About SCCAP Homeless Services
We believe homelessness should be rare, brief and non-reOCCURRING.
Homelessness is a growing problem in our communities. In response to the growing needs SCCAP administers the following programs.
SCCAP's Adams and Franklin County Homeless Shelters
Shelters are the first line of defense for a family who meets the McKinney-Vento Definition of Homelessness. People coming to the shelter are there for a brief amount of time with all of their focus on getting permanently housed. For some that is securing an apartment or a house, for others it is moving in with family or securing a room mate. Once the individual or family is housed, we work with them to find appropriate supports or employment to help them maintain permanent housing.
Franklin County Homeless Shelter
The Franklin County Homeless Shelter is a low barrier emergency shelter which serves mainly individuals who are experiencing homelessness, though we do serve families as space is available. An individual of family's stay is brief, typically 14 - 30 days and those staying at the shelter will be focused on finding affordable housing.
The Franklin County Homeless Shelter is located at:
223 S Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201
To do a pre-screening or to see if space exists at the Franklin County Homeless Shelter call 717-267-3669
Adams County Homeless Shelter
The Adams County Homeless Shelter is a low barrier family only shelter. We can serve up to 10 families at any time and typically half of the individuals staying at the shelter are children. A family's stay is brief, typically 14 - 30 days and those staying at the shelter will be focused on finding affordable housing.
The Adams County Homeless Shelter is located at:
151 Rear N Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
To do a pre-screening or to see if space exists at the Adams County Homeless Shelter call 717-337-2413
Rapid Rehousing is used as a tool to help get families quickly out of the homeless shelter and into permanent housing.
This program can, when funds are available, assist families with security deposits and first month's rent.
This program also provides case management to assist individuals and families to overcome any barriers that prevents the family or individual in remaining in permanent housing. Case management is a key component of Rapid Rehousing and will continue for 3 to 6 months.
The Homeless Assistance Program
SCCAP's Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) helps individuals in Franklin County who are facing eviction or are currently homeless.
In order to receive assistance from HAP, an individual must be under 150% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. The individual or family must also be able to show that they can meet their expenses once we help them.
If eligible, HAP can typically help with $400.00 for single adults and $500.00 for families. Families will have to be able to show they have enough additional funding to prevent eviction or to cover first month's rent and security deposit.
Monthly income below:
- Family of 1 - $1,508
- Family of 2 - $2,030
- Family of 3 - $2.553
- Family of 4 - $3,598
To apply for HAP download the Family and Landlord Packet below which includes applications and requirements.