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A call to notice and help homeless teens in Berks County

The Berks County Intermediate Unit hosted an event Thursday focused on those affected and what can be done to help kids who don't have a stable living situation.

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Lancaster-based company hands out free hats for homeless

Bollman Hat Company handed out free hats at Mary's Shelter in Reading.

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Mary's Shelter opens new wing for homeless teenagers

Within the next couple weeks, the shelter will be opening a new wing housing 10 homeless or runaway teens, ages 14 to 17.

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Celebrate art, motherhood, & support mothers in need

Proceeds from “Little Things” will be donated to Mary’s Shelter in Reading, PA.

The mission of Mary’s Shelter: “Mary’s Shelter provides residential and non-residential services for pregnant women and women with newborns who are in need of a supportive environment because of a lack of suitable housing or favorable family relationships. While caring for women in need, Mary’s Shelter prepares mothers with newborns for independent living and a vision of hope for the future.”

AND – Mary’s Shelter is currently in a Match Campaign. So, your financial support and celebration will go further!

AND… Mary’s Shelter also has a Wish List for babies and moms, so we’ll have a “Gift Box” at the door, as well.

Little Things is…
  • this Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2pm & 4pm.
  • at Ballroom Philadelphia‘s home studios (1207 Gerritt St. Philadelphia) Please plan extra time for traffic and parking!
  • Suggested donation or pay what you want – cash only at the door (or checks made payable to “Mary’s Shelter” with “Little Things” in the memo line) $10. Reserve your spot by emailing
  • a part of SoLow Fest


Mary's Shelter hosted the Migrant Worker and BCIU Summer Camp

Thanks to the supporters of Mary's Shelter All of the kids went home with brand new toys and 4 lucky kids won the bikes!


Featured in Berks Coalition to End Homelessness Newsletter

The newsletter features an Agency Spotlight article about Mary's Shelter. 

“If we are going to err – we will err on the side of compassion”…of all the things that we discussed when I interviewed the executive staff at Mary’s Shelter – this is what stood out the most.

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