Partner Agencies and Homeless Resources


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There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.  –  Jan Schakowsky

Where to Turn – Resources that Help the Homeless

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We’re at 18th & The Parkway in Center City Philadelphia most Tuesday afternoons at 2:30 PM giving out food & clothing while donations last.  Stop by & volunteer, or just say hi.  Smiles guaranteed.   Donation requests: underwear, socks, toiletries, t-shirts, sweatpants, sleeping bags. Contact us for pick-up.  To donate money to purchase supplies go to at

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Also on Tuesdays UESF and Tuesday Afternoon Philly Outreach will be at Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad St. every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 PM offering ourreach services for Veterans.

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If you are a Vet or know someone in need of emergency housing services in the Philadelphia area call



 Tuesday Afternoon Philly Outreach

Philadelphia Outreach Affiliations


Bethesda Project
Covenant House Pennsylvania
City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Shelter and Services
Dignity Housing
Episcopal Community Services
Hall Mercer
Homeless Advocacy Project
Horizon House
Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Pathways to Housing PA
People’s Emergency Center
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Public Health Management Corporation
Philadelphia Unemployment Project

Resources for Human Development
Ready, Willing & Able
The Simple Way
Women’s Community Revitalization Project

State Organizations

Better Choices Budget Coalition
CeaseFire PA
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
PA Voice
Pennsylvania Health Access Coalition
Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

National Organizations


100,000 Homes Campaign
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Corporation for Supportive Housing
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Center on Family Homelessness
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Housing Conference
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
National Low Income Housing Coalition
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness
NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Employment for the Homeless


One Step Away

One Step Away Website

One Step Away is Philadelphia’s first street paper aimed at raising awareness of homelessness and providing employment to those in need. With each dollar received, 75¢ goes directly to the vendor. The other 25¢ covers the printing costs. The vendors are people experiencing homelessness or joblessness. While the vast majority of One Step Away vendors are living on the street or in temporary shelters when they start with the project, most are able to use the money earned by distributing One Step Away to secure their own housing. You can check out our demographics and vendor outcomes here.


One Step Away has a twofold purpose: One, to offer those without shelter meaningful income opportunities and personal growth, and, two, to backlight the scourge of homelessness and lack of affordable housing in the Philadelphia area to bring forward solutions and changes so that everyone enjoys the shelter they deserve.


One Step Away is unique among the nation’s street newspapers in that the majority of the content is produced by the residents of Philadelphia’s shelter OneStepAwayInsidesystem. We believe that the best way to draw attention to the issues surrounding poverty and homelessness is to publish stories written by those who have experienced these issues first hand. Not only does this help to make the stories in the paper more genuine but also helps the writers build writing skills and self-esteem, making them more attractive to potential employers.


One Step Away does vendor sign-up, orientation and training every week at Arch Street United Methodist Church at the corner of Broad and Arch in Center City. Contact us for more information.

We welcome all people without shelter throughout the Philadelphia area to become involved in One Step Away. We are a project of Resources for Human Development, a Philadelphia-based national human services nonprofit that serves tens of thousands of people of all abilities every year with caring, effective and innovative programs addressing homelessness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, addiction recovery and more.

To learn more about RHD and its more than 160 programs in 14 states, please visit


Philadelphia PA Homeless Shelters & Resources


Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business.  If you find that this location is no longer operating please let us know.

Safe Haven for Veterans 2331 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19132 Phone 267-639-4105
Shelter is designed for homeless veterans who are chronically homeless with honorable discharge and able to receive services from the Veterans Administration. Veterans are able to stay at Safe Haven up to 6 months if they are working on stabilizing their homelessness.
St. Elizabeth’s Recovery House 1850 North Croskey Street Philadelphia PA 19121 Phone: 215-763-1820
26 single room occupancy units for men who are homeless and have a substance use disorder with or without a co-occurring mental illness. The program is structured and requires resident readiness to change substance use behaviors. Residents pay 30% of their income for rent and $20 per week for food. Following graduation, follow-up support services are provided for at least one year.
Brotherhood Mission 401 East Girard Avenue Philadelphia PA 19125  Phone 215-739-4517  Website Men’s shelter.
Trevor’s Place Family Shelter 1624 West Popular Street Philadelphia PA 19130  Phone 215-236-4660  For families in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Committee for the Homeless Day Shelter 807 N. Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19123 Phone 215-232-2300  Contact for hours.
Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence  715 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19123  Phone 215-787-2887
A safe and welcoming emergency housing shelter offering loving, respectful, compassionate and non-judgmental services. All family configurations        including families with teenaged children and single men are accepted.
Youth Emergency Services 1526 Fairmont Ave. Philadelphia PA 19130  Phone: 215-787-0633   Shelter for adolescents.

