Our Mission Bucks County Housing Group’s mission is to end food and housing insecurity within our communities. Who We Are We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing a wide range of social services to the homeless and food insecure. We are a dedicated contingent of employees, volunteers, and partners coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to help improve our beloved county. Linked by our kind hearts and our drive to help, we are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to our county’s hunger and homelessness crisis. What We Do BCHG provides a wide range of housing, food, and related social services to homeless and food-insecure families. In service of our mission, we operate community-based programs including Permanent Supportive Housing and Bridge and HOME programs, Rapid Rehousing programs, free first-time homebuyers counseling, two community food pantries located in Doylestown and Penndel, two Mobile markets, three community gardens, and 87 scattered-site affordable housing units. Our services span the entire continuum of need to best serve our most vulnerable community members. Our primary goal is to assist families in attaining permanent housing and food security. Our Past In the mid-1970s, a group of concerned community members noted a growing number of homeless individuals in Bucks County, and they lobbied for the county government to support the establishment of a homeless shelter. The first homeless shelter in Bucks County was opened in Penndel in 1979, at which point the Bucks County Housing Group was incorporated to assist families and individuals on their journey to achieving permanent housing. Our Present Bucks County Housing Group works tirelessly towards building a better community. Here are some numbers that serve to represent how successful our organization is in carrying out its goals: Bucks County Housing Group is the largest provider of homeless services in Bucks County. 461 individuals were housed and supported by our agency in Fiscal Year 2022-2023. 400 clients are served annually by our Housing Counseling program. 21,203 individuals were served by our Food Programs in 2022. In a normal year, over $1,000,000 of food is distributed through our pantries to more than 400 individuals each week. Our agency touched the lives of over 120,000 individuals in 2022. Our Future As wages struggle to keep up with growing inflation, our services are needed more than ever. We are working closely with the county and our sponsors to redefine our programs to meet the variety of needs brought about by the aftermath COVID-19. Our food pantry helpers, case management team, and housing managers are working tirelessly to overcome new challenges and push the organization even further. By obtaining new properties, developing fundraising, gathering resources, and spreading our services to as many individuals in need as possible, we move one step closer every day to achieving our goal of solving hunger and homelessness in our community.