Saturday, July 21, 2018
 Clinton County Housing Coalition Minimize

The Life Center is a shelter program that is a division of the Clinton County Housing Coalition; a non-profit social service agency.  The organization was founded in 2007 by concerned members of local churches and agencies who came together to address housing and homelessness in Clinton County.  In 2008, the group formally incorporated and in 2010, they received 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status from the IRS.  The corporation has assembled a dedicated, knowledgeable Board of Directors who are committed to furthering the mission of the organization, “building stable and self-sufficient families and individuals.”


 Merit House Emergency Shelter Minimize

The Merit House maintains an atmosphere that fosters growth and development.  During your stay we expect you will respect others’ rights, you will communicate without the use of violence and aggression, and your behavior will not negatively impact others.

Participants may enter Merit House at between the hours of 6:30pm and 8:00pm daily.  All participants must exit by 8:00am the following morning.  Merit House is not a day program, it is an overnight emergency shelter.  The maximum stay for any participant is 14 consecutive days.  If a participant does not return each evening, they forfeit their bed.

The Merit House will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin/ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.  However, participants must be emotionally and physically capable of caring for themselves.


 Life Center Homeless Program Minimize

  • An agency referral is preferred. If an individual does not work with an agency, determination will be on a case by case basis.
  • An individual or family must show the willingness and ability to commit to the self-sufficiency and stability development programs and services offered by the Life Center

Clients may participate in case management focusing on improving seven major life skill areas by utilizing resources already in place in Clinton County.  Based on individual’s needs, the areas may include vocational training and workplace skills, substance abuse counseling, interpersonal skills building, parenting, budgeting, and other basic independent living skills.


 Contact Information Minimize

330 East Main Street

Lock Haven, PA  17745

(570) 502-1534

(570) 858-5186 FAX