Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC)


CHOC—coordinated HOMELESS OUTREACH CENTER, Norristown, PA.  This will be our first semester at this site.

1001 Strieger, Norristown State Hospital, Building 53 in rear.

Neen Davis—volunteer coordinator610-292-9244

The Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) of Montgomery County, PA is a partnership between Montgomery County’s Office of Behavioral Health and Resources for Human Development (RHD). The CHOC serves homeless individuals that reside throughout Montgomery County, PA regardless of race, gender, national origin, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.

Volunteer Hours:  6:15-9 Tuesday or Thursday

CHOC is a 50 bed co-ed shelter for the homeless of Montgomery County. The goal is for residents to stay for 3-4 months until permanent housing is acquired.  The residents have Behavioral, Intellectual Disability, substance abuse issues or just down on their luck.

Students will be responsible for creating a program

for the residents based on mutual interests.  Programs range from Art, Music, bingo, or other games and or conversation about a topic.  You could invite a guest speaker (20 minutes), show a short video and then create questions that you can talk about in small groups in response to lecture or video.  Topics such as Hope, Homelessness, Justice, and Inequality were examples.  Beyond that you will be creative.

We will provide a snack for motivation to participate and to build community each week.