Philadelphia Emergency Shelter & Services  1360 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19107  Phone 215-686-7104

This is not a homeless shelter; it is an area homeless resource.

The Office of Emergency Shelter and Services (OESS) mission is to assist/prepare adults and families for self-sufficiency and independent living.

Intake and Social Services for Men  24-Hour Reception at 1360 Ridge Avenue  Phone (215) 236-0909

Intake and Social Services for Women, Families and Couples 141 North Juniper Street Philadelphia PA  Phone 215-686-7150/52
Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Eliza Shirley House 1320 Arch Street Philadelphia PA  Phone 215-568-5113

Intake and Social Services for Women, Families and Couples weekends and nights.

Ridge Avenue Men’s Shelter 1360 Ridge Ave  Philadelphia, PA 19121  Phone 215-236-0909

One of the largest men’s shelters in Philadelphia.  Provides beds for 200-500 men per night and offers day programs and services.  Managed by Resources for Human Development, Inc. (RHD), and serves as the central intake site for the city’s Office of Emergency Shelter Services (OESS). The Ridge Shelter also provides non-residential support and services for homeless men living on the street, Progressive Demand Residence (PRD) for homeless men with serious and persistent mental illness, behavioral health interventions and psychiatric medical services. The JeffHOPE clinic at Ridge sees 30-40 patients per night for anything from acute to chronic medical care, physical therapy needs and  educative screening programs.
Gateway Service Center  907 Hamilton Street  Philadelphia, PA 19107  Phone 215-236-7381
Day shelter for men and women.  Provides telephones, access to laundry services, lunch and dinner.
Our Brother’s Place Men’s Day Shelter   907 Hamilton Street  Philadelphia, PA 19123   Phone (215) 236-7024
 Men’s day shelter 8am – 8pm 7 days a week.  Meals, showers, clothes, counseling.  Doctor available  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Thursday nights.
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission  302 N. 13th Street  Philadelphia, PA 19107   Phone  (215) 922-6400   Website:
Third oldest Rescue Mission in the country reaching out to homeless in Philadelphia for more than 130 years. Originally named the Sunday Breakfast Association,  name was changed a few years ago to reflect  expanded services as a Rescue Mission.
Serves the homeless through two locations in Philadelphia: a shelter in Center City and a transitional home for women in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Center City shelter also houses a long-term recovery program for men.   Donations are supplemented with income from two thrift stores. Three meals served every day for men, women and children . Overnight emergency shelter and long-term residential recovery program for men.  Residential transitional housing program for women (and children) at separate location.
St. John’s Hospice  1221 Race St  Philadelphia, PA 19107  Phone  215-563-7763  Website:
A community grounded in faith and service where homeless persons find dignity, respect, nourishment, and opportunities for new beginnings.
Services targeted to men in need. Residence, day services (lunch, mail, showers/clothing, case management), overnight coffee-house.
Residents can stay up to 1 year. Will accept with our without ID. Must be a Philadelphia resident, if not they have 12 FEMA beds.
Whatsoever Gospel Mission  101 E. Chelten Avenue  Philadelphia, PA 19144  Phone (215)438-3094
Emergency Shelter for males over 21 years old. Hours Monday – Friday 9:30am – 4pm.  Must have 2 forms of ID and be in good physical health.

Must be able to work with no restrictions and no income. This is a program and the resident must remain until they graduate.

