App aims to connect Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness with resources
The app, known as Finding Your Way in PA, allows users to “search for and request assistance with services and resources in their current location, local communities, and throughout Pennsylvania to connect them with helpful supports,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Allegheny Co. gets more than $1.2M to provide emergency cold weather shelter to the homeless
The money is part of $3 million in grant funding the Wolf administration is providing to municipalities and organizations in 20 Pennsylvania counties.
NEPA native cares for Luzerne County’s homeless during pandemic and beyond
Brian, an outreach and service navigator for Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, spends his days working with the homeless throughout Luzerne County. He understands where the people he helps are because he’s been in their shoes. At 18, he became homeless, and would struggle for two years finding a permanent home.
A look at homelessness in the Keystone State, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket
It’s difficult to get an accurate count of the nation’s homeless population because of its transitory nature. But thanks to data compiled by the Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, we have a detailed estimate of what the issue looks like.
Redefining homelessness could help families on the edge, advocates say
“The homeless system is failing, and it’s failing because it’s not going upstream, to get to the youngest,” advocates say.
‘This is not about charity. This is about investing in our children’: Pa. House, Senate resolutions aim to raise awareness of childhood homelessness
Nearly 37,000 Pa. children experience homelessness, creating all kinds of challenges as they try to pursue their education.