Pike County Hands of Hope

Pike County Hands of Hope (PCHOH), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, was created in 2011 to provide compassionate assistance to Pike County, PA, residents who are homeless or near homeless.

To many who live in rural areas and small towns, homeless people are largely invisible. Unless you know where to look, you would not know where to find them – perhaps spending the night in a parking lot at a shopping center or camping in the woods. Often, homeless people sleep on the floor in the home of a relative or friend who has taken them in. Pike County currently does not have any emergency homeless shelters.

Homeless campsite in the woods
Homeless dwelling in the woods. Some are lucky enough to have real tents instead of makeshift ones like this created from trash & scraps.

PCHOH’s top priority is keeping families from facing the crisis of homelessness and/or helping someone about to lose their home to find a new home to live in. A monthly food distribution offered in conjunction with Second Harvest helps to ensure that our neighbors in need do not have to choose between food and housing payments.

Pike County Hands of Hope is a United Way Agency
Pike County Hands of Hope is a United Way Agency

In addition to helping meet basic urgent needs of shelter and food, Pike County Hands of Hope provides referrals to other agencies that may also offer assistance.

A Christ-centered organization governed by a non-denominational Board of Directors, PCHOH will not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate in the provision of services or support against any person, religious belief, race, color, nation of origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or association preferences.

PCHOH is a 501c3, not-for-profit Pennsylvania corporation, a United Way Agency, and a Volunteer Station for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Berks, Pike and Wayne County.

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