Mission Statement

Making homelessness rare, brief and one-time as Jesus would.

About EUMA

EUMA ends homelessness in Northwest Pennsylvania by making it rare, brief and one-time as Jesus would. We accomplish this by providing those in our community who are homeless and in need with safe shelter, basic necessities, and faithful support as they work toward achieving their greatest potential. Specifically, our mission is carried out each day through the following programs: The Refuge a 32-bed emergency shelter for homeless families with children Liberty House a 10-bed transitional shelter and program for homeless Veteran men Our Neighbors' Place Seasonal Shelter a community effort to provide safe and warm overnight shelter to men and women who are homeless and have nowhere to go during Erie's winter season Rapid Re-Housing helping those in a housing crisis quickly find a home and wrapping them with supportive services to keep them there Permanent Housing offering low-income permanent housing units to formerly homeless families, youth and others. The Rainbow Connection a thrift store providing financial support to EUMA programs and offering free clothing and household items to homeless individuals and those in need through a voucher assistance program Journey Home offering a bridge from foster care to independent living for youth. This year your impact provided 19,000 warm and safe bed nights while serving 2,500 neighbors in need.

Contact Information

Erika Depalma
Phone: 814-450-8073


Highmark Erie Walk Details

June 1st, 2024
PSU Behrend: Erie Parking Lot
4701 College Dr.
Erie, PA 16563