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Office of Supportive Housing (OSH)

City-run office that helps with the assessment and placement of homeless families into city funded homeless programs. 1401 JFK Blvd. 10th Fl-215-686-7147-open 9am-4pm
OSH Brochure

After 4pm-Eliza Shirley House

Offers 24 hour emergency housing- 1320 Arch Street-215-568-5111.

People’s Emergency Center

Large homeless shelter for mother/children-325 N. 39 th Street- (267) 777-5867

Gaudenzia, Inc.

6-9 month substance abuse treatment for homeless women and children- 215-238-2150

Homeless Prevention Program

If at risk of becoming homeless, click below. There is help.
Click here or brochure

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP)

HAP collaborates with shelter providers, homeless advocates, community service providers and the legal community to provide homeless clients with legal representation and to connect them with other social services. 1429 Walnut Street, 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102. (215) 523-9595.

PHMC’s Resource Guide for Homeless

Great resource guide for services for homeless families and families in need. Click below.
Click Here for Guide

Covenant House (Homeless Youth)

Covenant House Pennsylvania operates a 51-bed Crisis Center that provides emergency shelter and a host of support services through our Open Intake Policy. Any youth under the age of 21 in need of a place to stay is admitted, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31 East Armat Street-call 215-951-5411.

Youth Emergency Shelter

Helps runaway and homeless adolescents in need of immediate shelter and care. Call 215-787-0633.

CTS Youth Transition Center

A runaway youth shelter for youth 14-17 years old at 5732 Thomas Ave. Call (267) 969-7272 ext.104 for info or go to their FB page at

Pathways Teen Girl Shelter

Pathways Pa Basic Center Program, located in West Philadelphia, provides shelter and services to teen girls aged 13-17 who have runaway, are homeless or are at risk of being a runaway and/or homeless youth. To learn more about the Basic Center Program, please call 215-397-4287.