Families Forward Philadelphia (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services of Phila) - Philadelphia, PA

Contact information

111 N. 49th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
: Phone: 215-240-4828
: www.familiesforwardphilly.org
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Description: 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.

Volunteers Requests by Families Forward Philadelphia (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services of Phila): If you are interested in volunteering at Families Forward Philadelphia contact Grace Hightower, Director of Fund Development at 215.240.4828 or ghightower@familiesforwardphilly.org. To learn more about volunteer opportunities available visit our website at www.familiesforwardphilly.org All volunteers 18 and over must complete an application for PA Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances prior to volunteering at Families Forward Philadelphia.

Donation Requests by Families Forward Philadelphia (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services of Phila): Non-Perishable FoodInfant Care Items (new and gently used)Halloween DonationsHousehold Items (new and gently used)Personal Care Items(male and female)Professional Clothing (male and female)School Supplies (K-12th Grades)

User Questions & Answers

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.

If you have pictures of the shelter, I will upload them on this page. Please email me with the name of your shelter and the pictures to: HomelessSupport@gmail.com

Do you have items to donate? Contact Families Forward Philadelphia (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services of Phila) at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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