Philadelphia Homeless Shelters & Services For The Needy

Welcome to our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Homeless Shelters and Services for the needy page. Below are all of the homeless shelters and services for the needy that provide help to those in need for Philadelphia, PA and surrounding cities.

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We also provide other homeless resources such as transitional resources for the homeless. Homeless clinic and treatment center resources are also provided on the right navigational bar.

Many shelters also provide services such as alcohol and drug rehab treatment along with clinics. I try to provide as much information as possible on my details pages.

Active Listings In Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Station House

Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 227-5086
Emergency shelter and after hour intake site providing client service case management, a computer lab, and residential services for 99 men in North Philadelphia
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Safe Haven - For Veterans

Philadelphia , PA 19132
0.81 miles from city center Philadelphia
Shelter is designed for homless veterans who are chronically homeless with honorable discharge and able to receive services from the Veterans Admininstration. Veterans are able to stay at Safe Haven up to 6 months if they are working on stablizing their homelessness
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Susquehanna House Shelter

Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 769-0500
Emergency shelter with client service case management and residential services for 22 single women.
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St Elizabeth's Recovery House

Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 763-1820
26 single room occupancy units for men who are homeless and have a substance use disorder with or without a co-occurring mental illness. The program is structured and requires resident readiness to change substance use behaviors. Residents pay 30% of their income for rent and $20 per week for food.
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Brotherhood Mission

Philadelphia, PA 19125
Men's Shelter
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R. Darby Center - For Single Men

Philadelphia, PA 19130
Weekday hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 3pm.

Centralized intake services for homeless men. Individuals are placed in appropriate emergency housing, boarding homes, or alternative housing. Other services provided as needed.
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Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence

Philadelphia, PA 19123
The Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence is a safe and welcoming emergency housing shelter offering loving, respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental services in order to empower residents to strive towards self-sufficiency. All family configurations including families with teenaged childr
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Youth Emergency Services

Philadelphia, PA 19130
This is a shelter for adolescents.
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Philadelphia Emergency Shelter and Services

Philadelphia, PA 19107
This is not a homeless shelter, This is an area homeless resource.
The Office of Emergency Shelter and Services (OESS) mission is to assist/prepare adults and families for self-sufficiency and independent living. OESS offers a network of shelters, boarding homes, and refers
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Gateway Service Center

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Day shelter for men and women. They provide telephones, access to laundry services, lunch and dinner.
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Our Brother's Place Men's Day Shelter

Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 236-7024
Men's Day Shelter. 8am - 8pm. 7 days a week.
Meals, showers, clothes, counseling assistance.
Doctor provided on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Thursday nights.
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Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-6400 x102
*Three meals served every day for men, women and children *Overnight emergency shelter for men *Long-term residential recovery program for men *Transitional housing program for women (and children) at separate location.

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is the third oldest Rescue Missi
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Covenant House For Youths

Philadelphia, PA 19144
Offers emergency shelter for youth 18 to 21 years old. Services include an on-site health clinic, case management and education and vocational services. Walk-ins accepted. No ID required. Open 24/7.

Call us at (215) 951-5411 or (888) 829-1249 and press “0″ to speak to the Manager on D
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Saint John's Hospice

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Saint John's Hospice seeks to be a community grounded in faith and service where homeless persons find dignity, respect, nourishment, and opportunities for new beginnings.

Services targeted to men in need. Residence, day services (lunch, mail, showers/clothing, case management), ov
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Whosoever Gospel Mission

Philadelphia, PA 19144
Emergency Shelter for males over 21 years old. Must have 2 forms of ID and be in good physical health.
Must be able to work with no restrictions and no income. This is a program and the resident must remain until they graduate.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4pm.
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Appletree Family Shelter - Women

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing (OSH) supportive shelter. This is a family shelter. Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm. Families can be seen after 7:30am. Call for details.

Required Documents: Photo I.D. for parent, Social Security Card and Birth Certificates for all dependents.   See more details

Eliza Shirley House - Shelter For Women

Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 568-5111
Salvation Army shelter for women and women with children only. Open 24 hours a day.
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Path Homeless Services Day Shelter

Camden, NJ 08102
3.38 miles from city center Philadelphia
(856) 365 - 6597
DESCRIPTION: Path is a day center for homeless males providing AIDS awareness and testing, case management, showers, laundry, substance abuse counseling, information and referral, outreach, client advocacy, clothing bank and limited transitional housing.

Overnight services available O
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Crossroads House - Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Camden, NJ 08102
3.43 miles from city center Philadelphia
(856) 365 - 0324
DESCRIPTION: Crossroads House is a residential facility for 11 single men that offers social services including drug and alcohol counseling, employment skills training, and access to homeless services of the PATH program.
business hours: Intake: 8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri; Other hours vary dependi
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Mercy Hospice For Women and Children

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Shelter for women with children and single persons. Contact for full details.
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Victory Shelter Programs Inc.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
We help People that are homeless or living in crisis that live with severe physical or developmental disabilities that need housing and assistance with managing their care.

