Housing

Housing

Transitional Living

Homelessness affects people of all ages, races, genders, and ethnicities, and has a variety of causes, including chemical dependency, unemployment, and domestic abuse. For this reason, the YMCA of Reading and Berks County has a number of transitional living programs which serve a variety of populations. Each program provides case management in an effort to address the root causes of homelessness. Program participants learn living skills, budgeting and employment skills as they work towards self-sufficiency.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Homeless or sleeping in an environment not suitable for occupancy.
  • Drug and alcohol free for at least five consecutive days.
  • Interested in achieving financial self-sufficiency.
  • Motivated to remain clean and sober.
  • Committed to setting goals and working to achieve them.
  • Able to participate in outpatient counseling.

Partners

Programs are collaborative projects of the County of Berks, City of Reading, Department of Public Welfare, Council on Chemical Abuse, Service Access Management, Inc., Housing and Urban Development, Federal Home Loan Bank, and Berks County Probation Department. The Bridge Houses and SAFE Houses are funded, in part, through the Pennsylvania Department of Health, County of Berks and the Single County Authority.

Bridge House (Men's)

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
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The Bridge House is designed to provide support to chemically dependent men to help them work toward becoming self-sufficient.

Contact Info:

Gary Matthews

[email protected]

610-378-4706


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Bridge House (Women's)

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

The Bridge House (Women’s) is designed to provide support to chemically dependent women to help them work toward becoming self-sufficient.

Contact Info:

Tajuana Destin

[email protected]

610-378-4747


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Camp Joy (Men's)

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
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The Camp Joy Housing Program of the YMCA of Reading is located at 1120 Berks Road Leesport, Pa 19533 and is designed to provide transitional housing for men with substance use disorder who are also involved in the Berks County criminal justice system. Camp Joy is a newly remodeled twenty bed facility that provides safe housing and support services to allow residents to become productive and self-supporting members of our society.

Contact Info:

Ryan Herrara

[email protected]

484-926-2308


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Dual Diagnosis (Men's)

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
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The Dual Diagnosis program is a supportive housing program designed for men who are chemically dependent with a co-occurring mental health disorder. Applicants must be stabilized on their medications and able to abide by program guidelines.

Contact Info:

Lola Gonzalez

[email protected]

610-378-4760


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Hacia Adelante

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
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Hacia Adelante is designed to provide support to men and women with substance use disorders to help them work toward becoming self-sufficient.

Substance abuse does not discriminate and affects people of all ages, races, genders, and ethnicities, and walks of life. For this reason, the YMCA of Reading and Berks County has a new transitional living and recovery program, Hacia Adelante, to support the Spanish speaking community of Berks County. Hacia Adelante provides case management in an effort to address the root causes of homelessness. Program participants learn living skills, budgeting, employment skills and take ESL classes as they work towards self-sufficiency.

Hacia Adelante está diseñado para brindar apoyo a hombres y mujeres dependientes de sustancias químicas para ayudarlos a alcanzar la autosuficiencia.

El abuso de sustancias no discrimina y afecta a personas de todas las edades, razas, géneros y etnias y ámbitos de la vida. Por esta razón, el YMCA de Reading y el Condado de Berks tiene un nuevo programa de transición y recuperación, Adelante está aquí para apoyar a la comunidad de habla hispana del Condado de Berks. Hacia Adelante brinda administración de casos en un esfuerzo por abordar las causas fundamentales de la falta de vivienda. Los participantes del programa aprenden habilidades para vivir, presupuestan clases de ESL y habilidades laborales mientras trabajan para alcanzar la autosuficiencia.

Contact Info:

Lola Gonzalez

[email protected]

610-378-4760


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Honor House

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
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The Honor House program is for veterans who are chemically dependent. To be eligible for the Honor House program, applicants must be deemed as a benefit eligible veteran through the Lebanon VA.

Contact Info:

Gary Matthews

[email protected]

610-378-4716


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Safe House (Women's)

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

The SAFE House (Women’s) is designed to assist chemically dependent women who are involved with the Berks County criminal justice system to continue Staying Addiction Free and Employed.

