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Our Neighbors' Place Shelter

Our Neighbors’ Place Seasonal Overflow Shelter
Ensuring everyone has a warm, safe place to sleep during Erie’s winter season

A community effort, ONP operates on a rotating basis among several downtown Erie churches during the winter season. Guests are provided  the opportunity to shower, a place to sleep, chaplain services and are introduced to available homeless services. ONP typically begins its season in mid-November and operates through the end of March.

Doors open each night at 7:30 p.m. and guests can stay until 6:30 a.m. the next morning.


PLEASE NOTE: EUMA's Our Neighbors' Place Seasonal Overflow Shelter will be closing March 27, 2024 at 7:00 AM.

For Our Neighbors’ Place, Season 12 all guests MUST be referred by Erie County Care Management by dialing 814-SHELTER (743-5837). 

Who We Serve:

·   Any homeless man or woman

 How We Serve:

·   Provide overnight, indoor places to sleep

·   Connection with chaplain services

·   Resources for homeless services

How You Can Help:

·   Volunteer - if you, your church or community organization would like to be contacted about
    volunteering, please contact Katie Wickert at

·   To support ONP with a monetary donation, visit our Donate page. 

·   For a list of needed ministry supplies, visit our Needed Supplies page.

Our Impact This Year

  • Adults and children sheltered


  • Bed nights provided by Our Neighbors' Place


  • Veterans exiting to permanent housing


  • People rapidly re-housed


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