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COMMUNITY SERVICES

     The following is a list of Lehigh Valley organizations that help the homeless

     and other people in need:

Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering

75 E Market St.

Bethlehem, PA 18018

t: 484-379-6694

bethlehememergencysheltering.org

BES offers shelter during the winter months to those who need it. Founded by a coalition of regional churches, as well as the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, they are focused on ensuring that the homeless have a warm bed during the coldest months.

New Bethany

333 West 4th St.

Corner of West 4th & Wyandotte Streets

Bethlehem, PA 18015

t:  610-691-5602

newbethany.org

 

New Bethany offers many services, including a Meal Center, Food Pantry, Day Shelter, and a variety of housing programs. The Meal Center, Food Pantry, and Day Shelter are located in their Mollard Hospitality Center, and offer a safe, caring place where people can rest, get a hot meal, and take some necessities with them. Their housing programs offer several options for those suffering from economic hardship and housing instability, including transitional, restoration, single room occupancy housing, as well as others.

Lehigh Conference of Churches

lehighchurches.org

 

The Lehigh Conference of Churches offers a wide range of housing programs to those who are homeless or otherwise in an unstable housing situation. Their case managers work with their clients to offer a variety of social services, including housing placement, financial services, day-to-day needs.

 

They have several locations offering various services, including:

Dubbs Memorial Community Center

457 West Allen Street

Allentown, PA 18102

t: 610-433-6421

 

The Conference at Easton

40 N. Union St.

Easton, PA   18042

t:  610-439-8653

 

Recovery Partnership

Northampton County Drop-In Center

70 West North Street

Suite 101

Bethlehem, Pa 18018

t: 610-861-2741

recoverypartnership.us

 

Recovery Partnership is an organization dedicated to helping individuals coping with mental illness. Besides counselling and service referral, they have a Drop-In Center where people may stop in to find a welcoming and engaging environment, and activities to facilitate interaction between individuals.

Community Hope / Hope For Veterans

Parsippany, NJ

communityhope-nj.org

 

Community Hope has been serving the area with the mission to help “ individuals, including veterans, and their families, overcome mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty by providing housing and support services.” Community Hope recognizes there are many in our community suffering from mental illness, and hope to address some of their most critical needs.

 

Pennsylvania Continuums of Care (Eastern PA)

pennsylvaniacoc.org/lehighvalley-rhab

The Pennsylvanian Continuums of Care’s main objective is to end homelessness by finding out their needs and finding the resources they need while also bringing their services to building housing systems. Their Eastern group includes many of their Regional Homeless Advisory Boards (RHABs) in 33 surrounding counties, including two in Lehigh Valley. These Advisory Boards include many associative agencies. Lehigh Valley, for example, includes the Community Action Committee of the LV, the Safe Harbor Easton, the Third Street Alliance, the Valley Youth House, and many other organizations and government agencies.

 

Allentown Rescue Mission

355 W. Hamilton St.

P.O. Box 748

Allentown, PA 18105-0748

t: 610-40-5500

allentownrescuemission.org

 

The Allentown Rescue Mission has been an organization that for the past 100 years tries to rehabilitate and restore the homeless and needy. They focus on giving medical attention, emergency shelter, clean clothing, nutritious meals, and others ways of aid to those in need.

 

Community Action Lehigh Valley

1337 East Fifth Street (at William Street)
Bethlehem, PA 18015

t: 610-691-5620

communityactionlv.org

 

Community Action LV is the umbrella organization that administers many other social service organizations in the Lehigh Valley

such as Second Harvest Food Bank and the Sixth Street Shelter among others.  CALV, either directly or through its organizations,offers programs and services in advocacy, business start-up, food acces and nutrition, housing, and neighborhood revitalization and growth. 

Safe Harbor Easton

536 Bushkill Drive

(off Bushkill, near Pearl St.)

Easton, PA 18042

t: 610-258-5540

Mondays through Fridays 8am to 4pm on , but donations can be made 24/7

safeharboreaston.wordpress.com/aboutsafeharbor/

 

Safe Harbor Easton offers shelter for many men and women who are homeless or in need of assistance with some daily tasks. They provide many opportunities, such as suitable housing, the ability to stabilize your income, and to aid with medical exams.

Third Street Alliance

41 North Third Street

Easton, PA 18042

t: 610-258-6271

thirdstreetalliance.org

 

The Third Street Alliance, focusing on women, children and their families, provides a safe shelter in the area of Easton. Other than their shelter services, they also have different programs to care for the elderly and children, and provide housing assiatance.

 

Valley Youth House

539 8th Avenue

Bethlehem, PA 18018

t:  610-691-1200

valleyyouthhouse.org

 

The Valley Young House is an organization that aids children along with their families. They focus not only on the homeless, but anyone in need of extra support. They offer various ways of assistance, such as emergency shelter and programs for school. Along with that, they also have services that deal with mentoring, substance abuse, LGBTQ+, and life skills.

Victory House

314 Fillmore St.

Bethlehem, PA 18015

t:  610-691-3373

victoryhouselv.org

 

The Victory House organization not only offers shelter 24/7 for veterans and non-veteran males, but they also have a series of services that include counseling for substance abuse and mental health, medical care, and life skill education. They focus on fulfilling the hope of others while assisting them with tools such as money management.

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley

444 E. Susquehanna St.

Allentown, PA 18103.

t:  610-797-0530

turningpointlv.org

 

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in our communities. With the help of counseling, support groups, court advocacy, prevention education, a 24-hour helpline, and many others forms of assistance, Turning Point helps victims of domestic violence and their children find safety and security.

**24 Hour Helpline**   local:         610-487-3369

                                             toll free :   877-438-4957

 

Sixth Street Shelter

219 North Sixth Street

Allentown, PA 18102

t:  610-435-1490

sixthstreetshelter.org

The Sixth Street Shelter is a program of Community Action Lehigh Valley.  They are dedicated to helping homeless families in the Lehigh Valley. They offers assistance through “management, in-house programming, and referrals to appropriate services,” so they can help everyone be self-sufficient and to help future generations with education and job training.

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown

Ecumenical Kitchen

179 Chew St.

Allentown, PA  18102

Meals are served to anyone in need, Fri - Mon, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. 

Essentials Cafe

418 3rd. Avenue

Bethlehem, PA  18018

essentialscafe.org

A pay-what-you-can community cafe open for breakfast and lunch.

Salvation Army of Bethlehem

521 Pembroke Rd.

Bethlehem, PA  18018

t:  610-867-4681

pa.salvationarmy.org/lehigh-valley

The Salvation Army serves as a food and clothing drop-off point.  In turn, those items are made available to people in need.

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