Chester County, PA Homeless Shelters
Chester County, PA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Chester, PA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


W.C. Atkinson Men's Shelter

810 East Diamond St
Coatesville, PA - 19320
(610) 380-6193
Homeless shelter and transitional housing for men.

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St. Agnes Day Room - Day Shelter and Services

233 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA - 19380
(610) 692-2990
Day Shelter, Emergency Supportive Services.

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Family Promise of Southern Chester County

1156 West Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA - 19348
610-444-0400
Family assistance program.

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Bridge Of Hope Lancaster And Chester Counties Coatesville

1516 Olive Street
Coatesville, PA - 19320
(610) 380-1360
supportive housing for families.

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Ministries at Main St Shelter

60 N Hanover St
Pottstown, PA - 19465
610-970-2444
Provides a seasonal homeless shelter.

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HIS Mission - Shelter and Meals

342 E. Birch St
Kennett Square, PA - 19348
(610) 444-2559
shelter and meal program for the area homeless.

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Self-determination Housing Project Of Pennsylvania Downingtown

717 East Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA - 19335
(610) 873-9595
housing choice for people with disabilities and older adults living in PA

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Kennett Area Community Service

136 West Cedar Street
Kennett Square, PA - 19348
610-925-3556

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Domestic Violence Center of Chester County

P.O. Box 832
West Chester, PA - 19381
(610) 431-3546
Domestic violence shelter and transitional housing.

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Coatesville YWCA - Gateway Shelter

423 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA - 19320
(610) 384-9591
Shelter for women and children.

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City Gate Shelter for Men

17 North Seventh Avenue
Coatesville, PA - 19320
(610) 383-6915
Emergency shelter for single men.

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Good Samaritan Shelter

133 High Street
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

101 East Market Street
West Chester, PA - 19381
(610) 696-8746
Homeless shelter for single men.

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St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter - Family Shelter

209 Emmett Street
Phoenixville, PA - 19460
610-933-3097
Shelter for families.

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Housing Authority Of The County Of Chester West Chester

30 West Barnard Street, Suite 2
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

288 Lancaster Ave
Malvern, PA - 19355
(610)647-4940
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Interfaith Housing Assistance Corp Of West Chester West Chester

Po Box 3463
West Chester, PA - 19381

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Bridge Of Hope Inc Exton

311 National Rd
Exton, PA - 19341
(866)670-HOPE
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Surrey Services For Seniors, Inc. Berwyn

28 Bridge Ave
Berwyn, PA - 19312
(610)647-6404
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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La Comunidad Hispana Inc Kennett Square

314 316 E State St
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

206 N. Church St
West Chester, PA - 19380
(610) 431-3598
Emergency Shelter, Supportive Services

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Young Womens Christian Association Of Chester County West Chester

123 N Church St
West Chester, PA - 19380
(610)692-3737
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Community Coalition Chester Sprgs

3034 Merlin Rd
Chester Springs, PA - 19425
610-415-1167
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Safe Harbor Of Greater West Chester, Inc.

20 N Matlack St
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

427 S Walnut St
Kennett Square, PA - 19348
(610)444-4819
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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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 than 30% of their income toward 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. 



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 are low cost housing and 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.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.