Address:1101 Hartman StMckeesport, PA 15132Map & Directions
Services: Transitional housing and services to help girls ages 12 to 21 over an immediate emotional crisis, with the goal of returning them to their families. Teaches girls how to manage their own behavior and overcome crises while addressing any mental health concerns. Girls are educated through the public school system, have therapeutic support and are assisted in reconnecting with family members. Along with learning how to manage behavior, every girl learns specific life skills that will help her gain and maintain employment upon return home or to their community.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 5pm
Eligibility: Young women ages 12-21 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
Address:418 Mitchell AveClairton, PA 15025Map & Directions
Services: Provides permanent and transitional housing and supportive services to homeless single-parent families including case management, parental support, and referrals to other services. Single parents and their children live in rent-assisted housing. Length of participation depends on eligibility guidelines and type of programming.
Hours: Weekdays 8:00am to 5:00pm
Eligibility: Homeless or near homeless single parents. Parents in the Transitional Program must be working or attending school/training and working towards self-sufficiency. Parents in the Permanent Housing programs must be in treatment for their disability, but are encouraged to work or go to school. Applicants must have custody of at least one child or be seven months pregnant.Fees or ChargesTypes of Fees30% of the resident’s adjusted gross income with electric and heating utilities paid by Sisters Place.Capacity Limitations10 units - 10 adults / 12 children
Address:3529 Marcus AveSaint Louis, MO 63115Map & Directions
Services: Project COPE (Congregation Offender Partnership Enterprise) provides community re-entry support for ex-offenders through faith-based and other community team partnerships and transitional housing. Project COPE accepts men and women who have served long prison terms for violent crimes and whose family relationships are strained or limited. You must have received an outdate from the Parole Board that is eight months to two years in the future. Write to COPE, stating ytheir outdate and a little about yourself, and ask for an application. If ytheir application is accepted, someone from COPE will come to interview you.
If you are accepted into COPE, you will be partnered with a team from a faith congregation, making a one-year commitment together.
COPE owns three apartment buildings and 10 transitional housing units. Most of their partners need housing and stay in one of their apartments until they have a job and are able to afford their own place. Housing is available for up to eight months. Their residents are expected to get a job and begin paying program fees within the first two months. These fees are on a sliding scale. During the first month of work, the person pays 15% of their income; the second month, 25%; thereafter, 35%, but never exceeding $250. Residents also participate in a savings plan.
COPE partners with people who have home plans with family, as well as those accepted into transitional housing. Their staff and teams provide money and transportation to get a birth certificate, state ID and Social Security card. At the start of the partnership, they also provide food and clothing. While COPE team members usually are not licensed counselors, they do offer emotional support, encouragement, preparation for job interviews, and social relationships, teaching their partners what “normal” looks like. In particular, the teams help with decision-making and long-range planning, helping their partners evaluate the outcome.
COPE staff and teams also teach other basic skills: budgeting, saving, house-keeping, cooking, use of appliances, St. Louis geography, bus routes and map-reading.
After eight months, the resident moves to independent housing. The team helps furnish the apartment and stays in touch during those first months when the person is on their own. At the end of the year, the partner graduates at a big pot luck celebration. Often, teams remain friendly with their partners, and some partners even become members of the teams themselves.
Project COPE is a small program. They can work with about 50 people a year, but they get at least 300 letters of inquiry. Do write if you would like to be considered and know that they will do their best to respond and to accept you if they can.
Address:6117 Broad StPittsburgh, PA 15206Map & Directions
Services: The Hub is an outreach and drop-in center for runaway and homeless youth. Offers counseling, meals and a computer Lab with internet access.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Eligibility: Runaway and homeless youth 21 and under.
Address:2644 Banksville RdPittsburgh, PA 15216Map & Directions
Services: Provides temporary emergency shelter group care for at-risk youth, ages 13 to 18 years, referred by Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families Services or other government sources, with focus on safety, comprehensive assessment, education, service planning, and family reunification. The Sylvan Shelter serves adolescent female clients, 13-18 years of age. The Plum Shelter serve adolescent male clients, 13-18 years of age.
Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Eligibility: At-risk youth, ages 13 to 18 years, referred by Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families Services or other accepted referral sources
Address:2000 Fifth AvePittsburgh, PA 15219Map & Directions
Services: Womanspace East, Inc. services include an emergency shelter. Case management and advocacy are available to clients only.
Hours: Office: Weekdays, 9am to 4pmFacility is staffed 24-hours including holidays.
Eligibility: Women ages 18 and older (with dependent children), homeless, will accept male children up to age 18.Fees or ChargesCapacity Limitations24
Address:2934 Smallman StPittsburgh, PA 15201Map & Directions
Services: Transitional housing program that serves 17 veterans recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Eligibility: Male or female with veteran status, Low income, If claiming dependent children, must have court appointed custody, Certificate of homelessness
Address:6017 Broad StPittsburgh, PA 15206Map & Directions
Services: 36-bed shelter for homeless families, including couples and parents with children, who may have been evicted, victims of fire or domestic violence, or stranded in the city and in need of shelter. Crisis intervention is provided. Bridge Housing Program provided for families who have completed the Emergency Shelter Program.
Hours: 24 hour service
Address:5913 Penn AvePittsburgh, PA 15206Map & Directions
Services: Provides case management services and relocation assistance to make permanent, affordable housing a viable option for homeless individuals and families living with HIV / AIDS. Pathways is a 24-month transitional housing for single adults. Choice I & Choice II offer permanent housing for single adults and families throughout Allegheny County. Case managers will provide referrals for primary medical care, nursing care, drug/alcohol and mental health treatment, nutrition counseling and money management education.
Address:807 Wallace AvePittsburgh, PA 15221Map & Directions
Services: Supportive Housing Program for single-parent families, headed by a woman with a permanent disability diagnosis. Provides safe, clean and affordable housing and case management services to homeless families and their children.
Hours: Office: Weekdays, 8:30am to 5pmProgram hours vary
Eligibility: Must be a single head of household family, headed by a woman with a permanent disability diagnosis. Disability can be physical, mental or dug/alcohol related. Must have primary custody of child(ren) under the age of 18. Clean and sober for 6 months.