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Waynesboro New Hope Shelter

New Hope Shelter is a faith-based emergency shelter open to men, women, and families with children. Individuals and families may reside there for up to 30 days, while receiving two meals a day, employment assistance, computer training, life skills classes, and clothing from the thrift store. As of now, there is a waiting list, so to put one's name of the list, please call main number provided.

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25 S. Potomac St.
Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 762-5840

Sunday-Saturday; 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Foundation of HOPE

The Foundation of HOPE is an interfaith non-profit with the mission to “Empower incarcerated and released individuals to restore their relationship with their God, rebuild their lives, and reconcile to their communities.” The HOPE Aftercare Program is a pre- and post-release adult reintegration program for inmates and reentrants that seeks to ensure their successful return to the community. HOPE Aftercare provides resources, referrals, and guidance regarding employment, housing, education, food assistance, mental health services, and clothing. The program’s mentoring component matches inmates and reentrants with mentors who can assist them on a one-on-one basis.

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112 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-3343

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North Hills Community Outreach

North Hills Community Outreach provides services to low-income individuals and families in Western Pennsylvania under four core values: recognizing the love of God for everyone, treating all individuals with dignity, fostering self-sufficiency, and managing resources in a responsible manner. Services include food services, utilities and emergencies services, employment services, emergency funding help, family development, senior services, school supplies and appliance sharing, computer training, transportation and car-owning, legal, college or post-secondary education, support groups a range of issues, and links to outside resources.

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1975 Ferguson Rd.
Allison Park, Pennsylvania 15101
(412) 487-6316 help@nhco.org

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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

The Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) is an interfaith ministry of counseling and education services. Services include individual, couple, and family counseling and psychotherapy services. Therapy staff include licensed psychologists, social workers, counselors, family and marriage therapists, and spiritual directors. Services are provided at multiple locations in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Lawrence, and Fayette Counties. Please call individual offices to determine which insurance plans are accepted.

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6324 Marchand St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-1239

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Ford Memorial United Methodist Church

The Ford Memorial United Methodist Church offers a community meal every Thursday from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Individuals of all faiths are welcome. The Ford Memorial Community Church also runs a food bank; please call for additional information about income and eligibility requirements.

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1024 4th Ave.
Ford City, PA 16226
(724) 763-1540 fordmemc@windstream.net

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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

The Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) is an interfaith ministry of counseling and education services. Services include individual, couple, and family counseling and psychotherapy services. Therapy staff include licensed psychologists, social workers, counselors, family and marriage therapists, and spiritual directors. Services are provided at multiple locations in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Lawrence, and Fayette Counties. Please call individual offices to determine which insurance plans are accepted.

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6324 Marchand St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-1239

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Trails Ministries

TRAILS is a faith-based organization that offers supports to obtain necessary documentation (i.e. Social Security Card, Identification Documents, Birth Certificate, etc), mental health counseling, and drug and alcohol counseling. TRAILS also offers support in seeking employment, transportation, food, housing, clothing, and one-on-one and group mentoring.

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(724) 891-7541 support@trailsministries.org

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TRIALS Ministries

TRIALS Ministries is a faith-based organization that provides returning citizens with one-on-one and group mentoring, along with assistance obtaining necessary documentation (Social Security Cards, Identification Cards, Birth Certificates, etc.); receiving mental health, drug and alcohol counseling; receiving food, housing, and clothing; seeking employment and transportation; and enhancing spiritual development.

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918 7th Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 891-7541 support@trailsministries.org

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Bedford County Christian Church

The Bedford County Christian Church has a food bank which provides groceries to community members every second Monday. The church also serves dinner every six weeks. If you would like to apply to receive groceries or attend a dinner, please call in advance.

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10229 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537
(814) 623-1716 bedfordchurch@gmail.com

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Freedom Gate Ministries

Participants are required to attend weekly bible study and church events.

Freedom Gate is a ministry that offers transitional housing, food, clothing, practical counseling, addiction counseling, opportunities for help in finding employment, continuing education, and support with reconnecting with family members.

