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United Way to Accept Overflow Donations

When Erie's permanent homeless shelters are at full capacity, local churches rotate hosting temporary overflow shelters for Erie's homeless. The overflow shelters are coordinated by Community Shelter Services and staffed by service providers and church volunteers.

This winter, United Way of Erie County will be collecting and distributing items to the overflow shelters, which will include hotel-sized toiletries, breakfast bars, coffee, winter coats, gloves, hats & scarves and thermal undershirts.

Download informational sheet with schedule

Overflow Shelter Schedule:

Nov. 9 - Nov. 22
First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
250 W 7th St.16501

Nov. 23 - Dec. 6
St. John's Lutheran Church
2216 Peach St. 16502

Dec. 7 - Dec. 20
St. John's Lutheran Church (hosted by Grace Church)
2216 Peach St. 16502

Dec. 21 - Jan. 3
Old Orthodox Church of the Nativity
247 E. Front St. 16507

Jan. 4- Jan. 17
First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (hosted by United Methodists)
250 W. 7th St. 16501

Jan. 18 - Jan. 31
St. John the Baptist Church
509 E. 26th St 16504

Feb. 1 - Feb.14
Old Orthodox Church of the Nativity (hosted by St. Pat's and St. Jude)
247 E. Front St. 16507

Feb. 15 - Feb. 28
First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
250 W. 7th St. 16501

Mar. 1 - Mar. 14
St. John the Baptist Church
509 E. 26th St. 16504

Mar. 15 - Mar. 28
First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (hosted by United Methodists)
250 W. 7th St. 16501

Mar. 2 - Apr. 11
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (hosted by Millcreek Community Church)
643 W.17th St 16502

Want to help? 
Call Community Shelter Services at (814) 455-4369.