Pinnacle Place is a maternity group home for pregnant or parenting women ages 18-22 (and their children) who are homeless throughout Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Sullivan or Union counties. Women may stay in the house up to 18 months, during which time they receive intensive case management services, as well as support and coaching in parenting, child development, career and job readiness, support with high school or college education and life skills. Participants also receive ongoing support for one year following exit of the full-time program. The goal is to promote self-sufficiency.
Homeless definitions for eligibility include an individual:
- lacking a fixed, regular and adequate residence.
- sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason.
- living in a motel, hotel, campground or trailer park due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
- living in a short-term emergency shelter or having been abandoned in a hospital.
- having a primary night-time residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
- living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train station or similar setting.
Pinnacle Place is a voluntary program and is unable to accept any individual who is an adjudicated youth.