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131 South Ninth St
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 750-5685 freedomgatemin@comcast.net

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Hope Rescue Mission

Participants are required to attend evening faith-based chapel events.

Hope Rescue Mission offers food, clothing, and shelter to men. Men are provided with a single bed and a lockable wardrobe in a dormitory setting. At Hope Rescue Mission, the men are free to access the computer lab, gym, laundry room, and shower room. Men who are enrolled in 12 college credits per semester, or technical trade school, may apply for a 6 month transitional housing program.

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645 North Sixth St
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 375-4224 hopeforreading@gmail.com

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New Person Ministries

Participants are required to attend daily Bible studies and weekly church events.

New Person Ministries offers men who are returning from incarceration with transitional housing and case management in order to assist with social services, parole, and housing.

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PO Box 223
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 777-2222 newpersonministries@gmail.com

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese operates Food For Families consisting of two food banks and two Family Kitchens, as well as five food pantries. The Society runs eight thrift stores filled with used, new, or vintage items, all the proceeds go towards those in need. Although the items are priced in order to meet anyone's pocket book, the Society will make every effort to help those in need with items. Please call or go online to see the various sites throughout the county. To address larger needs, a Home Visitor will go to the home of a needy person make an assessment and authorize assistance to supply furniture, appliances or other large household items. The Society assists with other financial needs such as, rent, utilities, medical expenses, and many other basic needs. There are always volunteer opportunities to staff the thrift stores or community gardens that the Society runs to assist those in need with clothing, household items, and fresh produce. Please call for more information.

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1215 7th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 943-1981

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Sayre Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible, our ministry is motivated by the love of God, and our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as we meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Every program we offer is rooted in our passion to serve God by serving the lost, the vulnerable, the needy, the poor, the hurting, the helpless, and the hopeless. Among their services, Sayre Salvation Army offers rental assistance; food and clothing; senior services; and faith-based programs. For more information on the different programs and how to get assistance, please call during office hours.

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314 S Elmer Ave.
Sayre, PA 18840
(570) 888-2153

Monday; Closed; Tuesday-Friday; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless

Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless (CSSH) is an alliance of faith-based and community service organizations assisting unsheltered adults in Central Bucks County. Our first priority is to provide shelter on Code Blue nights. At the same time, we try to link the homeless and financially distressed to needed resources. CSSH only provides transportation to and from the shelter in the winter and to free community meals. There are free community meals the first, second, and third Sunday of the month. Please call ahead or check website to find out time and place, as well as if transportation there is needed.

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196 W. Ashland St
Doylestown, PA 18901
(866) 390-0291 contact.us@co2ssh.org

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St. Clement Food Pantry

The St. Clement Food Pantry serves distressed families in the Southmont, Westmont, and Upper Yoder areas of Johnstown. If you are in need of assistance, please visit the food pantry on the first or third Friday of the month between 9:00 AM and Noon. If an urgent need exists that cannot wait until food bank day, leave a message at 814-255-2200 or call the parish office at 814-255-4422. The food pantry is located at 114 Lindberg Avenue just past the school beneath the St. Clement Church office. Families needing assistance from other areas in Cambria County can call the Food for Families office at 814-539-7811 for instructions on how to receive food.

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Esther's House

Emporium First United Methodist Church established Esther's House, which offers free groceries and meals to the community. Please note that while Esther's House generally provides community meals on Tuesday evenings at 5:00pm and groceries on Mondays at 4:00pm, days of distributions or meals may change due to weather or holidays.

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307 Spruce St.
Emporium, PA 15834
(814) 486-0849

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Zion United Church of Christ

The Zion United Church of Christ (Lehighton) offers a community meal on the last Thursday of each month (5:30pm-7:00pm), a food pantry on the last Thursday of each month (6:00pm-7:00pm), and a weekly lunch on Wednesdays (11:00-12:30pm). Please note that individuals interested in the food pantry must meet certain income requirements (although no proof of income is not required) and provide proof of address to demonstrate residence in the Lehighton area.

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225 Iron St.
Leighton, PA 18235
(610) 377-1191 office@zionlehighton.org

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FaithCentre Food Bank

The FaithCentre Food Bank provides fresh food items to greater Bellefonte area residents. Individuals living in the area who meet the income guidelines can register for a free monthly food distribution of fresh produce (when in season), dairy products, fresh and frozen meat, food for individuals with diabetes, bread and pastries, canned and frozen vegetables, and personal care products like toothpaste and soap. Emergency food distribution is available to anyone, regardless of geographic location, on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am-12:00pm. Regular food distribution is on Wednesday from 10:00am-2:00pm and Thursday from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

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131 S. Allegheny St.
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-4400

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First United Methodist Church of Clarion

First United Methodist Church of Clarion is a faith community that offers a number of worship services Sundays and Wednesdays. There are a variety of ministries for those who are looking to explore and connect to their faith. In addition, First United Methodist Church operates outreach programs including a monthly food pantry and a weekly hot meal. Love Cupboard is the name of the food pantry and distribution is from 4:30 pm–6:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Individuals and families are able to receive food and hygiene products once each month. Photo identification is required to receive items. Food for Friends is an outreach to the community. Different organizations sign up to cook and serve the meal each week and many of the church classes, committees and groups participate on a regular basis. A hot meal is served at The First Presbyterian Church of Clarion (700 Wood Street) at 5:00 pm every Wednesday. Dinner guests should not arrive until 4:45 pm.

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600 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 226-6660 clarionfirstumc@outlook.com

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Trinity County Methodist Church

The Trinity United Methodist Church has a community food bank (participants are required to provide names, social security numbers, birthdates, and income amounts for everyone in the household. The food bank is open from Monday-Thursday; 10:00am-3:00pm (it is closed the Third Wednesday of each month and all major holidays). The Trinity Cares Lunch Program also provides lunch every Wednesday from 11:15am-12:15pm.

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121 S. Second St.
Clearfield, PA 16830
(814) 765-9222 clfdtrinity@verizon.net

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St. Paul Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Participants are required to bring proof of address and photo identification.

The St. Paul Lutheran Church Food Pantry provides food to individuals residing in Mill Hall, Lamar, and Porter Townships. Please call to find out about distribution dates.

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6220 Nittany Valley Dr.
Mill Hall, PA 17751
(570) 726-7363

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AGAPE

AGAPE is a non-denominational, faith-based program which provides a variety of services to residents of Montour and Columbia Counties. AGAPE provides a weekly hot meal, spiritual support groups, assistance with budgeting and saving, clothing and furniture, transportation, financial assistance, and more.

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19 E. 7th St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 317-2210 info@agape-pa.org

Monday, Tuesday, Friday; 9:00am-4:00pm; Thursday; 9:00am-5:00pm.

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Living Waters Food Ministry

The Living Waters Food Ministry distributes fresh produce, grocery items, and non-food essentials to low income individuals in Crawford County once a month. If you are interested in receiving a food delivery or access to their food pantry, please contact the church to pre-register. Please be prepared with proof of residency (phone or utility bill) and a box or basket to carry grocery items home.

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Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministries (CRAM), Inc.

CRAM, Inc. is a faith-based organization that provides pre-release, reentry, and ongoing support services to currently and formerly incarcerated individuals of any faith or background. CRAM, Inc. offers mentoring, substance use, GED preparation, computer and financial literacy, family reunification, and employment services. They also provide HIV/AIDS services, community service opportunities, and assistance with transportation.

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509 Division Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
(717) 234-3664 craminc@comcast.net

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Loaves and Fishes

The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at Prospect Hill Baptist Church packs boxes of food that provide three meals a day for eight days for every member of a family. These are nutritionally balanced boxes, containing fruits, vegetables, starches, soups, cereal, canned meats, fresh meats, and a variety of other products as we have them. Word is out that clients can also come to Loaves and Fishes for help in other areas. We work with and refer to agencies throughout the county who help with emergency shelter, housing, counseling, etc.

