HELP Ministries
HELP Ministries - Emergency Services - Shelter
Due to COVID-19, the office is doing all the intakes over the phone and are not accepting any walk-ins. If someone does show up, HELP will take their phone number to call them and send them away. The only exception would be someone without a phone and those residents should expect to have a long wait.

  • Works with clients to place them into one of the emergency shelters in the area:
    - Interfaith Family Shelter for families that include teenage and adult males;
    - Shalom House and The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg for women and children;
    - The East Shore YMCA will, when space is available, accept referrals for single men who are able to continue paying the weekly fees after an initial payment provided by HELP.

    When there is no shelter space available locally, staff members will work with clients to attempt to find an alternative to shelter replacement.
  • 413 South 19th Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17104
    Eligibility: Homeless individuals and families
    Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm; Walk-in hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 11:00am; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Phone/FAX Numbers
    • (717) 238-2851 Main
    Email Address:
    Intake Procedure: Requests must be made in person during walk-in hours; After hours, please contact Dauphin County Crisis Intervention at (717) 232-7511.
    Fee Amounts: None
    Geographical Area: Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry
    Helpful Tips: Families with children needing shelter after the HELP office is closed should call Crisis Intervention: Phone number (717) 232-7511 or 1-888-596-4447.
    Service Contact: HELP Ministries, 717-238-2851
    Insurance Accepted: N/A
    • Case/Care Management * Homeless People
    • Community Shelters
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