Our Impact

For over 22 years, The Upper Room of Erie has been supporting people in Erie who are homeless, hurting, and often feel helpless. Over 45,000 people in need come to us every year and we are proud to provide hope, restore dignity, and give resources for them to get back on their feet. Our staff refers our guests to other agencies and services as needed, and is also willing to give referrals. The ultimate goal of The Upper Room is to decrease the homeless population in Erie by providing enough support to allow our guests to find jobs and a home.

At The Upper Room of Erie, we believe that every contribution will make a difference, no matter how big or small. A hot cup of coffee, a pair of socks, or even a smile can give our guests a better outlook on life. That being said, we work hard to help as many people as we can, in as many different ways as we can. Here’s a few of our recent contributions in the past year:

  • Served over 70,000 hot cups of coffee to our guests

  • Collected and distributed 2,500+ blankets to people in need

  • Donated over 250 winter coats and 200 pairs of winter boots

  • Gave out thousands of EMTA bus tokens to those in need of transportation

  • Over 100 people relied on us as a their USPS postal delivery/home address

  • Served breakfast to 100 people daily (5 days a week), and served dinner to around 150 people every Sunday

That is just a small snapshot of what The Upper Room of Erie does every year- we are always coming up with new and different ways to serve. With the help of generous individuals, businesses, and communities, we know that our impact will continue to grow in the years to come.