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Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg Area Community College is a community college serving the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area and south-central Pennsylvania. HACC offers a variety of educational and employment programs that fit the type of learning experience you are looking for as a student. There are options for first-time students, transfer students, and returning students who are looking to complete their certificate, diploma, or Associate's degree. Classes are available online and in-person at one of the many campus locations. In addition, there are English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, Continuing Education classes, GED classes, Life Skills classes, and Job Training programs.

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731 Old Harrisburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-3855 start@hacc.edu

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Lincoln Intermediate Unit (IU) 12

Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 offers adult education and English as a second language classes, as well as one-one-one literacy tutoring, HiSet and GED classes, and job skills training in Adams, Franklin, and York Counties. Please note that there are multiple offices.

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65 Billerbeck St.
New Oxford, PA 17350
(717) 624-4616

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Allegheny County Jail Collaborative

The Allegheny Jail Collaborative is a program committed to reducing recidivism by both preparing inmates for reentry while incarcerated and helping them be successful people upon reentry into society. The program provides services for both inmates and returning citizens. For inmates, the program's services include behavioral therapy, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, classes on GED track, pre-vocational classes and vocational training, and family support. Reentry services include cognitive and behavioral therapy, a specialized Batterer Intervention Program, drug and alcohol assessment, housing services, GED, job placement and training, and transportation services.

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Braddock Employment Training

Provides GED preparation (youth & adult), job search, job matching, workshops, assessments, computer literacy and supported work services. Eligibility Requirements: Employment services are universal; income eligibility applies to training.

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640 Braddock Ave
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 871-5728 betc-ged@ccac.edu

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Dream Again Family Services of Western Pennsylvania

Dream Again Family Services provides services including licensed mental health and substance abuse programs, volunteer-based supports for older adults, residential services for persons with developmental and mental health disabilities, services for family members of incarcerated people, financial counseling, vocational and psychosocial rehabilitation, student assistance programs, and transitional youth programs. Programs and services are administered at different offices, so please search online to find the right service and office location.

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314 S. Water Street
Kittanning, Pennsylvania 16201
(888) 222-4200 fswp@fswp.org

Monday; 11:00am-8:00pm. Tuesday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm. 

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Foundation of HOPE

The Foundation of HOPE is an interfaith non-profit with the mission to “Empower incarcerated and released individuals to restore their relationship with their God, rebuild their lives, and reconcile to their communities.” The HOPE Aftercare Program is a pre- and post-release adult reintegration program for inmates and reentrants that seeks to ensure their successful return to the community. HOPE Aftercare provides resources, referrals, and guidance regarding employment, housing, education, food assistance, mental health services, and clothing. The program’s mentoring component matches inmates and reentrants with mentors who can assist them on a one-on-one basis.

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112 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-3343

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Goodwill SWPA

Goodwill SWPA offers a broad variety of programs and services, including: educational, disability and transitional, housing, job search, and reentry services. They also provide GED prep and testing, ESL courses and computer training, and assistance with resume building, interviewing skills, and financial literacy and management.

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118 52nd St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 481-9005

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Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

The Greater Pittsburgh Literary Council provides educational programs for individuals and families in the Pittsburgh area. The programs provided by GPLC are: basic skills in reading, writing, and math; preparation for GED testing; English as a second language courses; workplace skills development and workforce preparation; computer skills training; and health literacy. GPLC has multiple locations, so please call ahead to find out about specific programming.

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411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 550
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 393-7600

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Hill House Association

The Hill House offers a wide range of programs and services to help meet the needs of the community. Accelerated Support Services for Older Adults - A program providing supportive services to persons 60 years and older that have been released from jail or prison and need assistance obtaining housing, food, and clothing. First Source Center - Provides comprehensive workforce development services to citizens that lead to meaningful employment and positively impact the economic health of the community. Home-Delivered Meals - A nutrition program that provides daily meals to homebound older adults who are unable to prepare meals for themselves due to physical or medical reasons. EARN - To assist individuals presently receiving assistance from the Department of Public Welfare to secure and maintain gainful employment. Senior Community Services Center - The senior center provides a place for for seniors to come together within their community and socialize with friends and family. The center also provides resources that address vital concerns for seniors wishing to live independently.

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1835 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-392-4400 contactus@hillhouse.org

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North Hills Community Outreach

North Hills Community Outreach provides services to low-income individuals and families in Western Pennsylvania under four core values: recognizing the love of God for everyone, treating all individuals with dignity, fostering self-sufficiency, and managing resources in a responsible manner. Services include food services, utilities and emergencies services, employment services, emergency funding help, family development, senior services, school supplies and appliance sharing, computer training, transportation and car-owning, legal, college or post-secondary education, support groups a range of issues, and links to outside resources.

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1975 Ferguson Rd.
Allison Park, Pennsylvania 15101
(412) 487-6316 help@nhco.org

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ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 - The Arin Center for Education

The ARIN Center for Education provides Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, GED, and HiSET classes. A prospective student over the age of 18 must be a Pennsylvania resident, a resident of Armstrong or Indiana County, and cannot be enrolled in an approved or licensed secondary school. The program is free. ARIN offers courses at four locations, please call for more information.

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2895 Pike Rd.
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 463-5300 info@iu28.org

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Adult Literacy Action Penn State Beaver (ALA)

Adult Literacy Action Penn State Beaver (ALA) has helped Beaver County residents gain skills essential for entering the workforce, training programs, college, or to pass the GED® Test since 1978. All programs are free of charge. There are two other locations, aside from the main one listed, in Beaver Falls and at the Beaver Valley Mall. Daytime and evening class are offered.

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Center for Community Action (CCA)

The Center for Community Action (CCA) provides a variety of services and programs to low-income community residents. CCA provides assistance with accessing Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) services and employment (referrals must be made from the Department of Public Welfare). CCA also offers services for individuals at risk of homelessness or low-income homeowners and provides rental assistance, utility assistance, weatherization services, and other forms of housing assistance. CCA offers financial literacy workshops, GED classes, and adult education classes. Please note that CCA has offices in multiple counties.

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195 Drive In Lane
Everett, PA 15537
(800) 323-9997

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Achieve College Education (ACE)

Achieve College Education (ACE) offers Associate's Degrees from Harcum College in community-based locations. The ACE program is designed for students with work and family responsibilities outside of school, with an average student age of 41. Degrees are available in Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, and Law and Justice.

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(877) 428-8092 ace@i-leadusa.org

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Reading Area Community College (RACC)

Reading Area Community College (RACC) offers associate degrees, Certificates and Diploma Programs; career-focused training; transition coursework; skills training for business and industry; personal enrichment programs and public service activities. RACC offers degrees and programs such as nursing, respiratory care, criminal justice, and business.

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10 South Second St
Reading, PA 19603
(610) 372-4721

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Altoona Area School District (AASD) - Adult Education Program

The Altoona Area School District (AASD) Adult Education Program provides free education classes to adults in Blair and Cambria Counties. Classes include HiSET and GED classes, writing, reading, and math classes, assistance with developing study skills, and more. Please note that adult education classes are offered in multiple locations.

