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Waynesboro New Hope Shelter

New Hope Shelter is a faith-based emergency shelter open to men, women, and families with children. Individuals and families may reside there for up to 30 days, while receiving two meals a day, employment assistance, computer training, life skills classes, and clothing from the thrift store. As of now, there is a waiting list, so to put one's name of the list, please call main number provided.

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25 S. Potomac St.
Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 762-5840

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

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Accelerated Support Services for Older Adults

Accelerated Support Services for Older Adults is located in the Hill House Senior Services Center, and provides case management and support services for formerly incarcerated individuals that 60 years and older. The program offers assistance obtaining housing, food, and clothing, job readiness, counseling, and in-home services, and support at hearings.

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2038 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 392-4450 contactus@hillhouse.org

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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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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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Gaudenzia

Gaudenzia operates a number of drug and alcohol treatment programs for men and women throughout Pennsylvania. Gaudenzia offers: adult residential services, outpatient services, mental health residential services, prison services- which are specialized services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system- and transitional and permanent housing services.

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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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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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Recovery United Pittsburgh

Recovery United Pittsburgh provides individuals with safe, sober, and affordable recovery supportive housing. Recovery United Pittsburgh operates 5 houses in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, separated by gender, that provide people in recovery from alcohol and other drugs a pleasant and supportive living atmosphere. They also offer Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Group and Individual Counseling at their licensed Outpatient Treatment Services Center.

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409 Dinwiddie Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 773-0892

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The Program for Offenders, Inc.

The Program for Offenders, Inc. provides services to individuals with histories of incarceration to assist them in achieving a fresh start in society and give their children opportunities to achieve. Services include in-patient and out-patient drug rehabilitation, residential services for male and female returning citizens, case management services, and employment services to help individuals assimilate into society as permanent, successful citizens and family members.

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Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging

Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

The Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging offers programs and services for older adults residing in Armstrong County. The AAA connects individuals to seniors centers, housing, home delivered meals, legal assistance, in-home services, adult day care services, medical insurance counseling, transportation services, employment training and placement services, and more.

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The Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB)

Criminal records are dealt with on an individual basis. Having a criminal record does not necessarily exclude applicants from receiving housing, but is something that is taken into account.

The Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) provides affordable housing for families and senior citizens who meet low- and moderate income guidelines. We manage townhouses and apartments located in neighborhoods throughout the county and administer a Section 8 program with private landlords. To be eligible, you must qualify as a senior citizen or family (parent or parents with child/children and meet income guidelines). If interested, call or pick up an application during business hours.

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300 State Avenue
Beaver, PA 15009
(724) 775-1220

Monday-Friday; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Trails Ministries

TRAILS is a faith-based organization that offers supports to obtain necessary documentation (i.e. Social Security Card, Identification Documents, Birth Certificate, etc), mental health counseling, and drug and alcohol counseling. TRAILS also offers support in seeking employment, transportation, food, housing, clothing, and one-on-one and group mentoring.

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(724) 891-7541 support@trailsministries.org

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TRIALS Ministries

TRIALS Ministries is a faith-based organization that provides returning citizens with one-on-one and group mentoring, along with assistance obtaining necessary documentation (Social Security Cards, Identification Cards, Birth Certificates, etc.); receiving mental health, drug and alcohol counseling; receiving food, housing, and clothing; seeking employment and transportation; and enhancing spiritual development.

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918 7th Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 891-7541 support@trailsministries.org

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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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Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging

Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

The Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging provides services for older adults residing in Huntingdon, Bedford, and Fulton counties. The AAA provides assistance with accessing health insurance, rent and property tax rebates, meals, transportation (Shared Ride Program transportation and reduced fares), in-home services, home support, senior centers, and more. Please note that the AAA has offices in all three counties.

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240 S. Wood St.
Bedford, PA 15522
(814) 623-8148

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Berks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS)

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS) provides reentry programming for returning citizens such as workforce development and housing programs. BCPS also provides services for children and loved ones of returning citizens.

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Berks County Courthouse, 16th Floor, 633 Court St
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 478-6920

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Freedom Gate Ministries

Participants are required to attend weekly bible study and church events.

Freedom Gate is a ministry that offers transitional housing, food, clothing, practical counseling, addiction counseling, opportunities for help in finding employment, continuing education, and support with reconnecting with family members.

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131 South Ninth St
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 750-5685 freedomgatemin@comcast.net

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Hope Rescue Mission

Participants are required to attend evening faith-based chapel events.

Hope Rescue Mission offers food, clothing, and shelter to men. Men are provided with a single bed and a lockable wardrobe in a dormitory setting. At Hope Rescue Mission, the men are free to access the computer lab, gym, laundry room, and shower room. Men who are enrolled in 12 college credits per semester, or technical trade school, may apply for a 6 month transitional housing program.

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645 North Sixth St
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 375-4224 hopeforreading@gmail.com

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New Person Ministries

Participants are required to attend daily Bible studies and weekly church events.

New Person Ministries offers men who are returning from incarceration with transitional housing and case management in order to assist with social services, parole, and housing.

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PO Box 223
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 777-2222 newpersonministries@gmail.com

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Opportunity House

Opportunity House provides emergency shelter and services that include counseling, resume writing, job interviewing skills, mental health and drug and alcohol treatment services, transportation to and from medical appointments when needed, money management supports, and case management services. Opportunity House also provides transition housing for individuals who were engaged in shelter services.

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430 North 2nd St
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 374-4696 info@opphouse.org

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Blair County Community Action Agency

The Blair County Community Action Agency has an Employment and Training Services Program that provides job readiness workshops, referrals to other agencies, job placement services, and job counseling and follow-up. Participants receive individual orientation, screening, testing, and assessment, are screened and assessed to match market demands, and given referrals to area employers. The Blair County Community Action Agency also provides weatherization and utility assistance. Assistance with obtaining housing is available to individuals who are homeless (please note that a referral is required for housing assistance; an outside agency must verify that the individual is homeless).

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2100 6th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 946-3651 bccap@blaircap.org

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese operates Food For Families consisting of two food banks and two Family Kitchens, as well as five food pantries. The Society runs eight thrift stores filled with used, new, or vintage items, all the proceeds go towards those in need. Although the items are priced in order to meet anyone's pocket book, the Society will make every effort to help those in need with items. Please call or go online to see the various sites throughout the county. To address larger needs, a Home Visitor will go to the home of a needy person make an assessment and authorize assistance to supply furniture, appliances or other large household items. The Society assists with other financial needs such as, rent, utilities, medical expenses, and many other basic needs. There are always volunteer opportunities to staff the thrift stores or community gardens that the Society runs to assist those in need with clothing, household items, and fresh produce. Please call for more information.

