COMMUNITY SERVICES

Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering

1021 Center St

Bethlehem, PA 18018

t: (484) 893-0818

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.

IMPORTANT: BES is only open from December 1 through March 31. BES’s function is to provide shelter during the coldest months of the year.

 

 

New Bethany Ministries

The Mollard Hospitality Center

Corner of West 4th & Wyandotte Streets

Bethlehem, PA 18018

Open Monday - Friday from 8-4:30

newbethanyministries.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.

 

Trinity Episcopal

44 East Market Street

Bethlehem, PA 18018

trinitybeth.org/programs-ministries/soup-kitchen

 

Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem offers a soup kitchen Monday through Friday between 12 and 1pm.  Dedicated to serving “the homeless, the temporarily unemployed, MH/MR clients, and those who are economically disadvantaged”, Trinity relies on a diverse pool of volunteers to not only staff their soup kitchen, but provide navigation through social services.

 

Pathways Housing Services

lehighchurches.org/what-we-do/pathways-housing-services

 

Pathways Housing Services 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, their Daybreak Drop-In Center and HOPE program, as well as others.

 

They have several locations offering various services, including:

The Lehigh Conference of Churches

(Daybreak Drop-In and HOPE program)
534 West Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18101
t: (610) 433-6421

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4 pm

 

Pathway Housing Services

1031 West Linden Street

Allentown, Pa 18102

t: (610) 439-8653

 

Dubbs Memorial Community Center

457 West Allen Street

Allentown, PA 18102

t: (610) 433-7220

 

Ecumenical Soup Kitchen

38 South 8th Street (8th & Walnut Streets)

Allentown, PA 18101

Hours: 12-1 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

 

Recovery Partnership

Northampton County Drop-In Center

70 West North Street, Bethlehem, Pa 18018

t: (610) 954-5501

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3-8pm; Tuesday & Thursday 12-8pm

recoverypartnership.org/index.html

 

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. Their center can be found at:

 

Community Hope / Hope For Veterans

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.

 

Valley H.O.P.E.

lvbg.org/valley-hope.php

 

Valley H.O.P.E. is an endeavor of Lehigh Valley Business Group (LVBG) to provide a resource center for those in-need, providing a variety of products. LVBG recognizes there are many in our community that are struggling, or at least having difficulty making ends meet. Their resource center is scheduled to be open one day a week, and be open to those referred to by qualifying agencies. More information can be found the website above, or be email at valleyhope@lvbg.org.

 


 

Children & Youth Services

Lehigh County

https://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Human-Services/Children-Youth-Services

t: (610) 782-3200

 

Northampton County

http://www.northamptoncounty.org/northampton/cwp/view.asp?Q=620623

t: (610) 829-4690

 

The Children & Youth Services of both Lehigh and Northampton Counties are committed to protecting children from abuse and neglect, and may provide a range of services in the effort to stabilize families and ensure children have a safe place to live. There are many families that face a myriad of struggles, both internally and externally. While we all want what’s best for our children, sometimes it’s difficult to see that through. Parents and others concerned individuals can reach out to Children & Youth to ensure that our children are in safe and stable living environments.

 


 

Pennsylvania Continuum of Care (Eastern)

pennsylvaniacoc.org/easterncoc

 

The Pennsylvanian Continuum 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) 740-5500

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 Committee of the Lehigh Valley

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

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

t: (610) 691-5620

http://www2.caclv.org/pages/who-we-serve.php

 

Community Action Committee is the umbrella organization that administers many other social service organizations in the Lehigh Valley. Second Harvest Food Bank, Sixth Street Shelter, West Ward Neighborhood Partnership, Renew Lehigh Valley, among others. CACLV, either directly or through its organizations, provides a wealth of assistance, including homeowners support (first time homebuyers, foreclosure, etc.), emergency housing assistance, job training and placement, food assistance, neighborhood revitalization, small business assistance, and much more.


 

Safe Harbor Easton

536 Bushkill Drive

Easton, PA 18042

t: (610) 258-5540

Mondays through Fridays 8am to 4pm on , but donations are available 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

Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

t: (610) 258-6271

whughes@thirdstreetalliance.org

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, where they have a learning center.

 

 

Valley Youth House

539 8th Avenue

Bethlehem, PA 18018

t: (610) 691-1200

f: (610) 882-1068

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.

OTHER OFFICES:

Lehigh Valley Independent Living Program Office

511 East 3rd Street, Suite 28

Bethlehem, PA 18015

t (610) 317-0721

f: (610) 317-8569
 

Easton Office

1615 Northampton Street

Easton, PA 18042

t: (610) 252-2681

f: (610) 252-9923

 

Victory House

PO Box 5458

Bethlehem, PA 18015

t: (610) 691-3373

f: (610) 974-9334

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. You can contact them at:

 

Turning Point

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** 1-877-438-4957

 

Sixth Street Shelter

219 North Sixth Street

Allentown, PA 18102

t: (610) 435-1490

sixthstreetshelter@caclv.org

sss.caclv.org

 

The Sixth Street Shelter is an organization 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.

Email us: info@starbethlehempa.org

Phone: 484-626-1705

Find us: 

75 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (in the back)


 

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