Each day our nearly 200 dedicated team members make a positive impact on the lives of over 1000 people daily helping Philadelphia's most vulnerable populations secure housing, food, income and other critical needs and services.

SELF's Emergency Housing Sites

Ife Wellness

Ife Wellness Center is a recovery-based, emergency housing site providing space for all genders. Using a holistic approach, we provide support and services for participants to meet their health, education, housing, and career goals.

Community members, community-based organizations, and The Office of Homeless Services (OHS) serve as referral sources for participants.

To make a referral, please contact us by phone at 267-764-4400

Female-Identifying Emergency Housing Sites
Susquehanna House

Susquehanna House serves single, female-identifying adult participants who are experiencing homelessness and are 18 and older.

To make a referral, please contact us by phone at 215-769-0500

Male-Identifying Emergency Housing Sites
Station House & Outley House

Both Outley House and Station House serve single, male-identifying adult participants who are experiencing homelessness and are 18 and older.

To make a referral to Station House, please contact us by phone at 215-225-9230

To make a referral to Outley House, please contact us by phone at 215-724-8355

Safe Haven

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services (DBHIDS) serves as the sole referral source for participants eligible for Safe Haven. Outreach workers connect with participants and determine a history of chronic homelessness prior to contacting DBHIDS.

Safe Haven participants are single, male-identifying adults age 18 or older with a history of chronic homelessness and mental illness.

* Participants residing in our emergency housing sites receive services that include but are not limited to shelter, meals, showers, laundry, physical and behavioral health services, drug and alcohol treatment, and permanent housing. Participants can also access employment readiness programs, receive pre-employment skill-building training, receive assistance with public benefits, access transportation, and obtain identifying documentation.

ˣ Participants are referred through OHS

To make a referral, please contact us by phone at 215-228-0743

Emergency Housing Initiatives and Services

The Michael Hinson Resource Center

Michael Hinson Resource Center (MHRC) is located at 1701 W. Lehigh Ave. The MHRC supports participants as they seek housing-related services or permanent housing. Recreational programming is regularly offered to help participants associate fun with recovery, including regularly scheduled movies and games. The MHRC also has a peer mentorship program where participants are able to support and guide one another.

The community room is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and closed on weekends and holidays. MHRC is open as an after-hours center for those that need help later on in the day. On holidays and weekends, MHRC is open from 3:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

To contact us, please call 267-737-9099.

Street Outreach Team

SELF’s Street Outreach team goes into the community and provides support to individuals experiencing street homelessness. Our team engages with individuals to understand their needs and connect them with support services.

To contact our Outreach team please call:
Homeless Outreach
Hotline: 215-232-1984.

After-Hours One Night Placement

The After-Hours program provides one-night, overnight accommodations for single men who are experiencing homelessness. It is housed at the Michael Hinson Resource Center located at 1701 Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia.

There is additional access to space during the colder months under the Winter Initiative. (December 1- April 30)

Case Management Services

All participants in SELF Inc. programs can access case management services.

Permanent Supportive Housing Sites and Initiatives

Ujima House

Ujima House is SELF’s independent living home. Residents of the home are typically referred from SELF’s emergency housing sites and programs.

SELF + Cooperative

SELF + Cooperative is a partnership between SELF Inc., OHS, DBHIDS, and PHA. This program provides 35 permanent supportive housing units to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The initiative incorporates an innovative shared housing approach to give low-income individuals safe, stable, and affordable housing. Adult residents are partnered with housing support coaches to help them reach self-sufficiency. Eligible participants can contact the SELF + Cooperative Program to fill out an application or to make a referral.

Miss Barbara’s House and
L.y.P.H.T. (Leading Youth to Permanent Housing Today)

Miss Barbara’s House and L.y.P.H.T. are part of SELF’s youth-focused initiatives, which will provide temporary and rapid-rehousing support to Philadelphia’s youth 18-24. These projects were developed in partnership with a diverse group of youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness. The services offered through these initiatives are designed to fill gaps left by other Philadelphia agencies and end youth homelessness.