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Food, Clothing, and Shelter


American Red Cross – Greater Erie Chapter

4961 Pittsburgh Avenue
Erie, PA 16509-6206
Phone: (814) 833-0942

Food, shelter, clothing, and counseling to victims of disasters.

Center for Family Services

213 West Center Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3406
Phone: (814) 337-8450

In-home and center-based counseling, parenting classes, housing, rental and utility assistance, food pantry, and clothing.

Community of Caring

245 East 8th Street
Erie, PA 16503-1003
Phone: (814) 456-6661

Homeless shelter for people with serious mental illness (priority) and transitional emergency shelter for other homeless.

Community Shelter Services

655 West 16th Street
Erie, PA 16502-1606
Phone: (814) 455-4369

24-hour response for crisis shelter, providing permanent, supportive, and affordable housing for homeless families.

Emmaus Ministries

218 East 11th Street
Erie, PA 16502-1437
Phone: (814) 459-8349

Kitchen – one free meal per day
Pantry – one bag of groceries per week
Kids Café – one free meal per day


Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul

134 West 7th Street
Erie, PA 16501-1004
Phone: (814) 452-3779

Food pantry

Erie City Mission

1023 French Street
Erie, PA 16501-2003
Phone: (814) 452-4421

Rescue and recovery center providing needy individuals with rest, comfort, food, and shelter.

Erie County Assistance Office

1316 Holland Street
Erie, PA 16503-1069
Phone: (814) 461-2000

Cash and medical assistance, food stamp benefits, energy assistance program (for heating costs), employment and training services, and waiver and nursing home care.

Erie County WIC Program

1720 Holland Street
Erie, PA 16503-1808
Phone: (814) 453-5747

Nutritious food and formula for pregnant women, infants, and children to age 5.

Joel Two Restoration Outreach Inc.

2201 Reed Street
Erie, PA 16503-2137
Phone: (814) 455-4464

Food, clothing, and small household items.

Mercy Center for Women

1039 East 27th Street
Erie, PA 16054-2919
Phone: (814) 455-4577

Transitional housing, self-improvement classes, and professional clothing for homeless women at least 20 years of age with or without children who are willing to work to improve their life situation.

Metro Erie Meals on Wheels

1128 State Street, Suite 317
Erie, PA 16501-1928
Phone: (814) 452-6930

Meals delivered to those physically or mentally disabled, aged, or homebound.

Project Hope Outreach Services

1033 East 26th Street
Erie, PA 16504-2951
Phone: (814) 456-8073

Assists homeless individuals and families in locating and accessing support services and appropriate housing.


Rainbow Connection Thrift Store

1516 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510-1002
Phone: (814) 453-4080

Small charge or free to clients with vouchers from churches and agencies for used clothing, shoes, books, and small household goods.

Safe Journey

PO Box 208
Union City, PA 16438-0208
Phone: (814) 438-2675

Free domestic violence services and shelter for abused women and their children.

Saint Martin Center

1701 Parade Street
Erie, PA 16503-1956
Phone: (814) 452-6113

Emergency assistance – food, financial, prescription, clothing, and household items.

Saint Patrick’s Haven

147 East 12th Street
Erie, PA 16501-1907
Phone: (814) 454-7219

Helps serve homeless males.

The Salvation Army

1022 Liberty Street
Erie, PA 16502-1265
Phone: (814) 454-6497

Homeless shelter, food bank, emergency clothes, and furnishing assistance.

Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA

1507 Grimm Drive
Erie, PA 16501-1580
Phone: (814) 459-3663

Basic food banking, state food purchase program, and Kids Café.

Upper Room

1024 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501-1811
Phone: (814) 459-3983

Support as available to poor and homeless.

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