Decade to Doorways


Mission Statement

The mission of Decade to Doorways is to maximize current resources and develop new ones, making them as efficient and useful as possible with the end goal of preventing and ending homelessness in Chester County within 10 years.


About the Fund

In 2011, the Chester County Board of Commissioners recognized that ending homelessness is essential to preserving and optimizing the quality of life for all residents in Chester County. Their recognition led to the development of Decade to Doorways as the county’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

Since the inception of Decade to Doorways, the community has made significant progress towards accomplishing this task. Decade to Doorways has targeted valuable resources to our neighbors in need by housing them without preconditions.

The 2010 Annual Point in Time Count, a one night census of people experiencing homelessness, was 745. In 2019, 517 people were counted, representing a 30% decrease over nine years.

The Partner Portal’s Education & Webinar section is the “go-to” place for links to evidence-based practices, webinars, fact sheets, and guidebooks. Click here to access.

The Announcements section in the Partner Portal will house all recordings of D2D community-wide meetings from this point forward. This includes any supplemental documents referenced during the meetings. Click here to access.



Send checks, made payable to “Decade to Doorways”, to:

Decade to Doorways c/o CCCF
28 W. Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382