Homeless Camp

LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES

HOUSING

WE ENVISION A CITY WHERE THERE ARE NO HOMELESS - THE 10 YEAR PLAN TO END CHRONIC HOMELESS

 

Five of the programs of the Conference of Churches are designed to keep individuals and families threatened with homelessness in their homes or to move individuals and families from homelessness to permanent housing. Over 3,000 households annually receive services ranging from encouragement and support to cash rental assistance. Learn about our 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

 

The desired outcome is that men, women, and families address their barriers to stability in housing and remain stable in permanent housing over time.

 

The Linkage Coordinator visits places that the homeless congregate, on the streets, in shelters and soup kitchens, getting acquainted with people who may be willing to accept his services. As rapport is established, Linkage offers encouragement to become involved in some program which could lead to a more meaningful life-style.
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The mission of Homeless Supportive Services is to ensure that every disabled, chronically homeless person will have the support services, health care, and employment opportunities needed to live as independently as possible in safe, sanitary, accessible, and affordable permanent housing of his or her choice. Learn about our 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.
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The Lehigh County Clearinghouse, a new program of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches in partnership with Lehigh County Health Choices, is accepting applications from the mentally ill who are: homeless, transitioning young adult age 18 - 23, in a community rehabilitation residence, or being released from incarcerationabove target populations for rental assistance and other housing-related needs.

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It is Pathways’ objective to provide individuals and families who are homeless or threatened with homelessness with counseling on the actions necessary to stabilize their housing situation and their lives: housing, emergency shelter, advocacy and assistance with utilities and other creditors, employment referrals and aids, and transportation assistance to job interviews and medical appointments.
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Homelessness Prevention assists men and women who receive Social Security benefits with money management, acting as Representative Payee for their funds which, if managed properly, would enable them to maintain housing and other basic needs. Since these individuals had no supportive family or responsible friends, the LCCC has accepted that responsibility. 
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