Tag Archive | Homelessness



Address 634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone 610-872-6865
Contact Person Peter Niglio
Program Type Overnight facility-based shelter for men. Shelter guests
arrive in the evening and must exit the following morning.
Capacity is 36 beds.
Eligibility Must be 18 years of age and able bodied – (must be able to
climb the steps to the second floor shelter). Shelter guests
will not be permitted to enter the facility if they are under the
influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Identification is also
Second Chance Program There is no charge for the first 5 nights of shelter. After the
th night, shelter guests must pay $5.00 each night.
Breakfast is available for these guests. In addition, work
may be available through the “He is Pleased Program” and
through Labor Ready.
Hours of Operation The shelter doors open at 7:45 PM each evening and close
at 8:10 PM.
To Refer…
Monday – Friday
Evenings & Weekends
All new shelter guests must be at the rear door of City Team
at 7:45 PM.
From 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM – call 610-872-6865
Call 610-872-6865 Ext. 111
Meals Breakfast: Sundays at 8 AM
Lunch: Saturdays at 11:30 AM
Dinner: Monday through Saturday – 4:45 PM
Sunday – 4:45 PM
Other Services City Team offers a “spiritually-based” substance abuse recovery program and food and clothing assistance

(Single adult men & women)


Address 7200 Chestnut Street, REAR Entrance
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone 267-507-3970
Contact Person Carl Parker @ 267-507-3932
Program Type Overnight church-based, mobile emergency shelter in the eastern area of the
County. Different facilities host the shelter program each month. This shelter
program is not wheelchair accessible. Participants sleep on mats on the floor and
most sites have stairs. Capacity is 50 beds.
Eligibility Must be 18 years of age and be a Delaware County resident. Philadelphia
residents are referred to Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Shelter Services @
311 Juniper Street for shelter determination.
Other Criteria  Participants must be ambulatory and be able to care for their basic needs
without assistance from shelter staff.
 Participants will not be accepted if they have current disciplinary actions against
them with this program.
Hospital discharge paperwork should accompany the referral form if referrals
are made during business hours (7:00 AM to 3:00 PM).
Hours of
Seven days a week – CBN transports guests from 7200 Chestnut Street’s rear
entrance every evening beginning 9:00 PM. Guests must see a staff person to
register for the evening by 8:00 PM. Guests are transported to the host facility and
then back to the pick up area the following morning.
To Refer…
Monday – Friday
Evenings &
All guests must sign in and register with a staff person by 8:00 PM to board the van.
All “referred” shelter guests should have a written referral form in-hand to board the
van. Guests will still be accepted even if they do not have a written referral,
although a referral form will provide very useful information to the shelter staff.
Shelter staff may try to contact you on the next business day to verify the guest’s
From 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, call 267-507-3970
From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, call 267-507-3940
From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, call 267-507-3940
From 9 PM to 2 AM, call Shelter Staff at 215-284-0785. Shelter staff will inform you
if client can enter shelter that evening. Due to several factors, this shelter cannot
accept guests between 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM.
Meals Meals are not available at the shelter although some shelter hosts may provide a
light snack. Shelter staff will refer to community meal programs or other resources.
Other Services The following support services are available Monday through Friday at CONNECT:
Case management, outreach, peer support, vocational, transitional housing, life
skills education, mailing address, and access to behavioral health care treatment.


(Single adult men & women)

Address 6310 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone 610-734-5770
Contact Person James L. Shelton, Director
Program Type 50 bed facility-based shelter. Length of stay is up to six (6) months.
Eligibility Delaware County resident over age 18.
Hours of Operation Open seven days each week with 24-hour staffing.
To Refer…..
Monday – Friday
Evenings & Weekends
For intake, refer clients to Fran Montague. All individuals must
complete an intake screening. If there are no beds available, the
client will be placed on the waiting list. Waiting list clients should
contact the Life Center every two to three days to check on their
status. See page 3 for Vulnerable Adults.
From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, intake screenings are conducted on a
walk-in basis.
Call 610-874-8451 – answering service will assist.
Meals Breakfast & Lunch – Guests are responsible for preparing their own
Dinner – The Community Outreach Project coordinates a meal
program held every evening at 7:00 PM at the Life Center.
Other Services Case management, life skills, NA/AA meetings,
vocational/employment referrals, behavioral healthcare screenings
& referrals and access to healthcare. Through referral, showers are
available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00
*** In the event that a CODE BLUE is called in the City of Philadelphia, the Life Center will make 10 cots
available as “overflow” beds. Call the Life Center to confirm.***

(Single adult men & women)


Address 151 W. 15th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone 610-874-0423
Contact Person Head Shelter Monitor
Program Type Salvation Army based, over night shelter.
Capacity 35. – Additional beds are available during severe weather
Eligibility Delaware County resident over age 18.
Hours of Operation Beginning at 8:00 PM each evening until the following morning.
To Refer…
Meals – Monday Through Friday
Call 610-874-0423 and/or send client to the Salvation Army by 7:00
PM. A written referral on agency letterhead is required.
Seven days per week.
Breakfast – 8:00 AM
Lunch – 12:00 Noon
Brunch – 11:00 AM
Dinner – 3:00 PM
Other Services Case management, information and referral, life skills education,
counseling, employment readiness, outreach, mailing address,
showers and access to behavioral healthcare treatment and
medical care.


Wesley House Community Corp.
(Single adult women only)

Address 701 Madison Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone 610-872-2611
Contact Person Sheiletta Corporal, Director
Program Type Facility-based shelter with 4 Beds for single females. Length of
stay is up to 6 months.
Eligibility Delaware County resident over age 18.
Hours of Operation Open seven days each week with 24-hour staffing.
To Refer…
Monday through Friday
Evenings & Weekends
All referred individuals must meet with an intake worker at
Community Action Agency.
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM –
Call Ms. Dinah Boykin at 610-874-8451.
Call 610-874-8451 – answering service will assist.
Meals Guests are required to provide their own meals. Referrals to other
sources will be made if necessary.
Other Services Case management, life skills, parenting, budgeting, nutrition,
childcare, GED, housing counseling, vocational/employment
programs and access to behavioral and medical care.