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703 Lincoln Avenue
Prospect Park, PA 19076
(610) 532-9000

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St. Martin Center

The St. Martin Center is a social service organization that assists families and individuals with immediate need and long-term services. The immediate assistance includes: food through an in-house food pantry; vouchers for clothing items; assistance with rent, mortgage, and utilities; assistance with life-sustaining prescriptions; transportation assistance for out-of-town medical appointments; a bus token for employment purposes; and referrals to other St. Martin programs or to local agencies. Please note that some of the immediate services can only be utilized once a year. The long-term services include: credit and budget counseling and home buying counseling. The St. Martin Center also provides mens clothing for interviews and jobs of all professions on a referral basis.

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1701 Parade St
Erie, PA 16503
(814) 452-6113

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City Mission-Living Stones

City Mission-Living Stones is a non-profit organization that works to provide for the needs of homeless individuals in Fayette County. City Mission works with homeless men, women, and children to provide them with an entire continuum of housing services ranging from emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing. The agency also offers support services to clients as part of its comprehensive programs addressing the emotional and spiritual concerns of clients.

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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

The Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) is an interfaith ministry of counseling and education services. Services include individual, couple, and family counseling and psychotherapy services. Therapy staff include licensed psychologists, social workers, counselors, family and marriage therapists, and spiritual directors. Services are provided at multiple locations in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Lawrence, and Fayette Counties. Please call individual offices to determine which insurance plans are accepted.

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6324 Marchand St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-1239

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Five Forks Brethren in Christ

Five Forks Church Brethren in Christ offers a food pantry and clothing closet. The food pantry is available to residents of Waynesboro and Greencastle School District. Individuals are required to show two forms of identification and proof of current address. Proof of address may be in the form of an electric bill, Social Security documentation (not a card), phone bill, or public assistance documentation). Individuals are able to receive one order of food per month. Additionally, Five Forks offers free clothing to individuals regardless of residency (no paperwork is required). The food pantry and clothing closet are generally open for several hours on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays (please call for additional information about hours of operation).

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9244 Five Forks Rd.
Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 762-2991

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McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church

McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church (MUPC) is a friendly, engaging church where no one is a stranger. In addition to offering weekly worship services, MUPC runs a variety of ministry programs including, bible study, book study, men's group, women's group, and soup night. For more information about each of these programs, please call or visit Sunday for worship and fellowship!

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116 S 2nd St.
Mcconnellsburg, PA 17233
(717) 485-4400 office@mupc.org

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Huntingdon Worship & Service Center - Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. The progam's message is based on the Bible and every program is rooted in service. Among its principle ministry services, the Huntingdon Worship & Service Center offers rental assistance, food boxes, volunteer opportunities, and case management services that can meet the individual needs of the client.

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2514 Shadyside Ave
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-1430

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Dixonville Wesleyan Methodist Church

The Dixonville Wesleyan Methodist Church regularly provides hot meals to the community at different churches in the area. Meals are open to individuals of all faiths and no one will be turned away. Please call to find out more information about meal times.

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Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach

Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, clothing, life skills, and more to the homeless in our communities. The shelter is available to anyone who needs a place to stay, and there is no limit as long as residents are meeting program guidelines. This ministry is based on John 17, where Jesus prays that we all may become one and Matthew 25:31-46....to help all those who are in need.

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14530 PA-28
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 265-0243

Sunday-Saturday; 12:00 am - 11:59 pm.

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Juniata County Food Pantry

The Juniata County Food Pantry was organized and established by local churches in Juniata County. Any resident of Juniata County can receive a one-time emergency food distribution. Individuals in need of ongoing assistance must obtain a referral from a qualified agency or local church (income requirements apply). Please call for more information about eligibility. Please note that food is distributed from multiple locations.

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114 N. Main St.
Mifflintown, PA 17059
(717) 436-9718

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Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton provides a variety of faith-based services. Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, job search services to homeless individuals, affordable housing, emergency food services (requires an application), clothing, short-term financial assistance to meet emergency needs, and more. Please note that Catholic Social Services has multiple offices.

