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(610)776-4009

Mailing Address:

ELM

PO Box 3362

Allentown, PA  18106

The official registration and financial information of Everlasting Life Ministries, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement

ELM SHELTERS HOMELESS PEOPLE!

THE ALLENTOWN WARMING STATION HAS BEEN OPEN SINCE NOVEMBER 1, 2017 AT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD LOCATION. THIS 38 BED FACILITY IS IN OPERATION FROM NOVEMBER 2017 THROUGH APRIL 15, 2018.  EVERLASTING LIFE MINISTRIES IS CONTRACTING WITH THE CITY OF ALLENTOWN TO OPERATE THE WARMING STATION FOR HOMELESS MEN AND WOMEN.  IT SERVES THOSE IN URGENT NEED.  THESE ARE UNSHELTERED HOMELESS PEOPLE, WITH NO PLACE TO SLEEP FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS; OTHER SHELTERS ARE FULL, PERSONAL CRISIS, ADDICTION ISSUES, MENTAL ILLNESS AND OTHERS.

THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT GAPS AND CAPACITY LIMITATIONS IN THE HUMAN SERVICE SYSTEM FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND MEN.  OVER THE 182 DAYS DURING THE 2016-2017 SEASON, THE WARMING STATION HOSTED 5,642 MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN AND INFANTS.  WE EXPECT SIMILAR NUMBERS THIS YEAR.  NO ONE IN OUR COMMUNITY WANTS TO SEE ANYONE OUT IN THE EXTREME ELEMENTS OF THE WINTER SEASON.

GUESTS ARE ABLE TO CHECK IN STARTING AT 5PM AND ARE WELCOME TO STAY OVERNIGHT UNTIL 7AM.  WE HAVE A HEATED, DRY AND SAFE OVERNIGHT REFUGE FROM THE COLD WEATHER, CLEAN DRY BUNKS WITH BLANKETS, BATHROOM AND SHOWER FACILITY, A PERSONAL HYGIENE KIT AND TOWEL, AND REFERRALS AND ON-SITE VISITS FROM STAFF TO HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES IN OUR AREA.  SINCE WE HAVE HAD TO OPEN EARLIER WITH THE COLD WEATHER, THIS YEAR WE ARE ALSO TRYING TO PROVIDE A LIGHT EVENING MEAL OF A SANDWICH OR PIZZA.

WE HAVE ALREADY HAD A DIFFICULT AND VERY COLD WINTER.  PIPES HAVE FROZEN, PLUMBING HAS FAILED AND HAD TO BE REPAIRED, ADDITIONAL STAFF HAS BEEN NEEDED TO OPEN EARLY DUE TO COLD WEATHER, AND THE INFLUX OF PEOPLE HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS THIS WINTER SEASON. 

 

 

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, HOMELESSNESS IS ALIVE AND LIVING RIGHT HERE IN OUR ALLENTOWN AREA.  THIS IS A REAL NEED AND WE NEED FUNDS TO STAFF AND RUN THIS VERY SIGNIFICANT WORK. 

CAN YOU HELP? 

IF YOU HAVE ITEMS TO DONATE, PLEASE DROP THEM AT 224 N. 6TH ST ALLENTOWN. 

 

NO DONATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AT THE WARMING STATION LOCATION.