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200 E. Crawford Ave.
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 946-8330

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Bradford County Action, Inc.

Bradford County Action, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides programs for adults and youth. Bradford County Action, Inc. provides academic brush up for those entering employment and classroom training; GED® Classes; and employability workshops available at the PA CareerLink® in Towanda, PA. PA CareerLink® also has computers available on a self serve basis. Intensive job search services are available for those who have completed employability workshops. Services include: individualized professional resume preparation; intensive assistance with job search activities; and training sponsorship. In addition, Bradford County Action, Inc. may provide sponsorship of up to 2 years of full time college or vocational training to those who meet eligibility and training requirements.

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500 William Street
Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-4434 info@bradfordcountyaction.org

Monday; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Tuesday; 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; Wednesday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Thursday; 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; Friday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm.

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Alliance (SEPHA)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Alliance (SEPHA) offers a full spectrum of healthcare providers: acute care, long-term care, assisted living, rehab facilities, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, and home health providers; educators; and workforce development partners. SEPHA helps low-skilled workers to gain the skills, training, and credentials necessary to advance in healthcare careers. Individuals must have a High School Diploma or GED to participate.

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310 Amosland Rd
Holmes, PA 19043
(610) 543-5022

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Vita Education Services

Vita Education Services offers free Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education programs for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. Vita Education Services also offers free English as a Second Language programs for adults who wish to improve their English.

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8 East Court St Doylestown PA 18901
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 345-8675

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Butler County Community College (BC3)

Butler County Community College (BC3) offers a wide variety of career programs and certification programs. Students can earn credits that can be transferred to a 4-year college to complete a bachelor's degree. BC3 also has a free adult literacy program to assist adults with improving their basic reading, writing and math skills, GED preparation, and workforce development.

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107 College Dr.
Butler, PA 16002
(724) 287-8711

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Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center is an organization dedicated to meeting the career and workforce development needs of adults, high school students, and industries in the Greater Johnstown area. We are proud to offer educational alternatives to our community, allowing adults and secondary education students the opportunity to work toward a common goal: success in school and beyond. The adult education programs provide opportunities for adults in the community to receive specialized training in many vocational and technical areas. We’ve designed programs for those who are already working in their field and for those who would like to retrain for a new career. We offer a variety of financial aid opportunities. The adult programs offered are Career in a Year™; Short-Term Programs; Basic Education and GED Prep.

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Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9)

Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9) is part of Pennsylvania's educational system. The Intermediate Unit's Adult Education Program provides free classes to adults who want to prepare to take the GED, improve skills in reading, writing, and math, pursue enrollment in post secondary education, or improve employment skills. Seneca IU9 offers classes at multiple locations, please call to find out the office closest to you. Please note that residents of Cameron County will have to travel to the Community Education Center in Elk County to receive services.

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119 S. Mechanic St.
Smethport, PA 16749
(814) 887-5512

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Development Center for Adults

The Development Center for Adults offers free Basic Skills Brush-Up; GED Test, LPN Entrance Exam; and PSU Math Placement Exam Preparation classes to teens and adults ages 16 years or older. Please call the main number to learn more about the specifics of the programs and eligibility requirements.

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60 Decibel Road
State College, PA 16801
(814) 359-3069

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La Comunidad Hispana

La Comunidad Hispana offers individuals supports such as physical exams, wellness visits, behavioral health counseling, testing and treatment for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, dental care, and referrals to specialty care. La Comunidad Hispana also offers dental services, free ESL classes, GED classes, citizenship classes, and job placement services. Additionally, La Comunidad offers support to apply for public benefits and legal consultation.

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731 West Cypress St
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 444-7550

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Clarion Area Agency on Aging

Clarion Area Agency on Aging offers a wide range of programs and cooperates with many community agencies to provide a comprehensive network of services. The Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides eligible participants with $20 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets. Additional programs include individual case management; transportation; prime time health classes; community education; home cooked meals; legal assistance; and in-home supportive care and services. The Agency has four Senior Centers located throughout Clarion County. The centers offer lunch, and a variety of recreational, social and educational opportunities. Participants enjoy programs, trips and entertainment along with varied evening activities. To find out the specific locations of the Senior Centers, please call the main number or check them out on the website!

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Clarion County Career Center

The Clarion County Career Center Adult Education Program has been providing quality education and training since 1976. Throughout the years it has seen many changes but has always supported the Clarion area with skilled graduates ready to enter the local workforce. Courses are chosen and designed to meet the needs of local employers and to provide businesses an opportunity to send employees for retraining or to enhance their skills. There are short term and long term courses available to choose from, including, Intro to Computers; Medical Administrative Assistance; Medical Terminology; PA Inspection; Servsafe; Welding; Microsoft Office; Nail Technician; Emergency Medical Technician; Phlebotomy; Pharmacy Technician; Dental Assistant; Medical Coding; Medical Billing; Nurse Aide; Sign Language; CPR/First Aid; and CDL.

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Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging

Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging provides services for older adults in Clearfield County. The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging connects older adults with senior centers, health insurance, home-delivered meals, educational programs through the Lifelong Learning Institute, information and referrals to external services, in-home care services, caregiver support, and more.

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103 North Front St.
Clearfield, PA 16803
(814) 765-2696 mail@ccaaa.net

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Free Medical Clinic of Dubois

The Free Medical Clinic of DuBois provides medical care and pharmaceuticals to uninsured individuals in the DuBois area. The essence of our mission to the uninsured is to provide medical care with the same dignity and confidentiality afforded to the private sector in an easily accessible facility.

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47 West Long Ave.
DuBois, PA 15801
814-372-2200

Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm; other hours may vary.

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Development Center for Adults - Clinton County

The Development Center for Adults (Clinton County) provides free education classes to community members. Services include GED classes, basic math, reading, and writing classes, college entrance and business school exam preparation, and tutoring services. Please note that services are offered in multiple locations.

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8 N. Grove Street, Ste. G
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 893-4038

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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit is regional education service agency. The free adult education programs assist individuals with improving basic reading, writing or math skills, preparing for the HiSET and GED exams, and preparing for post-secondary education and employment. There is also a counselor on staff to assist with resumes and career advancement. Please note that classes are offered in multiple locations.

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90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847
(570) 523-1155

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Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School (AVTS)

Columbia-Montour AVTS offers vocational programs in the following areas: construction, technology, transportation and manufacturing, and service. The Adult Education Program at CMAVTS serves, on average, three to four hundred adults. The courses offered are for both the beginner and the advanced student. Course offerings may include any or all of the vocational-technical areas offered at the secondary level. Adults participating in these programs may be preparing for a new career or improving their knowledge and skills in their current job.This program offers adults unique educational opportunities for a minimal fee.

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Crawford County Read Program

The Crawford County Read Program offers adult education (including reading, math, social studies, science, art, and writing), GED classes, and classes focused on workplace skills to adults in Crawford County. Please note that there are two sites in Crawford County.

