Family service organization will take over Red Cross’ Levittown homeless shelter

    The Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Red Cross has found someone to assume ownership of its Levittown homeless shelter.

    The transition became neccessary after the Red Cross restructured its services in the region, but the shelter has remained open these last five months until a suitable owner could be found.

    “When we made the difficult decision to restructure the services provided in Lower Bucks County chapter, we made a promise to keep the homeless shelter open until we found a competent independent agency committed to the people of Bucks County and its need for a homeless shelter,” reads a statement from Red Cross SEPA Chapter CEO Renée Cardwell Hughes.

    Family Service Association of Bucks County will fill that role. At its offices around Lower Bucks, the agency offers several family self-sufficiency programs, and was involved with the shelter’s late ’80s opening.

    FSA will take over Jan. 1.

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