Shalom House

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues:

Location: P. O. Box 3893 Harrisburg PA 17105 USA

Mission: Nondenominational Shalom ("Peace") House helps homeless women veterans and their accompanying children, disabled chronically homeless women, and homeless women and children in crisis to secure housing and establish a stable, independent lifestyle. Service model encourages self-respect, physical safety, security, accountability and personal responsibility.
Results: Shalom House places 54% of shelter residents into permanent or transitional housing from the shelter with an average length of stay of 15 days.  Women veterans’ program newly established--project 100% placement in housing.  Half of Disabled Women establish Permanent Housing.
Target demographics: Homeless women veterans and their children Homeless women and children Homeless disabled women Low income Children:  girls all ages; boys to age 12
Direct beneficiaries per year: Shelter: 400 women and children/year; Women Veterans: 18 women and children/year; Disabled homeless women: 22/year.
Geographic areas served: Pennsylvania Dauphin County

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

A family member of mine who had no place else to go is currently being served by Shalom House, and it is making a remarkable difference in her life. The staff at Shalom House is helping her to be able to do what family members haven't been able to do in 25 years. Because of Shalom House's care and concern, this family member will, hopefully, be able to live her senior years in comfort and safety.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of local women it has served.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with the staff to help the residens.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

top notch!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve so many more women.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

Shalom House offers a safe, secure, warm and caring place for women or women with kids who are in need of emergency shelter. Shalom offers a unique and homelike environment which is one of a kind in Dauphin County. At Shalom house trained case managers provide individual counseling and assistance to each women to help her get her life and family back on track. More recently Shalom has been offering new services for the increasing numbers of homeless women veterans in the Central Pennsylvania area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Providing women with emergency shelter. The staff is very caring.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not know how to do a better job.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The commitment and caring of volunteers, case workers and the executive director.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Warm and caring and truly trying to make the world a better and more caring place.

Ways to make it better...

Veterans services could grow even faster through greater community support

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

More funds would allow the shelter to expand services and provide even more help to women in need and to accellerate the veterans support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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