Home Lancaster

Off the Streets works to get currently homeless people out of shelters and the streets into housing.   We can act very quickly — the transition from homelessness to a furnished room or apartment can take place within a day or two.  Off the Streets is completely volunteer based.   Although we team with local social service agencies, we have no paid staff and minimal overhead.  We provide the following kinds of help:

  • Security deposits
  • Furniture and household items
  • If you need help in the Lancaster, PA area, click on “Need Help?” or “Contact”

How Off The Streets works

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In 2014, we helped 132 people into permanent housing.
Since Off The Streets – Lancaster, PA was founded in May 2013, we have
helped 180 people get Off The Streets.


A lesson in generosity and giving…

The littlest preschoolers understand that it is sad and scary to not have a home of your own.
Watch OTS volunteer Enrica G. read the story of Claude The Dog.
These preschoolers then donated personal care and cleaning items to help assist folks just moving OFF THE STREETS and into permanent housing.