Community CARES - Carlisle, PA

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50 West Penn Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
: 717-249-1009
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We are a physical Coordinated Entry site. Either call 211 or come directly to CARES to complete an assessment. CARES intake are between 9 am - 6:30 pm.

The overnight shelter is the core of our mission. We utilize the space provided by community churches to shelter our residents overnight. Each month, the location of the shelter rotates to the next church on the list. Based on space and availability, C.A.R.E.S. has the resources to shelter 65 individuals a night.

Our family shelter has evolved as the needs of the homeless families continued to grow in the Cumberland County area. Initially, families were sheltered in hotels paid for by C.A.R.E.S.. Over time, it made sense to shelter the families at the host church. When space and volunteers are available, the family shelter is housed at a separate church than the host church.

The resource center is a day center which provides C.A.R.E.S.’ residents the resources needed to complete daily basic needs. This includes showers, laundry, and eating. It also acts as a place of contact for the residents to use when applying for housing and jobs.

Volunteers Requests by Community CARES: Yes we are always seeming volunteers for many positions, our most urgent is overnight shelter and daily drivers.

Donation Requests by Community CARES: We need anything you would typically need to run a household.

Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2020-02-01

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Community CARES at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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