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1215 7th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 943-1981

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B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is a non-profit agency that serves as a resource for all seniors and their families in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania. Our goal is to provide information and connections to services to help people remain an independent as possible, for as long as possible.

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Bradford County Human Services

Bradford County Human Services is the name given to the combined county agencies of Child Care Information System, Children and Youth Services, Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, and Intellectual Disabilities. This office also administers the Human Services Development Fund and Homeless Assistance Program for the County Commissioners. The website also has links for each individual service, if more information would be helpful.

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Northwest Human Services (NHS)

With a rich tradition spanning almost 50 years, NHS is at the forefront of providing care and services to people with special needs. Today NHS, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of community-based, non-profit education and human services. NHS has developed a unique continuum of care providing services in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, education, foster care and permanency, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many more specialized programs. Among their services, NHS provides outpatient mental health treatment; psychiatric/socialization rehabilitation; case management/recovery coaching; short- and long-term behavioral health treatment programs; outpatient treatment for substance use disorders; comprehensive clinical, evidence-based practices; and therapeutic programs.

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Sayre Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible, our ministry is motivated by the love of God, and our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as we meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Every program we offer is rooted in our passion to serve God by serving the lost, the vulnerable, the needy, the poor, the hurting, the helpless, and the hopeless. Among their services, Sayre Salvation Army offers rental assistance; food and clothing; senior services; and faith-based programs. For more information on the different programs and how to get assistance, please call during office hours.

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314 S Elmer Ave.
Sayre, PA 18840
(570) 888-2153

Monday; Closed; Tuesday-Friday; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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Bucks County Department of Mental Health

Bucks County Department of Mental Health provide services throughout the county. Services include: crisis services, outpatient therapy, case management, and resource coordination. Housing services, psychiatric rehabilitation, and vocational and employment services are also available.

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600 Louis Dr Suite 101
Warminster, PA 18974
(215) 444-2800

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Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless

Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless (CSSH) is an alliance of faith-based and community service organizations assisting unsheltered adults in Central Bucks County. Our first priority is to provide shelter on Code Blue nights. At the same time, we try to link the homeless and financially distressed to needed resources. CSSH only provides transportation to and from the shelter in the winter and to free community meals. There are free community meals the first, second, and third Sunday of the month. Please call ahead or check website to find out time and place, as well as if transportation there is needed.

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196 W. Ashland St
Doylestown, PA 18901
(866) 390-0291 contact.us@co2ssh.org

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Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention Program

The Cambria County Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities Programs' mission is to view a new horizon of hope and recovery, empowering every individual to direct their treatment and rehabilitation in a manner that is responsive to their individual needs and values and which promotes a satisfying and sustainable lifestyle. Services provided include: case management; socialization recreation; respite care; adult day center; life skills training; vocational training and employment assistance; and residential living arrangements for adults who are interested in developing independent lifestyles. A satellite office is located at 401 Candlelight Drive, Suite 150, Ebensburg, PA 15931. The phone number is (814) 472-4400. There is also a crisis intervention hotline 24/7, 365 days/year at 1-877-268-9463.

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Community Action Partnership of Cambria County

Community Action Partnership of Cambria County is a private, non-profit agency that provides a wide variety of services which include: Early Childhood Programs/PA Pre-K counts, WIC related programs, medical assistance transportation, and fuel and housing assistance services as well. CAPCC is here for the people in our community and we are ready to serve them on a regular basis. Community services available for low-income clients are the Pennsylvania Customer Assistance Program (PCAP); the Dollar $ Energy Fund, Department of Public Welfare Rental Assistance Program; Medical Assistance Transportation Program; Veteran Back Pack Project; and the Family Savings Account Program.

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516 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
(814) 536-9031

Monday-Friday; 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Northern Tier Community Action Corporation

Individuals seeking food services must present a photo ID and proof of residence. Individuals seeking rental assistance must file an application; requirements vary depending on the level of assistance requested.

Northern Tier Community Action Corporation provides services to low-income individuals. Services include assistance with accessing public benefits (including SNAP, medical assistance, LIHEAP), housing assistance (including payment of rent and utilities), case management services, food assistance, and referrals.

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135 W. 4th St.
Emporium, PA 15834
(814) 486-1161

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Central PA Community Action

Central PA Community Action offers food programs, transportation, clothing services, employment and training programs, utility assistance programs, homeless prevention programs, weatherization programs, home repair programs and other services. The staff at CPCA is trained to help families resolve crisis situations and become more stable by providing ongoing, intensive support. To find out about the individual programs and eligibility requirements, please call the main number.

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207 E. Cherry St.
Clearfield, PA 16830
(814) 765-1551 cpcainc@cpcaa.net

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Community Youth and Women's Alliance (CYWA)

Community Youth and Women's Alliance (CYWA) offers a temporary shelter for homeless women and children, but also make special accommodations for homeless men raising their children as well as intact families. CYWA also provides safe, clean, and affordable housing to loving income individuals and families; with the low rent program creating greater independence. Additionally, CYWA offers weekly individual therapy, as well as coed groups, women's groups, men's groups, and specialized groups. CYWA also transports adults to Human Services, Inc for any apparent mental health issues.

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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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Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center

The Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center offers a variety of services to residents of southwestern Chester County. Services include an emergency food pantry (which includes household items like personal care items, cleaning supplies, and paper products), case management services, assistance with payment of utilities, rent, or health care expenses, and more. Please call to find out more about the individual requirements for each program.

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35 N. 3rd St.
Oxford, PA 19363
(610) 932-8557 nsc35@zoominternet.net

Monday-Thursday; 8:30am-4:30pm. Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm.

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Safe Harbor of Chester County

Safe Harbor of Chester County offers emergency housing for homeless men and women who, because of addictions or mental health issues, do not qualify for other shelter programs offering in the area. In addition to the emergency housing, Safe Harbor provides individuals with clothing, personal needs, and other items to help them maintain their self-esteem.

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20 North Matlack St
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-6550 shelter@safeharborofgwc.org

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Community Action, Inc.

Community Action, Inc. is a premier organization dedicated to solving social and economic problems of the community. Among their programs are the Crossroads Project; Energy Conservation and Weatherization; Emergency Shelter and Rental Assistance; Food Pantry; Medical Assistance Transportation Program; Senior Corps-RSVP Project; and Supportive Services for Veteran Families.