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33 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-7118

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B.I.R.D. Ministries

Since 2001 Beginning In the Right Direction, B.I.R.D. Ministries has been a lifeline of support and encouragement to women trapped in the cycle of prison, addiction and abuse. They provide all that is needed while helping women who have been in prison rebuild their lives. Through a network of resources- from social services agencies to faith-based ministries and churches- they are able to provide the women and their families with the support and services they so desperately need.

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739 Spruce Road
New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557
(717) 295-3301 birdministries@comcast.net

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New Person Ministries

Participants are required to attend daily Bible studies and weekly church events.

New Person Ministries offers men who are returning from incarceration with transitional housing and case management in order to assist with social services, parole, and housing.

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PO Box 223
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 777-2222 newpersonministries@gmail.com

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Re-Entry Management Organization

A collaborative group of over 50 organizations, the Lancaster County Re-Entry Management Organization (RMO) provides a way for the many groups that work with returning citizens in Lancaster County to leverage their resources in a way that provides community alternatives to incarceration. This organization does not directly provide services, but can help one identify resources in the following areas: drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment, foundation skills assessment; emergency/transitional housing, case management, and legal advocacy.

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313 West Liberty Street, Suite 114
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
(717) 735-0333

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The Potter's House

The Potter’s House is a transitional residency for the purpose of helping individuals experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ by overcoming obstacles and become responsible contributors in their families, in the workplace, in the church and in their communities. By offering counseling, mentors, grace, and a safe environment the process of allowing God to restore the brokenness can begin. Please visit the site to apply.

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13 Brimmer Ave
New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557
(717) 656-3222 ttcph.director@gmail.com

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Water Street Mission

Water Street Mission provides services to low income individuals and people experiencing homelessness. All guests have access to free medical and dental services, as well as behavioral health, spiritual and career support. To receive services, individuals must meet certain qualifications to ensure that the quality care is going to those in most need.

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City Rescue Mission

Since 1911, the City Rescue Mission has been a light shining against the darkness to the lost, lonely and left-behind. As we offer a hot meal, a place to sleep, and the hope of Jesus Christ...we get to see miracles happen in the lives of men, women and children who come to our ministries. Among its services, the City Rescue Mission operates emergency shelters for single men and women and children; a recovery program for men struggling with an addiction; a community meal program and food pantry; and chapel services if interested.

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PO Box 965
New Castle, PA 16103
(724) 652-4321

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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

The Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) is an interfaith ministry of counseling and education services. Services include individual, couple, and family counseling and psychotherapy services. Therapy staff include licensed psychologists, social workers, counselors, family and marriage therapists, and spiritual directors. Services are provided at multiple locations in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Lawrence, and Fayette Counties. Please call individual offices to determine which insurance plans are accepted.

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6324 Marchand St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-1239

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Jubilee Aftercare Ministries

Jubilee Aftercare seeks to assist those who have been incarcerated, homeless, and/or struggle with addiction to make a successful transition back into society. Aftercare students must attend faith-based and life skills classes. Students work at the Jubilee thrift store for a minimum of 500 hours of job training, after which students may have the opportunity to extend their employment or seek employment elsewhere.

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235 South 12 St
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 274-7528 jubilee@jub.org

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New Bethany Ministries

New Bethany Ministries provides food support, hygiene support, and wellness programing at their Mollard Hospitality Center. The Hospitality Center serves a continental or hot breakfast each weekday morning; and the food pantry provides food daily, and clothing, hygiene items, and household items when they are available. They also offer free, public showers and access laundry machines. Twice a month they provide holistic services through a free primary care clinic.

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333 W 4th St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 691-5602

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Simplicity Outreach

Simplicity Outreach is a Christian community center that provides one-on-one job search and resume assistance, public benefits counseling, emergency food and toiletries, ESL classes, personal and group bible study sessions, and wellness consultations. Simplicity also distributes free bread, clothing, and household items on a first come, first serve basis every Wednesday at 4:00pm.

