Who We Are
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.
What We Do
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.
Cold Weather Shelter
In January of 2016, Welcome Home partnered with the United Way of Westmoreland County and the Union Mission of Latrobe to provide Cold Weather Shelter to individuals displaced in cold weather in Westmoreland County when the weather drops below 25 degrees. For more information please contact Colen Brown at 724-838-9133.
Welcome Home opened its doors in October of 2002, after a significant need for an emergency shelter was identified. Through the efforts of The Bethlehem Project, Seton Hill University, Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development, the Westmoreland Coalition on Housing and other collaborative entities Welcome Home was conceptualized and achieved. Within the first 48 hours of opening our doors, our beds were full.
Welcome Home is funded by local, private and state funded grants, as well as the United Way of Westmoreland County, Private Foundations, private contributions of generous community members and fundraising efforts.