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Shelters/Homeless Prevention

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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) 686-7175 -open 9am-4pm. Also, Homeless hotline: 215-232-1984. Veterans Homelessness Hotline: 1-877-424-3838. Philly Vets Home Coalition Hotline: 215-923-8387.  OSH Brochure

After 4pm-Eliza Shirley House

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

Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence

For families only emergency housing after-hours services (weekdays after 5 pm and holidays and weekends). Call 215-787-2887, 715 N. Broad Street

People’s Emergency Center

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

Project HOME

Project HOME has housing programs, opportunities for employment, medical care, and educational resources for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. Visit their website for more information about their programs and services.

Philadelphia 24-Hour Homeless Outreach Hotline

If you see someone in Philadelphia experiencing homelessness who needs help, please call the 24-Hour Hotline. 215-232-1984 Or 1-877-222-1984

Office of Homeless Services Participant Comment Line

To register complaints about shelter, transitional, and permanent housing, and rapid rehousing. 215-686-4700

Gaudenzia, Inc.

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

Education for Homeless Youth

Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) works to remove barriers for students experiencing homelessness/housing insecurity/displacement in Philadelphia. Click here for info
Also, can fill out this form and someone will contact you ASAP.

Homeless Prevention Program

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

Youth Emergency Shelter

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

Youth Valley House

Independent Living housing programs provide semi-supervised small group living and individual apartments for single or parenting youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are homeless or in the foster care system. Call (215) 574-9194 for info.

Gloria Casarez Residence

30 one-bedroom units of affordable housing targeted to young adults (age 18-23) who are homeless, have experienced homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness (including those aging out of foster care), and will be LBGTQ-friendly. Call 215-309-5227 for info.

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

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