Salvation Army Red Shield Center

715 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

(215) 787-2887 Go To Website
Class of Housing: homeless families and centralized intake for families after hours. After 5pm. Also for people weekends and hoildays.

General Information:
Homeless centralized intake for families after hours. (Also weekends and holidays) * After 5pm.   The Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence is a safe and welcoming emergency housing program offering loving, respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental services in order to empower residents to strive towards self-sufficiency. All family configurations, including families with teenaged children, and single men with children are accepted. Primarily, we serve young mothers with infants and single mothers with school aged children. Many of the women served aged out of the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services system and have found themselves unable to access safe and affordable housing for their families. Growing up in pervasive poverty these women have had to focus on the goal of survival and, as a result, lack the necessary skills and education to compete in today's economy. The majority of these young mothers have self-identified as victims of traumatic childhoods; physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and neglect. In fact, seventy five percent of our residents have openly reported personal histories of trauma.       Room And Board While in the shelter families are served three hot, nutritious meals each day. Parents are offered guidance from staff as to how to feed babies, toddlers and older children. The importance of healthy food choices and structured meal times is stressed and all meals are nutritionally well-balanced. Infant formulas are provided and mothers wishing to breast feed their babies are allowed time and privacy to do so. Meals are held for residents attending programs, or working, and not able to return to the shelter during regular meal times. Early breakfasts are served to children who travel long distances to school. Bag lunches are prepared for residents who work or attend job training programs. Meal planning is culturally sensitive and meets the dietary needs of vegetarians and residents who have food allergies. Residents at The Salvation Army Red Shield are provided private rooms. They are responsible for maintaining the neatness and cleanliness of their personal space. Staff is available with guidance and cleaning supplies to assist in this process. Residents learn the importance of maintaining a safe and clean environment, especially around small children.  

Date Of Last Record Update: 04-26-2020


How To Volunteer at Salvation Army Red Shield Center:
Be a volunteer. Call Salvation Army Red Shield Center at (215) 787-2887 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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