Adams County Shelter For The Homeless

151 Rear N Stratton Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

717-337-2413 Go To Website
Class of Housing/Services: shelter for homeless families, single men and women. the main goal is to provide services for up to 30 nights so that clients can find housing, stable incomes, and other skills and services to prevent them from returning to a homeless situation.

General Information:
The Adams County Homeless Shelter is a low barrier family only shelter.  We can serve up to 10 families at any time and typically half of the individuals staying at the shelter are children.  A family's stay is brief, typically 14 - 30 days and those staying at the shelter will be focused on finding affordable housing. To do a pre-screening or to see if space exists at the Adams County Homeless Shelter call 717-337-2413   The Adams County Shelter for the Homeless is a family based shelter, however on limited basis they do take single males and single females. The shelter has 10 rooms for families accommodating up to 7 children each, and they also have 4 rooms for single males and females. The shelter is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Residents are required to pay 15% of their net income for program fees and can stay for up to 30 days. Other services include: - Food - Clothing - Volunteer Services - Translation/Interpretation - Handicapped-Accessible - General Education/Prevention - Education Sexuality/Reproductive Health - Drug/Alcohol Agency Training - Brochures - Audio Visuals - Condom Distribution - Life Skills Education - Budgeting Education - Referrals Potential clients must make an appointment with a case manager to determine if this program is appropriate for them. The application process usually takes less than a day, however the shelter is usually very full. Also, the clients are required to be involved in a work program. For more information contact Sharon Bechtel at the Shelter or visit their profile on


Helpful Definitions For Adams County Shelter For The Homeless:
Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. 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.

How To Volunteer at Adams County Shelter For The Homeless:
Be a volunteer. Call Adams County Shelter For The Homeless at 717-337-2413 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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