About Erie DAWN
Who We Are
In 1995, the Sisters of Mercy, the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Benedictine Sisters came together to address a critical need in our community – transitional housing for homeless women and children.
Faced with problems like domestic abuse, catastrophic medical bills or loss of employment, these women need time to get back on their feet; yet the length of stay in most emergency shelters is limited to three or four months.
By offering a program of supportive housing, case management, mentoring and advocacy, Erie DAWN helps homeless women transition back into independence by helping them to acquire the tools and resources needed for self-sufficiency.
Since 1995, Erie DAWN has provided services and housing for over 600 women and children.
Erie DAWN is funded by financial and in-kind contributions from individuals, landlords, businesses, churches, civic organizations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
WHO can qualify:
- Programming is open to homeless women, with or without children
- Women must be employed full-time, or part-time if enrolled in continuing education classes
- Erie DAWN serves qualified participants regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, age or disability
WHAT we offer:
- Programming includes supportive housing, case management, financial coaching, mentoring and advocacy
Annual Report FY2015
Annual Report FY2014
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