York County transitional housing and shelters.

The short term housing sites in York County specialize in assisting people of a certain background, and also on placing clients into long term, permanent homes and apartments. As an example of the services, there may be transitional housing for women, victims of domestic violence, parents with children, and single men. So the agencies that run these locations focus on a certain guest.

Case managers from the York County will also partner with the struggling or homeless individual on locating a permanent solution to their housing needs. As part of this process, they will also provide referrals to emergency aid ranging from meals to clothing and employment resources. So the challenge that is faced by the client will be tackled in many different directions.

Call 717-846-5400
They focus on victims of domestic violence, and provide shelter as well. There is an emergency hot line, and the first goal is to get clients into a safe environment. There is also legal advocacy, outreach into the York County community, and more. Assistance is offered in partnership with New Hope Ministries,  Red Land Community Center, and more.

Bell Bridge Housing
Main address is 852 East Market Street
York, PA, 17403
For information, dial 717-845-9536
Transitional housing is provided for up to 1 year. It provides time for individuals to address the challenges which caused them to fall behind, and it touches upon budgeting, employment referrals, and more. There are also low income apartments run by Bell Bridge Housing, however a waiting list is in place.

York Rescue Mission
Location is 17 Jefferson Avenue
York, Pennsylvania, 17401
Main phone number is 717-845-5947
Shelter is part of  Women & Children New Creation Ministry. Food, clothing, a bed to sleep in, and other services are for women, including single moms as well. A bridge program will provide clients with more long term accommodations.




Freedom Path Ministries
6147 York Road
Spring Grove, PA  17362
Furniture for a new home to a formerly homeless client is available along with household goods and more.

Bell Family Shelter
Main address is 852 East Market Street
York, Pa 17403
(717) 845-9536

Changing Lives Shelter – Hanover
136 Carlisle Street
Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
(717) 633-6353
This provides shelter to women in York as well.

York Department of Human Services
100 W Market Street Ste 401
York, PA 17401
Dial (717) 771-9347
They administer welfare and other short term housing solutions for the low income and working poor.

Changing Lives Shelter – Hanover
Location is 136 Carlisle Street
Hanover, Pa 17331
Call (717) 633-6353




Safe Home Program
(717) 632-0007
Shelter for survivors of domestic violence., whether children, women, or even men if applicable.

Our Daily Bread
331 South George Street
York, PA, 17403
Call 717-848-1674
Meals as well as guidance and referrals is available for the homeless and working poor.

Salvation Army
30 East King Street
York, PA, 17401
Main phone – 717-848-2364
A number of social services are available, including financial support. Case managers also have information on shelters in York as well as other programs.

York Rescue Mission for Men
367 West Market Street
York, Pennsylvania, 17401
Main number is 717-845-7662
The church is a faith based group that assists men from the region.

Housing Authority of The City of York
31 South Broad Street
York, PA, 17403
Telephone – 717-845-2601
They operate public housing apartments and also process applications for section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.



By Jon McNamara

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