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Transitional Living Program (TLP)

TLP is a federal program providing semi-supervised independent living for homeless and runaway youth. Living in groups of apartments with housemates in a semi-staffed setting, the youth are given appropriate freedom and responsibility in order to prepare them for independence

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) consists of several residential sites located throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties.  Youth reside in apartments with other youth of like age and experience and are under the supervision of a live-in Resident Advisor.  All the sites are located in residential neighborhoods within the community.

 

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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