Looking for temporary shelter this winter? 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. Click here for a more detailed list of local drop-in centers. (Courtesy of Allegheny Link)
Individual Adults over 18 Years Old
Winter Weather Overnight
Pittsburgh Mercy’s Winter Weather Overnight Shelter is available to men and 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.
Address: Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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
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
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. Call 412-321-4272 between 10am-11am to reserve your bed. You must arrive between 3pm-4pm for intake. Additionally, toiletries, clothing, basic health care, chapel services, and referrals to counseling and other help are available to residents.
Address: 1601 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Hours: Reserve a spot between 10am-11am; intake is at 3pm
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.
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.
Catholic Charities Warming Center
Catholic Charities offers a warming center in its central location downtown. The center will open in January, operating from 8:30am-3pm Monday through Friday and from 9am-3pm on Saturdays. For some warmth during the freezing months, drop in at 212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. You may also be able to receive additional services depending on eligibility.
Other local warming stations
Allegheny County’s neighborhoods, towns, and boroughs have various warming centers open and available on days where temperatures are below freezing. Click here for a full list, as well as hours and contact information to check when the centers are open.
Families & Other Housing Assistance
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