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Coordinated Entry

The way potential clients can join Liberty House has recently changed as of January 2018. To be housed at our program, the person must call 211 or text their zip code to 898-211.

From there a 211 employee will walk them through an application that will help place them in a housing program that is best for their specific situation. They will let the person know what programs are the best fit for them and what is available.

There will no longer be Liberty House applications online or in-person at the YWCA. All potential clients must go through 211.

The Coordinated Entry System of Eastern PA covers 33 counties in the region which allows anyone who is experiencing homelessness or is at risk of becoming homeless to get the help they need. Since the system covers a large area, callers will have the opportunity to remain in Lycoming County for services or can be placed in one of the other counties that are a part of Coordinated Entry.

For admittance into the program, applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The maximum length of stay is 24 months. If Liberty House has a bed available, the 211 employee will inform the caller and make arrangements from there.

The person will then be contacted by Liberty House staff  to bring them into the rapid rehousing program.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Amber Morningstar, program director, at (570) 322-4637 ext. 123 or amorningstar@ywcawilliamsport.org.

Blake and his family's rocky relationship led him to becoming homeless. Upon entering Liberty House, he was supported and encouraged for the first time since he came out as transgender. The staff members helped him through the process of legally changing his name, starting hormone treatment and acquiring a job.
Blake's Story