Serving individuals and families that are doubled-up, at risk of homelessness, in the eviction process, or homeless.  We help people across Lancaster & Chester Counties move into their own housing.

Accepting referrals from:

  • Emergency Shelters (Good Samaritan’s emergency shelter program, Water Street Ministries, Milagro House, St. Mary’s Fransiscan Shelter and other shelter providers in Lancaster & Chester County)
  • Transitional Housing (Good Samaritan’s transitional housing program, Tabor Community Services, Homes of Hope and other transitional housing providers in Lancaster & Chester County)
  • Self or family
  • Landlords
  • Community organizations

Assisting individuals and families to secure and maintain permanent housing in the community:

  • Case management and goal planning
  • Resource development
  • Life skills & parenting support
  • Mentoring/volunteer support
  • Appropriate levels of financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation

Permanent Housing Services provides professional case management services, rental support and mentoring groups to over 200 men, women and children every year.

We firmly believe that individuals and families are stronger, healthier, and more successful when they are in their own housing. Homelessness and housing insecurity has traumatic effects on people. Adults often experience depression for several years after experiencing a housing crisis. When children experience homelessness or housing insecurity their mental health, physical health and educational performance is negatively impacted. We work with men, women and children to have long-lasting impact and change.

Annual Impact – Permanent Housing Services program

Some of our statistics from the 2018–19 fiscal year include:

Rental Assistance

$87,792 provided in rental assistance to single mothers across Lancaster & Chester Counties

Mother and child

208 Women and Childrenwere served, helping them stay in permanent housing

12 Familiesgraduated from the program

Mentor

80 Mentors providing friendship and support from local churches

Tiffany’s Story – from shelter to housing!

Our Wishlist

WE ALWAYS NEED

  • Gift card donations (Staples, WalMart, grocery stores, and hardware stores) to help us defray operating expenses
  • Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Body wash
  • Feminine products

WE CURRENTLY NEED

Lancaster:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Detergent
  • Diapers (sizes 4,5,6)
  • Deodorant
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby wipes
  • Sanitary wipes
  • A/C window units

Coatesville:

  • Detergent
  • Diapers (sizes 4,5,6)
  • Pull-Ups
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning Wipes – Lysol/Clorox

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