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Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (IU5)

Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit IU5 is a regional education service agency that provides free adult education classes. The classes offer instruction in basic adult education (including reading and math skills), GED exam preparation, and reading and writing for individuals whose first language is not English. The classes may also provide assistance with job interviewing skills and computer skills. Please note that classes are offered in multiple locations.

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252 Waterford St.
Edinboro, PA 16412
(800) 677-5610 ext. 7095 info@iu5.org

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Employment Skills Center

The Employment Skills Center is a non-profit agency that provides adult education and training services. They offer classes in Adult Basic Education, GED Preparation, Nurse Aide pre-clinical training, English as a Second Language, Computer Skills, Forklift Training, Certified Logistics Training, and Work Readiness training.

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29 South Hanover St
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-6040

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RASE of Carlisle (Recovery Advocacy Service Empowerment)

RASE programs are only available to those in recovery from substance abuse.

RASE of Carlisle serves those recovering from addiction by offering services tailored to the person's needs and interests. Services include career training workshops, recovery support services, one-on-one recovery coaching, buprenorphine support, group meetings (education life skills, vivitrol, educational support group, recovery 101), and recovery coaching. RASE provides direct support as well as referrals to medical, food, housing, and educational resources. Spanish translators are available. Walk-ins are welcome. RASE also has offices in Harrisburg, York, Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster, and Dauphin Counties.

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Tri-County Community Action

Acceptance in programs is available to those at or below 125% of the federal poverty level. Proof of income must be made with copies of all pay slips, social security payments, child support payments, and any other income source from the thirty day period before application. If an applicant has not made any income in the last thirty days, they can sign a statement saying so.

Tri-County Community Action provides vocational, life skills, and counseling assistance to low-income individuals. A career training program provides vocational training in welding, manufacturing, and other trades, and completion provides a certificate in job readiness. Completion of vocational training will be supplemented by job search assistance with a case manager. Case managers and clients can work together for up to five years or until clients have achieved self-sufficiency. Case managers also lead group life skills classes and employment development workshops (including resume writing, interviewing, and job searches). The Housing & Credit Counseling program provides housing counselors and classes assisting in home buying, credit counseling, financial fitness, and lending basics. Walk-ins are accepted, but calling ahead is preferred. Tri County Community Action has Cumberland County offices in Shippensburg and Enola, and offices in Dauphin and Perry Counties.

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Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministries (CRAM), Inc.

CRAM, Inc. is a faith-based organization that provides pre-release, reentry, and ongoing support services to currently and formerly incarcerated individuals of any faith or background. CRAM, Inc. offers mentoring, substance use, GED preparation, computer and financial literacy, family reunification, and employment services. They also provide HIV/AIDS services, community service opportunities, and assistance with transportation.

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509 Division Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
(717) 234-3664 craminc@comcast.net

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The Partnership For Hope

The Partnership for Hope connects individuals with service at homeless shelters, crisis pregnancy centers, housing facilities for low income and mentally challenged adults, and other faith-based ministries and community programs. They provide job training, recovery services, computer skills, and other supports for individuals returning from incarceration. There are also opportunities for volunteering.

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The Program and Promise Place

The Program provides resources and encouragement to ex-offenders who are reentering the community. The Program offers access to the Reentry for day programming that includes a computer lab, individual counseling on resume building, job and housing search assistance, and referrals to collaborative agencies. Promise Place is a 24 hour, seven-day a week transitional living facility for women released from prison. Promise Place seeks to provide a safe environment that empowers women to begin again with supportive guidance.

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1515 Derry St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 238-9950

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Tri-County OIC Adult Learning Center

The Tri-County OIC Adult Learning Center provides education and training to help people finish high school, become informed and responsible parents, and develop the skills and knowledge they need to earn a decent living.

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500 Maclay Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
(717) 238-7318 info@tricountyoic.org.

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Chester Re-Entry Resource Center

CRRC provides supportive services to returning citizens and their families in an effort to reduce recidivism in Chester and the entirety of Delaware County. CRRC provides direct services while also connecting individuals with collaborating partners to offer the following services: counseling, substance abuse and mental health services, education opportunities, job training, family services, housing assistance, and mentoring.

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Alliance (SEPHA)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Alliance (SEPHA) offers a full spectrum of healthcare providers: acute care, long-term care, assisted living, rehab facilities, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, and home health providers; educators; and workforce development partners. SEPHA helps low-skilled workers to gain the skills, training, and credentials necessary to advance in healthcare careers. Individuals must have a High School Diploma or GED to participate.

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310 Amosland Rd
Holmes, PA 19043
(610) 543-5022

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Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9)

Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9) is part of Pennsylvania's educational system. The Intermediate Unit's Adult Education Program provides free classes to adults who want to prepare to take the GED, improve skills in reading, writing, and math, pursue enrollment in post secondary education, or improve employment skills. Seneca IU9 offers classes at multiple locations, please call to find out the office closest to you.

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119 S. Mechanic St.
Smethport, PA 16749
(814) 887-5512

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Community Shelter Services

Community Shelter Services offer an emergency shelter for individuals and families with children. The shelter staff assists in referring individuals for entitlement benefits and assists those who are physically and emotionally capable to seek employment. In addition to providing housing, Community Shelter Services provide group counseling and education and training to promote self-sufficiency.

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655 West 16th Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 455 4369

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Greater Erie Community Action Committee

The Great Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) offers an Adult Education program to assist individuals to improve their reading and math abilities and also prepare for the GED. GECAC also offers a Work Ready Program that prepares individuals for employment.

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440 West 18th St
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 451-5618

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Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (IU5)

Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit IU5 is a regional education service agency that provides free adult education classes. The classes offer instruction in basic adult education (including reading and math skills), GED exam preparation, and reading and writing for individuals whose first language is not English. The classes may also provide assistance with job interviewing skills and computer skills. Please note that classes are offered in multiple locations.

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252 Waterford St.
Edinboro, PA 16412
(800) 677-5610 ext. 7095 info@iu5.org

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Experience Inc.

Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

Experience Inc. (Area Agency on Aging of Warren and Forest Counties) assists older adults with accessing a wide range of programs and services. Experience Inc. facilitates access to meal delivery services, personal care and home support, housing assistance, case management services, senior centers, transportation, educational classes, counseling and support groups, social activities, and more. Services are offered at multiple locations.

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Lincoln Intermediate Unit (IU) 12

Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 offers adult education and English as a second language classes, as well as one-one-one literacy tutoring, HiSet and GED classes, and job skills training in Adams, Franklin, and York Counties. Please note that there are multiple offices.

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65 Billerbeck St.
New Oxford, PA 17350
(717) 624-4616

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Center for Community Action

Center for Community Action coordinates, partners, and provides services and resources to promote self-sufficiency in our service area. Among its programs are the following: The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) which offers rental assistance, security deposits, and/or utility deposits; The Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program which provides case management, education (particularly for individuals with limited English proficiency), skills training, work activities, job placement and retention activities; LIHEAP Furnace Repair; Weatherization; Housing Rehabilitation; and Home Repairs.

