Through Emergency Family Shelter, Homeless Prevention Programs, Outreach to Homeless Families and Housing Stability we address the needs of a wide range of families, from those who have become homeless to those who only need rental assistance for a limited time.
More than 780 children and their parents experience homelessness in Chester County each year. An additional 1,900 children and their parents face eviction.
We are the only homeless programs in Chester County to work with single parents, two-parent, grandparent, multi-generational and same-sex partner families. We believe in helping to strengthen the family unit regardless of their configuration.
Friends Association helps homeless or near homeless families stabilize their lives and find or maintain permanent housing. For an impoverished family, an unexpected expense or a decrease in income can result in eviction and homelessness.