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Our Doors are always open

Only about 15% of the homeless population is comprised of "chronically homeless" individuals.

You are not alone, The Salvation Army is here for you.

Sometimes life does not turn out how we planned. Our emergency, transitional, and permanent housing options across Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware can help. At The Salvation Army, we have an open door policy when it comes to those needing help with housingwhether they need a place to rest their head at night or assistance finding a way to stay in their own home. All are welcome, and every night we work to ensure thousands of men, women, and children sleep safely and dream of a better tomorrow.

Homelessness can happen to anyonesingle men, single women, entire families, the elderly, young adults, and even children. No one population is exempt. Any one of us could be a cancer diagnosis, financial crisis, or house fire away from needing aid. That's why our doors are always open, and we embrace all who walk through them. In 2019, there were about 567,715 homeless people living in the United States. While this number had been steadily decreasing since 2007, it has started to increase in the last two years. The Salvation Army offers permanent, supportive and transitional housing, as well as shelter programs to keep individuals and families safe off the streets.

How we help provide housing

Shelters & Emergency Housing

Everyone is welcome to come to The Salvation Army to get out of the bitter cold, intense heat, heavy rains, or just to have a safe and quiet place to sleep at night. With every bed comes a nutritious meal and a clean shower. We operate shelters across Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware for single men and women, with some areas able to accommodate young adults and entire families.

 Transitional Housing 

When you need a place to stay during the “in-between” phase of securing housing, our transitional housing program offers shelter until you find a permanent place to live. If you’ve been evicted, struggling with addiction, facing domestic violence, or a housing crisis, contact your local Salvation Army to find out what transitional housing options are available in your area. We offer temporary housing and support services for up to six months to low-income individuals, young adults, and families.

Permanent Supportive Housing 

We want to help people find a place to call home. When you need a more long-term solution, one of our permanent housing facilities may be a better fit. Our housing options range from supportive housing facilities for seniors to apartments for vulnerable young adults learning independence. We also have complexes for homeless adults and families.

 Rent Assistance

When you simply cannot afford your next rent payment, check with your local Corps Community Center to see if funding is available for rent assistance. This type of funding typically ebbs and flows, but if we can help, we will.

 Utility Assistance

During a long and cold winter, heating bills tend to swell and often it is a challenge to cover the payment and as a result your energy provider disconnects all utilities unless you can pay the  balance. Or, maybe a job loss forced you to choose between paying rent or paying your electricity bill. You chose rent and just received an electricity shut off notice—no one should be forced to make this type of choice. We can help.

 

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