Shelters provide an essential service in uncertain economic times, offering temporary housing to those who might otherwise be homeless. Some shelters will further help provide training and life skills to help avoid a recurrence. For additional information, see the Housing section.
AGAPE FAMILY SHELTER
BELL SOCIALIZATION SERVICES
Bell Family Shelter opened in 1986 and remains York County’s only 30-day emergency shelter serving homeless families. The shelter houses as many as 40 people per night (about half of whom are under the age of 12) and provides basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.
160 S. George st., York
BRETHREN HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Mission is to help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness achieve their potential with stable housing, supportive services and loving relationships.
219 Hummel St., Harrisburg
CAPITAL AREA COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS
Comprises more than 70 organizations, agencies, churches and other non-profits, to mobilize resources to help families and friends who are homeless, or are dangerously close to becoming homeless.
10 N. Second St., Suite 405, Harrisburg
CARLISLE COMBINED AREA RESOURCES FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER
Serves and strengthens the community by providing emergency shelter, resources and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
50 W. Penn St., Carlisle
CHRISTIAN CHURCHES UNITED
First point of contact for intake into the following emergency shelters: the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Emergency Shelter, Shalom House, and Interfaith Family Shelter. Emergency shelter is available on a first-come first-serve basis and is subject to availability.
413 S. 19th St., Harrisburg
DOWNTOWN DAILY BREAD
Offers 40 warm, safe beds to homeless men who would otherwise be unsheltered during the winter season, usually December through March.
Also has a day shelter open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the year. It offers a unique and essential program in the Harrisburg community for homeless individuals to rest, relax, connect with services, and access to electronics.
234 South St., Harrisburg
FAMILY PROMISE OF HARRISBURG CAPITAL REGION
INTERFAITH SHELTER FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES
Only homeless shelter in Harrisburg region specifically serving families.
120 Willow Road, Suite C, Harrisburg
LEBANON COUNTY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
LEBANON RESCUE MISSION
LIFEPATH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
PERRY HUMAN SERVICES
PRECIOUS HEARTS FOUNDATION
Emergency shelter is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance for eligible homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families, providing a 90-day stay as they move to independent living.
102 W. High St., Carlisle
SILENCE OF MARY HOME
SUSQUEHANNA HARBOR SAFE HAVEN
(Christian Churches United)
Offers long-term housing within a supportive community for up 25 formerly homeless men in Dauphin County. The program was designed to help chronically homeless men — those living on the street for a year or more — who are also dealing with mental illness.
1805 N. 12th St., Harrisburg