Juvenile Law Center


Housing (5)

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Services: HUD is a federal program that provides housing support for individuals in need such as rental programs (including Section 8) and home ownership assistance programs.

Pennsylvania Affordable Apartment Locator

Services: PAHousingSearch.com is a website in which affordable housing can be searched and located within in PA.

Northwest Human Services

Services: NHS provides residential living options, case/care management, and therapeutic services for individuals with disabilities.

Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity at HUD

Services: Hotline service for individuals to report incidences of housing discrimination.

Making Homes Affordable

Services: National nonprofit organization aiming to prevent home foreclosure and reduce monthly payments for eligible individuals and families

Shelters (2)

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Blackburn Center

Services: Blackburn Center responds to the issues of physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse. All client services are free and confidential. Services include 24 hour Hotline, Emergency Shelter, Counseling and Therapy, Support Groups, Medical and Legal Advocacy/Accompaniment.

Salvation Army

Services: The Salvation Army provides services for disadvantaged families and individuals. Services include temporary shelter for emergency and disaster situations, food and clothes assistance, etc.

Transitional Housing and Housing-Related Services (5)

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Westmoreland Community Action

Services: WCA provides housing services such as Transitional Housing, Neighborhood Revitalization Program and Housing Counseling & Money Management

Threshold, Inc.

Services: Full assistance and half assistance residential living options for individuals with chronic psychiatric disability.

Lifesteps, Inc.

Services: Lifesteps provides services such as residential living and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities with community homes and life sharing in seven counties

Next Steps Supportive Housing Program

Services: The Next Steps Housing Program provides transitional housing to homeless parents or guardian of at least one child. Services include Temporary Transitional Housing, Job Search Assistance, Life Skills Training, Budgeting, Community Linkages and Basic Parenting.

Oxford House for Women

Services: Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided

Public Housing Programs (1)

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Westmoreland County Housing Authority

Services: Public housing programs that connect income-eligible individuals and families with public housing or section 8 vouchers. Other programs offered through WCHA include Family Self-Sufficiency, and HOPE in Life Activity Program.

Homeownership Assistance (5)

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USDA Rural Home Ownership Program

Services: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guaranteed Rural Home Loans are creating homeownership opportunities with no-money-down financing and loans.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency


Works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. 

Direct VA Loans

Services: Supports veterans in utilizing their entitlement to veteran and active duty benefits for VA home loans as well as other government-backed mortgage programs.

Homeowners' Emergency Mortage Assistance Program

Services: HEMAP is a loan program assisting in foreclosure prevention and mortgage assistance.

Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity

Services: Habitat for Humanity is an organization in which homes are sold with zero-interest mortgages to local low-income families.

Youth Homeless Advocacy Groups (1)

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National Runaway Switchboard

Services: Toll-free, nationwide hot-line for runaways and troubled youth. Provides information and referral for shelter, counseling, medical and legal services and transportation back home. The hot-line also provides a personal and confidential message relay service between runaways and their families.

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