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Central PA Community Action

Central PA Community Action offers food programs, transportation, clothing services, employment and training programs, utility assistance programs, homeless prevention programs, weatherization programs, home repair programs and other services. The staff at CPCA is trained to help families resolve crisis situations and become more stable by providing ongoing, intensive support. To find out about the individual programs and eligibility requirements, please call the main number.

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207 E. Cherry St.
Clearfield, PA 16830
(814) 765-1551 cpcainc@cpcaa.net

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Dubois Housing Authority

The DuBois Housing Authority is a municipal authority that was created to administer and develop affordable housing for low income families in the City of DuBois. The Housing Authority provides assistance to families in DuBois City as well as Brady and Sandy townships through its Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Gray Foundation Apartments, and Shelter Plus Care Programs.

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Active Aging, Inc.

Active Aging, Inc. offers numerous services to individuals age 60 and above. They have six senior centers which provide meals, transportation, educational programs and wellness activities. They also have in-home services which provide personalized assessments, case management, home delivered meals and more. There are also counselors who provides public health insurance counseling.

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1034 Park Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 336-1792

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RASE House (Recovery Advocacy Service Empowerment)

RASE House is only available to women in recovery from substance use

RASE House is a transitional living home for women recovering from substance abuse. The home provides a supportive environment for women in recovery for 6 to 18 months, with the goal of transition to permanent independent living. RASE House is a project of RASE of Carlisle, which provides housing, food, vocational, and support services to all in recovery. The original RASE House operates in Harrisburg. RASE has offices in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Cumberland, Adams, Lancaster, and York Counties.

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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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A Miracle 4 Sure

A Miracle 4 Sure provides services to individuals returning from incarceration, those in recovery, and their family members. Programs offered include mentoring, housing assistance, family reunification, financial literacy, and behavioral health individual and group support. They also operate a transitional living facility for women as they transition from various stages of life.

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1735 State Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17103
(717) 232-0100 amiracle4sure@gmail.com

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Bethesda Mission

The Bethesda Mission is a faith-based organization that provides individuals of any faith or culture that are experiencing homelessness or those of low-income with shelter, food, and clothing. The Bethesda Mission provides support for those recovering from substance use, and offers programs specifically for men and women. They also offer medical, dental, and behavioral health services for individuals in need.

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Capital Region Ex-Offenders Support Coalition (CRESC)

CRESC is a network of caring professionals and community leaders whose purpose is to provide encouragement, hope and resources for the formerly incarcerated individuals. CRESC provides a variety of services, including mentoring, housing, employment, and referrals to other resources.

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100 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 3:30pm-4:30pm 

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Friends Over Fences

Friends Over Fences is a faith-based organization helping currently and formerly incarcerated individuals to be successful members of society through mentoring, training, and housing and employment assistance.

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stephen.e.sands@gmail.com; keith@apex-realtors.com

Please visit the website or contact organization by email to find out about hours of operation. 

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Gaudenzia

Gaudenzia operates a number of drug and alcohol treatment programs for men and women throughout Pennsylvania. Gaudenzia offers: adult residential services, outpatient services, mental health residential services, prison services- which are specialized services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system- and transitional and permanent housing services.

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2930 Derry Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
(717) 238-4200

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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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YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg coordinates the following housing options: 30-day Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Bridge Housing, Single Room Occupancy, and Permanent Housing for Persons with Disabilities. The YWCA primarily serves homeless women and women with children, and the women are provided with life skills training while enrolled in the long-term housing programs.

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1101 Market Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17103
(717) 234-7931

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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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Community Action Agency of Delaware County

CAADC's goal is to help individuals rise out of poverty and become economically self sufficient. They provide a multitude of services, including transitional and emergency housing, homeless prevention assistance, employment training programs, and assistance with utilities and accessing affordable food and transportation. This organization has multiple offices, so please be sure to check online or call ahead to find out which office houses particular programs.

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Toal Building, 2nd and Orange Streets
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
(610) 891-5101

 Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation. 

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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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2300 Providence Ave
Chester, PA 19013

Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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Loaves and Fishes

The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at Prospect Hill Baptist Church packs boxes of food that provide three meals a day for eight days for every member of a family. These are nutritionally balanced boxes, containing fruits, vegetables, starches, soups, cereal, canned meats, fresh meats, and a variety of other products as we have them. Word is out that clients can also come to Loaves and Fishes for help in other areas. We work with and refer to agencies throughout the county who help with emergency shelter, housing, counseling, etc.

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703 Lincoln Avenue
Prospect Park, PA 19076
(610) 532-9000

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Northern Tier Community Action Corporation

Individuals seeking food services must present a photo ID and proof of residence. Individuals seeking rental assistance must file an application; requirements vary depending on the level of assistance requested.

Northern Tier Community Action Corporation provides services to low-income individuals. Services include assistance with accessing public benefits (including SNAP, medical assistance, LIHEAP), housing assistance (including payment of rent and utilities), case management services, food assistance, and referrals. Please note that individuals in Elk County will have to travel to Cameron County to receive housing assistance, but there are multiple food banks available in Elk County.

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135 W. 4th St.
Emporium, PA 15834
(814) 486-1161

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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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Gaudenzia

Gaudenzia operates a number of drug and alcohol treatment programs for men and women throughout Pennsylvania. Gaudenzia offers: adult residential services, outpatient services, mental health residential services, prison services- which are specialized services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system- and transitional and permanent housing services.

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414 West 5th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507
(814) 459-4775

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St. Martin Center

The St. Martin Center is a social service organization that assists families and individuals with immediate need and long-term services. The immediate assistance includes: food through an in-house food pantry; vouchers for clothing items; assistance with rent, mortgage, and utilities; assistance with life-sustaining prescriptions; transportation assistance for out-of-town medical appointments; a bus token for employment purposes; and referrals to other St. Martin programs or to local agencies. Please note that some of the immediate services can only be utilized once a year. The long-term services include: credit and budget counseling and home buying counseling. The St. Martin Center also provides mens clothing for interviews and jobs of all professions on a referral basis.

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1701 Parade St
Erie, PA 16503
(814) 452-6113

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City Mission-Living Stones

City Mission-Living Stones is a non-profit organization that works to provide for the needs of homeless individuals in Fayette County. City Mission works with homeless men, women, and children to provide them with an entire continuum of housing services ranging from emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing. The agency also offers support services to clients as part of its comprehensive programs addressing the emotional and spiritual concerns of clients.

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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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North Western Legal Services (NWLS)

North Western Legal Services (NWLS) provides free advice and legal representation to low-income individuals. NWLS provides assistance and advice related to utility terminations, vocational rehabilitation, appealing the denial of public health insurance, housing, accessing government benefits after receiving a denial or termination notice, accessing Social Security benefits after receiving a denial or termination notice, and more. Please note that there are multiple offices but an individual may have to travel to a neighboring county to access services. Please call (814) 452-6957 to inquire about eligibility for services.

