Are you part of a family that is experiencing or facing homelessness in Chester County?
Families eligible to participate in Bridge of Hope meet the following criteria:
- Homeless or at-risk of homelessness
- Open and willing to relate to a group of Neighboring Volunteers
- Caring for at least one child under age 18
- Currently free from substance use or dependence
- Open to working toward financial stability through employment
If you’re interested in applying to our program, please complete the online Inquiry Form below and our staff will be in touch within 3 business days.
List of additional local resources:
- 211, a call center for a variety of human services needs and the coordinated entry system for rent assistance and homelessness services in Chester County
- Home of the Sparrow, 610-647-4940, https://www.homeofthesparrow.org/, eviction prevention programming
- Orion Communities, 610-415-1140, https://orioncommunities.org/, a resource for one time emergency financial needs
- Kennett Area Community Services, 610-925-3556, https://kacsimpact.org/, rent assistance, housing case management, food pantry, bi-lingual services
- St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter, 610-933-3097, https://stmarysfs.org/, a family shelter in Phoenixville
- The House, Phoenixville Women’s Outreach, 484-302-8151, https://phxvillewomensoutreach.org/, transitional housing for single women
- The Oaks Ministry, 484-368-7268, https://oxfordoaksministry.com/, transitional housing for single women in Oxford, PA
- Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, 610-431-1430, https://dvcccpa.org/
- New Heritage Properties, 610-383-9800, property management company for rentals in Coatesville
- North Star of Chester County, 610-696-5675, https://www.northstarofcc.org/, financial counseling and some rent assistance for single, working parents
Bridge of Hope serves families regardless of race, ethnicity, faith or life experiences. Bridge of Hope takes seriously the call to serve families without discrimination, extending compassion and grace without judgement to families facing homelessness. In Bridge of Hope, faith and church attendance are neither program requirements nor expectations.