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Blueprints

Blueprints (formerly called Community Action Southwest) provides a variety of services to low-income individuals. Blueprints offers adult-education classes, GED classes, support for individuals interested in post-secondary education, senior services, services for parents, computer classes, financial literacy resources, job development services, housing assistance, and more. Blueprints offers services at multiple locations.

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58 E. Greene St.
Waynesburg, PA 15370
(877) 814-0788

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Center for Community Action

Center for Community Action coordinates, partners, and provides services and resources to promote self-sufficiency in our service area. Among its programs are the following: The Homeless Assistance Program; Emergency Food and Shelter; State Food Purchase Program (SFPP); The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) which offers rental assistance, security deposits, and/or utility deposits; The Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program which provides case management, education (particularly for individuals with limited English proficiency), skills training, work activities, job placement and retention activities; LIHEAP Furnace Repair; Weatherization; Housing Rehabilitation; and Home Repairs.

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ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 - The Arin Center for Education

The ARIN Center for Education provides Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, GED, and HiSET classes. A prospective student over the age of 18 must be a Pennsylvania resident, a resident of Armstrong or Indiana County, and cannot be enrolled in an approved or licensed secondary school. The program is free. ARIN offers courses at four locations, please call for more information.

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2895 Pike Rd.
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 463-5300 info@iu28.org

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Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach

Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, clothing, life skills, and more to the homeless in our communities. The shelter is available to anyone who needs a place to stay, and there is no limit as long as residents are meeting program guidelines. This ministry is based on John 17, where Jesus prays that we all may become one and Matthew 25:31-46....to help all those who are in need.

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14530 PA-28
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 265-0243

Sunday-Saturday; 12:00 am - 11:59 pm.

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The Jefferson County-DuBois Area Vocational-Technical School (JEFF TECH)

Jeff Tech offers a range of Adult Education opportunities including Full-time programs, Short Courses, and Online workshops. The mission, is to ensure that our students graduate with industry-recognized credentials, acquire training in emerging career trends, attain placement in a high-demand career, and received the opportunity for the additional education experience. Full-time programs include Automotive Collision Repair and Technology; Building Trades; Class A CDL; Computer Network Engineering and Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Digital Media Arts; Drafting, Design, & Engineering; Health Assisting; HVAC Refrigeration; Machine Shop; and Welding & Metal Fabrication. Jeff Tech offers a comprehensive Practical Nursing Program. GED and ESL classes are also available. In addition, there are online courses and one-time training workshops.

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Mifflin-Juniata Literacy Program

The Mifflin-Juniata Literacy Program offers free tutoring services, GED classes, employment assistance (including job search, resume workshops, and more), computer labs, and other educational services to individuals in Mifflin and Juniata Counties. In addition, the Mifflin-Juniata Literacy Program refers students to adult education classes and work readiness training programs. In order to obtain services, please call ahead of time to set up an intake appointment. Please note that services are offered in multiple locations.

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4042 William Penn Hwy.
Mifflintown, PA 17059
(717) 436-2517

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United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) provides a variety of services and programs to low-income community members. UNC provides one-on-one health care coordination, older adult community centers, child care centers, housing assistance and emergency utility services, adult education, one-on-one tutoring, computer labs, food and clothing pantries, and opportunities to volunteer. Please note that UNC has multiple locations, please call for more information.

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777 Keystone Industrial Park Rd.
Throop, PA 18512
(570) 346-0759

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Lancaster County GEO Reentry Services Center

GEO Reentry provides flexible options such as residential housing and treatment, day reporting programs, and inpatient treatment and training for individuals returning from incarceration.

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439 E. King Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
(717) 391-8202

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Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon

The Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon offers support for individuals to receive personalized instruction in ESL, GED preparation, computer skills, career pathways, and reading, writing, and basic math skills. The Literacy Council also offers supports for individuals to enter into post-secondary education/training and to gain employment.

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24 South Queen St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 295-5523

Monday-Thursday; 9:00am-7:30pm. Friday; 9:00am-12:00pm

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Spanish American Civic Association (SACA)

The Spanish American Civic Association (SACA) offers extensive drug and alcohol services (both inpatient and outpatient), counseling services, HIV/AIDS services. At the Tec Centro, individuals are provided with services to remove any barriers that may inhibit career advancement by offering adults education completion, job readiness workshops, employment services, case management, bilingual training, and multiple career pathways. Among these career pathways are: CNA medical receptionist, medical billing, dental assisting, business and hospitality, construction, manufacturing, and general office (clerical). SACA also has a senior center which offers meals, various activities, and case management services (including housing placement and medical management) to individuals over 60. Please note that services are offered in multiple locations.

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453 South Lime St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 397-6267 info@sacapa.org

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Challenges Center

Participants are generally required to be 50 years old and older, but certain services are only open to individuals who are 65 and older.

Challenges Center is an innovative community facility offering a wide variety of educational, recreational and health-related activities to help support the independence of adults ages 50+ who live in Lawrence County. While many of the Center's offerings are free, others require membership and/or separate fees.

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2706 Mercer Road
New Castle, PA 16105
(724) 658-3729

Monday – Friday; 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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City Rescue Mission

Since 1911, the City Rescue Mission has been a light shining against the darkness to the lost, lonely and left-behind. As we offer a hot meal, a place to sleep, and the hope of Jesus Christ...we get to see miracles happen in the lives of men, women and children who come to our ministries. Among its services, the City Rescue Mission operates emergency shelters for single men and women and children; a recovery program for men struggling with an addiction; a community meal program and food pantry; and chapel services if interested.

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PO Box 965
New Castle, PA 16103
(724) 652-4321

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Lawrence County Community Action Partnership

Lawrence County Community Action Partnership is made up of three agencies that seek to involve the community in assessing local needs and attacking the causes and conditions of poverty. They are: Lawrence County Social Services, Inc., United Community Services of Lawrence County, Inc., and Allied Coordinated Transportation Services, Inc. Lawrence County Community Action Partnership reaches out to low-income people to address their multiple needs through a comprehensive approach, develops partnerships with other community organizations, involves clients in agency's operations, and administers a full range of coordinated programs designed to have a measurable impact on poverty. Among its many services, Lawrence County Community Action Partnership provides support in the following areas: Education; employment; emergency and community services; individual and family services; housing rehabilitation; senior services; transportation; and youth programs.

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241 W Grant Street
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-7258

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Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon

The Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon offers support for individuals to receive personalized instruction in ESL, GED preparation, computer skills, career pathways, and reading, writing, and basic math skills. The Literacy Council also offers supports for individuals to enter into post-secondary education/training and to gain employment.

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243 Schneider Drive
Lebanon, PA 17046
(717) 274-2554

Monday-Wednesday; 9:00am-7:30pm. Thursday; 9:00am-5:00pm. Friday; 9:00am-12:00pm.