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1101 Tilghman St
Allentown, PA 18102
(570) 294-7634

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Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton provides a variety of faith-based services. Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, job search services to homeless individuals, affordable housing, emergency food services (requires an application), clothing, short-term financial assistance to meet emergency needs, and more. Please note that Catholic Social Services has multiple offices.

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33 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-7118

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Son Light House - Social Outreach Ministries

Participants are required to provide proof of income.

Son Light House provides food, clothing, and furniture (when available) to individuals in Southeastern Lycoming County. Individuals are generally required to provide proof of income and the last four digits of their Social Security Number. Please call to find out more about eligibility requirements and distribution dates.

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130 Carpenter St.
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-3585

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First United Methodist Church of Bradford Food Bank

Individuals are required to provide a photo identification card and proof of income.

The First United Methodist Church of Bradford operates a food bank for individuals residing in the Bradford County School District area. Please call ahead of time to determine the best time to visit.

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23 Chambers St.
Bradford, PA 16701
(814) 362-3584

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Habitat for Humanity of Mifflin County

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian based organization providing affordable, decent housing to low-income families in need who have the ability to repay a mortgage and are willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity. If interested, individuals and families can access an application online. People must put forth a total of 500 hours of "sweat equity" (volunteer, working hours) to acquire their home they then pay back.

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PO Box 1124
Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 248-6461 info@mifflinhabitat.org

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Bushkill Outreach

Bushkill Outreach operates a food pantry which services Middle Smithfield Township in Monroe County and Lehman Township in Pike County. Bushkill Outreach also offers referrals, furniture, and clothing (these services are open to individuals who are not residents of the above townships). Please call to schedule an appointment and to obtain more information about eligibility requirements. Please note that individuals in Monroe County will have to travel to Pike County to obtain services.

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Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton provides a variety of faith-based services. Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, job search services to homeless individuals, affordable housing, emergency food services (requires an application), clothing, short-term financial assistance to meet emergency needs, and more. Please note that Catholic Social Services has multiple offices.

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33 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-7118

Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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Top of the Mountain Ecunemical Council Food Pantry

Participants are required to provide a photo identification card, proof of address (the pantry serves Coolbaugh, Tobyhanna, and Tunkhannock Townships), and proof of income.

The Top of the Mountain Ecunemical Council Food Pantry offers food to the community two days per month. The pantry is open on the second Monday (8:00am-2:00pm) and second Tuesday (8:00am-12:00pm) of each month. Please call to find out more information or to arrange a different time to obtain food services.

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203 Spur Road
Pocono Lake,, PA 18347
(570) 646-7456

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Haws Avenue Methodist Church

The Haws Avenue Methodist Church has a food pantry which distributes food twice per month and a community meal once per week. In order to access food from the pantry, an individual must provide proof of income and photo identification. Please call to find out additional information about meal and distribution times.

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800 W. Marshall St.
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 275-1283

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AGAPE

AGAPE is a non-denominational, faith-based program which provides a variety of services to residents of Montour and Columbia Counties. AGAPE provides a weekly hot meal, spiritual support groups, assistance with budgeting and saving, clothing and furniture, transportation, financial assistance, and more. Please note that individuals in Montour County will have to travel to Columbia County (Bloomsburg, PA) to receive services.

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19 E. 7th St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 317-2210 info@agape-pa.org

Monday, Tuesday, Friday; 9:00am-4:00pm; Thursday; 9:00am-5:00pm.

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New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

Participants must provide proof of address.

The New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church operates a food bank every 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month. (During the months of November and December, the food bank operates the 2nd and 3rd Saturday.) Individuals must bring proof of address to demonstrate that they live in the bounds of the Saucon Valley School District. Please call for further information.

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3233 Apples Church Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 838-0731

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers a variety of services to those in need. Popular services include the emergency shelter which is open 24/7 and aims to provide a safe place for those facing homelessness. Other significant services include the food program, Salvation Army Thrift Store (offering clothing at discount prices), and the Salvation Army ministry (which offers spiritual guidance and church services for community members).

