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Opening Doors Together

About the Coalition

York County Coalition on Homelessness is a collaborative of community partners, housing and social service agencies and passionate volunteers who work together to help those facing homelessness across York County get connected to safe places to live and critical resources like food, healthcare, employment and education. The coalition works together to maximize our community’s vital resources, providing more people with safe, secure places to live.

York County Coalition on Homelessness also serves as the primary funding conduit for federal, state and local grants, which infuse critical funds into the community and leads research efforts to understand how homelessness is affecting our community and what efforts are creating the most positive change.

One goal. A shared mission. A collective belief. Together we can open more doors for those in need.

York County’s Coordinated Housing Assessment

Our efforts to guide more people to safe places to live begins with Pathways to Home, York County’s coordinated housing assessment process. This centralized system allows someone facing a housing crisis or experiencing homelessness to make one connection to receive fair and equal access to housing and assistance based on their individual needs.

How Pathways to Home Works:

  • Those in need connect with a coalition partner by phone or in person to receive an assessment.
  • The coalition uses the assessment findings which are tailored to uncover individual needs to connect each person to the resources that best fit their specific circumstances.
  • This one-step process opens the door to safe, secure housing options and resources.
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The Facts About Homelessness

Homelessness is a reality in our communities, but it’s more than the stereotypes so many people know. It’s the result of a wide variety of life events and circumstances and it impacts hundreds of moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents, sons and daughters each year. For many reasons, they have no safe place to call home. They find themselves unsure of where they’ll sleep from night to night, lacking the essentials of shelter and security.

Top 5 Reasons for Homelessness in the USA*

The events that most often lead to homelessness can happen to anyone.

  1. Lack of Affordable Housing
  2. Lack of a Living Wage
  3. Domestic Violence
  4. Medical Bankruptcy
  5. Mental Illness

*National Alliance to End Homelessness

Homelessness in York County


Individuals experience homelessness on any given day.


Individuals experience homelessness in York County each year.

We know the challenge is mighty, but we are up for the fight and our collective efforts make an impact. While the instances of homelessness are in decline across York County, there is still much work to be done.

**Statistics according to the 2019 York County Coalition on Homelessness ‘Point in Time’ count and annual, unduplicated count data analysis. 

Interested in Learning More? Want to Get Involved?

If you’re an organization or individual in York County who currently offers or is interested in offering services to support those facing homelessness, we invite you to join us. Get in touch by phone at 717-771-9870 or fill out the form below to start a conversation.

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If you or someone you know is facing homelessness, dial the number below to get connected to 24/7 support.

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