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Homelessness Prevention

The Bucks County Homelessness Prevention Program is designed to provide financial assistance and case management services to households who are currently housed but are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The current prevention program YWCA utilizes is Bucks County Emergency Rental Assistance (BERA). BERA is a temporary rental assistance program to prevent individuals from becoming literally homeless. For households who have exhausted their funds through BERA, please call Bucks County Housing Link for additional resources at 1-800-810-4434.

Housing and Supportive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

YWCA Bucks County, in partnership with the Bucks County Housing Department, A Woman’s Place, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), and Worthwhile Wear will address the complex needs of human trafficking victims through a comprehensive system which focuses on housing and specialized services.  Our goal is to expand capacity in Bucks County to serve victims of human trafficking, strengthen connections to housing and victim-centered services, educate and train the community about human trafficking, and reduce barriers that prevent victims from being permanently housed, self-sufficient and stable.

Rapid Rehousing (RRH)

RRH assists individuals and families quickly exist homelessness and return to permanent housing within Bucks County. This transitional housing program provides women and children with short-term rental assistance, intensive case management and a full network of support services.

Haven House

Haven House is a temporary safe house for women and children fleeing human trafficking. To bridge the gap between crisis housing and Rapid Rehousing, the YWCA Haven House provides victims of human trafficking a safe place to reside and receive supportive services until they are placed in their own apartment through RRH. During their stay in the temporary shelter, participants will continue to receive crisis advocacy, trauma informed counseling and other supportive services.

For more information about Housing Services contact Tenae Gentner at: 215-953-7793 Ext. 104 or tgentner@ywcabucks.org

Opening Doors – Ending Homelessness.

The Bucks County Housing Link is the housing crisis response system for families and individuals in Bucks County experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. For more information visit, Housing Link website.