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South Central Employment Corporation (SEC)

The South Central Employment Corporation (SEC) provides employment and education services to youth and adults. Eligibility for services depends on an individual's income and work-status; please call for further information. SEC offers objective assessments, case management services, basic skills instruction, GED preparation, job readiness/job search training, classroom skills training, on the job training, job development, job placement and retention/follow-up services.

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Hispanic American Organization

The Hispanic American Organization (HAO) aims to improve the lives of Hispanic families in Lehigh Valley. Through various programs, HAO provides counseling and housing services, GED and ESL programs, nutrition awareness, parenting support groups, a wellness program (physical, mental, and social support), drug and alcohol assessments, and general intake and referral services.

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Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. (EOC)

Education Opportunity Centers, Inc. (EOC) offers educational services for youth and adults. Although programs are open to everyone, EOC focuses on serving low-income, first-generation, college-bound students. Services include career counseling and assessment, assistance with completing financial aid documents, financial literacy programs, referrals to GED programs, college entrance test preparation, math and reading assistance, and more. Please note that EOC has multiple offices and an individual may have to travel to a different county to receive services. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

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107 Gateway Shopping Center
Edwardsville, PA 18704
(570) 331-6755

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Luzerne County Community College

Luzerne County Community College offers a variety of certificate and degree programs and the opportunity to earn credit that may be transferred to a four-year college or university. In addition, the Adult Learners' Training and Assistance (ALTA) Program provides free GED and HiSET classes.

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1333 S. Prospect St.
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(800) 377-5222 admissions@luzerne.edu

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Luzerne-Wyoming Counties - Mental Health and Developmental Services

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services offers services for individuals with mental health conditions and intellectual disabilities. Mental health services include administrative management, case management services, employment services, crisis and emergency services, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and therapy services, family-based services, and transportation services. Developmental services include counseling, housing assistance, education support services, nursing services, supported employment, and transportations services. Please note that services are offered at multiple locations in both Luzerne and Wyoming counties and an individual may have to travel to Wyoming County receive services. Please call for more information.

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111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 200
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 825-9441

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Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9)

Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9) is part of Pennsylvania's educational system. The Intermediate Unit's Adult Education Program provides free classes to adults who want to prepare to take the GED, improve skills in reading, writing, and math, pursue enrollment in post secondary education, or improve employment skills. Seneca IU9 offers classes at multiple locations, please call to find out the office closest to you.

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119 S. Mechanic St.
Smethport, PA 16749
(814) 887-5512

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The Mifflin-Juniata County Literacy Program

Our program strives to increase adult literacy by providing free educational opportunities in both Mifflin and Juniata County. We match adult learners with volunteer tutors throughout the community, and we also refer students to adult education classes and work readiness training. Topics of study range from life skills, English as a Second Language, science, social studies, reading and writing, conversational practice, and math. All of our students are unique and have a variety of levels and abilities.

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Re-Entry Program of Monroe County Inc.

The Re-Entry Program of Monroe County Inc. offers services to facilitate employment, education, housing, and counseling. The Re-Entry Program of Monroe County Inc. also links to state and local agencies to support based on each individuals needs.

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PO Box 1251
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(570) 421- 3280 info@ex-offender.com

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Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services (AAS)

The Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services (AAS) provides services to older adults in Montgomery County. Montgomery County AAS assists older adults with accessing in-home care, nursing homes, classes at Montgomery County Community College, public health insurance, senior centers, care management services, home delivered meals, transportation services, in-home behavioral health services, and more. Please note that services are offered at multiple locations in Montgomery County.

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Alliance (SEPHA)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Alliance (SEPHA) offers a full spectrum of healthcare providers: acute care, long-term care, assisted living, rehab facilities, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, and home health providers; educators; and workforce development partners. SEPHA helps low-skilled workers to gain the skills, training, and credentials necessary to advance in healthcare careers. Individuals must have a High School Diploma or GED to participate.

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310 Amosland Rd
Holmes, PA 19043
(610) 543-5022

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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit is regional education service agency. The free adult education programs assist individuals with improving basic reading, writing or math skills, preparing for the HiSET and GED exams, and preparing for post-secondary education and employment. There is also a counselor on staff to assist with resumes and career advancement. Please note that classes are offered in multiple locations, but residents of Montour County will have to travel to a neighboring county to receive services.

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90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847
(570) 523-1155

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Northampton Community College

The Northampton Community College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs. The Career Services office also provides assistance with career development, job search, resumes, and more. Career assistance is offered to students for free, but non-students may also receive assistance from Career Services by paying a flat fee. Please call for additional information.

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3835 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 861-5500

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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) provides educational courses and career training in Bloomsburg, Shamokin, Sunbury, and Lewisburg. CSIU administers the the GED and HiSET, then assists with post-secondary education and/or employment. The HiSET is an alternative exam for adults to receive the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma. CSIU also hosts the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center, the CNA Registered Apprenticeship Program (The Pathway Forward), and the Guest Teacher and Education Major Program.

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90 Lawton Ln
Milton, PA 17847
(570) 524-7104 csiu@csiu.org

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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit is regional education service agency. The free adult education programs assist individuals with improving basic reading, writing or math skills, preparing for the HiSET and GED exams, and preparing for post-secondary education and employment. There is also a counselor on staff to assist with resumes and career advancement. Please note that classes are offered in multiple locations.

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90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847
(570) 523-1155

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Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.

Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (CSO) provides initial assessments to determine skills and interests, and develop a plan of to meet individual goals. After the assessments, participants receive access to job search resources where they can write, print, copy, and post resumes on the PA CareerLink job bank; workshops like Resume and Cover Letter Preparation, Interviewing Skills, Computer Skills and Software Training; assistance with finding a suitable career; Occupational Skills Training; and On-the-Job training. CSO operates in Northumberland, Montour, and Columbia counties, so please call ahead or check online to find the locations nearest to you.

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2 East Arch St, #313
Shamokin, PA 17872
(570) 644-6575

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Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.

The CSO is a non-profit organization whose aim is to help foster community growth by helping members of the community make positive changes in their lives. One sector of the CSO focuses primarily on workforce development. Under this section the CSO offers job seeker services in conjunction with PA Careerlink, such services include: job search resources, workshops on resume building, interviewing skills workshops, job search strategies, and more. Additionally, for those seeking resume building programs, the CSO offers occupational skills training for unemployed individuals. Educational programs are also offered on a weekly basis and include programs such as: Achieving Good Credit, Microsoft Word Training, Excel Training, Financial Planning, and more. Please note that services are provided in multiple locations.

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713 Bridge St #11
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
(570) 988-7300

Monday-Tuesday; 8:30am-4:30pm. Wednesday; 9:00am-4:30pm. Thursday-Friday; 8:30am-4:30pm. 

