Water Street Mission
Water Street Mission - Community Emergency Shelter
Community Emergency Shelter for men, women and families. Lancaster County residents preferred. Provides a daytime drop-in facility for participants only. Provides free breakfast and dinner.

Single Individuals New Intakes:
Walk-in to Access Center Monday through Wednesday, 8:00am to 3:00pm to inquire about service.
Prior Single Residents within the past 2 years:
Walk-in to Access Center Monday-Sunday until they are full or at the latest 9:30pm. If they inquire after hours or the weekend, the quest must complete an intake with WSM staff on the next business day to continue services.
210 South Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Eligibility: Homeless men and women; Lancaster County residents preferred
Hours: 24/7
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 358-2030 Access Center
  • (717) 393-4966 Fax
  • (717) 393-7709 Other
Email Address: contact@wsm.org
Intake Procedure: Individuals and families can call 211 or 855-567-5342 for a screening and referral to CHART Monday through Friday during business hours; Single individuals can also walk-in on a first come first serve basis Monday through Wednesday, 8:00am to 3:00pm. No family referrals are taken over the weekend.
Fee Amounts: None for first time transient assistance
Geographical Area: Lancaster
Helpful Tips: Providence Day Shelter is open to those staying at WSM that are engaged in the services. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:45pm.
Wait List: None for first time transient assistance
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Service Contact: Tjwana Reed, Director of Access & Case Management, 717-358-2030 Access Center, treed@wsm.org
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Water Street Mission
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