Home of the Sparrow partners with single women and children facing homelessness in Chester County. If you are in immediate need for shelter, please call ConnectPoints, 1-800-935-3181.

Are you looking for a shelter or an affordable apartment?





  • Single point entry for housing and shelter needs in Chester County
  • Provides resources and recommendations for those facing homelessness or housing insecurity
  • Connect clients with providers of emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing

Call 1-800-935-3181 or click here for more information



Housing Authority of Chester County

  • Strives to increase availability of affordable housing in Chester County and provide quality housing to eligible people
  • Apartments in West Chester, Phoenixville, Coatesville, and Oxford
  • Accepts in person applications submitted at West Chester location

Call 610-436-9200 or click here for more information

Are you looking for affordable healthcare?




ChesPenn Health Services, Coatesville

  • Comprehensive primary and preventive medical and dental care and social services to medically underserved families and individuals
  • Health care for the homeless, adult and pediatric primary care, women’s health services, community health education, STD/HIV testing and counseling, medication dispensary services, etc.

Call 610-380-4660 or click here for more information





The Clinic

  • Comprehensive medical care for the uninsured, open to all
  • Physical exams, treatment of chronic illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure, aches and illnesses, burns, cuts
  • Appointments required

Call 610-935-1134 or click here for more information




Community Volunteers in Medicine- CVIM, West Chester

  • Primary medical and dental care and health education to uninsured people who live and work in Chester County
  • Must meet 300% of Federal Poverty guidelines

Call 610-836-5990 or click here for more information



Planned Parenthood, West Chester

  • Birth control, pregnancy testing, annual gynecological exams, infection testing and treatment, abortion referral, emergency contraception
  • Walk-ins welcome or book appointment online or by phone

Call 610-692-1770 or click here for more information

Do you have trouble affording food?



Chester County Food Bank

  • Central hunger relief organization that secures, manages, and distributes food to those in need
  • Network of food cupboards, hot meal sites, shelters, and other social service organizations
  • Food is distributed to agencies and then circulated to those in need

Call 610-873-6000 or click here for more information

Are you looking for counseling?




Mental Health/ Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

  • Early intervention program- services and screenings for children age 0-3 with developmental delays
  • Mental health- support and services for those in mental health recovery; help with insurance applications
  • Intellectual disability programs- works with individuals and families to provide support and services for people diagnosed with intellectual disability

Call 610-344-6265 or click here for more information



The Clinic

  • Counseling services- psychiatry, psychological services, holistic health counseling
  • Must have referral from primary care physician at the clinic

Call 610-935-1134 or click here for more information

Do you need to talk to someone about domestic violence?




Domestic Violence Center

  • Free and confidential services that provide intervention, information, education, and outreach to support to survivors of domestic violence
  • Programs to prevent, reduce, and remedy domestic violence in Chester County
  • 24-hour hotline 888-711-6270

Call 610-431-1430 or click here for more information

Do you or your family need support with healthcare and other services?




Women Infants Children

Women Infants Children of Chester County

  • Gateway to healthcare and social services for families, pregnant women, mothers, and children in need
  • Free health and nutrition program for families with pregnant, breastfeeding, post-partum women, infants and children to age 5
  • Provides free nutrition education, breastfeeding support, tailored monthly food package, education and referrals

Call 610-383-3824 or click here for more information



Maternal and Child Health Consortium

  • Ensure that pregnant and parenting women in Chester County have access to high-quality health care regardless of insurance or immigration status
  • Family benefits program helps families with eligibility requirements and applying for benefits such as health insurance and food stamps
  • Healthy start program targets risk factors during a woman’s pregnancy and in her child’s earliest years to ensure a healthy family

Call 610-344-5370 or click here for more information

Are you 60 years or older and in need of help?



Chester County Department of Aging Services

  • Home and community based protection, advocacy, information and assistance services to people aged 60 and over and their families
  • Resources such as health insurance counseling, nursing facility assessments, reduced fee legal services, home delivered meals, property care management, investigation of suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation

Call 610-344-6350 or click here for more information

Do you need legal help?




Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, West Chester

  • Quality legal aid for low income and vulnerable people in Chester County
  • Use legal education and increased access to the courts to facilitate problem-solving without legal representation
  • Must call Legal Aid Intake Unit (1-877-429-5994) first to determine if you qualify; eligible if at or below 125% of poverty line

Call 610-436-4510 or click here for more information

Are you going through a divorce or another major life change?




Women’s Resource Center, Wayne

  • Help women and girls successfully navigate life’s transitions through resources, tools, and additional support
  • Free and low-cost counseling; guidance for divorce, custody, parenting issues; career services; girls’ leadership programs

Call 610-687-6391 or click here for more information

If you are already getting services, ask your employer about these additional ones (referrals required):



Paoli Presbyterian Church- Furniture Ministry

  • Provide clean, good condition furniture to people in need
  • Limited visits by appointment only; typically, 1 month wait

Call 610-644-8250 or click here for more information




Wings for Success

  • Assist low-income or disadvantaged women in achieving self-confidence, independence and stability by providing work-appropriate clothing and life skills workshops
  • Must be referred by other social service/community agencies or self-referral
  • Mon-Sat by appointment only

Call 610-644-6323 or click here for more information