Community Resources & Friends of OATH

Operation Address the Homeless (OATH)  has teamed up with many community organizations, businesses, and sponsors. We can not do this alone. 

 

If you are interested in becoming one of our sponsor's please contact us on this page, or email info@operationaddressthehomeless.org

All Inklusive Tattoo is currently owned and operated by our Founder Tomas Rodriguez.

Thunderguards MC, Red & Black Denim Supporters, These are the active volunteers who travel to camping sites to deliver supplies to the homeless, and serve at our various events throughout the year. 

Street Medicine 

Continues to be at Ripple on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. They have increased street rounds due to closing of Allentown Y Warming Stations, Bethlehem Emergency Shelter and Safe Harbor warming station. The four of them are on street rounds 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For patients who are experiencing flu-like symptoms of COVID-19 (fevers, cough, shortness of breath), Street Medicine provides them with a bus pass and mask, referring them to the closest testing site. If you have questions, call LVHN Street Medicine, Seth Campbell PA-C (484-280-1881). NOTE Seth reports that as of today no one has tested positive in our community. 

 

Lehigh Conference of Churches 

LCC staff are working: HOPE Intensive Caseworkers are checking in with their clients via phone daily. Their housing program continues to assess with rents and case management. We are not accepting walk-in at this time. Coordinated entry assessment still operates through 211. Our staff has and will continue to reached out to folks who are homeless on the queue to see if we can help during this shut down time. 

 

Daybreak staff are giving bag lunches to members ; LCC soup kitchen staff serve bag lunches Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday outside of the Alliance Hall soup kitchen at noon. repayee folks are still receiving their checks and their bills/utilities are being paid. 

 

The Ecumenical Food Bank is open Monday - Friday  9:30 - 11:45 a.m. however recipients need to the rear to get food at the loading dock. Call for updates on procedures : 610-821-1332

 

Lehigh County - Coordinated Entry

Miranda Sisolak is available (610) 782-3506 and MirandaSisolak@lehighcounty.org

for any questions. Responds to emails immediately and phone calls go to voice mail before returning.

 

The government center is not open to the public right now so we are not doing anything like coordinated entry here.  For coordinated entry, individuals need to call 211.  If someone is having a mental health crisis, they can call Lehigh County Crisis at (610) 782-3127.  

 

Ripple Community - Linden Street 

Using volunteers to create sandwiches at nearby St. Stephen’s kitchen, Sherri Binder said they are distributing them at their drop-in center which is open Tuesday -Thursday, 1-5 p.m. and Friday - Saturday 11 - 3 p.m. They are screening people by taking their temperature. 

 

Valley Youth House 

Tom Harrington reports they continue to operate its Emergency Shelter for youth at 8th & Broad Street in Bethlehem.  As of the weekend they had 5 open beds for youth under the age of 18.  They also have emergency supplies and potential housing for young adults ages 18-23.  To access help, people can contact Tim Joyce, MPA, at tjoyce@valleyyouthhouse.org or 484/788-8199.

 

YMCA Warming Station 

The Warming Station reports on their Facebook page that they discontinued the nightly program. From March 22 -April 30, the Warming Station will be a Code Blue Shelter, opening any night the weather is forecasted under 32 degrees. The Y will still be offering grab-and-go dinner service to any  Warming Station guest, Monday-Friday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at our Allentown Branch location.

 

Jubilee Breakfast 

Coordinator Craig Smith is continuing the Thursday - Saturday breakfast meal from 7 - 8 a.m. with “grab and go” chicken or sausage and egg sandwiches, fruit, snack and coffee. This weekend averaged 90/day, served at the church’s back entrance and will continue as long as they have volunteers. 

Disclaimer: Operation Address the Homeless is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Your donation to the OATH may qualify for an income tax deduction in accordance with Federal and/or State income tax laws. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether your donation is tax deductible in whole or in part. Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice. The official registration and financial information of Operation Address The Homeless may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.

 

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