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The Perry County Literacy Council (PCLC)

The mission of the Perry County Literacy Council (PCLC) is to provide educational programs for Perry County residents and their families that will enable them to better function as productive, responsible citizens. All of our programs are 100% free; we tailor our instruction to the individual’s needs and deliver it via one-to-one tutoring and small classes. At PCLC, we provide all of our services at no cost to the student. The only required payment is one-half of the fee for the GED® or HiSET® exam; the other half is covered by PCLC’s Scholarship Fund. PCLC offers a variety of job training courses and can put you in contact with potential employers and other career resources that will help lead you to new employment opportunities. In addition to education and employment assistance, PCLC offers a variety of social services on-site or through referral.

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Achieve College Education (ACE)

Achieve College Education (ACE) offers Associate's Degrees from Harcum College in community-based locations. The ACE program is designed for students with work and family responsibilities outside of school, with an average student age of 41. Degrees are available in Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, and Law and Justice.

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(877) 428-8092 ace@i-leadusa.org

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Ardella's House

Ardella's House is designed to offer support and guidance to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. Ardella's House focuses on livelihood, housing, health and well-being, and family reunification. Incarcerated women must be referred by their social worker, parole officers, themselves, or a transitional facility, and be 18 or older, and 90-days clean/in-recovery.

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Center for Literacy

Center for Literacy provides a range of free community literacy programs to best serve our students: Adult Education classes to improve the literacy skills of our learners and to serve as a pipeline into our classes to prepare for the GED or High School Equivalency; comprehensive family literacy programming; and English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Acquisition – with beginning, intermediate, and advanced English classes.

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Citizens Acting Together Can Help (CATCH)

CATCH provides treatment, training and education, residential and family support services. It is aimed at people with cognitive delays, behavioral health issues, intellectual disabilities, and substance use challenges. This agency has multiple locations, please check the website to find out which offices are closest to you.

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1409 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
(215) 735-7435

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Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia, in partnership with Philadelphia Works, offers career training programs through the Micro-Credentials Opportunity and Stackable Achievements program. The purpose is to provide individuals with credentials that showcase a job-seeker's skills, knowledge, or experience to potential employers. The focus is on attainment of smaller credentials proving an individual's knowledge of specific skills that lead towards four different career pathways: Health Care, Automotive Work, Advanced Manufacturing, and Business and Technology. To participate, individuals must hold a high school diploma or GED.

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1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
(215) 496-6158 vwright@ccp.edu

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Connection Training Services (CTS)

Connection Training Services is no longer taking referrals for their Forklift Certification Program until further notice.

The Connection Traning Services mission is to provide economic, housing and social services for the disadvantaged populations of Philadelphia and to enable participants to forge a path towards self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. Connection Training Services Training-To-Work Adult Reentry Program offers vocational training in forklift operations, scaffold erection, PENNDOT highway faller, and OSHA construction safety. Referrals are available to partnering vocational trade schools, offering state-licensed training in the following career fields with possible tuition vouchers or scholarships: air quality management, automotive technician, construction trades, culinary arts, fiber optics and data communications installation, forklift operator, lead paint abatement, Microsoft Office specialist, naval welding apprenticeship, robotic manufacturing technician, storm water run-off management, truck driver license, urban gardening and landscaping, weatherization, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. CTS also offers courses in job preparation with job placement, life skills, computer applications, and personal finance. Additionally, CTS offers an Access to Recovery Program to support those who are recovery from past substance and/or alcohol abuse.

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Connelly House

Project HOME's supportive housing programs offer permanent, subsidized housing for individuals and families who had been homeless. Most residents come to Project HOME from a safe haven, a shelter or from the streets. Connelly House is a clean-and-sober, permanent supportive housing residence for adults, providing 55 fully-furnished, subsidized efficiency apartments. Accessible units are also available. Residents are offered service coordination, personal recovery services, healthcare, education, social enterprise and employment opportunities. Residents are encouraged to participate in recovery-oriented activities that lead to personal growth, well-being and self-sufficiency.

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1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
(215) 232-7272 info@projecthome.org

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Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services Certificated Peer Specialist

A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is a person who is willing to self-identify as a person with a serious behavioral health disorder (mental illness, or co-occurring disorder) with lived experiences. To be certified, the person must have received specific training in the role, functions and skills of the Certified Peer Specialist position. The purpose of a Certified Peer Specialist is to support others in their recovery process. This relationship between peers is characterized by mutual trust and respect, sharing of experiences, learning about the recovery process, supporting the peer in multiple settings, achieving goals and moving toward a more meaningful life in the community. Certified Peer Specialists are reimbursed through HealthChoices, must have a high school diploma or GED, and demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing.

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Dixon House

A program through Diversified Community Services, Dixon House is committed to helping adult and families in Point Breeze and surrounding areas achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence through homeownership and financial literacy. Dixon House also provides family reunification support, mainly between parents and children, as well as anger management programs.

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1920 S. 20th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145
(215) 336-3511

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Free Library of Philadelphia

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a welcoming and inclusive public space and strongly believes in promoting understanding and community engagement. All 54 of our libraries provide a safe haven for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, providing ESL, adult education, and computer literacy classes, supportive job search assistance, business resources and senior services.

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(215) 686-5322

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Gordon-Wright Community Development Center

The Gordon-Wright Community Development Center offers HIV testing and counseling, drug and alcohol treatment/referrals, education/workforce re-entry program, transitional housing for men, and a computer training center.

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2340 Oakdale St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 915-2081

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Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs

The Adult Learning and Workforce Development Program provides computer classes, career training, job readiness workshops, life skills workshops, GED classes, and adult basic literacy classes. This resource also provides affordable and supportive housing for persons who have experienced homelessness and low-income persons at-risk of homelessness in the City of Philadelphia.

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1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 232-7272

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Horizon House

Horizon House provides support for adults with behavioral needs, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and those experiencing homelessness. Horizon House offers outpatient treatment services, peer support, residential treatment, and employment and education assistance. Horizon House has multiple locations, please check the website to find out which offices are closest to you.

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120 S. 30th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10104
(215) 386-3838 info@hhinc.org

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Jewish Employment and Vocational Service (JEVS)

JEVS serves all individuals regardless of faith, background, skills or interests. They particularly focus on serving those with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges, as well as those facing adverse socio-economic conditions, including unemployment and underemployment. JEVS provides skills development, job readiness and career services, vocational rehabilitation, recovery services, adult and residential day services, and in-home personal assistance.

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1845 Walnut St 7th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 854-1800

Monday-Friday; 6:00am-3:00pm. Saturday-Sunday; 6:00am-12:00pm.

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Luthern Settlement House

Luthern Settlement House provides adults with literacy, basic education, GED preparation, computer class instruction, and career-readiness training. Luthern Settlement House also offers homeless services, senior services, medical advocacy, and a food pantry program.