Contact Info:

Tajuana Destin

[email protected]

610-378-4747


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Single Room Occupancy (General)

Reading
5/10/21 - 1/2/22
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The YMCA offers rooms for rent to single men and women. Residents are exempt from the program eligibility requirements, although the Y strives to maintain a recovery atmosphere.
Contact Info:

Joe McLaughlin

[email protected]

610-378-4750

 

 


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/10/21 - 05/16/21
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05/17/21 - 05/23/21
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05/24/21 - 05/30/21
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05/31/21 - 06/06/21
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06/07/21 - 06/13/21
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06/14/21 - 06/20/21
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06/21/21 - 06/27/21
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06/28/21 - 07/04/21
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07/05/21 - 07/11/21
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07/12/21 - 07/18/21
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07/19/21 - 07/25/21
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07/26/21 - 08/01/21
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08/02/21 - 08/08/21
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08/09/21 - 08/15/21
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08/16/21 - 08/22/21
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08/23/21 - 08/29/21
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08/30/21 - 09/05/21
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09/06/21 - 09/12/21
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09/13/21 - 09/19/21
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09/20/21 - 09/26/21
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09/27/21 - 10/03/21
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10/04/21 - 10/10/21
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10/11/21 - 10/17/21
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10/18/21 - 10/24/21
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10/25/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/07/21
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11/08/21 - 11/14/21
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11/15/21 - 11/21/21
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11/22/21 - 11/28/21
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11/29/21 - 12/05/21
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12/06/21 - 12/12/21
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12/13/21 - 12/19/21
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12/20/21 - 12/26/21
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12/27/21 - 01/02/22
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Single Room Occupancy (Serenity Hall)

Reading
5/16/21 - 1/1/22
VIEW
The YMCA offers rooms for rent to single men and women. Residents are exempt from the program eligibility requirements, although the Y strives to maintain a recovery atmosphere.
Contact Info:

Mary Halstead

[email protected]

610-378-4720

Gary Matthews

[email protected]

610-378-4706

 

 


Available Sessions

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05/16/21 - 05/22/21
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05/23/21 - 05/29/21
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05/30/21 - 06/05/21
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06/06/21 - 06/12/21
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06/13/21 - 06/19/21
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06/20/21 - 06/26/21
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06/27/21 - 07/03/21
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07/04/21 - 07/10/21
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07/11/21 - 07/17/21
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07/18/21 - 07/24/21
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07/25/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/07/21
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08/08/21 - 08/14/21
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08/15/21 - 08/21/21
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08/22/21 - 08/28/21
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08/29/21 - 09/04/21
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09/05/21 - 09/11/21
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09/12/21 - 09/18/21
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09/19/21 - 09/25/21
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09/26/21 - 10/02/21
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10/03/21 - 10/09/21
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10/10/21 - 10/16/21
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10/17/21 - 10/23/21
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10/24/21 - 10/30/21
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10/31/21 - 11/06/21
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11/07/21 - 11/13/21
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11/14/21 - 11/20/21
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11/21/21 - 11/27/21
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11/28/21 - 12/04/21
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12/05/21 - 12/11/21
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12/12/21 - 12/18/21
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12/19/21 - 12/25/21
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12/26/21 - 01/01/22
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Specialty Court (SCP)

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

NEED PROGRAM INFO

Contact Info:

Tajuana Destin- Women’s SCP

[email protected]

610-378-4747

Justin Andersen-Men’s SCP

[email protected]

610-378-4703


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Y Haven (Women's)

Reading
5/1/21 - 12/31/21
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This program is for single mothers with up to 2 children who are working towards independence. The maximum length of stay is 2 years. Y-Haven is designed in a group home setting to provide support and education to young mothers.

Contact Info:

Gena Pina Garcia

[email protected]

610-378-4748


Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
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06/01/21 - 06/30/21
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07/01/21 - 07/31/21
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08/01/21 - 08/31/21
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09/01/21 - 09/30/21
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
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11/01/21 - 11/30/21
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12/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Y Passages

Reading
5/16/21 - 12/31/21
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The Y-Passages program is designed for men who are in need of added support to fully achieve their goals.
Contact Info:

Alex Traunfeld

[email protected]

610-378-4700

 

 


Available Sessions

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05/16/21 - 05/21/21
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