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Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

SHP assists youth in locating and obtaining an apartment in their community. VYH provides funds for security deposits, rent, start-up furnishings, transportation and limited food assistance. Participants are responsible for paying monthly rent based on income. Youth receive individual and group counseling focused on developing and implementing an individual plan for independence.

COORDINATED ENTRY REFERRAL SYSTEM

Individuals experiencing homelessness in the Lehigh Valley should contact the new Coordinated Entry System. Highly trained Coordinated Entry Specialist will ask a brief set of pre-screening questions to determine eligibility for housing, and then, as appropriate, the Specialist will conduct a 20-30 minute assessment that informs referral to the right resources.

 

Telephone

Call: 211

Coordinated Entry Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NOTE:  2-1-1 is a 24 hour service, but Coordinated Entry is only available as specified above.

 

 

Drop-In Centers

 

Allentown:

Lehigh Conference of Churches

1031 West Linden Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Phone:  610-439-8653

Fax:  484-664-7322

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Walk in appointments also can be arranged to accommodate individuals who cannot make the designated hours.

 

Bethlehem:

Lehigh Conference of Churches

740 East Fourth Street, First Floor, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: 610-419-8282 (primary), 8281 or 8280

Fax:  610-419-8350

Hours:  Tuesdays through Thursdays 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Walk in appointments also can be arranged to accommodate individuals who cannot make the designated hours.

 

Easton:

Third Street Alliance

41 North Third Street, Easton, PA 18042

Phone:  610-258-6271, ext. 504

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Walk in appointments also can be arranged to accommodate individuals who cannot make the designated hours.

 

For youth (under age 22):

Valley Youth House

539 8th Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone:  610-691-1200

Hours:  24/7

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