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1001 State St., Ste. 700
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 452-6949 nwls@nwls.org

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Franklin County Housing Authority

Please note that a criminal record may effect eligibility for some programs.

The Franklin County Housing Authority provides Section 8 and public housing programs, Section 8 rental assistance plans, the Fresh Express food bank program, and the Elder Share Program. Registration forms can be picked up at the Chambersburg and Waynesboro main offices.

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202 Elder Ave
Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 762-7117

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Franklin County Housing Authority

Please note that a criminal record may effect eligibility for some programs.

The Franklin County Housing Authority provides Section 8 and public housing programs, Section 8 rental assistance plans, the Fresh Express food bank program, and the Elder Share Program. Registration forms can be picked up at the Chambersburg and Waynesboro main offices.

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436 W. Washington St
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 263-4200

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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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Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging

Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

The Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging provides services for older adults residing in Huntingdon, Bedford, and Fulton counties. The AAA provides assistance with accessing health insurance, rent and property tax rebates, meals, transportation (Shared Ride Program transportation and reduced fares), in-home services, home support, senior centers, and more. Please note that the AAA has offices in all three counties.

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240 S. Wood St.
Bedford, PA 15522
(814) 623-8148

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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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Catholic Charities - Greene County Outreach

Catholic Charities' Greene County Outreach offers services and programs to Greene County residents. Greene County Outreach provides assistance with obtaining utility assistance and meeting other emergency needs, counseling, disaster relief services, pregnancy and parenting support services, clothing and gasoline vouchers to job seekers, and referrals to social service providers when appropriate.

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72 E. High St.
Waynesburg, PA 15370
(724) 627-7410

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8:00 am-4:00pm (closed 12:00pm-1:00pm).

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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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Huntingdon Worship & Service Center - Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. The progam's message is based on the Bible and every program is rooted in service. Among its principle ministry services, the Huntingdon Worship & Service Center offers rental assistance, food boxes, volunteer opportunities, and case management services that can meet the individual needs of the client.

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2514 Shadyside Ave
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-1430

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Northwest Human Services (NHS)

NHS offers site/clinic-based mental health services; community-based mental health services; case management; counseling; assessment and diagnosis; medication management; crisis intervention; short and long-term mental health residential treatment programs; inpatient and outpatient drug treatment programs; eldercare; supported employment assistance; and a variety of behavioral and physical healthcare needs such as, Methadone and SUBOXONE, HIV testing and drug screening, annual TB testing, as well as Hepatitis B & C screening upon request.

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Laurel Legal Services

Laurel Legal Services provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families. Laurel Legal Services provides housing and utility assistance, employment assistance, and assistance with accessing government benefits, and community education on legal issues. Laurel Legal Services has multiple offices.

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306 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Greensburg, PA 15601
(800) 253-9558

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Community Action, Inc.

Community Action, Inc. is a premier organization dedicated to solving social and economic problems of the community. Among their programs are the Crossroads Project; Energy Conservation and Weatherization; Emergency Shelter and Rental Assistance; Food Pantry; Medical Assistance Transportation Program; Senior Corps-RSVP Project; and Supportive Services for Veteran Families.

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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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Northwest Human Services (NHS)

NHS offers site/clinic-based mental health services; community-based mental health services; case management; counseling; assessment and diagnosis; medication management; crisis intervention; short and long-term mental health residential treatment programs; inpatient and outpatient drug treatment programs; eldercare; supported employment assistance; and a variety of behavioral and physical healthcare needs such as, Methadone and SUBOXONE, HIV testing and drug screening, annual TB testing, as well as Hepatitis B & C screening upon request. In addition, NHS runs a number of community-based and residential service programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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25 East Park Avenue
Dubois, PA 15801
(814) 371-3763

Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton provides a variety of faith-based services. Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, job search services to homeless individuals, affordable housing, emergency food services (requires an application), clothing, short-term financial assistance to meet emergency needs, and more. Please note that Catholic Social Services has multiple offices.

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33 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-7118

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Friends of the Poor

Friends of the Poor offers food, furniture, clothing, water service assistance, and, in certain circumstance, other forms of assistance to meet emergency needs. Individuals interested in receiving furniture must visit Friends of the Poor in person to fill out a furniture request form. Individuals interested in receiving daily bread and pastries or twice monthly groceries must bring an EBT ACCESS card (as proof of receipt of SNAP benefits) and photo identification. Clothing is available but only by referral from an outside agency. Please note that services are provided in multiple locations.

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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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B.I.R.D. Ministries

Since 2001 Beginning In the Right Direction, B.I.R.D. Ministries has been a lifeline of support and encouragement to women trapped in the cycle of prison, addiction and abuse. They provide all that is needed while helping women who have been in prison rebuild their lives. Through a network of resources- from social services agencies to faith-based ministries and churches- they are able to provide the women and their families with the support and services they so desperately need.

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739 Spruce Road
New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557
(717) 295-3301 birdministries@comcast.net

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Gaudenzia

Gaudenzia operates a number of drug and alcohol treatment programs for men and women throughout Pennsylvania. Gaudenzia offers: adult residential services, outpatient services, mental health residential services, prison services- which are specialized services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system- and transitional and permanent housing services.

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208 East King Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
(717) 286-9088

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Lancaster City Housing Authority

The Lancaster City Housing Authority (LCHA)provides affordable housing to eligible single persons, couples and families in the city of Lancaster. LCHA owns and operates 564 Public Housing units consisting of 259 family units and 305 elderly/disabled units set in six communities. To apply, please visit their website.

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325 Church Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
(717) 397-2835 housing.info@lcha.ws

 Monday-Thursday; 8:00am-4:30pm. Friday; 8:00am-3:00pm. Office closed daily from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

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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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New Person Ministries

Participants are required to attend daily Bible studies and weekly church events.

New Person Ministries offers men who are returning from incarceration with transitional housing and case management in order to assist with social services, parole, and housing.

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PO Box 223
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 777-2222 newpersonministries@gmail.com

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Re-Entry Management Organization

A collaborative group of over 50 organizations, the Lancaster County Re-Entry Management Organization (RMO) provides a way for the many groups that work with returning citizens in Lancaster County to leverage their resources in a way that provides community alternatives to incarceration. This organization does not directly provide services, but can help one identify resources in the following areas: drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment, foundation skills assessment; emergency/transitional housing, case management, and legal advocacy.

