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Frequently Asked Questions

Resident Questions:

Who can be admitted to transitional housing?  

As long as there is one child under the age of 18 that will be residing with the family, ALL ARE WELCOME. We accept families of nontraditional configurations including families with adult children, teenaged boys, single-father families, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.


How do I get admitted? 

All admission to Sixth Street Shelter comes after a free call to 211 for coordinated entry.

What are living conditions like in the Shelter? 

Residents at the Sixth Street Shelter have an apartment per family with required chores so they are given a space to gain a sense of confidence and self-reliance.

The Sixth Street Shelter has 25 furnished apartments for our short-term program that lasts 30, 60, or 90 days and two off-site locations for our 18–24 month long-term program. To meet the long-term program requirements, the parent must be enrolled in school and working.

What in-house programming does Sixth Street Shelter provide?

Sixth Street Shelter offers a wide variety of care through in-house programs including resume help, financial planning, a computer lab for academic and occupational purposes, the Family Resource Center, Wellness Fridays, recreational events, and more.

For our short-term families to be successful, they must

Save 50% of all their income

Keep their apartment clean and complete chores

Participate in all educational and life skills activities provided within the Sixth Street Shelter community

About Sixth Street Shelter:

How do I support your mission? 

Community members that would like to support Sixth Street Shelter can do so by volunteering, donating necessities, and donating funds.


What is the difference between Sixth Street Shelter and other shelters?

The Sixth Street Shelter is the only shelter in the Lehigh Valley to offer the comfort and independence of an apartment. We offer unique, in-house programming such as financial planning, the Family Resource Center, Wellness Fridays, and more.

Donating Items:

What kind of donations do you accept at Sixth Street Shelter? 

You can view our suggested donation list here.

Do you accept used items?

For the health and safety of our residents, we do not accept used items. Please make sure the supplies donated are in new, unopened packaging. 

When and how can I make drop off items to Sixth Street Shelter? 

Items can be delivered to Sixth Street Shelter on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 am-2 pm. 

Volunteer Questions:


Is there an age limit for volunteers?

Volunteers must be 16 years old or older and volunteers ages 16 & 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 

What documents do I need to be able to volunteer?

Please make sure your child abuse clearances and background check have been submitted to Victoria at 

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