I need shelter
The day shelter and resource center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 318 South Atherton Street in State College, PA. Our night shelter operates from 8 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Individuals seeking overnight shelter should register by 8 p.m.
To register, call 814-852-8864.
I want to help
Thanks to the strong support of our community, we purchased our new home at 318 South Atherton! Now we are fundraising to renovate the space and hire additional staff, working toward our goal of a full-time, permanent shelter in downtown State College.
Our work is supported by caring community members who volunteer to spend time with our guests, cook meals for those staying with us, and donate items that make our guests feel at home.
Now hiring: Executive Director
OOTC is seeking a full-time Executive Director to advocate for clients, partner with other community entities to find creative solutions for homelessness and our lack of affordable housing, and sustain day to day operations of the shelter. We’re looking for a compassionate, patient, firm, resilient, organized, communication-focused, resourceful, and non-judgmental individual to lead OOTC into its exciting next chapter.
About Out of the Cold
Out of the Cold: Centre County is a low-barrier shelter open from 8 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. every night. During the 2020-2021 season, 17 congregations helped to provide overnight shelter for 175 guests.
Each evening our guests are welcomed warmly, served a hot meal, given a cot, warm blankets, and a place to sleep. Breakfast is served in the morning and before leaving guests can register to return that evening.
Basic case management is provided to guests for assistance acquiring housing and other supportive services at our Day Shelter, located at 318 South Atherton Street in State College. We are working to make the Meetinghouse our full-time shelter.
Out of the Cold will care for the unsheltered in Centre County, working toward a day when homelessness is a rare, brief, and one time event.
Out of the Cold is a community supported organization that answers the call to serve those experiencing homelessness in our community by providing shelter, food, and support services during the transition to permanent housing.