Appletree Family Shelter  1430 Cherry St Philadelphia, PA 19107   Phone 215-686-7150
Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing (OSH)  family shelter.  Hours Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm. Families can be seen after 7:30am. Call for details.
Mercy Hospice for Women & Children  334 S. 13th St  Philadelphia, PA 19107  Phone  215-545-5153
Shelter for women with children and single persons. Contact for full details.
Victory Emergency Shelter  935 N. 42nd Street  Philadelphia, PA 19104   Phone  215-382-2938
Full service emergency shelter.
People’s Emergency Center for Women & Children  3902 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19104  Phone (215) 382-7522
Shelter for women and children.
My Brother’s House Men’s Shelter  609 S. 15th Street  Philadelphia, PA 19146   Phone (215) 545-3011
Men’s emergency homeless shelter.  Hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.
Bethesda Project  1630 South Street  Philadelphia, PA 19146  Phone 215-985-1600
This is the Administrative Office for the Bethesda Project. They run 13 City,  Church-Based Shelters, Overnight Cafes, Transitional Housing, Safe Havens, Permanent Supportive Housing and Independent Housing.  Contact them for further details and assistance.
Traveler’s Aid Society – Families Forward  111 North 49th St Philadelphia PA 19139  Phone 315-240-4800
For the newly homeless in Philadelphia (less than 3 weeks.)
Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House  4108 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104   Phone 267-292-2052   Website:
Shelter that provides meals, support services and structure to homeless U.S. Military Veterans.
Philadelphia Area Food Banks & Food Resources
Greater Philadelphia Food Bank 3616 South Galloway Street Philadelphia, PA 19148 Phone (215)339-0900 Provides food.
Greater Phila Food Bank   302 W Berks St  Philadelphia, PA 19122  Phone  (215)739-7394

 The Greater Philadelphia Food Bank’S Mission Is To Serve Charities That Care For The Needy By Collecting, Storing, And Distributing Surplus Food And Other Food Products.

Coalition Against Hunger  1725 Fairmount Avenue   Philadelphia, PA 19130  Phone  (215)769-0659
The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger fights hunger in Southeastern Pennsylvania through Education, Outreach and Advocacy.  Education and Advocacy Programs to empower emergency food providers, to inform and to help shape public policy.  Also working to improve participation in and access to the Food Stamp Program.
Annie’s Kitchen Food Cupboard 1980 Church Lane  Philadelphia, PA 19141  Phone 215 848-0916
Call to arrange food pick up; not in the building daily, but can come to give you food if arranged.
Philadelphia PA Homeless Health Care  Resources

These are Federally Qualified Health Care Clinics that are funded by the federal government. FQHCs are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health/substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status.

Click each resource and you will be brought over to that has the full information on each resource.

Stenton Family Manor     215-548-7870
1300 E. Tulpehocken St.
Philadelphia, PA 19138-1523
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.
Rising Sun Health Center     215-279-9666
500 Adams Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19120-2102
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.
Public Halth Management Corporation     215-985-2500
260 S. Broad St. Fl. 18
Philadelphia, PA 19102-5021
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.
Phmc Health Connection     215-765-6690
1035 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-1909
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.
Phmc Care Clinic     215-787-9513
1600 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130-1615
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.
Pec’s Nursing Center     215-873-6386
325 N. 39th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4656
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.
Mary Howard Health Center     215-592-4500
125 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5125
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.
Interim House West     215-871-0300
4108 Parkside Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-1020
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.
Delaware Valley Community Health     215-235-9600
1420 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130-2908
Type of Homeless Clinic: Permanent Clinic.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Free Rehab Centers

Call 1 800-780-2294 To speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Free Alcohol, Drug and other Rehab resources in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Helping people take the first steps toward getting help for their drug and alcohol usage and having drug-free lifestyles.

Family Center of Thomas Jefferson Univ Specialized Program for Pregnant Women

Family Center of Thomas Jefferson Univ Specialized Program for Preg Women

1233 Locust Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA – 19107
(215) 955-8577


Therapeutic Center at Fox Chase AKA The Bridge

Therapeutic Center at Fox Chase AKA The Bridge

8400 Pine Road
Philadelphia, PA – 19111
(215) 342-5000x


Cora Services Inc Community Services Division

Cora Services Inc Community Services Division

8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA – 19111
(215) 342-7660


Gaudenzia Inc People With Hope

Gaudenzia Inc People With Hope

1306 Spring Garden Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA – 19123
(215) 413-8268


Intercommunity Action Inc INTERAC Alcohol and Drug Education Family

Intercommunity Action Inc INTERAC Alcohol and Drug Education Family

Counseling Program (ADEFCP), 6122 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA – 19128
(215) 487-1330


