Homeless Shelters & Supportive Housing
Always a helping hand in times of need, The Salvation Army offers a variety of residential programs, including emergency homeless shelters, family shelters, transitional housing, supportive housing for the elderly and developmentally disabled, and independent living facilities.
Type of Housing
Homeless Shelters: Emergency shelter for homeless individuals (includes men, women, and children).
Supportive Housing: Is a permanent housing program for individuals and families who require additional supports to be successful in living independently.
Housing for Older Adults: The Salvation Army operates senior citizens residences in two apartment complexes, exclusively for low-income adults, age 62 years or older.
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The Salvation Army Eliza Shirley House provides emergency housing services for homeless families 365 days of the year. Through the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services, families are referred to the Eliza Shirley House for temporary shelter until a more permanent solution is provided. The Eliza Shirley House offers a warm and inviting living space for families experiencing a temporary housing crisis. Learn More Here
The Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence is a safe and welcoming emergency housing program offering loving, respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental services in order to empower residents to strive towards self-sufficiency. Learn More Here
The Salvation Army Reed House located in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia is a 66-unit residence for single individuals. Services available to residents include case management and drug and alcohol counseling
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In the city of Philadelphia, The Salvation Army operates two senior citizen apartment complexes in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through this partnership, qualified seniors are housed in their own apartment at an affordable rate. Older adults at both residences enjoy the companionship of other residents through activities, outings and informal meetups in our resident lounges. Learn More Here
Family Care Curriculum (FCC) is a parenting program that combines best practices of attachment 21 and trauma theory, and principles of Effective Black Parenting and self-care. Learn More Here