We Help Youth Facing Homelessness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Get Help Now

On the street? Need help? We're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call: 215-951-5411

Or come to:

31 East Armat Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Covenant House Pennsylvania (CHP) is a program for young people aged 21 and under. We aim to help young people facing homelessness become healthy, happy, responsible, productive, and independent adults. CHP has two locations in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and York, where all our services are free.

Our Shelter

CHP’s shelter in Philadelphia is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We welcome all youth with unconditional love and respect and strive never to turn anyone away. We respond to youths’ immediate needs for safety, food, clean clothes, and medical care, and we offer them a whole program of transformative change and an opportunity to move their lives forward.

Our Programs

Young people can access short-term emergency care in Philadelphia through CHP’s street outreach program, drop-in services, and emergency shelter, and they can access our on-site clinic and educational and vocational services. Our transitional housing program helps young people hone the skills they need for independent living.

Our Services

  • Meals and a clean bed
  • On-site medical care
  • Mental health care
  • Job readiness
  • Educational assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Life skills
  • Vocational assistance
  • Transitional living
  • Case management
  • Recreation
  • Trafficking survivor services
  • Substance-use counseling
  • Legal services

Shelter Is Only the Beginning

From crisis to care: Find out what it's like when a young person enters our doors.