Family Services - Family Shelter
2700 8th Avenue
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Altoona, PA 16602
Class of Housing: homeless, near homeless, case management, family shelter
Hours: The shelter is open and staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
BLAIR COUNTY FAMILY SHELTER SERVICE: -Case Management -Information and Referral -Safe Shelter -24-Hour supportive counseling/staff
There is NO fee to use this service.
Criteria For Admission Must be 18 or older unless accompanied by parent or guardian Must be homeless or near homeless Must not be intoxicated or under the influence at the time of intake Must be medically stable Must be able to comply with the program requirement Must be voluntarily seeking services with an expressed desire for services and willing to comply with program recommendations Must not be a threat to self, staff or other residents Must be willing to comply with house requirements and manage own daily living skills Must be willing to live cooperatively in a communal setting Mental/emotional state must be sufficiently stable for participation in program Must undergo a background check and have no crimes of violence or sexual crimes Must prove Blair County or adjacent county resident for a minimum of 90 days
How To Volunteer at Family Services - Family Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Family Services - Family Shelter at (814) 949-3778 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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