Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless

223 South Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

(717) 267-3669 Go To Website
Class of Housing/Services: Temporary emergency lodging to individuals who are homeless.

General Information:
The Franklin County Homeless Shelter is a low barrier emergency shelter which serves mainly individuals who are experiencing homelessness, though we do serve families as space is available.  An individual of 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 Franklin County Homeless Shelter call 717-267-3669


Helpful Definitions For Franklin 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 Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless:
Be a volunteer. Call Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless at (717) 267-3669 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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