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Women Against Abuse Emergency Safe Havens:

Two 100 bed safe havens provide free services to survivors of domestic violence and their children for 60-90 days. These confidential facilities include on-site security, case management, children's services, and trauma-informed therapy. Survivors of any gender identity are welcome. To request shelter, call the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-723-3014.

 
City of Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing:

215-686-7150

In-take at 1430 Cherry St. for women & children 8am – 4/5pm

Eliza Shirley House, 1320 Arch St., for in-take after business hours: (215) 568-5111

 
People’s Emergency Center:

215-382-7522

www.pec-cares.org

3902 Spring Garden

For women, teen girls & their children

 
Philadelphia Housing Authority:

215-684-4453

www.pha.phila.gov

712 N 16th St.

Apply for public housing M-F, 9am-4pm

 
Project HOME:

215-232-7272

www.projecthome.org

1515 Fairmount Ave.

Apply for transitional or permanent housing.

 

 

Tuck Sleep's Homeless Shelter Directory

Find an emergency shelter near you in the state of Pennsylvania through this online shelter directory from Tuck Sleep.
www.tuck.com/sleeping-homeless/#pa

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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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