The Pottstown Housing Resource Center
Click HERE for Your Way Home 2016 Community Impact Report
In January 2014, PCRC began a partnership with Your Way Home Montgomery County (YWH) and included the Pottstown Housing Resource Center (HRC) as a program offered at the Cluster Outreach Center. YWH is a new and more effective county-wide system to prevent and end homelessness. It is focused on enhancing consumer, provider and funder efficiencies by coordinating services, eliminating duplicative efforts, building capacity and resiliency and weaving together our partners in a comprehensive effort. Homelessness and housing instability are best solved when philanthropy, government, health and human service providers, law enforcement, housing developers, landlords, consumer advocates and community partners strive to address this complex social problem together. Working together, we are able to get people into permanent housing and coordinate the resources they need to stay there. Our success is measured by the number of Montgomery County residents for whom homelessness and its effects have been prevented or ended quickly and effectively. Ultimately, our goal is to help families and individuals achieve housing and financial stability as well as food security, better health outcomes, a higher quality of life and lasting independence.
2,974 unduplicated people were served by the Your Way Home system in 2016, which includes street outreach, emergency shelters, rapid re-housing, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing. The Call Center is the central door where homeless families and individuals can seek assistance from YWH. Callers are screened through the Call Center and then referred to one of three HRCs in the county, Pottstown being one. PCRC has four staff providing services at the Pottstown HRC. Ryan Keiser and Jessica Scholl are our Housing Stability Coaches, and Leah Shollenberger and Joshua Reedy are our Housing Locators. Our staff began seeing clients at the HRC on January 16, 2014. Our first client to move in was a single mother with two children. She moved into her first own apartment on January 30,2014.
Please visit www.yourwayhome.org for more information about the Montgomery County wide effort to end homelessness in this county.