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For Admission: Call 211

All admission happens after a free call to 211 for coordinated entry. All admission to The Shelter comes from coordinated entry referrals.

Welcome to
Sixth Street Shelter

Our goal at Sixth Street Shelter, a program of Community Action Lehigh Valley, is to assist families experiencing homelessness to secure safe housing through family-centered services, in-house programming, and referrals to community resources while advocating that affordable housing is a human right.


We increase independence through self-sufficiency and support the navigation through many stages of positive change that take place during our programming. We help guests share their voices, grow as an individual and family unit, increase academic progress, and find work and affordable housing so they can be as successful as we know they can be!


Community Action Lehigh Valley is a local anti-poverty nonprofit organization offering programs in Advocacy, Business Start-Up and Development, Food Access and Nutrition, Housing, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Youth.

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Urgent Call for Donations

Currently, the Shelter is in urgent need of:

  • Mops

  • Floor cleaner

  • Glass cleaner

  • Toilet cleaner

  • Garbage bags (small boxes of 13 gal bags)

In person donations are accepted on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, or you can shop our Amazon Wishlist and ship it directly to the Shelter.

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Between 2021-2022:

  • Over 40 families resided at Sixth Street Shelter and developed Family Service Plans based on their housing, educational, and financial goals.

  • 79% of community families saved money toward rent or a security deposit upon leaving the Shelter.

  • 76% of community families achieved their Family Service Plan short-term goals.

  • 62% of families moved into stable housing upon leaving the Shelter.

  • 90% of families created a written budget to understand credit and money management.

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