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313 West Liberty Street, Suite 114
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
(717) 735-0333

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Recovery, Advocacy, Service, Empowerment (RASE) Project

The RASE Project provides substance use treatment services and supports the recovery process. The RASE Project offers free training and educational workshops that address addiction, the family, and the recovery process. They also operate transitional living facilities for women to support their recovery.

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131 East Orange Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
(717) 295-3080 info@raseproject.org

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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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Tabor Community Services

Tabor Community Services works to strengthen the Lancaster County community by helping individuals address their housing and financial challenges. Services include finance workshops and counseling at the Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center, supportive housing programs, and homeless and rental counseling.

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The Potter's House

The Potter’s House is a transitional residency for the purpose of helping individuals experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ by overcoming obstacles and become responsible contributors in their families, in the workplace, in the church and in their communities. By offering counseling, mentors, grace, and a safe environment the process of allowing God to restore the brokenness can begin. Please visit the site to apply.

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13 Brimmer Ave
New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557
(717) 656-3222 ttcph.director@gmail.com

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Transitional Living Center (TLC)

TLC, a program of Tabor Community Services, helps individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness to achieve their housing stability and self-sufficiency goals. The TLC program receives referrals from the Lancaster County Re-entry Management Organization (RMO) to help find returning citizens housing. TLC provides short-term, interim housing and case management for singles and couples.

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105 E. King Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
(717) 397-0156

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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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Lebanon County Community Action Partnership

Lebanon County Community Action Partnership provides an array of services to Lebanon County residents through a variety of programs. Services include child care assistance, transportation, case management, rental assistance, shelter assistance, bridge and transitional housing, shelter housing, information and referral, job readiness, and life skills education.

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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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Lehigh County Office Of Aging and Adult Services

Lehigh County Office Of Aging and Adult Services provides a variety of services to older adults in Lehigh County. The Office of Aging and Adult Services connects individuals to home delivered meals, assessment and care management, nursing home transition, case management services, senior centers (which provide meals, social activities, computer classes, and more), housing services, adult day centers, public health insurance counseling, personal care services, transportation services, and more.

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Victory House of Lehigh Valley

Victory House aims to provide shelter services and supportive services to men and veterans who are homeless or reentering society. Victory House offers three meals daily, emergency shelter and transitional housing, case management and counseling, addiction prevention assistance, access to a health center, employment assistance, housing placement assistance, life skills education, community giveback participation, and aftercare.

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314 Fillmore St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 691-3373

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Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton provides a variety of faith-based services. Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, job search services to homeless individuals, affordable housing, emergency food services (requires an application), clothing, short-term financial assistance to meet emergency needs, and more. Please note that Catholic Social Services has multiple offices.

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33 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-7118

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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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Son Light House - Social Outreach Ministries

Participants are required to provide proof of income.

Son Light House provides food, clothing, and furniture (when available) to individuals in Southeastern Lycoming County. Individuals are generally required to provide proof of income and the last four digits of their Social Security Number. Please call to find out more about eligibility requirements and distribution dates.

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130 Carpenter St.
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-3585

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Mercer County Housing Authority

Services are not offered to anyone listed as a sex offender, all other individuals in transition are required to undergo the general application process. Applicants must meet income requirements and obtain proof of income for the application.

This program works to provide affordable and safe housing for members of the community, both new and returning. All individuals seeking housing services are required to submit an application which can be found on the Housing Authorities website. The application is used to ensure that resources are being directed towards those in the most need. All approved applicants will receive a voucher which places them on the waitlist if there isn't currently a home available. Preference is given to those of low income.

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Habitat for Humanity of Mifflin County

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian based organization providing affordable, decent housing to low-income families in need who have the ability to repay a mortgage and are willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity. If interested, individuals and families can access an application online. People must put forth a total of 500 hours of "sweat equity" (volunteer, working hours) to acquire their home they then pay back.

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PO Box 1124
Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 248-6461 info@mifflinhabitat.org

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Bushkill Outreach

Bushkill Outreach operates a food pantry which services Middle Smithfield Township in Monroe County and Lehman Township in Pike County. Bushkill Outreach also offers referrals, furniture, and clothing (these services are open to individuals who are not residents of the above townships). Please call to schedule an appointment and to obtain more information about eligibility requirements. Please note that individuals in Monroe County will have to travel to Pike County to obtain services.

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Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services

The Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services provides a wide range of services for individuals with mental health conditions and/or developmental disabilities. The organization offers case management, crisis and emergency care, inpatient care, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, assistance with accessing housing, and life skills training to individuals with mental health conditions. The organization will also link individuals with developmental disabilities with service providers across multiple counties. Please note that Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services has an office in each county.

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Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton provides a variety of faith-based services. Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, job search services to homeless individuals, affordable housing, emergency food services (requires an application), clothing, short-term financial assistance to meet emergency needs, and more. Please note that Catholic Social Services has multiple offices.

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33 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-7118

Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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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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In His Eyes Outreach

In His Eyes Outreach is an organization that works with previously incarcerated women. Using a network of resources, mentors work to guide women to proper services that will address their individual needs, such as substance abuse classes or treatment, GED and continuing education classes, housing resources, and skills training. Direct services offered by In His Eyes Outreach include: career training, paperwork assistance, recovery support groups, education planning, life skills training, parenting classes, and housing assistance.

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329 East Main St
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401
(888) 521-1812 info@inhiseyes.org

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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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Northampton County Area Agency on Aging

Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

The Northampton Area Agency on Aging connects older adults in Northampton County with a wide range of services. The agency assists older adults with accessing health insurance, adult day care services, transportation, home-delivered meals, nursing home transition services, personal care services, senior centers, in-home care services, emergency energy assistance, income tax assistance, free legal services, and referrals to other services.

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Emergency Shelter Allowance - Northumberland County

The Emergency Shelter Allowance (ESA) helps homeless or near homeless families and individuals to: stop home eviction or foreclosure; find a long-term place to live; and find a short-term place to live. There are several ESA programs around the state, so please call ahead or check online to find the one nearest you.

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Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging

The Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging provides support to older adults in Northumberland County. The Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging helps to connect older adults with senior centers, health insurance counseling, transportation, in-home care services, home-delivered meals, personal care services, and more.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers a variety of services to those in need. Popular services include the emergency shelter which is open 24/7 and aims to provide a safe place for those facing homelessness. Other significant services include the food program, Salvation Army Thrift Store (offering clothing at discount prices), and the Salvation Army ministry (which offers spiritual guidance and church services for community members).

