Housing

The information on this page is for teens and young people. There are many more housing options in Philadelphia that are not for only this age group. Click here for a Shelter Directory. You can also find information here for the City of Philadelphia Emergency Services.

Covenant House
31 E. Armat Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215)-951-5411

FOR HELP: Anyone under the age of 22 can call 215-951-5411 and press 0 to speak to the manager on duty. If unable to call, go to the building on Armat Street.

Services:
1. Street Outreach
2. Shelter
3. Transitional Housing
4. Physical Health Services
5. Behavioral Health Services
6. Education Services
7. Vocation Services
8. Pastoral Ministry

Youth Emergency Service (YES) 
1526 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215)-787-0633
1-800-371-7233

FOR HELP: Youth 12-17 year can enter YES through the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) or, for youth from any city or county, through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program (RYP).

Services:
1. Around-the-clock emergency shelter, respite and protection for youth ages 12-17
2. Telephone hotline and referral services
3. Medical exams and follow-up
4. Mental health services
5. Voluntary and confidential HIV/AIDS testing
6. Counseling for teens and family members
7. Referral to programs to support the preservation of the family unit
8. Supervised educational and recreational programs
9.Outreach to parents, children and community agencies

Valley Youth House Transitional Housing Programs
(Supportive Housing Program, Room and Board)
Referral Only
For homeless and unstably housed youth ages 17 – 21, must be referred prior to 21st birthday.

1500 Sansom Street, Suite 300A
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215)-925-3180
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10am – 6pm, Wednesday and Friday 9am – 5pm

Valley Youth House Pride Housing Program
https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/programs/lgbtq-services/pride/
For LGBTQ homeless and unstably housed youth ages 18 – 24

1500 Sansom Street, Suite 300A
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215)-925-3180
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10am – 6pm, Wednesday and Friday 9am – 5pm

The Synergy Project
https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/programs/street-outreach/synergy-project/
Philadelphia Street Outreach

1500 Sansom Street, Suite 300A
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215)-925-3180

24/7 Outreach Line: 1-888 HOUSE 15 (1-888-468-7315)
Provides food, survival supplies, informal counseling, access to shelter, and information and referrals to runaway and homeless youth under the age of 22.

Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network Services (SWAN)
https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/programs/permanency-services/statewide-adoption-permanency-network-services-swan-2/
Provides permanency services to any youth in dependent care in Eastern Pennsylvania.

1500 Sansom Street, Suite 300A
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215)-925-3180

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