Functional Eligibility for the Physically Disabled:
Age 18 and
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Bureau of Senior & Emergency Services, Camden City

Camden, NJ 08101
3.84 miles from city center Philadelphia
The Bureau of Senior and Emergency Services, (formerly Office on Aging), provides activities and programs for the health and welfare of senior residents of Camden City. They also provide direct assistance and referrals to residents who have met with a catastrophe, are homeless or potentially homeles
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People's Emergency Center For Women And Children

Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-7522
Shelter for women and children.
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My Brother's House Men's Shelter

Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-3011
Men's shelter for homeless. Emergency shelter. Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
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Bethesda Project

Philadelphia, PA 19146
This is the Administrative Office for the Bethesda Project. They run 13 City, Church-Based Shelters, Overnight Cafes, Transitional Housing, Safe Havens, Permanent Supportive Housing and Independent Housing run by Bethesda Project. Contact them for further details and assistance. The Bethesda Proje
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A Gift From God Ministries

Camden, NJ 08105
4.16 miles from city center Philadelphia
A Gift From God Transitional Home is for single women and women with children up to the age of 11. Each women will occupy a fully furnished room and share a bathroom and kitchen (one on each floor). For more information please feel free to contact us at 267-290-5001
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The Butterfly Program

Camden, NJ 08103
4.30 miles from city center Philadelphia
856 246 1631
The Butterfly Program Inc, which is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization in Camden, NJ, was created to assist citizens living in poverty and hardship to make a positive change in the community. Our mission is to cultivate, develop and empower those who want a better life in society. However, we will
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Anna M Sample House Women's Shelter

Camden, NJ 08103
4.41 miles from city center Philadelphia
This 25-bed residence for homeless families and single adult females is supervised 24 hours/day. The average length of stay varies for each individual. Services also include: case management, assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, child-enrichment activities, clothes, life skills training, hou
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Gaudenzia House of Passage

Philadelphia, PA 19139

Evening and Weekend Intake for Women.

Gaudenzia’a House of Passage is a 100 bed facility for single women. House of passage provides supportive services including a computer lab, educational and vocational services as well as community building events.
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Traveler's Aid Society - Families Forward Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19139
For the new homeless in Philadelphia. Less than 3 weeks in Philadelphia and homeless.
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Families Forward Philadelphia (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services of Phila)

Philadelphia, PA 19139
Our emergency shelter for homeless families has 75 separate, private rooms for each family. It offers a warm, safe environment, nutritious food, and high quality childcare. All families are referred to our shelter through the City of Philadelphia's Office of Supportive Housing.
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Philadelphia Veterans House

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia Veterans House is a transitional shelter for homeless veterans while they secure permanent housing. We provide room and board, three meals a day, case management, laundry amenities and advocacy in pursuing education, benefits, medical coverage, and mental health goals.
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Life Center of Eastern Delaware County

Upper Darby, PA 19082
5.97 miles from city center Philadelphia
50 bed facility based shelter for single adult men and women.

The Life Center houses 50 individuals at any given time and serves over 160 residents per year.

All guests must complete and intake screening. If there are no beds available, you will be placed on a waiting list.
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Greater Philadelphia Food Bank

Philadelphia, PA 19148
Provide Food
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Upper Darby, PA 19082
6.82 miles from city center Philadelphia
Overnight church-based, mobile emergency shelter in the eastern area of the County. Different facilities host the shelter program each month. This shelter program is not wheelchair accessible. Participants sleep on mats on the floor and most sites have stairs. Capacity is 50 beds. Eligibility Must
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DELAWARE Delaware County Department of Human Resources Homeless Services Coordin

Upper Darby, PA 19082
6.97 miles from city center Philadelphia
This is not a homeless shelter, This is an area homeless resource. If you are in the area of DELAWARE Delaware County Department of Human Resources Homeless Services Coordinator, call them for help regarding their Homeless Assistance Programs.
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Outley House Shelter

Philadelphia, PA 19142
(215) 724-8355
Provides an emergency shelter with client service case management, a computer lab, and residential services for up to 260 men at any given time, funded by the Office of Supportive Housing (OSH) since 1992.
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Emergency Services of Catholic Charities

Delanco, NJ 08075
10.14 miles from city center Philadelphia
(856) 764 - 6940
24 hour, 7 days-a- week emergency shelter program. After-hours calls taken by CONTACT and referred to caseworker.

Emergency Services is an anti-poverty program providing for basic needs: food,clothing and shelter. Services provided include food pantry, recycled clothing, small household
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Salvation Army Shelter Norristown

Norristown, PA 19404
13.35 miles from city center Philadelphia
The Salvation Army offers an emergency shelter for families with children under 18.

Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Open to any individual or family in need of shelter. Call in advance.
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Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC)

Norristown, PA 19401
14.05 miles from city center Philadelphia
Provides a day shelter with caseworkers. Showers, clothes washers, internet access etc. This day center is open from 7 am to 9 pm. There is also an overnight shelter that operates from 9 pm to 7 am. In addition to working with individuals utilizing the center, the CHOC is also involved with c
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Wesley House Emergency Shelter

Chester, PA 19013
15.13 miles from city center Philadelphia
The shelter has 17 rooms for families or single women. It is typically at full capacity of 70 people on any given day and serves an average of 240 individuals (75 households) per year. Wesley House has a state-of-the-art computer training room for clients to improve their computer skills, search f
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CityTeam Ministries Philadelphia

Chester, PA 19013
15.40 miles from city center Philadelphia
(610) 872-6865
Office hours: From 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Shelter hours: The shelter doors open at 7:45 PM each evening and close at 8:10 PM.

Overnight facility-based shelter for men. Shelter guests arrive in the evening and must exit the following morning. Capacity is 36 beds.

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The Family Management Center

Chester, PA 19013
16.44 miles from city center Philadelphia
Shelter for families. 10 rooms. FMC offers numerous additional programs including the After School Program, medical assessments through ChesPenn, mental health assessments through Horizon House, toys during the holiday season, play therapy and a karate program for children.
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The Extended Hand Ministries Shelter

Mount Holly, NJ 08060
18.26 miles from city center Philadelphia
The emergency shelter can house up to 8 single men and 3 single women temporarily to allow our clients to seek employment, housing, social services so as to better their lives.
When the county declares a state of emergency such as "extreme weather condition" (code blue)
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The Affordable Homes Group

Mount Holly, NJ 08060
18.65 miles from city center Philadelphia
Housing Service and assistance to homeless, seniors who need housing and low income residents.

Contact during office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to 5pm.

To be eligible for services:
- Homeless Shelter - Must be referred by the Burlington County Board of Social
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Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter

Levittown, PA 19058
18.85 miles from city center Philadelphia
Emergency shelter for families and individuals; case managers assist with needed services; Provides emergency shelter, food, clothing and general information referrals. The shelter can house up to 85 men, women and children.

Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Shelter is F
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AHTN Code Blue Shelter - Extreme Weather Shelter

Fairless Hills, PA 19030
19.81 miles from city center Philadelphia
Interfaith organization providing seasonal shelter December - March during periods of extreme weather.
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Life Rescue Mission

levittown, PA 19054
20.57 miles from city center Philadelphia
Emergency shelter
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The House - Phoenixville Women's Outreach

Phoenixville, PA 19460
21.62 miles from city center Philadelphia
In January 2015, Phoenixville Women's Outreach opened'The House'permanent housing program for homeless and low-income single women in the greater Phoenixville, Pennsylvania area. In addition to safe housing, we provide our residents with support services and counseling to enhance skills, achieve se
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Eleanor Corbett House - Safe Haven For Women

Glassboro, NJ 08028
21.73 miles from city center Philadelphia
Provides shelter for single women or women with children and families.
TANF or GA recipients must be referred by Gloucester County Board of Social Services.
Non-welfare clients with work related income can be referred by other social service agencies.
EL (Emergency Lease) progra
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Good Samaritan Shelter

Phoenixville, PA 19460
21.84 miles from city center Philadelphia
The Good Samaritan Shelter is a Christian ministry that provides emergency and transitional housing and other critical services to homeless men in the greater Phoenixville, PA area.

Our Phoenixville location can hold 8 men in our emergency shelter and an additional 17 in our transitiona
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BUCKS Bucks County Opportunity Council

Doylestown, PA 18901
21.86 miles from city center Philadelphia

This is not a homeless shelter, This is an area homeless resource. If you are in the area of BUCKS Bucks County Opportunity Council, call them for help regarding their Homeless Assistance Programs.
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Bucks County Housing Group

Doylestown, PA 18901
23.32 miles from city center Philadelphia
(215) 345-1492
This is not a homeless shelter. It is housing services. Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG) works to advance the interests of people with low moderate income and people in crisis through the provision of affordable housing and related social services.

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Rescue Mission of Trenton - Trenton Rescue Mission

Trenton, NJ 08609
25.78 miles from city center Philadelphia
(609) 695-1436
The Rescue Mission of Trenton provides the only Emergency Shelter in Mercer County, New Jersey, licensed by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), serving single men and women. While a homeless client is in the shelter, staff members work to link the person to community programs that will addres
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Cold Weather Oveflow Shelter

Trenton, NJ 08638
26.28 miles from city center Philadelphia
The Center provides sleeping shelter during cold weather months to area homeless individuals who come as overflow from the Trenton Rescue Mission.

Report to Rescue Mission first, will refer to East Trenton Center when Rescue Mission is full.

Business Hours: Mon - Fri 11:00
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Roof Over For Women And Children

Allentown, PA 18042
28.85 miles from city center Philadelphia
Easton Area Neighborhood Center (Roof Over)
Women's and children shelter provided by Easton Area Neighborhood Center.
Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Must be a Northampton County resident and be over the age of 18.
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