Family Services - Family Shelter

2700 8th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

(814) 949-3778 Donate Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: homeless, near homeless, case management, family shelter

General Information:
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 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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