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    Get to Know Sixth Street Shelter

    Located in Center City Allentown, Sixth Street Shelter provides safe, short-term housing for families experiencing homelessness (including those with fathers and teenage boys, multigenerational families, and those from the LGBTQ+ community) experiencing homelessness. The property has 25 private apartments, a Family Resource Center, playground, and full-choice food pantry for residents.


    The 18-to 24-month transitional housing programs in Allentown and Easton make it possible for parents to pursue educational or vocational training while working towards self-sufficiency for themselves and their children. They believe that education and job training play an important and valuable role in helping families thrive while also ending the cycle of generational poverty.


    Sixth Street Shelter assists families experiencing homelessness secure safe housing through family-centered services, in-house programming, and referrals to community resources while advocating that affordable housing is a human right.


    Get Involved
    Volunteer, visit, or donate! Form a team and walk on behalf of the Shelter at the Highmark Walk for a Health Community on Saturday, June 4 at DeSales University. For more info, contact Julie Huber at or visit