Don't see the stereotype-see the person. Change the face of homelessness.


Homelessness touches the intact family where a parent lost their job and can no longer afford housing. It may be the face of a child who is just entering middle school, whose parents lost their home over the summer and now they stay in a shelter. It appears in the life of a recent college graduate who cannot find a job leading to self-sufficiency. Another victim of homelessness could be a mother with a stable job, but she had to flee her housing because of domestic violence. Affected too is the Veteran, who served our country for many years but returned home to find that is was difficult to re-enter society.

Decade to Doorways is Chester County’s ten year plan to prevent and end homelessness. It’s a collaboration of consumers, government entities, service providers, educators, healthcare practitioners, faith communities, funders, businesses, and people from the general public aiming to effectively end homelessness by 2022.

One County. One Commitment. One Vision to See our Community Housed.


Join Us For Chester County’s 7th Annual Landlord Forum!

What: The forum is designed to give landlords the opportunity to listen to informational sessions, network, learn about beneficial services in the community, receive resources and ask questions. Over 70 landlords attended the forum last year; they are committed to helping reduce and eliminate homelessness in Chester County. 

The presenters at the forum come from all different backgrounds in the community, and are knowledgeable on a variety of topics; including legal issues. During this time, landlords will be given the opportunity to bolster their knowledge and ask questions to the experts.

When: October 18, 2016. Breakfast and orientation will begin at 8:30 am. Raffle/prize give-away at 12:30 pm.

Where: Operating Base Cecilia - 605 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320

Who: Any landlords interested in learning about how they can participate in making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Chester County.


Registration is free. Click here to sign up!


Homelessness is an issue that affects every community in the country, and Chester County is no different. In the last 18 months over 240 households experiencing homelessness found permanent housing with only a .5% eviction rate. This could not be done without the strong collaboration with local landlords which is reinforced at the Landlord Forum. Thanks to all who have helped to house the most vulnerable in our community!