top of page
CERAH_CodeBlueSetUp_3MB.png

CERAH

Serving as a critical hub of resources for individuals from the Phoenixville, Mont Clare, East Pikeland, and Schuylkill Township area.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING HOUSING INSTABILITY OR HOMELESSNESS

Please call 2-1-1 or visit 211sepa.org to access immediate shelter and other key services.

211_SOUTHEAST_edited.png
CERAH_logo_WhiteText.png

The Center for Emergency Resources at Ann's Heart (CERAH), located below Sacred Heart Church in Phoenixville, serves as a hub of critical resources and is open to individuals from the Phoenixville, Mont Clare, East Pikeland, and Schuylkill Township area.

Ann's Heart believes that no one should be without access to basic hygiene services, so we are expanding our programs to meet the need in our community. 

 

CERAH provides year-round services, including weather-dependent shelter (Code Red / Code Blue), supportive services (showers/laundry), and emergency housing case managment.

CORE SERVICES

Weather Dependent Shelter

We provide emergency shelter for individuals experiencing housing insecurity in the Phoenixville area.

Housing Case Management

Assistance applying for housing and other resources provided by local and county-based providers.*

Supportive Services

FREE access to shower and laundry facilities for Phoenixville area residents experiencing or on the verge of homelessness.

* Provided to Phoenixville area residents experiencing homelessness who havecalled 2-1-1 and have been verified as homeless by the Chester County Street Outreach Team.

Services we do not provide.

While we aim to meet as many needs as possible, we cannot do it all.

CERAH cannot provide the following services, but we have provided information about partner organizations who may be able to help.

We do not provide overnight shelter outside of the Code Blue Overnight Emergency Warming Program (November through December).
Call or text 2-1-1, or visit www.211sepa.org to be connected to Chester County Homelessness Services.

Center Information

Address

35 Hall Street

(Lower Level of
Sacred Heart Church)

Phoenixville, PA 19460

Contact

(484) 393 - 2583

Call or Text

Em. cerah@annsheart.org

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Entrance to CERAH is through the two large red doors of the Church facing our Hall Street parking lot.

Seasonal Hours

Supportive Services:

MAY - OCTOBER

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

​Sunday

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Closed

We Need Your Support Today!

Weather Dependent Shelter

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING HOUSING INSTABILITY OR HOMELESSNESS

Please call 2-1-1 or visit 211sepa.org to access immediate shelter and other key services.

211_SOUTHEAST_edited.png

Code Blue

Overnight Emergency Warming Center

COLD WEATHER SHELTER PROVIDED NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL
 

The Code Blue program, located below Sacred Heart Church in Phoenixville, provides a cold weather, overnight center for men, women and families. According to Chester County regulations, "Code Blue is when temperatures dip to 35 degrees or below (considering the wind chill factor). This is when the risk of hypothermia, frost bite, or other cold-related injuries could occur if outside for prolonged periods of time."

Ann's Heart believes that whether it is 35º or 38º it is too cold to sleep outside at night during the winter months. This is why the Code Blue Overnight Emergency Warming Program is open from mid-November to mid-April (depending on the weather for any given year) from 8 PM to 8 AM, seven days a week, with one paid staff member and up to two volunteers per shift each night. However, during a severe weather event the center may remain open throughout the day to ensure that guests have a safe and warm place to shelter from the storm.

CERAH_CodeBlueSetUp_3MB.png

CENTER HOURS

Monday - Friday: Open at 8:00 PM

 SATURDAY: Open at 8:00 PM

SUNDAY: Open at 6:00 PM 

CONTACT INFO

(484) 393 - 2583

CALL OR TEXT 

Email: cerah@annsheart.org

CORE SERVICES

Overnight Shelter

Showers & Laundry

Dinner & Breakfast

Housing Case Management

Direct Referrals

WHO WE SERVE

Men, women, and families from the Phoenixville, Mont Clare, East Pikeland TWP, and Schuylkill TWP area.

Code Red

Daytime Emergency Cooling Center

EXTREME HEAT DAYTIME COOLING
MAY THROUGH OCTOBER
 

Open on days where the heat index is 95 degrees or hotter, the Code Red program, located below Sacred Heart Church in Phoenixville, provides a hot weather, daytime cooling center for men, women and families. According to Chester County regulations, "Code Red procedures are put into place when the daytime temperature reaches 95 degrees F by 11am on two consecutive days or temperatures reach 100 degrees F any given day."

CERAH_Therapy_Room.png

CENTER HOURS

Code Red Days will be announced online on our social media outlets and through community partners as they arise.

HOURS: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

CONTACT INFO

(484) 393 - 2583

CALL OR TEXT 

Email: cerah@annsheart.org

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

CORE SERVICES

Daytime Shelter

Showers & Laundry

Community Fridge

Direct Referrals

WHO WE SERVE

Men, women, and families from the Phoenixville, Mont Clare, East Pikeland TWP, and Schuylkill TWP area.

bottom of page