Hoffman Homes for Youth Offers New Shelter Program

Hoffman Homes for Youth (HHY) has been a source of safety and renewal for youth and young adults in Pennsylvania for more than 110 years. This new shelter program will provide placement for males and females (ages 7-21) while the county pursues a permanent living resource for them. 

The program was created to provide support, hope, and resources to displaced youth who are often experiencing emotional distress and other mental health challenges. Within the new program, youth and young adults will receive support, guidance, and supervision from staff trained in trauma-informed practices. 

Program services include: 

  • Care, support, and supervision by staff trained in trauma-informed practices
  • Equine-assisted, art, and animal-assisted creative therapy options
  • Education services (if applicable) 
  • A structured schedule of activities 
  • Community integration opportunities
  • Group therapy

*If someone is receiving outpatient services to include individual and family therapy within the local area, we will work with the referring county agency to provide transportation so they can continue receiving these services.

HHY is also looking for community support to enhance the new shelter program, including donated toys/activities. They are also open to partnering with local businesses willing to provide activities at a reduced rate (movies, restaurants, etc.). 

Donations needed: 

  • Toys
  • Games
  • Composition books
  • Fidget and coping items
  • Undergarments/socks (any size/gender)
  • Tote or duffle bags to hold their belongings.

To learn more about the new shelter program or submit a referral, please contact Heather Nolan, Supervisor of County Programs, at hnolan@hoffmanhomes.com or (717) 359-7148 ext. 2704.

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