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30 Center Street
Milton, PA 17847
(570)742-4231

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Join Hands Ministry

Join Hands is a collaborative community outreach program providing direction, intervention and support to persons facing a variety of daily living challenges in Perry County. Services include yet are not limited to: *“Where to turn” referrals *Links to faith based counseling *Connect to community and church affiliation *Limited direct financial assistance *Direct one-on-one mentoring *Life skills *Coordinate Medical transportation *Emergency heat response *Moving assistance *Automobile repair *Free furniture/household items/clothing *Back to school and holiday assistance

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25 E McClure St, Box 335
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
(717) 582-7844

Monday; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Friday-Sunday: Closed.

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Perry County Area Agency on Aging

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are local aging programs that provide information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for them. By contacting your local agency you get access to critical information including: Available services in your area; Mobility assistance programs; Meal Delivery; Housing; Assistance in gaining access to services; Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training; Respite care; and many other supplemental services, on a limited basis.

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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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Working Together for Women

Run through Drexel Medicine, Working Together for Women is committed to meeting the many, often unique needs of women returning to the community and their families. This project provides pre-relase outreach to identify reentry needs and to provide support in obtaining resource, such as housing, employment, education, and substance abuse treatment. The project also provides family services, team planning for individual treatment needs, and aftercare planning and follow up.

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4700 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
(215) 967-2130

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Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha for Everyone

APM is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development non-profit organization serving the Philadelphia area. Our mission and vision are as multifaceted and diverse as the people we serve. Through a comprehensive array of life-improving social services, we quickly assess and institute meaningful remedies for societal problems prevalent in today's world. We create job opportunities, aid people with debilitating illnesses, revitalize neighborhoods, and support families and individuals with our caring and compassion.

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1900 N. 9th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
(267) 296-7200 info@apmphila.org

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Bethesda Project

Bethesda Project operates 13 sites throughout Center City Philadelphia for individual adults experiencing homelessness. These sites range from emergency shelter to safe haven provisions to supportive housing to independent living spaces. Each guest and resident completes an Individualized Care Plan with a case manager, with the overall goal of obtaining stable housing and increasing independence.

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1630 South Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
(215) 985-1600 info@bethesdaproject.org

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Clarifi

Clarifi is a non-profit that offers financial advising to help individuals address debt and poor credit, as well as helping individuals figure out how they can buy a home, be a smart renter, and explore mortgage options. Clarifi also helps individuals avoid foreclosure and achieve financial wellness. Clarifi offers one-on-one counseling, on-demand phone counseling, workshops and boot camps.

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1608 Walnut St, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 563-5665

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COMHAR | Behavioral Health, Intellectual Disability & Wellness Service

Provides behavioral health and wellness services to individuals of all ages, denominations, and orientations. Programs include outpatient, residential, and day services for behavioral health, as well as services specifically for LGBTQI individuals, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and the Latino community.

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100 West Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 203-3000

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Community Legal Services

Community Legal Services (CLS) provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Philadelphians. CLS attorneys and other staff provide a full range of legal services, as well as community education and social work. CLS also assists individuals with obtaining identification documents. CLS' legal units include: Aging and disabilities; Employment; Energy; Family advocacy; Homeownership and consumer rights; Housing; Language access project; and Public benefits. CLS offers free legal help to individuals who believe the welfare office made a mistake in their benefits. Please call ahead to find out office locations and hours of operation.

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1424 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
(215) 981-3700

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Congreso

Congreso de Latinos Unidos is a nonprofit working to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services, leadership development and advocacy. Congreso provides resources that address education and workforce needs, family and housing services, and health promotion and wellness services. Congreso has multiple locations, each providing specific services, so please call ahead to find out which location provides the services you are seeking.

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216 West Somerset St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19133
(215) 763-8870

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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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Division of Housing and Community Development

DHCD is Philadelphia's lead agency for policy and planning for affordable housing and community development. Programs funded by DHCD include: home repair programs, neighborhood resources, and housing counseling, which includes foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage information, disability and special needs assistance, and utility assistance.

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1234 Market St., 17th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
(215) 686-9749

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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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Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services works to challenge and reduce intergenerational poverty. Programs include: an emergency shelter, permanent housing, meals at WinterShelter, an employment center, paid work experience, health screenings & education, community meals, and companionship for the elderly.

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225 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215) 351-1400 info@ecsphilly.org

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Friends Rehabilitation Program

Friends Rehabilitation Program specializes in managing affordable housing for the elderly, homeless, disabled, and those living with HIV and AIDS. They have 498 units of low-income housing, 332 of which are for seniors, and 166 of which are for adults and families. They also manage housing contracts for returning citizens.

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704 West Girard Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
(215) 825-8800 info@frpinc.org

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Gaudenzia

Gaudenzia operates a number of drug and alcohol treatment programs for men and women throughout Pennsylvania. Gaudenzia offers: adult residential services, outpatient services, mental health residential services, prison services- which are specialized services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system- and transitional and permanent housing services.

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1306 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
(610) 239-9600

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Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI)

The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) was established The University of Pennsylvania's school of Social Policy and Practice in 2011 to address the growing epidemic of mass incarceration and the many barriers individuals incarcerated in the Philadelphia Prison System face upon release. GRI offers person-centered and holistic case management to individuals roughly three months pre and three months post release to help with the transition from prison and reduce recidivism rates.

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Help USA: Philadelphia

HELP runs homelessness prevention programs, manages emergency and transitional shelters, and builds and operates affordable permanent rental apartments. HELP also runs service programs that focus on employment, health, and wellness in an effort to solve the problems that cause and perpetuate housing instability. Such programs include security guard training school, culinary training, and counseling and case management.

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115 E 13th Street
New York, New York 10003
(212) 400-7000 Info@HELPUSA.org

 Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation. Applications for housing can be found on their website. 

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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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Impact Services Corporation

Impact Services provides a range of employment training and housing support, as well as community and economic development. Impact Services aims to assist TANF recipients and returning citizens with finding work and becoming self-sufficient.

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Intercommunity Action, Inc. (Interact)

Intercommunity Action, Inc. (Interact) provides a variety of services including: behavioral health, developmental disabilities, senior services, recovery-oriented supports, day treatment programs, and individual and small group residential facilities.

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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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Lutheran Settlement House

Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is committed to serving children, adults, and families in Philadelphia. Programs and services include: Bilingual Domestic Violence Program (BDVP), Community Education and Employment Department (CEED), Homeless Services (Jane Addams Place), Senior Services (Senior Center), Medical Advocacy, and Caregivers Reducing Stress (CARES).

