Bethesda Project operates 14 sites throughout Center City Philadelphia for individual adults experiencing homelessness. These sites range from emergency shelter to safe haven provisions to supportive housing to independent living spaces. For a map of our locations, please click here.


Holiday lunch service at OBP

Holiday lunch service at OBP

Our Brothers' Place (OBP)

OBP is run in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia and provides emergency shelter for 149 men and supportive services for an additional 50 on a daily basis. Individuals experiencing homelessness receive warm meals and social services, taking the first step in accessing housing in the community.




EMMANUEL @ Liberti church

Bethesda Project provides on-the-ground services to drop-in guests at Emmanuel, a program hosted by Liberti Church at 17th & Sansom Streets on Saturdays. 
Emmanuel enables Bethesda Project to broaden its engagement with chronically homeless individuals while they enjoy a homemade meal and movie in a safe environment.



Individuals who are chronically homeless and struggle with severe and persistent mental illness, serious medical conditions and/or addiction receive food, shelter and referrals to much-needed services. Bethesda Project staff reach out to those most reluctant to enter shelter with tenacious, dignified care and help them transition to housing.


MY BROTHER's house (MBH)

MBH is a HUD-funded Safe Haven program offering pre-recovery housing and an array of supportive services to 20 vulnerable men with chronic mental illness and substance abuse problems

church shelters

Trinity Church

Trinity Church

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church

Meals, overnight shelter and case management services are offered to individuals in partnership with local churches.

  • St. Mary's Chapel
    Year-round shelter for 32 men

  • Old First Reformed Church
    WINTER Shelter FOR 30 MEN

  • Trinity memorial Church
    WINTER Shelter FOR 22 MEn

  • The Well
    Year-Round respite for 12 women

    • Run in partnership with
      The Welcome Church and Trinity Memorial Church


permanent housing

Men and women with mental illnesses or other disabilities live in several permanent housing environments with varying levels of supportive services to assist them in remaining stably housed.

Bethesda Spruce

  • Bethesda Spruce
    16 Adults

  • Bethesda Bainbridge
    30 adults

  • BETHESDA sanctuary
    16 adults

  • Bethesda Project at connelly house
    24 adults

  • Bethesda North Broad
    49 adults


Men and women capable of a high degree of self-sufficiency live in independent settings with access to Bethesda Project supports.

  • domenic house
    7 adults

  • mary house
    4 adults

  • Bethesda Serenity
    4 adults
    Run in partnership with the City of Philadelphia's Office of Homeless Services