Shelters

BETHLEHEM HAVEN

Offers services mainly for single women. Their services include: emergency shelter, transitional housing, drug&alcohol treatment, and supportive services.
CONTACT INFO: Fifth Avenue Commons
905 Watson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown)
(412) 391-1348
Bethlehem Haven’s Website

CRISIS CENTER NORTH

Offers emergency shelter and services, as well as short-term safe houses, to victims of domestic violence.
CONTACT INFO: P.O. Box 101093
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-6728
Online Information About Crisis Center North

DEBRA HOUSE

Offers bridge housing for women with children that are under the age of 10 years.
CONTACT INFO: 16 Holland Avenue
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 271-5787

HEARTH

Offers mainly bridge housing to women and their children. Housing agreements can last up to 2 years.
CONTACT INFO: 4540 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
(412) 939-2302
Hearth’s Website

NEW BEGINNINGS

They are a 30 day emergency shelther. They accept women with children (male children must be less than 12 years old)
CONTACT INFO: 7115 Bennett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 244-5144 (Temporary Phone)

ROSELIA CENTER

Offers temporary housing for single, unwed mothers.
CONTACT INFO: 624 Clyde Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-4410
Roselia Website

WOMEN’S CENTER & SHELTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

Offers emergency shleter and housing for victims of domestic violence and their children. Location is confidential. Please call for details.
CONTACT INFO: P.O. Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 687-8005 (hotline)
(412) 687-8017 (office)
Women’s Center’s Website

WOMANSPACE EAST, INC

Offers emergency shelter and bridge housing for women who are victims of domestic violence.
CONTACT INFO: P.O. Box 3826
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
(412) 765-2665

WOMANSPLACE OF WESTERN PA

Offers emergency shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence.
CONTACT INFO: P.O. Box 216
McKeesport, PA 15134
(412) 678-4616 (hotline)
(412) 678-4620 (office)
http://www.womansplace.org

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LIGHT OF LIFE RESCUE MISSION

Offers emergency shelter, housing, bridge housing, and recovery program for men.
CONTACT INFO: 10-12 E. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 803-4120
(412) 258-6100
Light of Life Website

NORTHSIDE COMMON MINISTRIES

Offers emergency shelter and housing for men only.
CONTACT INFO: P.O. Box 99861
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 323-1163
Northside Common’s Website

FAMILY LINKS RUNAWAY YOUTH OUTREACH CENTER & SHELTER

Provides a critical service for homeless adults, 15-21 years old – a group that is too old to be in children’s programs and often not comfortable about entering an adult program. The program is located on Fifth Avenue in the lower Hill Disctrict and provides safe shelter, emergency shelter, meals, clothing, a free medical clinic, and career training.
CONTACT INFO: 1601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 661-1800 or (412) 471-6160
Family Links’ Downtown Outreach Website

THREE RIVERS YOUTH

They offer residential, day treatment, shelter and outreach programs for runaway and homeless youth. They have two separate locations.
CONTACT INFO: For individuals ages 7 to 17 years old
200 North Dithridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 687-6583
For individuals ages 12 to 21 years old
508 Franklin Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
(412) 243-4466
(412) 243 5638 (crisis hot line)
Three Rivers Youth Website

WHALE’S TALE

They provide shelter for homeless youths. They also offer youth and family counseling.
CONTACT INFO: 250 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-1800

——SHELTERS for INDIVIDUALS and/or FAMILIES——

The following are a list of emergency shelters that house both men and women, as well as families. Please contact them individually to discuss their specific requirements.

ALLEGHENY HOUSE CENTRAL RELOCATION

This is an organization that offers shelter for families that are homeless due to code violations.
CONTACT INFO: Their office is located at
1835 Center Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-7720 (Office)
The Shelter is located at 1305 Allegheny Avenue, North Side
Pittsburgh, 152233

ALLEGHENY VALLEY ASSOCIATION of CHURCHES

Day space for homeless families, sleeping accommodations at various church facilities. Up to five families may stay until housing is found.
CONTACT INFO: 1913 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
(724) 226-0606
Allegheny Valley Churches’ Website

CHAIN OF HOPE

A drop-in center that offers day services to individuals.
CONTACT INFO: 611 South Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
412-247-5018

EAST END COOPERATIVE MINISTRIES

They offer various services including: Drop-In Center, emergency shelter/safe haven, counseling, medical services, transitional housing for single men, PennFree Housing (rent support/counseling) for men/women with or without children recovering from addiction, Safe Orr Center (nonmedical respite care ).
CONTACT INFO: 250 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-361-5549
East End’s Website

EAST SIDE COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE

They offer housing via PennFree, bridge housing, emergency shelter, and safe haven services.
CONTACT INFO: 7119 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208(Homewood)
(412) 244-5144
East Side Community’s Website

HOPE HOUSE

They offer trasitional and bridge housing, up to 2-year stays. New units for 6 families. Please call for qualification requirements.
CONTACT INFO: P.O. Box 67
Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 224-7006

ORR COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER

Offers housing and emergency shelter for men and women.
CONTACT INFO: 6023 Harvard Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (East Liberty)
(412) 362-3550

SALVATION ARMY of WESTERN PA

They offer services for men, women and families. Services include housing,emergency shelter and bridge housing.
CONTACT INFO: Family Crisis Center
424 Third Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 394-4819
Salvation Army of Western PA’s Website

YMCA MCKEESPORT

Offers housing, emergency shelter and bridge housing for men and women.
CONTACT INFO: 523 Sinclair Street
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 644-9168
Mckeesport YMCA Website

—–SHELTERS for WOMEN (and THEIR CHILDREN)—–

ALLE-KISKI HOPE CENTER

Offers housing, emergency shelter and transitional housing to women and children, victims of domestic violence. Serves northeastern Allegheny, northwestern Westmoreland, and southern portions of Butler and Armstrong counties)
CONTACT INFO: specific location confidential
P.O. Box 67
Tarentum, PA 15084
(412) 224-1100
HOPE Center’s Website

LOCAL SHELTERS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

Compiled by Dr. Stillwell, Resident at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Last Updated on Feb 27th, 2007.

Individuals needing support may contact the agencies directly or may contact the Bureau of Hunger and Housing Services at (412) 350-4031 or the Bureau of Outreach and Prevention Services at (412) 350-3319 for more information.

——SHELTHERS for TEENS and YOUTHS——

FAMILY LINKS

This is a teen shelter that offers emergency services. Target age range of 15-20 years old. Can accommodate teens with young children.
CONTACT INFO: 416 Olive Street
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 672-8632
Family Links Website