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Centre House Emergency Shelter

217 East Nittany Avenue
State College, PA 16804
(814) 237-5508


Class of Housing: Emergency Shelter

General Information:

Centre House is not just a place to stay, but a way to a better place. Centre House provides shelter and food to clients who are experiencing homelessness or in crisis, but also guidance to reach a more stable housing future. Residents must be over the age of 18 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or legally emancipated. The Centre House shelter is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and is staffed 24 hours a day.  There is no charge to stay at Centre House.

 

Our philosophy is that housing issues and basic needs emergencies result from a variety of personal crises and a lack of intervention resources. Housing Transitions seeks to provide effective services that promote positive change for those willing to accept the challenges and opportunities necessary to achieve a more independent and self- sufficient lifestyle.
In addition to setting goals for housing, the Centre House Case Manager works with each individual or family to set objectives for additional needs like employment, child care services, mental health and addiction referrals, and education and skill acquisition. Clients regularly review progress with the Centre House Case Manager and each resident is expected to work toward their goals and make progress during their stay.
While staying at the shelter:
    Residents have access to a full kitchen and cooked meals; any allergies or other dietary needs can be accommodated
    Residents are provided with all necessary toiletries, including towels, bedding, and personal items upon request.
    Residents have 24/7 access to Housing Case Managers who help identify needs and meet goals through clear plans and concrete steps.
    Residents are responsible for daily housekeeping chores to help keep the shelter running efficiently.
    Residents have their own mailbox during their stay at Centre House.
    Residents may clean clothing in the in house washer and dryer.
    All adult clients complete an interview process prior to determination of eligibility. Individuals convicted of or charged with a violent crime, a crime of a sexual nature, or a crime involving the sale or distribution of drugs are not deemed eligible for residential services.
    The shelter focuses on accommodating Centre County residents.
    The shelter does not provide financial assistance. However, the Case Manager assists residents with calls to other agencies, churches, etc. to put together a package for first month rent and/or security deposit, medication, or other substantial needs.


Website: http://housingtransitions.org/

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As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

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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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