Who We Serve

Milagro House provides services to women and their children who would otherwise be experiencing homelessness. Our program provides education, housing and support services. Women come to us from a variety of circumstances with a common goal of taking steps towards a future of independence and self-sufficiency. Milagro House is not an emergency shelter. Rather, we are an education program with a focus on utilizing education as a catalyst to breaking the cycle of poverty. The staff at Milagro House customizes each woman’s program to meet her specific needs and interest.

What is it like to live at Milagro House?

Milagro House is a home located at the corner of West Chestnut Street and College Avenue in the west end of town. Each family who resides at Milagro House has their own room and they share living spaces such as a kitchen, living room, and bathrooms. There are laundry facilities on-site as well as play spaces indoors and out for the children.

Milagro House is a smoke-free facility. Smoking on Milagro House property is not tolerated.

Application Process

Women who are interested in being part of the Milagro House program must go through an application and interview process. During this process, we learn more about each woman, her specific needs, her goals and about her children. Each applicant will also complete an educational assessment test to determine where she is on her educational journey.

In addition to providing residential GED and Post-Secondary support to women and their children, Milagro House provides the opportunity for women in the community to join our GED classroom as a non-residential student. Our GED classroom offers a small class size, individualized instruction, and tutoring. Students who attend our GED classes are provided with the use of technology, books, and all classroom materials.

Click here to fill out the application.

Emergency Contacts

Milagro House is not an emergency shelter. If you need immediate assistance, please call 211 to be connected to services. Additional contacts include:

Water Street Ministries:
Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County:
TLC (Transitional Living Center):
CHOC (Community Homeless Outreach Center):
Winter Emergency Shelter (December-March):