Gaudenzia Inc Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Center

Gaudenzia Inc Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Center

3200 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA – 19129
(215) 991-9700x

Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha Inc

Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha Inc

4301 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA – 19140
(267) 317-2295

Delaware Valley Rehab and Detox Center

Delaware Valley Rehab and Detox Center

5230 North Broad Street, Suite 100-A
Philadelphia, PA – 19141
(215) 324-4424

Gaudenzia Inc Re Entry House

Gaudenzia Inc Re Entry House

5401 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA – 19144
(215) 438-5082


New Image Gaudenzia, Inc

New Image Gaudenzia, Inc

1300 E
Philadelphia, PA – 19138


Iterim House

Iterim House

333 W Upsal St
Philadelphia, PA – 19119


Interim House West Substance Abuse Treatment For Women

1020 N. 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA – 19131


Family House N.O.W.

1020 N. 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA – 19131

Caton Village Substance Abuse Treatment For Women

1239 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA – 19123

New Jerusalem Laura Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center

2101 W Norris St
Philadelphia, PA – 19121

St Elizabeth’s Recovery House

1850 North Croskey Street
Philadelphia, PA – 19121
(215) 763-1820

Redirection Center Substance Abuse Recovery

PO Box 23072
Philadelphia, PA – 19124

Project Home Philadelphia

Project Home Philadelphia

1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA – 19130



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Free & Low Cost Dental Care Clinics


Snyder Avenue Dental Center – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19148-2419

Permanent Clinic.

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

The Sayre Health Center – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19139

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Spectrum Health Services – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19139

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Resources for Human development, Inc. – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19129

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Quality Community Health Care, Inc. – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19132

QCHC provides primary preventive, chronic and episodic care services to thousands of residents in Philadelphia. We provide care to many patients that do not have the ability to pay for quality health services. QCHC offers medical, dental, nutrition, behavioral health, case management and integrate

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Public Health Management Corporation – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19102

Imagine a regional public health institute that serves more than 87,000 clients annually. With more than 250 programs in 70 locations. Combining the mission-driven perspective of a nonprofit with the fiscal control and management capabilities of a rigorous corporate structure. This is Public Health

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19104

Academic life at Penn is centered in its 12 schools – the Annenberg School for Communication, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Dental Medicine, the Graduate School of Education, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of De

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Health Federation of Philadelphia – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19107
(215) 567-8001

The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to improve access to and quality of health care services, particularly primary care, for underserved and vulnerable individuals and families. The Health Federation carries out its mission through activities that enhance effective service delive

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19123
(215) 925-2400

Our staff of dentists and dental hygienics are committed to improving the oral health of children, teens and adults. At our dental centers, we can offer you a long-term relationship with your own personal dentist, who will work with you and your family to restore and maintain oral health.

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Esperanza Health Center – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19134
(215) 831-1100

Esperanza offers dental services to current Esperanza medical patients at its Kensington Avenue office. Esperanzas dental practice provides primary dental care for patients of all ages, including the following services: Gen

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19130
(215) 235-9600

Fairmount Primary Care Center (FPCC) was renovated into a medical facility in 1986. In 1999, an adjacent building was renovated to expand our clinical space. The community served by the providers at FPCC is racially diverse, predominantly African-American and Latino.

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Covenant House, Inc. – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – 19144

Attention: Not all clinics are free. Please see clinic details.

Philadelphia Area Affordable Housing  1046879_house_symbol_3-1
Bucks County PA  Homeless Shelters & Assistance
American Red Cross Homeless Shelter 7 Library Way Levittown, PA 19058 Phone 1-800-810-4434 Website:
Emergency Shelter for Single Men, Single Women, Families w/ Children.
AHTN Code Blue Shelter Service PO Box 184 Fairless Hills, PA 19030 Phone 215-550-3868 Website:
Interfaith organization providing seasonal shelter December – March during periods of extreme weather.

Life Rescue Mission 260 Birch Drive Levittown, PA 19054 Phone 215)945-3983  Emergency Shelter.

Bucks County Homeless Shelter 7301 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 19055  Phone 215-949-1727
Emergency shelter for families and individuals; case managers assist with needed services; provides emergency shelter, food, clothing and general information referrals. The shelter can house up to 85 men, women and children.
24 hours a day, seven days a week. Free.
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