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Berks County, PA Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and services we have in Berks County, PA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 4,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.  


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Berks Women in Crisis Domestic Violence Shelter
Reading, PA 19601
610-373-1206
domestic violence shelter, safe house, and transitional housing for women in crisis.
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Berks County Housing Authority Reading
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 370-0822
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Opportunity House Reading
Reading, PA 19612
(610)374-4696
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Berks County Transitional Housing Corp Reading
Reading, PA 19601
(610)378-4736
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Episcopal House Of Reading Reading
Reading, PA 19601
(610)376-6535
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Community Prevention Partnership Of Berks County Reading
Reading, PA 19601
(610)376-6988
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Greater Reading Development Corporation Reading
Reading, PA 19603
610-376-6739
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Dayspring Homes, Inc. Shillington
Shillington, PA 19607
(610)376-5648
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Friend, Inc. Kutztown
Kutztown, PA 19530
(610)683-7790
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Berks Community Action Program Budget Counsel Reading
Reading, PA 19601
610-376-6571-17
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Money Management International Wyomissing Wyomissing
Wyomissing, PA 19610
800-220-2733
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



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Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.