Housing Availability and Resources

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Opportunity House
430 N 2nd Street, Reading, PA
Provides shelter services for families, single men and women.
90-day Berks County residency required.
Hope Rescue Mission
645 N 6th Street, Reading, PA
Provides shelter services for single men.
30-day Berks County residency required.
Mary's Shelter

Provides shelter services for homeless, pregnant women and youth up to the day before 18th birthday.

Safe Berks
Safe Berks offers free, confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include shelter, counseling, legal services, medical advocacy, and financial education. The 24-hour hotline is 844-789-SAFE (7233) or text SAFE BERKS to 20121.

For Legal services, call 610-373-1206, ext. 107; for Counseling, call 610-373-1206, ext 606. 

Easy Does It
Provides housing for the homeless single men and women and those recently released from incarceration in a sober, healthy recovery setting.
YMCA of Berks County
  • 610-378-4700
  • Men’s Safe House – chemically dependent men from criminal justice system
  • Women’s Safe House – chemically dependent women from criminal justice system.
  • Men’s Bridge House – homeless, single, chemically dependent men.
  • Women’s Bridge House – homeless, single, chemically dependent women.
  • Women with Children Bridge House – homeless women who are chemically dependent and their children.
  • Y-Haven – for homeless single women with one child.
  • Y-Passages – for homeless single men.
  • Honor House – for homeless vets
  • DUI Program – for men and women who have been charged with a 2nd DUI.
  • Twin Peaks – for homeless men with are chemically dependent with a co-occurring mental health disorder.
  • Single Room Occupancy – for single men. No eligibility requirements however the YMCA does maintain a recovery atmosphere.
  • Funding for childcare and bus passes is now available to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Check out this flyer on the YMCA’s new program. They must be referred by a case manager so if you have any questions or need more info contact the Reading YMCA
Family Promise of Berks County
Transitional Housing for Homeless Families.
Greater Berks Food Bank
They collect, purchase, store, and distribute over seven million pounds of food annually to the more than 300 programs which feed the hungry in Berks, Schuylkill, and western Montgomery Counties.
Reading Housing Authority/Service Access and Management, Inc.
Shelter Plus Care – for chronically homeless with a serious mental illness. Please contact SAM for application – 610-236-0530.
Service Access and Management, Inc. 610-236-0530
They have a variety of housing options for those clients who have an open case with them. For information, contact SAM at 610-236-0530.
Berks Counseling Center
They provide a number of programs for homeless men and women who are chemically dependent and/or suffer from a mental health disability.