Community CARES (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter)
Community CARES Coordinated Entry System

is the Cumberland County's approach to organizing and providing housing services for people experiencing homelessness. Access to the system can be gain through 211 system or through a walk in site.
  • Offering SHOWERS - Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm. There is a sign up sheet out front, and then admitted into the building into lobby to wait for the shower time. Coffee also being served while waiting.

    Please, be aware that as our service stands in the gap to serve our most vulnerable population, our need for donations and volunteers has increased. Consider visiting our website to see how your help may be best used. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • 50 West Penn Street
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Eligibility: People who are living in a place that is not intended for human habitation such as a vehicle or a hotel paid for by charitable organizations.
    Hours: Resource Center, Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Phone/FAX Numbers
    • (717) 249-1009 Main
    • (717) 249-1009 Main
    • (717) 243-5103 Fax
    Email Address:
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    Community CARES is the only physical access site in the county.
    Because housing resources are limited, this process is designed to ensure that individuals and families with the highest vulnerability, service needs, and length of homelessness receive top priority in housing placement. (To better serve the county need, Community CARES also operates monthly satellite CES sites in partnership with two locates of New Hope Ministry in Lemoyne and Mechanicsburg and Katie's place in Shippensburg).

    Monthly Shelter Rotation:
    Carlisle American Legion
    , First Evangelical Lutheran,
    First United Church of Christ,
    Carlisle United Methodist Church,
    Plainfield First Church of God,
    Carlisle Quaker Meeting
    , Second Presbyterian
    , Unitarian Universalist of the CV,
    St. John's Episcopal Church,
    Carlisle Alliance,
    Mt Holly Church of God
    , First Church of the Brethren,
    Life House Church
    Service Contact: Ray Shaull, Coordinated Entry Outreach Specialist
    717-249-1009 x2228
    • Agencies Impacted By Covid-19
    • Community Shelters
    • Food Donation Programs
    • Homeless Drop In Centers
    • Housing Related Coordinated Entry
    • Public Showers/Baths
    • Street Outreach Programs
    • Volunteer Opportunities
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    * The community resource directory information is up to date to the best of our knowledge. However, you should always call the provider to confirm this information and make an appointment. Be sure to confirm payment information with the provider, if payment is required. Pennsylvania 211 does not rate, recommend or endorse any agency. We simply provide information as a public service.
    Community CARES (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter)
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