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Interfaith Shelter For Homeless Families
Homeless families face limited options. Shelters often separate people by age or gender, splitting fathers and mothers and teens. We believe it’s important to keep families together during a crisis. That’s why a group of volunteers, government officials and religious leaders from all faiths started the Interfaith Shelter in 1992.
The Interfaith Shelter is offering help and hope to homeless families in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties. In 2013, we helped nearly 372 families.
Families come feeling scared and alone, each with their own story, but they find the support and strength they need. Our goal is to encourage families and empower them to achieve self-sufficiency.
While at the shelter, case managers help families locate support services, through referrals to more than 50 community organizations and partners. The Interfaith Shelter provides:
- 30-day emergency shelter
- Assistance in finding and securing permanent housing
- Basic needs, such as clothing, food and baby supplies
- Referrals to other agencies to address the issues such as employment, life skills, mental and physical health, housing and child care
- Intensive case management services to help clients confront the challenges that lead to homelessness and poverty
What is the cost?
Services at the Interfaith Shelter are offered at no charge to the client.