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Chester 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 Chester 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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Kennett Area Community Service
Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-925-3556

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Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
West Chester, PA 19381
(610) 431-3546
Domestic violence shelter and transitional housing.
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Coatesville YWCA - Gateway Shelter
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 384-9591
Shelter for women and children.
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City Gate Shelter for Men
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-6915
Emergency shelter for single men.
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Good Samaritan Shelter
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-9305
transitional housing and supportive services to homeless men, women and women with children in the communities we serve
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Salvation Army Shelter For Men
West Chester, PA 19381
(610) 696-8746
Homeless shelter for single men.
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St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter - Family Shelter
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-933-3097
Shelter for families.
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W.C. Atkinson Men's Shelter
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-4443
Homeless shelter and transitional housing for men.
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HIS Mission - Selter and Meals
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 444-2559
shelter and meal program for the area homeless.
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St. Agnes Day Room - Day Shelter and Services
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-2990
Day Shelter, Emergency Supportive Services.
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Valley Forge REACT
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 644-3311
Provides emergency overnight housing, plus food and clothing to needy families.
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Housing Authority Of The County Of Chester West Chester
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 436-9200
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Pennsylvania Home Of The Sparrow Malvern
Malvern, PA 19355
(610)647-4940
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Interfaith Housing Assistance Corp Of West Chester West Chester
West Chester, PA 19381

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Self-determination Housing Project Of Pennsylvania Downingtown
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610)873-9595
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Old Swedes Housing Corporation Phoenixville
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Bridge Of Hope Inc Exton
Exton, PA 19341
(866)670-HOPE
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Surrey Services For Seniors, Inc. Berwyn
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610)647-6404
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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La Comunidad Hispana Inc Kennett Square
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610)444-4545
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Friends Association For Care And Protection Of Children West Chester
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 431-3598
Emergency Shelter, Supportive Services
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Good Works, Inc. Coatesville
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610)383-6311
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Phoenixville Area Community Services Inc Phoenixville
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610)9331105
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Young Womens Christian Association Of Chester County West Chester
West Chester, PA 19380
(610)692-3737
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Community Coalition Chester Sprgs
Chester Springs, PA 19425
610-415-1167
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Bridge Of Hope Lancaster And Chester Counties Coatesville
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 380-1360
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Safe Harbor Of Greater West Chester, Inc.
West Chester, PA 19380
(610)692-6550
shelter established to meet the needs of chronically homeless single men and women in Chester County.
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Kennett Area Senior Center Kennett Square
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610)444-4819
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Consumer Credit Counseling Services Of Delaware Valley Coatesville
Coatesville, PA 19320
215-563-5665
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Consumer Credit Counseling Services Of Delaware Valley West Chester
West Chester, PA 19382
800-989-2227
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.