600 6th Street, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 [email protected] 724.846.6400

Beaver County Men’s Shelter


The Beaver County Men’s Emergency Shelter

The Cornerstone of Beaver County Men’s Emergency Shelter
Now open!

Our 24-hour men’s emergency shelter is located at 697 State Street in Vanport, PA 15009. The main entrance and main parking lot are in the back of the building. The fully-staffed, 24-hour men’s shelter is intentionally designed to provide a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment as well as wrap-around services to help ensure that guests are able to successfully transition to permanent housing, independence, and ultimately, a future of hope and possibilities. The Cornerstone of Beaver County (TCBC) has worked to prevent and end homelessness in Beaver County since 2016, serving hundreds of people and families each year.

Call 724.846.6400.
We prefer a phone call first to ensure space is available and to conduct a brief initial needs screening.

 The shelter is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 Intakes for new guests are conducted from 8am-8pm daily.
 Doors are locked between 10pm-8am.

 Emergency shelter including bed and bedding, locker, bathrooms and shower facilities,
laundry facilities, common areas, and workout room
 Hygiene items
 Donated clothing is kept at the shelter and is made available to guests
 Food and water including self-serve breakfast provisions, prepared lunch and dinner
meals each day
 Case management and social service resources and referrals
 Housing assistance
 In-house drivers for transportation to and from medical, professional, legal, or other
 Health screenings
 Job skills screening and training
 Life skills training

Our shelter rules were developed and are enforced in order to maintain a safe, secure, and supportive environment where all guests can receive the help they need and begin the journey of rebuilding their lives. Upon arrival, our intake coordinator reviews the shelter rules with each guest.

Help and support from caring and compassionate members of our community are always greatly appreciated by our TCBC team and the people we serve. Here are some ways you can get involved:
 Donate
o Monetary donations are always needed and appreciated. Donate here or by sending a check made payable to The Cornerstone of Beaver County to 600 Sixth Street, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
o Basic needs supplies donations (hygiene products, clothing, and other supplies) can only be accepted during certain times of the year as space allows. Please follow our Facebook page for supply needs announcements.

 Volunteer
o Shelter Volunteers (age 18 or older) are needed to help in a variety of ways. Volunteers can choose any variation of hours between 3 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. Our Volunteer Coordinator will help volunteers obtain required clearances (PA Criminal Background and PA Childline) which are free.
o Dinner delivery volunteers are needed daily to provide meals to feed 20 people. From prepared meals to pizza delivery, dinners are needed and appreciated.
To learn more or to sign up, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Gloria Betters at 724.846.6400 ext. 300 or email [email protected].

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Below are FAQs and the answers that are available at this time.

We look forward to sharing this journey with you! Please stay tuned to our website and our Facebook page for updates as we move forward with this important project.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is there a need for a men’s emergency shelter in Beaver County?

The lack of a men’s shelter is a daily challenge TCBC and partner agencies have navigated in their work to provide and coordinate local housing resources and human services to prevent and end homelessness in Beaver County. Economic conditions and the pandemic exacerbated the challenge.

Over the past few years, due to COVID, out-of-county shelter options once relied upon to help fill the gap began to have limited space.  Out-of-county shelters TCBC once called upon to help fill the gap are no longer a reliable option. Hotels and motels utilized for alternative emergency housing have presented logistical and financial challenges.

The men’s emergency shelter will fill a critical gap in Beaver County’s housing-related crisis solutions as there are currently no in-county shelters that accept men.


Where will the shelter be located?

The shelter building is located at 697 State Street in Vanport.


Who will be eligible to seek emergency housing at the shelter?

Men who are experiencing homelessness.

Women experiencing homelessness are eligible for shelter at the Women’s Shelter of Beaver County as well as TCBC’s BC On Call units and other TCBC emergency housing options.


What services will be provided to ensure positive outcomes for shelter participants?

The shelter will be much more than a place to sleep.

The fully-staffed, 24-hour men’s shelter will be intentionally designed to provide a safe, welcoming, comfortable, and supportive environment as well as wrap-around services to ensure that participants are able to successfully transition to permanent housing, independence, and ultimately, a future of hope and possibilities.

Services available to participants will include:

  • Emergency shelter
  • Basic needs assistance
  • Case management
  • Access to transportation
  • Permanent housing assistance
  • Life skills assistance
  • Job skills and training assistance

Services will be provided by TCBC staff, Beaver County Continuum of Care (CoC) partners, and additional community partners.


How many will the shelter be able to house?

The shelter will accommodate 20 beds, providing 7,300 nights of safe and potentially life-transforming nights of shelter and support each year.


How long will participants stay at the shelter?

Historically, the average amount of time it takes for TCBC to help clients secure permanent housing is 30 to 40 days.


How will shelter participants access transportation?

Shelter staff will include two drivers. Bus passes may also be accessed.


How will the shelter ensure safety?

The shelter will meet all building codes and safety standards, and follow COVID-19 precautionary protocol as recommended by the CDC.

Shelter participants will be required to meet/adhere to shelter rules and regulations put forth for the safety of all participants, staff, and the community.

The building will be fully staffed and have controlled entry and security 24-hour hours a day, seven days a week.

Staff will be trained and work in cooperation with local first responders and law enforcement to properly handle any emergency situations.


How is the shelter funded?

Initial Funding:

$1,050,000 in county, state, and federal funding from the CARES Act for emergency housing have been allocated by the County for the project. Additional support comes from TCBC fundraising efforts.

A combination of CARES Act funding, Community Development Bloc Grant (CDBG – HUD) funding, and Emergency Solutions Grant Covid (CV) 1 and (Covid (CV) 2 will be utilized as follows:

Building Acquisition – $250,000

Building Rehabilitation – $200,000

Operations and programming – $600,000

Plus additional support from TCBC fundraising

Construction Phase Funding:

American Rescue Plan (ARP) – $1 Million

Community Development Grant (CDBG) CV funds – $200,000

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) CV funds – $398,369

Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE) funds – $200,000

Community support and TCBC fundraising will provide additional, ongoing support.


How can I support TCBC and this important next step in our county’s commitment to addressing homelessness?

You can make an online donation here on our website or you can mail a check payable to The Cornerstone of Beaver County to:

The Cornerstone of Beaver County
600 6th Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

You can inquire about volunteer and in-kind donation opportunities by emailing [email protected].

On behalf of the TCBC team, our partners, and everyone we serve, we thank you for your interest and support!