MCKEESPORT, Pa. (PRWEB) January 08, 2018
What: Auberle’s new Family Emergency Shelter is slated to open Monday, January 8, 2018 for men and women in need and their children. Hundreds of area families struggle with a lack of permanent, stable and safe housing. Recent extreme winter weather conditions have made the crisis of homelessness even more critical for parents and their children. The Mon Valley region, in particular, lacks resources for families struggling with homelessness.
The program will be housed in Duquesne at the former site of Auberle’s longstanding transitional living program, Movin’ On, which assisted young homeless men ages 16-24 for twelve years. The emergency shelter can accommodate up to 20 individuals at one time and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The goal of the program is to keep families safe, assist them with securing more permanent housing and link them to available resources.
Why: Auberle has been awarded a contract by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) to spearhead an initiative that helps address the significant and substantial need for a permanent Family Emergency Shelter. Data from DHS shows that 320 families with children were served in emergency shelters in Allegheny County in 2016 and 45% of families spend less that one month in them. Oftentimes, families will seek shelters after they have experienced a traumatic event. As a result of these statistics, Auberle’s Family Emergency Shelter will offer a formalized housing plan for each family.
Where: Auberle’s Main Campus, 1101 Hartman Street, McKeesport, PA 15132
Information: To schedule an interview to learn more about Auberle’s New Family Emergency Shelter, please contact Deb Hilton at 412-673-5856 ext. 1315 or e-mail debh(at)auberle.org
Auberle is also seeking donations of brand new items for the children and families of the Family Emergency Shelter including diapers, diaper wipes, towels, wash cloths, and more.
Since 1952, Auberle has been dedicated to community, strong families and successful youth. Auberle serves over 3,800 at-risk children and families annually in eight counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Today, we offer 16 programs including preventative and community-based services, with about 60% of our clients served in their home, school or in their community. Auberle’s services include the 412 Youth Zone drop in-center for youth aging out of the foster care system and experiencing homelessness, workforce development, foster care, education, drug and alcohol and mental health programs, placement and housing services, in-home intervention. Recently, Auberle was named by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the most Innovative organizations in the region. The agency is also a recipient of the Wishart Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management and was named Agency of the Year in the United States by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, the largest network of human services organizations in the United States. To learn more about Auberle, visit http://www.auberle.org or connect with them on social media.