Finding Your Way in P A app Resources for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Community Outreach Toolkit

If you work with children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness, you are a trusted resource and can help introduce this valuable tool to those who can benefit the most. This toolkit includes several tools and tips to help you spread the word.

Finding immediate and long-term resources for children and youth experiencing homelessness and their families can be overwhelming for them and the professionals who support them. Finding Your Way in PA app is a simple and effective way to empower children, youth, and their families experiencing homelessness to search for and contact a variety of services for shelter, food, health and mental health, education, and work.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Melissa Turnpaugh at mturnpaugh@csc.csiu.org.

Start using the app, get involved, and share information!

Register as a service provider to claim your service

You can maintain your agency’s information in the app in real time. The more services and information listed, the more children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness are served.

To claim your service:

  • Sign up as a service provider at https://findingyourwayinpa.app/login.
  • Accept the terms and conditions.
  • Search for your agency in the search bar and click on the agency name you want to claim.
  • Scroll to the bottom of your agency’s entry and click “Claim Service to Manage.”
  • Once your request is approved, you can update your agency’s information and maintain your service in the app using the manage services tab found in the side bar menu.

Not listed in the app? Add your service.

To add your service:

  • Sign up as a service provider at https://findingyourwayinpa.app/login.
  • Accept the terms and conditions.
  • Visit the side bar menu and select “add service“. Complete your service description.
  • Your request to add your service(s) will be reviewed.
  • Once your request is approved, you can update your agency’s information and maintain your service in the app using the manage services tab found in the side bar menu.

Ways to raise awareness

Use this sample message

A place to stay. A meal. Essentials.

Locate the services you need and deserve with the Finding Your Way in PA app.

This free app has information for more than 5,000 resources for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Get help now to find a place to stay, a meal, clothes and other essentials or make plans for your future. You can find resources to access services close to you. Visit www.findingyourwayinpa.com for links to the web app, Google Play and App Store.

Share video of app features

Share this brief Finding Your Way in PA app’s features video by placing video hyperlink in an email and posting the video onto your social media channels.

Share digital flyers

Download and share these digital PDF flyers on your website and as a resource in a presentation or email.

Finding Your Way in PA information flyer for families, children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Finding Your Way in PA information flyer for providers and organizations to get involved.

Distribute printed resources

Download print-production-ready pdf and send to a printer of your choice.
Please note these files are for printing use only.

Spread the word on social media

Download one or all of the images below, copy the sample post text, and share on your social media channel. 1200 x 675 px images work best on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; 1080 x 1080 px images work best on Instagram.

  1. Click on the hyperlink to open the image.
  2. Right-click and select “Save image as.”
  3. Save the image on your device.
Visit FindingYourWayinPA.com to find out about the app that will help you find a place to stay, a meal and other essentials.

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A place to stay. A meal. Essentials. Locate the services you need and deserve with the Finding Your Way in PA app. Visit findingyourwayinpa.com

A place to stay. A meal. Essentials. If you are a young person experiencing #homelessness, locate the services you need & deserve with the #FindingYourWayinPA app. www.findingyourwayinpa.com #Free #Anonymous #Housing #Food #Clothes #Health @Center_Schools @PADeptofEd #ARPHCY

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Locate the services you need and deserve, including health services, with the Finding Your Way in PA app. Visit findingyourwayinpa.com

Are you a young person experiencing #homelessness & have #health questions? Try the #free #anonymous #FindingYourWayinPA app to locate medical care and counseling. 5,000+ resources. www.findingyourwayinpa.com #Homeless #MedicalCare @Center_Schools @PADeptofEd #ARPHCY

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Locate the services you need and deserve, including shelter options, with the Finding Your Way in PA app. Visit findingyourwayinpa.com

Are you a young person experiencing #homelessness & need a place to stay? Try the #free #anonymous #FindingYourWayinPA app to locate emergency & transitional housing. 5,000+ resources. www.findingyourwayinpa.com #Homeless #Housing #ECYEH @Center_Schools @PADeptofEd #ARPHCY

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Locate the services you need and deserve, including clothing, with the Finding Your Way in PA app. Visit findingyourwayinpa.com

Are you a young person experiencing #homelessness & need some essentials like #clothing, #hygiene or #tech? Try the #free #anonymous #FindingYourWayinPA app to locate clothing banks, warming stations & computer access. www.findingyourwayinpa.com #Homeless #ECYEH

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Locate the services you need and deserve, including education resources, with the Finding Your Way in PA app. Visit findingyourwayinpa.com

Are you a young person experiencing #homelessness & need help with your #education? Try the #free #anonymous #FindingYourWayinPA app to contact #homeless liaisons at schools and colleges. Build yourself a better future. www.findingyourwayinpa.com #Homeless #ECYEH #college

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Locate the services you need and deserve, including hot meals, with the Finding Your Way in PA app. Visit findingyourwayinpa.com

Are you a young person experiencing #homelessness & need help getting groceries or a hot meal? Try the #free #anonymous #FindingYourWayinPA app to find a #food pantry or place that serves free meals. www.findingyourwayinpa.com #Homeless #ECYEH

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A place to stay. A meal. Essentials. Locate the services you need and deserve with the Finding Your Way in PA app. Visit findingyourwayinpa.com

Find your way to the services you deserve with a click! Locate #medical care, #crisis lines, #food pantries, #job assistance, warming stations, clothing banks and #housing. Try the #free #anonymous #FindingYourWayinPA app www.findingyourwayinpa.com #Homeless #ECYEH

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