History

The Sixth Street Shelter is a long-standing program of Community Action Lehigh Valley.  Since 1984, the Shelter has been providing temporary housing for Lehigh Valley families with children experienceing homelessness.

Today, the Sixth Street Shelter proudly offers 25 individual family apartments.  It is the only shelter in the Lehigh Valley to offer families the privacy and security of a furnished apartment with a complete kitchen.

The philosophy of the Sixth Street Shelter, in keeping with the broader mission of Community Action Lehigh Valley, encourages those it serves to accept responsibility for themselves.