Juvenile Law Center


Housing (6)

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Services: HUD is a federal program that provides housing support for individuals in need such as rental programs (including Section 8) and home ownership assistance programs.

Pennsylvania Affordable Apartment Locator

Services: PAHousingSearch.com is a website in which affordable housing can be searched and located within in PA.

Northwest Human Services

Services: NHS provides residential living options, case/care management, and therapeutic services for individuals with disabilities.



Elwyn provides information and referral services in regards to residential services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania. Also provide work opportunities and adult day programs for people with disabilities.

Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity at HUD

Services: Hotline service for individuals to report incidences of housing discrimination.

Making Homes Affordable

Services: National nonprofit organization aiming to prevent home foreclosure and reduce monthly payments for eligible individuals and families

Shelters (6)

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PathStone, Inc.

Services: PathStone provides emergency shelter services to disadvantaged individuals and families along with food, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance) You can find additional information through www.pathstone.org or by emailing at AskPA-EmergencySupport@PathStone.org

Chester County Department of Community Development

Services: Provides access to services related to Workforce Investment, Act Programs, Joint Job Initiatives, Housing, Homeless Assistance, Community Services, Transportation Services, Economic Development, Fair Housing, Community Development, and Funding Opportunities.

Domestic Violence Center Of Chester County

Services: Domestic Violence Center offers emergency domestic violence shelter, counseling for domestic violence victims, legal advocacy and counseling

Salvation Army: Greater West Chester

Services: Salvation Army provides emergency shelter, food and financial assistance to disadvantaged individuals and families

Safe Harbor of Chester County

Services: Safe Harbor provides emergency shelter for homeless men and women who struggles with addictions or mental health issues along with clothing, food and personal needs. Safe Harbor also provides Community Hot Lunch Program that is open weekdays to all low income men, women and children in the West Chester area

St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter

Services: St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter offers temporary shelter to families who find themselves homeless along with meals, case management, counseling and spiritual support, information and referrals

Transitional Housing and Housing-Related Services (8)

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Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC)

Services: Offers services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as early intervention, supported employment, job training, transition planning, respite care, supported living and transportation

Brian's House

Services: Brian's House serves children and adults with mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities with services including residential care such as Bridge Program and Community Living, adult day services, and vocational training and employment

Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.

Services: Provides residential and support services for individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Recovery At Our House, Inc

Services: Recovery At Our House, Inc provides transitional housing for individuals recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. Residents must go through 12 Step process and follow all house rules. Locations in Pottstown, Morrisville, Phoenixville, Croydon and Bristol

Home of the Sparrow

Services: Home of the Sparrow offers residential services to women and children along with Case Management, Life Skills Training, Individual and Group Counseling, Information and Referral. The services include transitional housing, shared housing, and supported housing

Good Samaritan Shelter

Services: Good Samaritan Emergency Shelter provides shelter, meals, showers and case management to homeless men up to 45 days

Good Samaritan Transitional Housing

Services: Good Samaritan offers transitional housing for homeless men up to 12 months in which housing, educational and vocational support, counseling and advocacy, information and referral, Life Skills and 12 Step programs are provided.

Chester County Department of Community Development

Services: Provides access to services related to Workforce Investment, Act Programs, Joint Job Initiatives, Housing, Homeless Assistance, Community Services, Transportation Services, Economic Development, Fair Housing, Community Development, and Funding Opportunities.

Public Housing Programs (1)

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Housing Authority of the County of Chester

Services: Public housing program that connects income-eligible individuals and families with public housing or section 8 vouchers.

Homeownership Assistance (4)

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USDA Rural Home Ownership Program

Services: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guaranteed Rural Home Loans are creating homeownership opportunities with no-money-down financing and loans.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency


Works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. 

Direct VA Loans

Services: Supports veterans in utilizing their entitlement to veteran and active duty benefits for VA home loans as well as other government-backed mortgage programs.

Homeowners' Emergency Mortage Assistance Program

Services: HEMAP is a loan program assisting in foreclosure prevention and mortgage assistance.

Youth Homeless Advocacy Groups (1)

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National Runaway Switchboard

Services: Toll-free, nationwide hot-line for runaways and troubled youth. Provides information and referral for shelter, counseling, medical and legal services and transportation back home. The hot-line also provides a personal and confidential message relay service between runaways and their families.

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