Who We Are

Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania, Inc. (F&N) was formed in 2008 with a vision of all neighbors living and thriving in healthy communities. F&N seeks innovative long-term solutions through collaborative relationships to create change by boldly applying best practices and innovative solutions to stubborn problems that hurt our communities and prevent opportunities.  Homelessness is a “stubborn problem” – one that is complex, complicated, multi-dimensional, and longstanding. It also requires the collective support of multiple service systems in the community that extend far beyond “housing.”

F&N’s partnerships with area homeless service providers including shelters, the York County Coalition on Homelessness, WellSpan Health, County departments, and many others have led to improved services to unsheltered neighbors since Coordinated Street Outreach began in 2020.  Our collective goal is to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in York County.

Our Team

Robin Shearer

Executive Director

Robin Shearer is the Executive Director and co-founder of Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania, Inc. Robin has served communities in various roles including domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention, director of youth ministries, coordinated street outreach, volunteer coordinator, and board member for various organizations. Robin’s compassion and dedication push her to do whatever she can to mobilize resources to build capacity and encourage collaboration in order to create system change in the community.

Samm Worthing

Manager, Coordinated Street Outreach

Samm manages the day-to-day activities of the street outreach program and works directly with partners and service recipients.

Jory Tobias

Homeless Outreach Advocate

Jory works directly with our neighbors experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.

Nick McMichael

Homeless Outreach Advocate

Nick works directly with our neighbors experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.

Pam Tile

Resource Center Supervisor

Pam oversees the operation of The Beacon Resource Center and works with clients and partners.

Micah Heckert

Project Coordinator

Micah is providing backbone support for the Stable Housing Collaborative.


Homeless In York City


Unsheltered Homeless

These numbers change frequently.