Eliza Shirley House
The Eliza Shirley House of the Salvation Army gives this description:
The Salvation Army Eliza Shirley House provides emergency housing services for homeless families 365 days of the year. We provide temporary accommodation for families for approximately 30 to 60 days at which time they are placed into long term City of Philadelphia housing programs. During their stay at the Eliza Shirley House, our goal is to help stabilize residents, as many are in need of much more than food and housing. Our educational programs help them become more financially independent. Additionally, we reach out to them emotionally and spiritually. We also believe in play and entertainment, as this allows us to gain residents trust, break down barriers and help them center themselves so they can continue on their journey into independent living.
The Salvation Army Eliza Shirley House also serves as the Intake Reception Site for the City of Philadelphia on week nights from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and on weekends and holidays from The Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence at 715 North Broad Street. (The City of Philadelphia's Appletree Center located at 1430 Cherry Street assists all women and families during the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.)
In The News
- A back to school night at Eliza Shirley House, Philadelphia Daily News, September 8, 2015.