Station House

Josef Taylor
Program Manager 

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services (OHS) serves as the sole referral source for program participants deemed appropriate for Station House House Emergency Housing program. Participants are screened through the standard OHS Intake Center process with additional questions and information collected as needed.


Station House serves single, adult men who are experiencing homelessness and are between the ages of 18 and 60+ years old.  The average length of stay in the emergency housing facility with 99 regular beds, 10 after hour beds, and sit-up spaces for 47 overnight stays, is six months to two years. While there are a number of social and emergency related services available for families with children, there remains a significant gap in similar services for single men.

Station House participants have access to an array of services that include skill building platforms, personal and character development opportunities, behavioral and physical health services, education, independent living preparation, permanency planning, and access to resources and community contacts.v

Station House team members and partners provide:

  • Supports designed to shorten emergency housing stays and promote rapid movement to permanent housing.  

  • Housing Focused Case Management (HFCS), which is critical to moving participants to permanent housing.  HFCS includes but is not be limited to, an assessment of participant housing and housing-related needs soon after the they enter emergency housing, the development of an individualized housing plan that includes housing directed goals and timetables, assessment of other service needs and referrals to the appropriate resources and regular and consistent follow-up.

  • Timetables for completion of the goals are ambitious and coordinated with the 90-day target for movement to permanent housing.

  • Program focus that addresses the needs of the participant to develop the skills necessary to transition to independence and permanent housing.


Evidence-based programs include:

  • Education Training (offered by the Office of Adult Education)

  • Structured leisure (evening and weekend) time

  • Employment Opportunities

  • Health Initiatives Offered by Temple University Medical Students

    • Wellness

    • Health Education

    • Resolving Medical Issues

  • Life Skills Development

    • Men Groups

    • Upkeep of Home and Surrounding Property

    • Recovery

    • Overcoming and Concurring Barriers

    • Personal Appearance

    • Grooming

    • Personal Hygiene

    • Budgeting

  • Community Connections and Supportive Relationships

    • Familiar Engagement and Involvement

    • Community Engagement and Involvement

    • Involvement with Local Civic, Cultural and Religious Institutions



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