The YWCA Northcentral PA's Liberty House Program, initiated in 2003, is a supportive housing solution for homeless individuals and families. It provides a safe and stable community-style living environment, which enables residents to rebuild relationships, regain independence, and empower themselves and each other to overcome their circumstances. The program's primary objective is to help break the cycle of homelessness and support residents as they achieve self-sufficiency.
Services provided to residents of Liberty House include:
- Access to trained staff who assist residents in eliminating potential barriers to self-sufficiency by developing an individualized plan tailored to their specific needs.
- A wide range of support services such as individual counseling, case management, effective parenting, money management/credit recovery, career development, healthy relationships, interpersonal skills, and more.
- Case managers dedicated to the success of each resident, providing referrals and additional community resources to increase their chances of attaining self-sufficiency.
- Access to emergency food and clothing, as needed.
- A personalized shopping experience at The Boutique to help residents be job-ready as they begin exploring employment opportunities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: LIBERTY HOUSE CASE MANAGEMENT TEAM BY CALLING 570-322-4637 X170
Are you currently a woman experiencing homelessness? Call 2-1-1 from your cell or landline phone!
Individuals and families seeking services administered by the YWCA Northcentral PA’s Liberty House Program must engage with 2-1-1 prior to entry into the program to ensure they meet the criteria. Call 2-1-1 to speak to a housing specialist or text zip code to 898-211.
What is 211?
211 is an easy to remember and universally recognized number that enables a critical connection between individuals and families in need and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies. Active 211 systems cover the majority of the 50 states and have served nearly 300 million Americans. 211 connects thousands of callers to customized health, housing, and human services information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is a one-stop resource to find information about resources available to those in need. 211 conversations are confidential, can be made anonymously, and callers can request translation services for 180 languages. 211 is available to anyone regardless of race, color, religion, language, sex, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or many other factors.
How does Liberty House receive a referral from 211?
211 is the first step for all residents accepted into the YWCA’s Liberty House program. Any woman or woman with children who are currently experiencing homelessness who have a disabling condition, as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), must first call 2-1-1 from a phone (cell or landline) and be entered into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Once placed in the HMIS database, Liberty House staff have access to search based on criteria that meets the requirements of the program. Calls are then made to qualifying individuals and entry into Liberty House is offered.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT 2-1-1, CONTACT US TODAY BY CALLING 570-326-4637
Homelessness Awareness Month
The YWCA Northcentral PA observes Homelessness Awareness Month every November to bring attention to a pressing issue. The YWCA understands that homelessness can affect anyone and breaking down the stigmas and misconceptions surrounding homelessness is crucial.
To help educate the community and provide resources, our team created a poster to distribute throughout Lycoming County. The poster aims to educate people about homelessness and provide resources to those in need.
To learn more, click HERE