According to HUD statistics for Berks County, from September 2018-September 2019, a total of 1,403 women and 894 Children (ages 0-17) needed shelter services.
Due to capacity issues and program requirements many women and children can not obtain shelter
"A shelter for women and children is vitally needed in our community. Our organization constantly receives phone calls from single mothers with nowhere to go when current shelter are full"
Above quote is from an employee at Berks Coaltion to End Homelessness