Gateway Center | Allentown Rescue Mission

(610) 740-5500 355 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown


Gateway Center


  1. Obtain a housing voucher at the Allentown Police station at 1005 Hamilton Street.
  2. Photo identification will be required.
  3. Come to the Mission between 3:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. (Dinner is served at 5:30 P.M.)


Para poder ser aceptados en esta MISSION tienes que hacer lo siguiente:

  1. Tienes que obtener un boleto (voucher) de en la estacion de policia calle 10 Y Hamilton
  2. Una identificacion con retrato es requerida.
  3. La entrada a la Mission es de 3:30 P.M. Y 7:30 P.M. (La comida sera servida a las 5:30 P.M.)


Not Just a Bed and a Meal... A Chance for a New Beginning 

Our Gateway Center (emergency shelter) is the most basic of our programs and is often the entry-point into our long-term programs. Our Emergency Shelter receives clients - sometimes literally off the street, who have exhausted all support and typically have multiple and long-term problems.

The Mission provides 66 beds for homeless men. The shelter is open 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

The average shelter stay is 14-days. Shelter use is not an answer to homelessness, but a first step to self-sufficiency.

The men are encouraged to join a long-term recovery program to resolve the root causes of their homelessness, so they can end it permanently. They can join one of our long-term programs or be referred to another agency if needed.

Free services include: nutritious meals, personal-care items, clean bedding, clothing, shower facilities, counseling, medical help through our DeSales Clinic, a resource center with computers and information, referrals to outside agencies as well as chapel services.

In 2017 the Gateway Center provided a total of 19,731 nights of shelter, 26,992 meals were served to over of 750 homeless men.

There were 144 individuals placed in programs to end their homelessness, or in housing, and 52 obtained employment.