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City of Philadelphia

Emergency Services

Emergency Housing
Short-term accommodation for individuals and families to resolve an immediate housing crisis, assess level of need and homelessness, and provide case management assistance in obtaining appropriate shelter placement.
Emergency Food Distribution Program
State funded food distribution by OHS to OHS shelters and Philadelphia soup kitchens, food cupboards and food pantries.
Emergency Assistance & Response Unit (EARU)
5252 North 13th Street                              (See Prevention)

Homeless Centralized Intake Services

Assess eligibility and service needs of consumers presenting for placement into emergency housing. Consumers are placed into homeless emergency shelter. 
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