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

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Misty Harbor Group Home

Misty Harbor is a 12-bed community group home for people experiencing mental health challenges and possible substance use. The program provides training in social, emotional, behavioral, and life skills in order to enable the residents to live as fully and as independently as possible.

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723 East Church Lane
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
(215) 848-0736

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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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Office of Homeless Services - Centralized Homeless Intake Services

During intake, individuals will be asked to provide proof of identification (and when applicable, proof of guardianship of minor children). However, individuals will not be denied emergency housing due to lack of documentation.

The Office of Homeless Services' Centralized Homeless Intake Services provides assessments and housing placements for eligible individuals and families seeking emergency housing. Individuals should report to the appropriate central intake center listed on the website.

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1401 JFK Blvd., 10th Flr.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-7175 ohs-generalinfo@phila.gov

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People's Emergency Center

People's Emergency Center works to strengthen neighborhoods and drive change in West Philadelphia. The organization offers affordable housing, job training, financial education and planning, life skills and technology training, employment services, and weekly access to healthy foods and wellness opportunities.

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325 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(267) 777-5800

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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 Corporation for Aging

This organization provides a broad range of services for senior citizens. Services include: care at home, advocacy, caregiver support, employment assistance, health promotion, home repair, information and referral, legal assistance, home-delivered meals, protective services, senior community centers, transportation, and many more. Special consideration is given to those with the greatest social, economic, and health needs. PCA employs more than 700 people and provides some services directly; others are provided under subcontracts with 200 community organizations and service providers.

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Philadelphia Housing Authority

PHA provides safe and decent affordable housing for low-income residents in Philadelphia. PHA offers two main housing programs: the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which is a rental assistance program renting directly from private landlords, and Public Housing, which is rental properties managed by the housing authority. Wherever you choose to live, PHA offers a range of supportive services, such as career training, health clinics, financial literacy courses, and services and activities for seniors.

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12 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 684-4000 info@pha.phila.gov

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Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP)

Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP) has assisted thousands of unemployed and low-income workers in their job searches and in their dealings with tax and mortgage problems, unemployment compensation, welfare, and health care. PUP also provides Commuter Options (PUPCO), which provides affordable transportation to jobs in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

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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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Safe Haven Reentry Program

The Safe Haven Reentry Program is a faith-based organization that offers literacy/GED classes, a resource center, job readiness and job retention services, housing resources, professional counseling, and financial education classes. The Safe Haven Reentry Program also offers one on one mentoring and access to a computer lab.

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PO Box 3572
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 740-5157 info@sharpphilly.org

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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 Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia

The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization providing the following: food and shelter, HIV/AIDS testing, and alcohol and drug recovery programs. The Salvation Army has multiple locations; please visit the website to find out which is nearest to you.

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4050 Conshohocken Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
(215) 825-4601

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Why Not Prosper

Why Not Prosper provides housing and services for formerly incarcerated women. They are strong advocates for women and are committed to providing programs and services that support women in their re-entry efforts from prison to the community. The organization provides a continuum of programs, including Pre-Release Mentoring to incarcerated women, residential services at Why Not Prosper House and community services at their Resource Center.

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717 Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
(215) 842-2360 whynotprosper@aol.com

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Bushkill Outreach

Bushkill Outreach operates a food pantry which services Middle Smithfield Township in Monroe County and Lehman Township in Pike County. Bushkill Outreach also offers referrals, furniture, and clothing (these services are open to individuals who are not residents of the above townships). Please call to schedule an appointment and to obtain more information about eligibility requirements.

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Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Development Services

The Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services provides a wide range of services for individuals with mental health conditions and/or developmental disabilities. The organization offers case management, crisis and emergency care, inpatient care, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, assistance with accessing housing, and life skills training to individuals with mental health conditions. The organization will also link individuals with developmental disabilities with service providers across multiple counties. Please note that Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services has an office in each county.

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Human Resources Center, Inc.

This resource offers residential services and vocational training to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Human Resources Center, Inc. (HRC) has a main office in Honesdale, PA with satellite offices in Hawley and Effort. HRC offers residential and vocational services to intellectually disabled individuals. The residential services include: a supervised group home, foster care placements for adults, home support for families of intellectually disabled individuals, and companionship for intellectually disabled individuals in nursing homes. The vocational services include: packing, sealing, assembly and machine work, shipping, and document shredding.

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117 Pike County Blvd
Hawley, PA 18428
(570) 775-6144

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Council of Churches of Schuylkill Haven and Vicinity

Council of Churches (Schuylkill Haven and Vicinity) is an association of churches. The Council of Churches has a food bank that distributes food on the third Friday of each month. In certain cases, the Council of Churches is able to provide emergency utilities (in order to receive these services individuals must reside in the Schuylkill Haven area). Please call if you are interested in receiving services to determine if you meet the income eligibility requirements.

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P.O. Box 303
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 385-2049

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Gaudenzia

Gaudenzia operates a number of drug and alcohol treatment programs for men and women throughout Pennsylvania. Gaudenzia offers: adult residential services, outpatient services, mental health residential services, prison services- which are specialized services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system- and transitional and permanent housing services.

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1 South 2nd Street
Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901
(570) 622-6485

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Schuylkill Community Action (SCA)

Schuylkill Community Action (SCA) provides services to low-income Schuylkill County residents. SCA provides housing repair and rehabilitation services, referrals to food pantries (through the Schuylkill Food Network), tax preparation assistance, utility assistance, weatherization assistance, and more.

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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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Community Action Partnership for Somerset County

The Community Action Agency serving Somerset County, is committed to providing opportunities for individuals to meet basic needs, achieve their goals and discover their potential. By utilizing diverse resources and developing community partnerships, our experienced, dedicated and compassionate team provides high quality, seamless services and advocates for the adults, children, families and communities we serve.

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Sullivan County Housing Authority

Please note that a criminal record may affect your eligibility for certain housing programs.

The Sullivan County Housing Authority administers Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers that provide rental assistance payments to 36 households based on income eligibility. The Housing Authority has an open waiting list for admission into the program and schedules interviews from the list whenever vouchers become available. Preference is given to the elderly, disabled, displaced, and county residents.

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245 Muncy St, P.O. Box 157
Laporte, PA 18626
(570) 946-7677

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The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. provides resources for older adults in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties. The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging connects older adults with meal delivery services, in-home personal care services, assistance with transitioning into or out of nursing homes, senior centers (which provide meals, social activities, and life skills activities), health insurance counseling, and other programs and services. Please note that there is an office in each county.

