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Turning Point Interfaith Mission Gettysburg

40 E High Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-1518




General Information:

Turning Point Interfaith Mission is currently assisting homeless families and individuals with transitional and permanent housing in Adams and York Counties.  Presently there are 31 households participating in these programs.  Turning Point owns and maintains 13 housing units in Adams County and provides rental assistance to 18 homeless individuals and families with  disabilities in York County.  These programs provide a variety of supportive services to the participants  helping them to achieve self-sufficiency and live as independently as possible.

How Does an Individual or Family Qualify for this program?
    The Turning Point Interfaith Mission programs receive written referrals (on agency forms) from area homeless shelters and social service agencies.
    A family or individual must be homeless in order to receive assistance through Turning Point.
    A homeless person is defined as someone who is living on the street or in an emergency shelter, or who would be living on the street with out Turning Point’s assistance.

Families and Individuals are interviewed and assessed for:
    Verifiable disability: if applying for the permanent housing program in York County.
    Motivation:  desire to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency
    Willingness to cooperate:  abide by Turning Point program guidelines and work toward pre-established goals.
    Capacity to maintain permanent housing:  ability to live independently, to seek and obtain income suitable to meet a participants goals for independence.
    Criminal history
    Drug and Alcohol screening.

How Does the Program work?
    Case management is an essential part of the Turning Point Interfaith Mission Programs.
    Personal assistance with the families and individual’s life challenges and specific needs are provided by the case manager for each program.

The most common case management services provided are:
    Goal planning and organizational skills
    Financial Counseling/budgeting
    Referral to continuing education programs
    Life skills workshops
    Transportation needs
    Referral to mental/drug and alcohol counseling
    Referrals to utility assistance programs
    Assistance in completing social service paperwork



Website: http://www.adamscha.org/Turning%20Point.html

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Helpful Definitions For Turning Point Interfaith Mission Gettysburg:

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 Turning Point Interfaith Mission Gettysburg:

Be a volunteer. Call Turning Point Interfaith Mission Gettysburg at (717) 334-1518 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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