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1340 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 426-8610

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Mural Arts Philadelphia

The Guild, a paid apprenticeship program, gives returning citizens the opportunity to reconnect with their community while developing job skills. Designed to incorporate concepts of community, victim, and individual restoration in every aspect of the program, The Guild seeks to prevent re-incarceration and further the employment or educational objectives of each participant. Participants are trained in: wall and mural repair and installation, mosaic tiling, landscaping, carpentry, and scaffold installation. The Guild also offers classes in job readiness and parenting, as well as referrals to academic support groups that assist with access to the GED and higher education.

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1727-29 Mt. Vernon St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
(215) 685-0750 info@muralarts.org

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myPLACE

myPlace Campuses provide classes to prepare for the GED, pass an employer test or ace a college entrance exam. Through the Mayor's Commission on Literacy, myPLACE works to ensure access to high-quality basic education for all adult learners in Philadelphia. myPLACE offers convenient online courses for adults in math, reading, and writing, as well as GED and ESL courses and computer literacy courses. There are a number of myPLACE campuses throughout the city, so please call ahead or visit the website to find the center closest to you.

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229 N. 63rd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139
(215) 686-5250

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New Directions For Women, Inc.

New Directions For Women, Inc. provides services for formerly incarcerated women with the goal of educating them about domestic and sexual violence. New Directions For Women, Inc. offers residential and aftercare programming, which are both focused on empowerment and successful reentry for women.

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4807 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
(215) 849-0930

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Norris Square Family Center (DHS)

As a part of the Department of Health Services' Support Centers, this resource provides a GED program, a computer program, and a job development program. Each program is run on different days of the week. Please visit the website to find out more about individual programs.

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2101 N Orkney Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
(215) 291-4896

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Office of Adult Education - City of Philadelphia

The Office of Adult Education focuses solely on preparing adults for committing to jobs to support themselves and their families. There are several different ways to volunteer.

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Opportunity, Inc.

Opportunity, Inc. offers a variety of services including entrepreneurship training and consultation, construction training, and conferences promoting personal well-being and empowerment.

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Orleans Technical College

Participants are required to have a valid driver's license and a H.S. diploma or GED.

Orleans Technical College is a career training center that offers programs in Building Trades, Health Care, Court Reporting, Carpentry, Plumbing and Heating, Patient Services Representative, Human Services, and Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating. Orleans Technical College also offers job search assistance and financial aid for those who qualify.

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2770 Red Lion Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 728-4700

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People's Emergency Center

The People’s Emergency Center’s mission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change in West Philadelphia. PEC offers affordable housing, job training, parenting and early childhood education, financial education and planning, life skills and technology coursework. PEC seeks to change the life trajectory for the women and children who seek its services and inspire them to aspire to new heights.

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325 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(267) 777-5854

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Philadelphia FIGHT

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization providing primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk. Services include physical and behavioral healthcare, education and faith initiatives, and programs specifically geared towards women and returning citizens. This agency has multiple locations, so please check the website to find out which offices are closest to you.

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Project HOME

Project HOME has multiple offices that offer a variety of services, including: computer classes, career training, life skills workshops, GED and adult basic literacy classes, affordable and supportive housing, and healthcare and recovery services.

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1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
(215) 232-7272

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Ready, Willing, & Able

Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) works with Philadelphians facing serious social and economic barriers. Their comprehensive transitional work and housing program helps men realize their potential and directs them on a path to independence. They assist by providing dormitory-style transitional housing, paid work, vocational training, adult basic education, job placement, social support services, and life-long graduate services.

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Senior Law Center

SeniorLAW Center is a nonprofit organization which improves the lives of older Pennsylvanians and protects their rights through legal representation, education and advocacy. SeniorLAW Center provides free legal aid for those over 55.

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Southwest Community Development Corporation

SCDC helps families stay in their homes by preventing foreclosure, help keep families warm in winter by providing heating assistance programs, and help protect and educate children whose parents cannot afford a babysitter by providing an enriching after school program. SCDC also helps those who are able and want to work break down the barriers and find a job.

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6328 Paschall Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19142
(215) 729-0800

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The Center for Returning Citizens

This organization works to develop life plans and create pathways to success for clients. Programs include case management, educational workshops, individual and group counseling, and a peer support network. TCRC also helps individuals obtain health insurance and is the parent organization of the 2nd Chance Project, which provides transitional housing for returning citizens. This organization has two office locations, so please be sure to call ahead to find out which location is most convenient.

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The Indochinese American Council

Resource works to empower disadvantaged, multiracial, minority Americans as well as newly-arrived refugees and immigrants from all parts of the world to achieve social, economic, and educational advancement and mobility. Works with adults with limited English-language and employment skills as well as those lacking educational credentials receive literacy education, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, civics and citizenship classes, access to and support in the use of technology, support in transitioning to postsecondary education or employment, life skills, and counseling and case management.

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The Reentry Support Project

At Community College of Philadelphia, the Reentry Support Project offers innovative post-secondary academic and workforce-oriented education programs that combine classroom learning with services, resources, and activities designed to help students with criminal records achieve their personal and professional goals.

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The Reentry Support Project PACE Program (Pathways to Academic and Career Excellence)

The Reentry Support Project PACE Program (Pathways to Academic and Career Excellence) is designed to serve individuals with histories of incarceration who want to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from Community College of Philadelphia. AAS degree programs include: Accounting, Building Science, Computer Information Systems, Construction Management, Culinary Arts, Paralegal Studies, Hospitality Management, etc. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria attend a workshop for assistance with the college application process, participate in a pre-college workshop series, and enroll at CCP. All students are provided with support from the Reentry Support Project Transition, Academic, and Career coaches.

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1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(267) 299-5979 reentry@ccp.edu

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Turning the TIDE

Turning the TIDE provides services and employment opportunities to individuals from throughout Philadelphia, focusing on neighborhoods in west and southwest Philadelphia. This organization provides access to a public computer and technology center, a computer training program, as well as workforce development programs, job search assistance, and health promotion and HIV education.

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425 S 61st Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
(215)472-8268

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Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP)

The Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP) provides adults with free one-on-one tutoring (to assist individuals with preparing for the GED or improving their English, writing, reading, or math skills). Tutors are available to meet with students twice per week at a convenient time and location.

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1406 N. Main St.
Honesdale, PA 18431
(570) 253-3221 info@wpalp.org

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Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9)

Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9) is part of Pennsylvania's educational system. The Intermediate Unit's Adult Education Program provides free classes to adults who want to prepare to take the GED, improve skills in reading, writing, and math, pursue enrollment in post secondary education, or improve employment skills. Seneca IU9 offers classes at multiple locations, please call to find out the office closest to you.

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119 S. Mechanic St.
Smethport, PA 16749
(814) 887-5512

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Shuylkill Intermediate Unit Lifelong Learning Center (LLC)

The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit's Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) offers educational programs to enhance the basic skills of adult learners. The LLC provides adult basic education, GED or HiSet Prep, ESL classes, one-on-one tutoring, and a family literacy program.

