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Looking for winter shelters in 2021? These resources can help you stay out of the cold and give you tools to get back into a home. For more help connecting to free resources, check out Bigburgh.com (English & Spanish) or contact ISAC through our online referral. You can also leave a message in the language you are most comfortable speaking at 412-742-4200 or visit any of our office hours locations.

If you are in a housing crisis, the following shelters and centers are available throughout the winter with various drop-in hours. Call or contact Allegheny Link at 1-866-730-2368 or by email for more information and additional resources. Please be advised that all shelters are taking extra measures to ensure the health and safety of clients and staff from COVID-19. Follow all rules and guidelines, including wearing a mask and socially distancing from others in the shelter.

 

Individual Adults over 18 Years Old

McKeesport Severe Weather Emergency Shelter
Men and women over 18 years old experiencing homelessness can access shelter at McKeesport’s Emergency Shelter, open on nights with severe winter weather, such as: temperature below 25 degrees, freezing precipitation, wind, or other severe weather conditions. The shelter is available from 6pm to 8am, and intake is open from 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday. Call 412-664-9168 or walk-in to reserve a place.
Address: 523 Sinclair Street, McKeesport, PA 15132
Hours: 6pm-8pm
Intake: 9am-1pm, M-F

East End Cooperative Ministry Emergency Shelter
If you are a man or woman over 18 years old experiencing homelessness, you may be able to receive emergency shelter at East End Cooperative Ministry. Additionally, residents will receive a meal, shower and laundry, and case management. Contact EECM at 412-345-7150 if you are in need of shelter.
Address: 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

More details are available on these lists: EnglishSpanish (Courtesy of Allegheny Link)

 

Men over 18 Years Old

Light of Life Emergency Shelter
Adult men experiencing homelessness may receive shelter through Light of Life’s emergency shelter program. Walk-ins are accepted, and you must arrive by 6:30pm to receive or keep your bed. In addition to a bed, meals, shower facilities, clothing, chapel services, and case management are available. Call 412-803-4120 for more information.
Address: 10 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Hours: Arrive by 6:30pm for intake

Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter
Adult men can find emergency shelter at Northside Common Ministries’ Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter. Additionally, toiletries, clothing, basic health care, chapel services, and referrals to counseling and other help are available to residents. Call 412-321-4272 to reserve your bed. Follow all instructions to ensure a smooth intake process.
Address: 1601 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Hours: Shelter opens at 4:30pm

Winter Weather Overnight
Pittsburgh Mercy’s Winter Weather Overnight Shelter is available to men over 18 years of age experiencing homelessness. The shelter will be open from November 15, 2019 to March 15, 2020, regardless of holidays or temperature. The shelter also offers hot meals, housing help, basic health care, shower and laundry, winter clothing, information and referrals, and more.
Location: Downtown
Hours: 7am-7pm
To receive services, please call Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net at 412-263-2545.

St. Joseph House of Hospitality
Catholic Charities offers practical assistance to those men are homeless or at-risk of losing their homes. To be eligible, candidates must be homeless or at risk of homelessness, must have a limited income, and be 50 years of age or older. Call 412-471-0666 to inquire about availability. 

 

Women over 18 Years Old

Bethlehem Haven Emergency Shelter
Adult women in housing crises can find temporary shelter at one of Bethlehem Haven’s two emergency shelter locations. In order to see if you’re eligible and if space is available, call the admissions specialist at (412) 391-1348 x 250.

Genesis House
Pregnant women over 18 years old experience homelessness may be eligible for temporary shelter with Genesis of Pittsburgh’s program. In order to see if you qualify, call 412-766-2693 to schedule a needs assessment with a staff member.

Winter Weather Overnight
Pittsburgh Mercy’s Winter Weather Overnight Shelter is available to women over 18 years of age experiencing homelessness. The shelter will be open from November 15, 2019 to March 15, 2020, regardless of holidays or temperature. The shelter also offers hot meals, housing help, basic health care, shower and laundry, winter clothing, information and referrals, and more.
Location: Uptown
Hours: 7am-7pm
To receive services, please call Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net at 412-263-2545.

 

Families & Other Housing Assistance

Allegheny Link
To find other emergency shelter for your family or connect to additional housing resources, contact Allegheny Link at 866-730-2368 (interpretation is provided).

 

Victims of Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence in need of emergency shelter, contact one of the following hotlines for more information and resources.

Alle-Kiski HOPE Center
24-Hour Hotline: (888) 299-4673

Center for Victims
24-Hour Hotline : 1-866-644-2882

Women’s Center & Shelter
24-Hour Hotline: 412-687-8005
WC&S has debuted two new ways to reach out for help: a text line and an online chat feature. The text line and online chat are all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and both are free and confidential. If you are not able to talk on the phone, you can:

  • Text the number (412) 744-8445 and a WC&S Advocate will be standing by to assist.
  • Access the online chat by visiting the WC&S website and clicking on the Chat for Help pop-up button.

Click on the following to reach us on Facebook Messenger or Instagram or you can e-mail us at [email protected]. You can leave a confidential message. Make sure to delete the message and erase your cookies on your end if your abuser monitors your devices. Please note that our Facebook, Instagram and outreach email address are monitored during normal business hours.

 

If you need assistance accessing any of these or additional services, please contact ISAC at 412-742-4200 or fill out our online referral form. We can help you connect to the resources you need in the language you prefer.