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Gaudenzia House of Passage

Evening and Weekend Intake for Women.

Gaudenzia 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.
The City of Philadelphia provides emergency and temporary housing to persons experiencing homelessness. Homeless Services administers contracts with various human service organizations to provide short-term emergency housing accommodations, based on an assessment of need, to resolve an immediate housing crisis for persons and families. Case management assistance is also provided to assist households with obtaining appropriate long-term housing. Emergency housing services include:

Temporary shelter
Ongoing case management services
Assistance with obtaining transitional and/or permanent housing
Supportive housing for special populations
An optional savings program which allows households to save a part of their income for future housing expenses
Philadelphia Homeless Outreach Hotline 215-232-1984

Centralized Homeless Intake Services

Centralized Homeless Intake Services includes an assessment of eligibility and service needs of persons and families presenting for placement into emergency housing. If eligible, persons and families are placed in appropriate emergency housing, boarding homes, or other alternative housing. Mental health assessments and referrals to drug/alcohol treatment, health services, children and youth services, legal services and veterans services, etc., are provided as needed.

If you are currently experiencing homelessness, please report to one of the central intake centers listed. You must go through central intake for an initial assessment of your housing needs before placement into the homeless housing system.

After 5 PM Daily, Weekends and Holidays

Single Women: House of Passage, 49th & Haverford Avenue

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

A leader in the addiction treatment and recovery services field since 1968, Gaudenzia offers programs to best serve the needs of our diverse and ever-changing client population.

Adult Residential Services

Short, intermediate, and long-term substance abuse and mental health services are available for adults, women with children, homeless individuals, and HIV symptomatic substance abusers.

Outpatient Services

Traditional counseling is provided in outpatient settings including Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Partial Hospitalization, and diversified prevention programs.

Women with Children Services

Gaudenzia provides preferential treatment services to pregnant women and women with young children.

Adolescent Services

Gaudenzia offers outpatient programs for teens seeking recovery from chemical dependency.

Mental Health Residential Services

Specialized services to treat individuals whose chemical dependency co-occurs with mental disorders.

Prison Services

Specialized programs for individuals involved in the criminal justice system including services for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Transitional and Permanent Housing

Gaudenzia operates affordable, drug-free, housing to help clients stabilize their recovery following treatment.

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Questions & Answers

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

User Answers

  1. Waited 2 hrs in rain w/mostly Elderly/Wheelchair Clients. They gave us cold food, a Bologna Sandwich, no Coffee, or Tea, no Juice, Small bottled Water.

    Answer posted on May 10, 2022 0
  2. They helped me get mental health counseling. My room was clean however food was unediable

    Answer posted on Jul 1, 2022 0
  3. Terrible.

    Answer posted on Jan 24, 2024 0
  4. I was consistently stolen from and staff did nothing except get an attitude

    Answer posted on Apr 13, 2024 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

User Answers

  1. I felt safe..I was traumatized by being homeless. Councilor helped a lot, monitor staff no so much . Liked that I had a weekly time to clean clothes.

    Answer posted on Jul 1, 2022 0
  2. No it's not safe, the staff doesn't treat you very well, the clients are unstable and can be abusive, the food is sub par and the place seems a bit run down. I wouldn't call that a safe place.

    Answer posted on Jan 24, 2024 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

User Answers

  1. No they don't; so far as I have seen.

    Answer posted on May 26, 2021 0
  2. Medical necessary dogs.

    Answer posted on Jul 1, 2022 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

User Answers

  1. Follow rules. Make sure you keep in contact after leaving..homelessness is an ongoing battle if you didn't fix the issues that caused you to be homeless

    Answer posted on Jul 1, 2022 0
  2. Don't do it unless it's your last and only resource, cant take living on the street no more.

    Answer posted on Sep 2, 2023 0

How long can you stay here?

User Answers

  1. 6 months.

    Answer posted on May 26, 2021 0
  2. When I was there it was people abusing the system

    Answer posted on Jul 1, 2022 0
  3. 6 months

    Answer posted on Sep 4, 2023 0


  1. Sy
    Jun 11, 2019Reply
    Awful place. Having this as an only choice because I'm SINGLE is dehumanizing. Women sleep in chairs. One shower. Ambivalent staff.
  2. Rhia
    Feb 17, 2020Reply
    What a joke this place is. I am homeless and was told I couldn't stay there because I couldn't climb to a top bunk. I am 60 years old with bad knees for heavens sake! What a joke!
  3. An
    Oct 9, 2020Reply
    I just got here a few days ago the over night was very night. I had to get on a top bunk but I did it. The next day I went to cherry st and got a permanent bed (6 months) . It very clean and the staff is very polite.
  4. Amiyah
    May 10, 2021Reply
    I arrived after 9 last night and the lady who answered the door was not nice to me, just because I had one bag it was a problem.
  5. Aubrey
    May 10, 2022Reply
    Waiting in rain for 2 hrs to get Bologna Sandwich and a Small bottle of Water. Don't go.
  6. Ali
    Jun 21, 2022Reply
    Don't go to this shelter, they treat you bad.
  7. Angie
    Jan 19, 2023Reply
    Most of the staff for the overnight program were mean. They do not want you to so much as walk around in the hall to stretch your legs. During the weekend, they sit the women in chairs for the day and penalize you if you try to walk around. Lunch and dinner consists of plain sandwiches, water and maybe a snack. They were quick to yell at you over any issue, like asking for a towel. They treated the women there like they were adult kindergartners in time out. Staff mostly treated the women who came here with disdain.
  8. Kash
    May 22, 2023Reply
    The staff are very mean, they talk to you like you are an animal, the food they feed you is a disgrace, this place deserves to be shut down. No stars on the review.
  9. Liam
    Apr 13, 2024Reply
    They don't do anything on time. Meals are often late. Sometimes they skip giving you your meds all together. Staff aren't trained for their clientele. I've had to step in and take a broom away from one resident using it on another while 4 staff members just stood there yelling. I've seen one staff member give another a spanking in front of everyone in the lunch room I've seen staff yelling at client's & each other. This place is absolute chaos. They don't help you do anything they just let you stay here for 6 months.

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