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30 Center Street
Milton, PA 17847
(570)742-4231

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Join Hands Ministry

Join Hands is a collaborative community outreach program providing direction, intervention and support to persons facing a variety of daily living challenges in Perry County. Services include yet are not limited to: *“Where to turn” referrals *Links to faith based counseling *Connect to community and church affiliation *Limited direct financial assistance *Direct one-on-one mentoring *Life skills *Coordinate Medical transportation *Emergency heat response *Moving assistance *Automobile repair *Free furniture/household items/clothing *Back to school and holiday assistance

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25 E McClure St, Box 335
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
(717) 582-7844

Monday; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Friday-Sunday: Closed.

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Healing Communities USA

Healing Communities USA works to build relationships of healing, redemption and reconciliation in families and communities impacted by crime and mass incarceration. They work with congregations to create safe and productive spaces for returning citizens through training and programming, such as seminars in restorative justice and peer learning in partnership with other congregations.

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2210 South 71st Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19142
(215) 268-7920

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Jewish Employment and Vocational Service (JEVS)

JEVS serves all individuals regardless of faith, background, skills or interests. They particularly focus on serving those with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges, as well as those facing adverse socio-economic conditions, including unemployment and underemployment. JEVS provides skills development, job readiness and career services, vocational rehabilitation, recovery services, adult and residential day services, and in-home personal assistance.

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1845 Walnut St 7th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 854-1800

Monday-Friday; 6:00am-3:00pm. Saturday-Sunday; 6:00am-12:00pm.

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Philadelphia FIGHT

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization providing primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk. Services include physical and behavioral healthcare, education and faith initiatives, and programs specifically geared towards women and returning citizens. This agency has multiple locations, so please check the website to find out which offices are closest to you.

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The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia

The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization providing the following: food and shelter, HIV/AIDS testing, and alcohol and drug recovery programs. The Salvation Army has multiple locations; please visit the website to find out which is nearest to you.

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4050 Conshohocken Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
(215) 825-4601

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Bushkill Outreach

Bushkill Outreach operates a food pantry which services Middle Smithfield Township in Monroe County and Lehman Township in Pike County. Bushkill Outreach also offers referrals, furniture, and clothing (these services are open to individuals who are not residents of the above townships). Please call to schedule an appointment and to obtain more information about eligibility requirements.

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Ecunemical Food Pantry

Participants are required to provide proof of Pike county residence, verification of income, and birth certificates for family members under age 18.

The Ecumenical Food Pantry provides is an inter-denominational food pantry which provides food to individuals residing in Pike County. Please visit the pantry on Fridays between 6:30-7:30pm to sign up for assistance.

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321 5th St.
Milford, PA 18337
(570) 618-1568 pikefoodpantry@gmail.com

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Coudersport Alliance Church Food Pantry

The food pantry provides help to those in need in Potter County through food assistance and prayer support. The Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM to 1:30PM and on the 4th Thursday of every month from 5:30-7PM. Please call for more information on the Women's Ministry. The Men's Ministry meets on Wednesday night at the Youth Barn from 6:30-8PM and Thursday mornings at McDonalds from 7-8AM.

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7 Alliance Ave.
Coudersport, PA 16915
(814) 274-8661 coudycma@gmail.com

Tuesday and Thursday; 10:30am-1:30pm and on the 4th Thursday of every month from 5:30pm-7:00pm

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Council of Churches of Schuylkill Haven and Vicinity

Council of Churches (Schuylkill Haven and Vicinity) is an association of churches. The Council of Churches has a food bank that distributes food on the third Friday of each month. In certain cases, the Council of Churches is able to provide emergency utilities (in order to receive these services individuals must reside in the Schuylkill Haven area). Please call if you are interested in receiving services to determine if you meet the income eligibility requirements.

