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YWCA Emergency Shelter - Harrisburg

1101 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA - 17104

Programs Offered

Bridge Housing

    Goal-oriented housing program for women and women with children who are homeless for any reason
    Offers support to participants with the following goals in mind: secure employment and permanent housing
    Trained staff help participants eliminate potential barriers to self-sufficiency, such as a poor credit rating, lack of high school diploma or formal training, or a criminal record
    Click here for FAQs and additional information

Emergency Shelter

    Provides housing to single women and women with children for up to 30 days
    Services are focused on securing housing and employment
    Shelter representatives assist in developing service plans, provide referrals and monitor progress weekly
    Services are free and confidential
    Referrals are accepted through the HELP office at (717) 238-2851. After business hours, contact Crisis Intervention at (717) 232-7511.

Permanent Housing Disabilities

    Program provides rental assistance and weekly case management
    Single homeless women and men, homeless women and men with families with permanent disabilities
    Following an interview if an individual is accepted, theyre placed in an apartment in the community
    Individual pays a portion of rent based on income, program pays the difference
    Program covers security deposit and utilities
    Goal plans are development and individuals meet with case managers weekly to monitor progress
    Goals focus on maintaining housing, improving finance situations, maintaining health, obtaining part-time employment, pursuing higher education, etc.
    Participants are assisted financially until they receive Section 8 voucher, public housing, or have a change in income that allows for self-sufficiency

Section 8 or Single Room Occupancy

    Program for single, homeless women
    Considered permanent housing
    Residents have a private, single room with a shared kitchen and bath
    For additional information and FAQs, click here

 Transitional Housing

    Goal oriented housing program for women and women with children who are homeless
    Housing offered in two and three bedroom apartments
    Program goals include employment and permanent housing

 Winter Overnight Shelter - Operates December 1 through March 31

    Unfunded, lifesaving service offered to homeless women who cannot or will not utilize existing homeless programs during cold winter months
    Guests enter the YWCA lobby from 8:00 9:30 p.m. though guests needed shelter after 9:30 may be escorted by the police
    Guests received supplies to take a shower and spend the night: blankets, pillows, towels, hygiene packets, light snacks
    Guests must leave by 7:00 a.m. the following morning though guest exist times may be extended due to extreme weather conditions

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