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Our Neighbors' Place Shelter

Our Neighbors’ Place Seasonal Shelter

Ensuring everyone has a warm, safe place to sleep during Erie’s winter season

About Our Neighbors' Place Seasonal Shelter

A community effort, ONP operates on a rotating basis among several downtown Erie churches every two weeks during the winter season. Guests are provided two simple meals, 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 7 a.m. the next morning.

Who We Serve:

·   Any homeless man or woman

How We Serve:

·   Provide overnight, indoor places to sleep

·   Serve meals

·   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 email

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

·  Take steps to end homelessness through ONP. Sign up to walk with EUMA in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on
    May 30 (registration opening Feb. 1) - money raised by EUMA walkers will benefit the ONP program.

·   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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