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P.O. Box 303
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 385-2049

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Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church is a faith community that confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Every Sunday, there a number of worship services open to the community. In addition, there are bible studies and worship gatherings throughout the week. As Christ commanded, the people of Trinity believe the church is a place of service. We are proud to host the Somerset Area Food Pantry. For information on how to obtain food and eligibility please contact the church office.

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918 Tayman Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
(814) 445-5446 trinluth918@verizon.net

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Susquehanna County Interfaith

Susquehanna County Interfaith is a non-profit organization that provides various services to residents of Susquehanna County. Susquehanna County Interfaith provides emergency services (including financial assistance, clothing, personal needs items, and household items), free meals every Wednesday night (held at Montrose United Methodist Church; please call for additional information), and assistance with heating costs.

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17120 State Route 706
Montroe, PA 18801
(570) 278-1776 director@interfaithsc.org

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Calvary United Methodist Church

The Calvary United Methodist Church operates a food pantry (Strait From the Heart), which open on the third Thursday of each month (from 2:00pm-6:00pm). Please note that while there are income requirements, no proof of income is required. The church also operates a clothing closet, which is open to the community on the third Thursday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm. In certain circumstances, the church may be able to provide financial assistance to meet rent, transportation assistance, food, or medical needs. Please call for additional information.

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6 Franklin St.
Lawrenceville, PA 16929
(570) 827-2627 calvaryumc@epix.net

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Salvation Army Oil City Worship and Service Center

The Salvation Army Oil City Worship and Service Center provides multiple programs and services to individuals in the community. The Salvation Army Dental Center accepts all state Medicaid insurances and discounted rates for individuals without insurance. Community meals are offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00pm (all are welcome, but please note the meal begins with a prayer). The Center also distributes food on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00pm-3:00pm. An individual must bring a photo identification card with current address or proof of address and must provide information about their income and expenses for everyone in the household (no proof is required). Food is available to individuals residing in the following zip codes: 16301, 16309, 16343, 16344, 16346, and 16364. Please call for more information .

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217 Sycamore St.
Oil City, PA 16301
(814) 677-4056

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First Presbyterian Church

We seek to live out the double-love commandment to love God and love neighbor. First Presbyterian Church (FPC) welcomes all people to gather as the family of faith in order to engage in worship to learn about God and to reach out in service. We invite you to join us for worship, one of our Bible studies, a discussion group, or one of our fellowship events to experience our community and discover how FPC challenges your faith to grow through worship and action. For those who are interested, there are different opportunities to get involved in music ministry, christian education, and small faith groups. FPC offers care to its congregation in a variety of different ways, one being a weekly Thursday night dinner from 4:30-5:30 pm for all those in need and who are hungry.

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300 Market St
Warren, PA 16365
(814) 723-9200

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Washington Christian Outreach

Participants are required to create a "folder" before receiving services. In order to create a folder, individuals must show a photo identification card, proof of address (if different from the identification card), proof of income, and Social Security cards for everyone in the household.

Washington Christian Outreach is a non-denominational Christian organization that provides hot meals on a daily basis and holiday food boxes free-of-cost. (Washington County Outreach also offers various programs for children.)

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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

The Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) is an interfaith ministry of counseling and education services. Services include individual, couple, and family counseling and psychotherapy services. Therapy staff include licensed psychologists, social workers, counselors, family and marriage therapists, and spiritual directors. Services are provided at multiple locations in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Lawrence, and Fayette Counties. Please call individual offices to determine which insurance plans are accepted.

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6324 Marchand St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-1239

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Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton provides a variety of faith-based services. Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, job search services to homeless individuals, emergency food services (requires an application), clothing, short-term financial assistance to meet emergency needs, and more. Please note that Catholic Social Services has multiple offices, and individuals from Wyoming County must travel to Luzerne County to receive services.

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33 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-7118

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Colonial House, Inc.

Colonial House creates a stable, nurturing environment, which allows each client to develop healthy, productive, drug free lives and to assist them in acquiring the skills to achieve and maintain sobriety. They provide both inpatient and outpatient services for individuals seeking recovery.

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