Hearts for the Homeless - State College, PA
100 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801
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Description: Daytime Drop-In Center
Currently open 5 days a week from 9 am until 6 pm weekend hours vary. Call to confirm we are open.
Our mission is to provide a warm, safe space for the local homeless to come in from the elements. To create a sense of belonging and community and bring awareness to the community.
Hearts for the Homeless meets real physical needs by giving away necessities such as clothing, medical supplies, food and toiletries to the area homeless. Supplying basic needs such as these help make people's lives just a little better
Transitional Apartment Program - T.A.P.
Hearts for Homeless Transitional Apartment Program (TAP) was established in May 2015 as a response to the rapidly growing number of homeless families with small children in Centre County.
TAP consists of seven H4H leased apartments housing 15 people ranging in ages from 1 to 64, and serving very small children, single mothers, cancer patients, veterans, recovering addicts, current addicts and the other disadvantaged.
With support from you and our community, Hearts For Homeless is able to secure leases, provide security deposits, and first month's rent which is often a barring factor for our Centre County Homeless during their search for affordable housing. Case managers work with TAP participants and are able make an effort to impart the faculties and experience needed to maintain an apartment, and push towards a work ethic that is financially suitable for our housing market. Clients who graduate from TAP will not only have the confidence to successfully maintain an apartment but theyâ€™ll have the skills and support to transition into an apartment of their own.
There is currently a waiting list for placement, but with broader funding, we hope to bring our apartment total to 10 and increase TAP's capacity to 20 participants by January 2015.
Hearts For Homeless Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter
Operational only October- May (During Intense Overcrowding)
Volunteers Requests by Hearts for the Homeless: we are always looking for volunteers! Visit our website for more information
Donation Requests by Hearts for the Homeless: Donations What kind of donations can help? As we expand our services and attempt to establish our new shelter location near downtown, monetary donations are currently the most direct way to help. For in-kind and tangible donations, refer to our Donation page and scroll to the bottom to see our wishlist. When and where should I bring my donations? Donations can be brought to our Drop-In Shelter on 100 S. Fraser street during operating hours. Where is the best place to park while dropping off donations or visiting? Metered Parking can be found on the 100 and 200 block of W. College Ave. The most accessible parking garage is Fraser Street Parking Garage located at 135 S. Fraser St. State College, PA 16801 and is two minuets from Hearts From Homeless. Please feel free to call (814)325-9471 and have a volunteer meet your vehicle to make your drop-off convenient.
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
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.
Do you have items to donate? Contact Hearts for the Homeless at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.