Next Step Center Emergency Shelter
Next Step Center - Emergency Shelter Services
Offers emergency shelter (up to 30 days) to eligible, low-income families and individuals from Somerset County who, due to situational crisis, are at risk of becoming homeless.



Referral services, information and assistance that will enable guests to relocate to safe, affordable permanent housing within 30 days.
406 Stoystown Road
PO Box 850
Somerset, PA 15501
Eligibility: Must be a resident of Somerset County for the past six months. Individuals and families MUST be referred by the Somerset County Salvation Army (814-445-9232), Somerset County Children and Youth, Tableland Services (814-445-9628), or Somerset Community Hospital (would have to be a patient).
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (814) 444-8588 Main
  • (814) 444-1022 Fax
Email Address: nsc@nextstepcenter.org
Intake Requirements: Must be Somerset County Resident for the last 6 months and provide written proof to Next Step showing their residency in Somerset County, DV's must be beyond immediate crisis and have a current PFA, if individual is addicted to drugs or alcohol must be an active participant in an approved rehab program, 18 yrs or older must be willing to enter into a legal binding Guest/Shelter Agreement, Must be capable of independent living or in families at least one parent must be capable of independent living, former guest of Next Step will be considered on a case by case bases, must have no record of sexual or violent offenses or pending offenses, must not be on parole, if on probation will be reviewed with probation officer.
Intake Procedure: Obtain referral from agencies listed above and then call for information.
Fee Amounts: $25 week if applicable, will be determined by Exec. Director on a case by case bases.; Housing fee
Geographical Area: Somerset
Helpful Tips: Our Transitions Evening Shelter Care program assists each guest with job search, budgeting, apartment search, health & wellness, recovery wellness & family wellness activities, as well as one on one case management, Monday thru Friday which is required.
Facility/ADA access: Yes for entrance to building and restrooms.
Wait List: We do at times run on a waiting list but we do our best to serve those in need by finding other resources to assist.
Languages Spoken: English
Service Contact: Lisa Wengerd, Executive Director
Public Transportation: Guest may have access to Somerset County Transportation services need to apply. Shelter does not provide transportation.
Capacity Limitations: 4-10 depends on family composition.
Insurance Accepted: None
Services:
  • Community Shelters
  • Homelessness Prevention Programs
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Next Step Center Emergency Shelter
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