Shalom House - Shelter For Women And Children

9 S 15th St
Harrisburg, PA 17105

(717) 232-3482 Go To Website Go to Facebook
Class of Housing: Temporary shelter for women and children.

General Information:
Shalom House is a shelter for women and children located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is our mission to create a pathway to lasting independence for women and children through collaboration and community. Temporary shelter for women and children. Shalom House provides temporary shelter for women and children who have no where else to go, and provides for their basic needs: a bed, food, clothing, health and hygiene supplies, and a temporary address and telephone number. Shalom House is committed to emergency sheltering for homeless women and children, transitional housing for homeless women veterans and their children, and permanent housing for disabled, chronically homeless low-income women. Our Programs   Each program aids participants to locate and move into housing, stabilize income and/or employment, address dysfunctional personal behaviors through recognition and redirection. Residence/participation is contingent upon demonstrating measurable progress on personal goal plan elements. Sharp Program   All women included in the SHARP program meet the definition of “chronically homeless” as established by HUD; they were all homeless four times out in three years, they have a verified disability or report being HIV positive, have monthly incomes that do not exceed $600, are alone, and generally have a history of substance abuse and/or mental health problems. SHARP aids a minimum of 20 women each year, two-thirds of whom are African American, all are between 30 and 54 years of age.   SHARP for Homeless Female Veterans   Since 2008, the Shalom House has run a transitional housing program for homeless women veterans, one of just two such programs reaching out to women veterans in our nation.   Based out of two rented homes in Harrisburg's Uptown neighborhood, at any time up to six women live in a communal setting, and receive all the social services and support that Shalom House provides its other clients.   Women military veterans face unique challenges when they come home. They may have gotten divorced while in the service. They may have to get reacquainted with their children and readjust to life as a caretaker. And many of them have emotional baggage that can get in the way of a successful re-entry to the civilian world.   Prosperity Center   In collaboration with the Capital Region United Way, Shalom House now offers instruction in financial literacy, budget planning, setting goals, and expanding potential for long-term success for our clients. The Prosperity Center initiative is supported by PNC Bank whose commitment has not only been to assist with the financial underwriting, but to invest its people resources for teaching and mentoring clients (our women and children) in building a foundation of understanding of money, banking, and establishing a firm foundation for personal and fiscal success. With other existing and expanding services, Shalom House is excited to be helping those we serve to become Prosperity Centered. Emergency Sheltering   Shalom House is committed to emergency sheltering for homeless women and children, transitional housing for homeless women veterans and their children, and permanent housing for disabled, chronically homeless low-income women.   Shalom House provides temporary shelter for women and children who have nowhere else to go. We provide for their basic needs: a bed, food, clothing, health and hygiene supplies, and a temporary address and telephone number

Website: http://shalomhouse.net/

Helpful Definitions For Shalom House - Shelter For Women And Children:

Transitional housing is affordable 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 towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, 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. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

How To Volunteer at Shalom House - Shelter For Women And Children:
Be a volunteer. Call Shalom House - Shelter For Women And Children at (717) 232-3482 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org 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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