Housing and Shelters In Zip Code: 19601

We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in zip code 19601 and surrounding zip codes below.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in , below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 

Berks Women in Crisis

255 Chestnut Street
Reading, PA - 19602
homeless, women, domestic violance,

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Episcopal House Of Reading Reading

50 N Ninth St
Reading, PA - 19601
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Dayspring Homes, Inc. Shillington

Po Box 158
Shillington, PA - 19607
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Hope Rescue Mission

645 North Sixth Street
Reading, PA - 19601
(610) 375-4224
Shelter and homeless services for men.

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Easy Does It Inc

1300 Hilltop Rd
Leesport, PA - 19533
Supportive Housing program.

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Family Promise of Berks County

325 N 5th St #1
Reading, PA - 19601
(610) 373-3323
Transitional Housing for Homeless Families

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City Light Homeless Program

246 North Ninth Street
Reading, PA - 19601
(484) 869-2126
Daily drop in center and winter overnight shelter.

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Mary's Shelter

325 South 12th Street
Reading, PA - 19602
housing and social services to young women who are pregnant

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Opportunity House Reading

430 North Second Street
Reading, PA - 19612
Transitional Housing, shelter, counseling for individuals and families.

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Berks County Housing Authority Reading

1803 Butter Lane
Reading, PA - 19606
(610) 370-0822
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Berks Women in Crisis Domestic Violence Shelter

255 Chestnut Street
Reading, PA - 19602
domestic violence shelter, safe house, and transitional housing for women in crisis.

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Easy Does It Transitional Housing

647 Walnut Street
Reading, PA - 19601
Transitional Housing, permanent supportive housing.

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide

We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. 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.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.