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 Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday & Fridays from 9 AM – 11 PM and 1 PM– 3 PM at the Conference of Churches Main Office, 1031 West Linden Street, Allentown. Telephone: 610-439-8653 ext 39 for people who would like to inquire about services.
To refer someone you know facing homelessness to emergency services please click here: Street Sheet Guide to Services
LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES