BEAVER FALLS, PA (JANUARY 12, 2022) – The Cornerstone of Beaver County (TCBC) – a nonprofit organization working to prevent and end homelessness in Beaver County – has coordinated with community partners to provide warming centers this winter for those experiencing homelessness or housing-related crisis in Beaver County.
Warming centers provide relief from inclement and potentially dangerous winter weather, including extreme cold and wind chill. Those who turn to TCBC for warming center service can also access basic needs and housing resources that are part of the organization’s regular, year-round programming.
Local Warming Center Locations and Hours of Operation:
The Cornerstone of Beaver County
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
600 6th Street, Beaver Falls
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
1217 7th Avenue, Beaver Falls
Central United Methodist Church
1227 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls
New Brighton Municipal Building
Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
610 3rd Avenue, New Brighton
Rochester Free Methodist Church
Call ahead 724-774-5304
480 Jefferson Street, Rochester
Current CDC and Pennsylvania State COVID-19 guidelines apply.
TCBC’s website — CornerstoneBeaver.org — contains a resources page that provides the warming center information and a list of community organizations offering meals, groceries, clothing, and other assistance.
“Winter is dangerous for people experiencing homelessness. As the temperature drops, living outside in the elements, in cars, in tents, in abandoned buildings, not only becomes harder and more uncomfortable, but it can also result in illness, injury, and even death,” said TCBC Executive Director Marie Timpano.
Timpano continued, “We’re grateful to have wonderful community partners coming together to help keep those who are homeless out of harm’s way this winter. And as we work to obtain the support needed to start construction on our county’s long-awaited 24/7 men’s emergency shelter, we are hopeful that this will be the last winter without a men’s shelter in Beaver County.”
TCBC works to prevent and end homelessness in Beaver County by providing and coordinating emergency shelter, permanent housing, basic needs, and resources.
For more information about TCBC’s emergency and permanent housing programs as well as utilities and basic needs assistance, visit CornerstoneBeaver.org or call 724-846-6400.