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Trehab - A Community Action Agency

Trehab - A Community Action Agency provides a variety of services and programs to individuals across multiple counties in Pennsylvania. Services for Susquehanna County residents include weatherization, transportation, case management services, emergency food and housing programs, housing assistance, utility assistance, workforce development, and substance use treatment programs. Please note that these services are offered in multiple offices in Susquehanna County.

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36 Public Ave.
Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278-3338

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Calvary United Methodist Church

The Calvary United Methodist Church operates a food pantry (Strait From the Heart), which open on the third Thursday of each month (from 2:00pm-6:00pm). Please note that while there are income requirements, no proof of income is required. The church also operates a clothing closet, which is open to the community on the third Thursday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm. In certain circumstances, the church may be able to provide financial assistance to meet rent, transportation assistance, food, or medical needs. Please call for additional information.

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6 Franklin St.
Lawrenceville, PA 16929
(570) 827-2627 calvaryumc@epix.net

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The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. provides resources for older adults in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties. The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging connects older adults with meal delivery services, in-home personal care services, assistance with transitioning into or out of nursing homes, senior centers (which provide meals, social activities, and life skills activities), health insurance counseling, and other programs and services. Please note that there is an office in each county.

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Trehab - A Community Action Agency

Trehab - A Community Action Agency provides a variety of services and programs to individuals across multiple counties in Pennsylvania. Services for Tioga County residents include weatherization assistance, case management services, homeownership programs, utility assistance, and workforce development programs. Please note that these services are offered in two offices in Tioga County.

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36 Public Ave.
Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278-3338

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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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Community Services of Venango County (CSVC)

Community Services of Venango County (CSVC) provides a variety of services for individuals and families in Venango County. CSVC offers a food pantry for individuals with limited incomes or experiencing an emergency, meals for families, healthy cooking classes, a clothing room which individuals can access once per week, substance use treatment for individuals with young children, parenting support and support for pregnant women, and more. Please call to find out about eligibility for particular programs. Please note that services are provided from multiple locations in Venango County.

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Transit Building, 4th Flr., 206 Seneca St.
Oil City, PA 16301
(814) 678-7766

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Emergency Shelter Assistance - Venango County

The Emergency Shelter Allowance (ESA) helps homeless or near homeless families and individuals to: stop home eviction or foreclosure; find a long-term place to live; and find a short-term place to live. There are several ESA programs around the state, so please call ahead or check online to find the one nearest you. The Venango County ESA is provided by the Venango County Assistance Office.

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530 13th St
Franklin, PA 16323

Monday-Friday; 7:30am-5:00pm

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Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County

Mustard Seed Missions is a collaboration between local churches in Venango County and the Venango County Department of Human Services. Mustard Seed Missions provides home repairs, home furnishings, and rides to medical appointments outside of the county to individuals who are currently receiving services through any Venango County Human Services Department.

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149 Summit Dr, Suite B
Franklin, PA 16323

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Oil City Housing Authority

Please note that a felony record may effect eligibility.

The Oil City Housing Authority (OCHA) provides low-income individuals with federal funded affordable housing options through public housing, flat rent, and section programs. Currently OCHA operates 829 unites throughout Oil City, PA and Venango County. Please call ahead to learn more about eligibility requirements.

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110 Moran St
Oil City, PA 16301
(814) 676-5764

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Habitat for Humanity of Warren County

Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty, housing, and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity is always looking for volunteers in their building efforts. The application forms are available online and can be completed and mailed to the Warren County Office. In terms of housing, Habitat for Humanity's standard of choosing families is those who are earning between 25-60% of the area's median income. The chosen buyer must participate in the construction of the home. In Warren County, families must work a minimum of 200 hours. You do not have to have a perfect credit record to apply, however you do have to show a history of paying bills. The application will ask for personal references, verification of employment and income, and a landlord reference. A credit check will be completed, and for those who qualify, a home visit will be made. The application is online and can be sent in to the Warren County Office.

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P.O. Box 1473
Warren, PA 16365
(814) 688-8671 info@habitatwarrenpa.org

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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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Wayne County Housing Authority

Please note that a criminal record may affect your eligibility for certain housing programs.

The Wayne County Housing Authority provides rental subsidies for low-income residents through their Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Members of the Program pay 30 percent of their monthly rent to their landlords, while the Housing Authority subsidizes the rest.

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Christian Layman Corps

Participants are required to bring proof of identification.

The Christian Layman Corps is a non-profit which offers multiple programs for individuals in Westmoreland County. Individuals can request vouchers from local churches, county agencies, and community-based organizations, which can then be redeemed for furniture, household items, bedding, and clothing at the Christian Layman Corps Thrift Store. In addition, the Christian Layman Corps Emergency Food program provides free meals and up to three days worth of food to individuals.

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Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton provides a variety of faith-based services. Catholic Social Services offers counseling services, job search services to homeless individuals, emergency food services (requires an application), clothing, short-term financial assistance to meet emergency needs, and more. Please note that Catholic Social Services has multiple offices, and individuals from Wyoming County must travel to Luzerne County to receive services.

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33 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 822-7118

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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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Lutheran Social Services South Central Pennsylvania

Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania is one of the leading non-profit organizations in the region, serving nearly 11,000 people each year. They connect individuals with resources relating to senior living, community outreach and community health services.

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1050 Pennsylvania Ave
York, PA 17404
(717) 854-3971

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Recovery, Advocacy, Service, Empowerment (RASE) Project

The RASE Project provides substance use treatment services and supports the recovery process. The RASE Project offers free training and educational workshops that address addiction, the family, and the recovery process, while also operating transitional living facilities for women to support their recovery.

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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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Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS): Homeless Assistance Program

Pennsylvania DHS's Homeless Assistance Program is a government program which assists individuals who are currently homeless or at risk of eviction. Services include case management, rental assistance, emergency shelter services, and more. Please visit the website to find your local office.

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Philadelphia Housing Authority Crime Look-Back for Eligibility for PHA Housing

The Philadelphia Housing Authority Crime Look-Back for Eligibility for PHA Housing provides the look-back that determines eligibility for securing housing through the Philadelphia Housing Authority. This policy applies to admission to all PHA programs.

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Pre-Application for PHA Senior Citizen Housing

Participants are required to be 55 or older; some options for citizens aged 55 and older and their families.

The Pre-Application for PHA Senior Citizen Housing is a form that must be completed and returned to the Philadelphia Housing Authority in order to start the process of securing public housing assistance for senior citizens. The application can be submitted at the Admissions office at 712 N. 16th St (16th and Fairmount). Applicants must also select which site interests them. Senior citizens with special needs may request assistive equipment under the Reasonable Accommodations section.

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