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Emergency Shelter and Services, Office of

[Record group 60-22]
Alternative/Former Names
Homeless and Adults, Office of Services to the;
Emergency Services, Office of

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Agency Function
The mission of the Office of Emergency Shelter and Services is to provide comprehensive case management, protective, preventive, and referral services to adults and families in need of temporary shelter and affordable housing. The overall goal is to assist individuals and families to move toward independent living and self-sufficiency.

Administrative Subunits
Social Services
Housing Services
Administration

Agency History
The Office of Services to the Homeless and Adults (OSHA) was established by Executive Order 6-88 on 6 April 1988 by Mayor W. Wilson Goode to provide comprehensive case management, protective, preventive, and referral services to adults and families in need of temporary shelter and affordable housing. OSHA also provides leadership in long range planning and the development of an annual comprehensive homeless assistance plan. In November 1995, the name was changed to the Office of Emergency Services (OES). On April 2, 1996, the name was changed to the Office of Emergency Shelter and Services.

Archival Records
No holdings

Current Records
60-22.a Contracts / RFP Responses

60-22.b Contracts / Audit Report Files

60-22.c Fiscal / Client Bank Accounts

60-22.d Fiscal / Philadelphia Emergency Relocation Accounts

60-22.e Fiscal / Homeless Prevention Files

60-22.f Support Services / Food Program Files

60-22.g Support Services / Soup Kitchen Files

60-22.h Systems / Client/Provider Information Systems

60-22.i Director / Shelter Contract Lawsuits

60-22.j Relocation Prevention / Client Summary Log

60-22.k Relocation Prevention / Philadelphia Housing Authority Transmittals

60-22.l Intake / Outreach Statistics

60-22.m Intake / Shelter Census Files


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