Each year we select a local charity to raise awareness and fund-raise for during our Annual Christmas Open House. This year we’ve chosen the Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg, Pa. During the open house local businesses, craft vendors, and generous individuals donate items for a basket/gift raffle. You are able to purchase tickets for the raffle or you can opt to bring in items during the Open House from the charity’s needs list to receive a “free” ticket (we are grateful for your contribution of as many items as you wish, however, there is a limit of 3 “free” tickets). We will also have a 50/50 drawing each day. ALL Proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go directly to the Welcome Home Shelter.
Welcome Home is a temporary emergency shelter located in the heart of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. We offer a clean, safe place to stay for families and single women experiencing homelessness.
Welcome Home offers 30-60 days of emergency shelter and provides temporary respite for homeless families and single women. Located in downtown Greensburg, Welcome Home can accommodate four families and ten single women at any time. In addition to providing basic needs, Welcome Home also offers life skills classes from other community providers on various topics like cooking skills, budgeting and home management.
The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, and offer case management services to our guests Monday through Friday. In addition, we also offer on-site behavioral health counseling services for all interested individuals. While we offer house food for individuals without the ability to acquire their own, individuals that are able through SNAP and Foodbank assistance are encouraged to secure their own food and prepare their own meals on-site.
Each year Welcome Home assists an average of 250 women, children and men who find themselves homeless in Westmoreland County. Annually we provide approximately 7,000 shelter nights annually.
For a list of items needed by the shelter to assist in-need individuals, please click on the link below. Welcome Home Needs List