The Linkage Program:
In 2010, the Linkage Coordinator met with 292 men and 94 women, 163 of whom reported homeless. The Linkage Coordinator assisted in obtaining 52 state identification cards and birth records, and met 155 different times to work towards obtaining identification. Without proper identification, customers cannot receive Social Security, Medical Assistance, and other services necessary to stabilize their situations and move forward with their lives. Customers were also referred to employment services in 127 cases, to mental health services in 59 cases, and to assistance with chemical dependencies in 147 cases.
The Chew Street office is open for walk-in customers Monday and Friday 10:00 AM -12:00 PM and Wednesday 1:00 -3:30 PM for people who would like to inquire about services. Anyone wishing to meet with the Linkage Coordinator at any other time needs to make an appointment by visiting during drop-in hours or calling 610-433-6421 ext 6109.
To refer someone you know facing homelessness to emergency services please click here: Street Sheet Guide to Services
LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES