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Life Center of Eastern Delaware County Shelter

6310 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Class of Housing: Homeless shelter and services.

General Information:

The Life Center Shelter houses 50 individuals at any given time and serves over 160 residents per year.  Residents participate in the evening meal program and the Life Center also supplements their morning and noon meals.  The evening meal program is open to the public and anyone who is hungry can come here to eat.  Thanks to over 40 churches, synagogues, and temples, over 200 meals are served every evening, from 7-8 p.m.  (Last year the meal program served over 79,000 meals with 11,114 volunteer hours.)  The number of needy individuals participating in the meal program increases every year.  A community shower program is also available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.  Shelter residents receive multiple services, including:
- Aids Coalition: testing and counseling every first and third Mondays from 6 - 8 pm
- A.A Meetings:  Thursdays 4-6 pm & Saturdays 12 -  1:30 pm
- N.A. Meetings:  Sundays 10:30 to 12:30 pm
- Life Skills classes on Tuesdays from 2-3:30 each week.

The Life Center also hosts two health clinics, one in the spring and one in the fall, that are open to the public.  Nurses from the University of Penn conduct the clinics. 

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How To Volunteer at Life Center of Eastern Delaware County Shelter:

Be a volunteer. Call Life Center of Eastern Delaware County Shelter at 610-734-5770 for current volunteer work opportunities.

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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