Founded in 1954 on the principle that working together churches can do more to improve the lives of ‘the least among us’ than any one church can do alone, The Lehigh Conference of Churches addresses food and nutrition, housing, mental and physical health, and the barriers preventing at-risk youth from succeeding. 138 member churches, 3,000 volunteers, and a staff of 30 live out our mission:
Responding to the call of Jesus Christ, the mission of The Lehigh Conference of Churches is to unite communities of faith as ecumenical partners. Putting our faith into action, we minister to and advocate for those in need and encourage all to reach their full potential.
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A homeless shelter that can accommodate at least 50 people will open in the middle of Allentown on Nov. 1 – and remain open every night through April 30. Operated by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches inside Alliance Hall at Sixth and Chew streets, the shelter will be open from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. daily. It’s being called a warming center.
WFMZ report on 6th & Chew Winter Shelter
Morning Call article re 6th & Chew Winter Shelter
The Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) of the Lehigh Valley in conjunction with the Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community is seeking donations to help assemble survival kits to distribute to our homeless in the Lehigh Valley. The Local Housing Option Team is a coalition that brings together stakeholders on the regional level to identify local housing needs and solutions for people with disabilities. Please donate