 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19139-3204
FAX: 215-560-2055
Phone: 215-560-3700

Elmwood District, 5740 Market Street 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19139-3204
FAX: 215-560-2065
Phone: 215-560-3800

Federal District, 1334 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1810
FAX: 215-560-2066
Phone: 215-560-4400

Girard District, 961 North Marshall Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1306
FAX: 215-560-6996
Phone: 215-560-3500

Hill District, 301 East Chelten Avenue, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5751
FAX: 215-560-5251
Phone: 215-560-5200

Kent District, 2701 North Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19132-2743
FAX: 215-560-5403
Phone: 215-560-7100

Lehigh District, 2701 North Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19132-2743
FAX: 215-560-2248
Phone: 215-560-4600

North District, 219 East Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125-1099
FAX: 215-560-4439
Phone: 215-560-4000

Nursing Home District, 1348 West Sedgley Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132-2498
FAX: 215-560-3469
Phone: 215-560-5500

Ogontz District, 301 East Chelten Avenue, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5751
FAX: 215-560-5116
Phone: 215-560-5000

Ridge District, 1350 West Sedgley Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132-2496
FAX: 215-560-4938
Phone: 215-560-4900

Tioga District, 1348 West Sedgley Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132-2498
FAX: 215-560-2260
Phone: 215-560-4700

Unity District, 4111 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124-4508
FAX: 215-560-2067
Phone: 215-560-6400

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, 219 E. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125
FAX: 215-560-4439
Phone: 215-560-1325

West District, 5070 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-4747
FAX: 215-560-2053
Phone: 215-560-6100

Wic Program, (215) 927-1950, 5729 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19141

Wic Program Admin General, (215) 978-6100
northwic.org
642 N Broad St Ste 101, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Please remember that the primary qualifications for receiving W.I.C. Are:
1. You are currently pregnant
2. The age of you child(ren) are under 5
3. or you are within 1-year of the end of your pregnancy
4. meet financial guidelines
NOTE: Gentlemen that have custody of their children are also urged to apply. Thank You!

First Time Home Buyer Program
City of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: (215) 686-9749
Fax: (215) 686-9801

HUD OF PHILADELPHIA
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Philadelphia Homeownership Center
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia PA 19107-3389
Tel: (800) CALLFHA or (800) 225-5342

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAMS (RENTAL ASSISTANCE)
Housing Choice Administration Office
642 North Broad Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-684-4300

HOUSING REPAIRS
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp.
1234 Market St., 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services are available for low-income Philadelphians

Weatherization – provides free weatherization and energy-efficiency improvements to owner-occupied and
rental units.

Basic Systems Repair Program (Homeowners Only
• Electrical/plumbing
• Roof: leak must be causing severe damage
• Walls/dangerous structural problems:
Limited resources. Lengthy waiting period.
Tel #: 215-448-2160

» Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia (ECA)
1924 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Crisis – assists low-income homeowners with basic heater repairs.
Tel #: 215-686-2590

Renters – Landlords are responsible for maintaining the property’s heating system. To report a landlord because
of a defective heater or if he/she is not providing enough heat, call the Philadelphia Heat hotline at: Tel #: 215-
686-2590

Housing Consortium for Disabled Individuals
4701 Pine St., Box 28
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Tel #: 215-528-5056
TDD for hearing impaired: 215-528-5814

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
642 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
PCA Senior Helpline – provides information about other programs for senior citizens.
Tel #: 215-765-9040

Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia (ECA)
1924 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel #: 215-988-0929

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)- 215-560-2970
Emergency Fuel Assistance Program (Crisis)- 215-686-2590
Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)- 215-829-0545
Homelessness Prevention Program- 215-988-0929

Tenants’ Action Group/Tenants’ Rental Assistance Corp.
21 S. 12th St., 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel #: 215-575-0700

Water Revenue Bureau
Municipal Services Building
1401 JFK Blvd., Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel #: 215-686-6880

Tenants’ Action Group
21 S. 12th St., 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel #: 215-575-0700

Fair Housing Commission, City of Philadelphia
34 S. 11th St., 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel #: 215-686-3238

Community Legal Services/Philadelphia
Legal Assistance
1424 Chestnut St., 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel #: 215-981-3700

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