A place of welcome and human services for all Phoenixville area people.
The Center for Emergency Resources at Ann's Heart (CERAH) has closed for the summer season and will reopen as the Code Blue Center on November 14th, 2022. Please visit the Code Blue Overnight Emergency Warming Center page for more information on our program.
If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.211sepa.org for immediate assistance.
The Center for Emergency Resources at Ann's Heart (CERAH), located below Sacred Heart Church in Phoenixville, serves as a hub of critical resources and is open to individuals from the Phoenixville, Mont Clare, East Pikeland, and Schuylkill Township area.
Ann's Heart believes that no one should be without access to basic hygiene services, so we are expanding our programs to meet the need in our community.
CERAH is open from May to October each year.
Sacred Heart Church
146 Church Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
For more information, call or text: (484) 393-2583
Entrance to the Center is located to the right-hand side of the Church. Follow the sidewalk. Two large red doors to the Center are to the left of the walkway facing our Hall Street parking lot.
Open on days that are 95F or hotter. Follow out Facebook Page or website for Code Red opening announcements.
Who We Serve
CERAH serves men, women, and families from the Phoenixville Borough and immediate surrounding townships.
• Free Shower Facilities(toiletries and towels will be provided) • Free Laundry Facilities (guests limited to one load per day, 2x a week, laundry detergent and dryer sheets are provided) • Code Red Daytime Emergency Cooling Center(days 95F and higher) • Drop-in Mental Health Counseling(provided through our partners at Project Healing Hive) • Supportive Services - Free Community Fridge & Food Bags (provided by our partners at PACS) - Little Free Library (provided through our partners at the Phoenixville Public Library) - Housing Application Assistance (for those experiencing homelessness or who are on the verge of homelessness)
Are you or someone you know at risk of or are currently experiencing homelessness?
Chester & Montgomery Counties
For access to immediate or long-term shelter option, please:
Our Center runs solely on donations from our community and grants.
For this reason, we humbly ask for donations of the following supplies so that more of the monetary donations we receive can be utilized towards the operational costs to run the Center. Please consider donating an item from our Wish List, hosting a donation drive, or making a monetary donation.
Gift Cards to Dunkin, Wawa, or Similar (Small Amounts)
Gift Cards to ACME, Giant, Redner's, etc.
Donation Drop Off
Donations may be dropped off at the HEART, located at 35 Hall Street in Phoenixville, within the front vestibule.
Please be sure to label all donations with "CERAH". If you would like a donation acknowledgement letter please be sure to include a note with your contact information or email us with a description of your donation.
Please Note: In an effort to ensure that we are not duplicating existing services and are listening to those we serve, we do not accept the following types of donations: used clothing, blankets, sheets, towels, household goods, comfort or blessing bags, or similar items. Thank you!