Community of Caring
Community of Caring


Caring is built into our name, because it’s what we do.

For more than 40 years, Community of Caring has offered a lifeline for homeless individuals, providing safe shelter and critical resources all year long.

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Community of Caring Citizen Participation Plan - Notice of Public Meeting July 15, 2024 10 am

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Offering help and hope to those in need

We are an emergency homeless shelter near downtown Erie, open 365 days a year for food, shelter, and other basic needs.


Community of Caring provides emergency shelter to homeless single adults. We offer a safe place where homeless adults can get shelter and a fresh start with compassion and respect.

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Hot Meals

Three hot meals a day are served to shelter residents. We will also serve breakfast and lunch seven days a week and dinner on Saturdays to anyone in need in the Erie Community.

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Food Pantry

The Community of Caring Food Pantry distributes food three times a week. To receive services, people must meet income guidelines and live within our service area.

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Following a mission rooted in love and compassion for all.

Community of Caring believes in:

  • Treating everyone with dignity
  • Greeting everyone by name
  • Reducing risks from street life
  • Creating paths to stable housing and well-being

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More About Our Impact

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Citizen Participation Plan

Notice of Public Meeting July 15, 2024 10 am Community of Caring 245 East 8th Street, Erie, PA 16503 Community of Caring is an Erie based 501 c3 non-profit that […]

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A Great Time was had by all….. Art of Caring Fundraiser. Thank you so much!


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ServErie Serves up Love

ServErie, a ministry of Grace Church, is always willing to connect volunteers with a cause. Their service comes from the heart and always with a smile. Community of Caring was […]

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Villa Girls True Blue Supporters.

Villa Maria Academy, Class of 76’, partied with a purpose during their Christmas Dinner. With the encouragement of their own “Elf on a Shelf”, Jane Smith Ross, the Class brought […]

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If you are experiencing a housing emergency,
call 814-SHELTER to get connected to temporary safe housing.

Services are given based on need and without regard to race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.