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2221 W. Market St.
Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 628-5761

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Union-Snyder Community Action Agency

The Union-Snyder Community Action Agency (CAA) provides a wide range of services to individuals living in Union and Snyder Counties. The CAA provides various types of energy assistance (including assisting low-income individuals with lowering their monthly energy and electric bills and providing electric bill debt forgiveness), transportation assistance, a transitional housing program, financial assistance to individuals or families facing eviction, adult education classes, computer classes, employment skills classes, food pantry referrals, and more. Please note that there are multiple locations and individuals may have to travel to Union County to receive certain services.

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713 Bridge St., Ste. 10
Sellinsgrove, PA 17870
(570) 374-0181

Monday, Wednesday-Friday; 8:30am-4:00pm. Tuesday; 9:30am-4:00pm.

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Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County

The mission of the Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County is to provide supports, services and advocacy to older adults living in our communities so that they may do so safely, comfortably and with dignity.

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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit is regional education service agency. The free adult education programs assist individuals with improving basic reading, writing or math skills, preparing for the HiSET and GED exams, and preparing for post-secondary education and employment. There is also a counselor on staff to assist with resumes and career advancement. Please note that classes are offered in multiple locations.

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90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847
(570) 523-1155

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Union-Snyder Community Action Agency

The Union-Snyder Community Action Agency (CAA) provides a wide range of services to individuals living in Union and Snyder Counties. The CAA provides various types of energy assistance (including assisting low-income individuals with lowering their monthly energy and electric bills and providing electric bill debt forgiveness), transportation assistance, a transitional housing program, financial assistance to individuals or families facing eviction, adult education classes, computer classes, employment skills classes, food pantry referrals, and more. Please note that there are multiple locations and individuals may have to travel to Snyder County to receive certain services.

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713 Bridge St., Ste. 10
Sellinsgrove, PA 17870
(570) 374-0181

Monday, Wednesday-Friday; 8:30am-4:00pm. Tuesday; 9:30am-4:00pm.

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Adagio Health Seneca

Adagio Health provides physical health, nutrition, and education services for children, adults and seniors throughout Western Pennsylvania. There are a number of Adagio Health locations in the region, so please call ahead or check online to find the one nearest you.

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3292 State Route 257
Seneca, PA 16346
(814) 676-1811

Monday; 10:30am-7:30p. Tuesday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm

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Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (IU5)

Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit IU5 is a regional education service agency that provides free adult education classes. The classes offer instruction in basic adult education (including reading and math skills), GED exam preparation, and reading and writing for individuals whose first language is not English. The classes may also provide assistance with job interviewing skills and computer skills. Please note that classes are offered in multiple locations.

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252 Waterford St.
Edinboro, PA 16412
(800) 677-5610 ext. 7095 info@iu5.org

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Experience, Inc. Warren/Forest Counties Area Agency on Aging

Experience, Inc. offers a range of in-home and community-based services to help seniors to have a good quality of life and to remain independent as long as possible. Our professional staff is trained to recognize areas of concern and need and to provide appropriate services and referrals for assistance. Experience, Inc. sponsors Warren and Forest Senior Community Centers. Senior Centers offer a variety of programs and services to help senior citizens maintain their independence, vitality, and provide a place for seniors to have the opportunity to meet other seniors through social interaction. Programs include activities, educational classes, counseling and support groups, volunteer opportunities, and wellness programs. Warren and Forest County Senior Centers also offer meals, help with financial and medical paperwork, transportation, and other social services.

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Blueprints

Blueprints (formerly called Community Action Southwest) provides a variety of services to low-income individuals. Blueprints offers adult-education classes, GED classes, support for individuals interested in post-secondary education, senior services, services for parents, computer classes, financial literacy resources, job development services, housing assistance, and more. Blueprints offers services at multiple locations.

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150 W Beau St, Ste. 304
Washington, PA 15301
(877) 814-0788

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Literacy Council of Southwestern Pennsylvania

The Literacy Council of Southwestern Pennsylvania provides education services to adults and children. Services include adult basic education, classes for adults whose first language is not English, and GED preparation classes. Please note that services are offered at multiple locations.

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1351 Montgomery Ave.
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 228-6188

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Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP)

The Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP) provides adults with free one-on-one tutoring (to assist individuals with preparing for the GED or improving their English, writing, reading, or math skills). Tutors are available to meet with students twice per week at a convenient time and location.

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1406 N. Main St.
Honesdale, PA 18431
(570) 253-3221 info@wpalp.org

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Westmoreland County Community College

The Westmoreland County Community College provides a variety of associates degree, diploma, and certificate programs for students who wish to prepare for their careers or transfer to baccalaureate degree program at four-year institutions. Please call to find out additional information about enrollment. Please note that programs are provided at multiple locations.

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145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697
1 (800)-262-2103 webmaster@westmoreland.edu

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Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. (EOC)

Education Opportunity Centers, Inc. (EOC) offers educational services for youth and adults. Although programs are open to everyone, EOC focuses on serving low-income, first-generation, college-bound students. Services include career counseling and assessment, assistance with completing financial aid documents, financial literacy programs, referrals to GED programs, college entrance test preparation, math and reading assistance, and more. Please note that EOC has multiple offices and an individual may have to travel to a different county to receive services. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

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107 Gateway Shopping Center
Edwardsville, PA 18704
(570) 331-6755

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Luzerne-Wyoming Counties - Mental Health and Developmental Services

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services offers services for individuals with mental health conditions and intellectual disabilities. Mental health services include administrative management, case management services, employment services, crisis and emergency services, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and therapy services, family-based services, and transportation services. Developmental services include counseling, housing assistance, education support services, nursing services, supported employment, and transportations services. Please note that services are offered at multiple locations in both Luzerne and Wyoming counties and an individual may have to travel to Luzerne County receive services. Please call for more information.

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111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 200
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 825-9441

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Colonial House, Inc.

Colonial House creates a stable, nurturing environment, which allows each client to develop healthy, productive, drug free lives and to assist them in acquiring the skills to achieve and maintain sobriety. They provide both inpatient and outpatient services for individuals seeking recovery.

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Lincoln Intermediate Unit (IU) 12

Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 offers adult education and English as a second language classes, as well as one-one-one literacy tutoring, HiSet and GED classes, and job skills training in Adams, Franklin, and York Counties. Please note that there are multiple offices.

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65 Billerbeck St.
New Oxford, PA 17350
(717) 624-4616

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York County GEO Reentry Services Center

GEO Reentry provides flexible options such as residential housing and treatment, day reporting programs, and inpatient treatment and training for individuals returning from incarceration.

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1 East Market Street, Suite 301 York, PA
York, Pennsylvania 17403
(717) 848-4448

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-8:00pm. 

Saturday; 8:00am-4:00pm. 

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KEYSPOT: List of Philadelphia's Free Internet Access Points

The attached resource provides a list of internet access points throughout Philadelphia. Formed to tackle the problem of inadequate access to the Internet throughout Philadelphia, KEYSPOT represents a citywide coalition of community-based groups committed to bringing Internet access, training and technology to all Philadelphia communities. The KEYSPOT Network is managed by the Mayor's Commission on Literacy.

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