If you or someone you know is currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, the following resources can help you find assistance.

We’ve also included select resources to provide more information about homelessness, its causes, the lasting impact of housing insecurity and what we can do to help.


National Runaway Safeline

Crisis hotline for runaway teens. Also available via chat, text and email.


The Trevor Project

Crisis hotline for LGBTQ Youth. Also available via chat and text.



Covenant House Pennsylvania

This 51-bed crisis center provides emergency shelter and a host of support services. Any youth under the age of 21 in need of a place to stay is admitted 24/7.

31 E. Armat Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-5411

Youth Emergency Service

Helps runaway and homeless youth in need of immediate shelter and care.

1526 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 787-0633

Ark of Safety

An inclusive, trauma-informed, and gender-affirming Emergency shelter for TLGBQ+ youth and adults

1633 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 315-9056

CTS Youth Transition Center

A runaway shelter for youth 14–17 years old.

5732 Thomas Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(267) 969-7272 ext.104

Eliza Shirley House

ESH is a case-managed emergency housing facility. Youth under 18 should bring verification of emancipation.

1320 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 568-5111

Transitional & Supportive Housing

Health & Legal Services

Y-HEP Health Center

Offers youth ages 13–24 access to comprehensive primary care, sexual and reproductive health services, integrated behavioral health, PrEP and other relevant social services.

1207 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP)

HAP collaborates with shelter providers, homeless advocates, community service providers and the legal community to provide homeless clients with legal representation and to connect them with other social services.

1429 Walnut Street, 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 523-9595

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