Chester County Resources

  • Food and Clothing

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    Act in Faith of Greater West Chester

    Act in Faith of Greater West Chester support individuals in removing barriers to employment such as gaining a photo ID, bus tokens to get to an interview, or by creating a resume. Act in Faith of Greater West Chester also provides supports such as home goods, clothing, or food.

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    212 South High St
    West Chester, PA 19382
    (484) 324-8492 contact@actinfaithgwc.org

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    Feeding Pennsylvania

    Feeding Pennsylvania is a partnership among Feeding America food banks across the state. In order to find food banks in your area, please visit the website and use the food bank locator.

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    (717) 724-3194

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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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    Wings for Success

    Wings for Success empowers women in need to pursue employment and economic security through apparel, advice, and advocacy. By helping women access free, work-appropriate clothing and offering support and confidence-building, Wings for Success helps clients make the best impression at interviews and new jobs. Wings for Success also offers employment workshops to support women on their job search and to prepare and start new jobs.

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    490 Lancaster Ave Frazer PA 19355
    Frazer, PA 19355
    (610) 644-6423

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  • Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

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    Act in Faith of Greater West Chester

    Act in Faith of Greater West Chester support individuals in removing barriers to employment such as gaining a photo ID, bus tokens to get to an interview, or by creating a resume. Act in Faith of Greater West Chester also provides supports such as home goods, clothing, or food.

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    212 South High St
    West Chester, PA 19382
    (484) 324-8492 contact@actinfaithgwc.org

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    Baker Industries

    Baker Industries is a work program that trains and employs individuals on probation or parole, individuals experiencing homelessness, recovering substance users, and individuals with serious physical or emotional disabilities. At the contract manufacturing, fulfillment, and packaging organization, individuals gain work experience and are compensated until they are ready to move into the regular workforce with their new skills.

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    184 Pennsylvania Ave
    Malvern, PA 19355
    (610) 296-9795

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    CareerLink

    PA CareerLink is a free, one-stop shop with highly trained staff ready to assist you with your job search, whether you're looking for your first job or to advance your career. Their services include: resume workshops, career counseling, job search assistance, interview skills training, skills assessment, job fairs, computer training, free access to a computer lab, and career exploration. Please visit the website to find your local office.

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    Cover Letter Template

    The attached resource is provided to assist in creating a cover letter to gain employment.

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    Resume Template

    The attached resource is provided to assist in creating a resume to gain employment.

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  • Government Assistance/Public Benefits

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    COMPASS

    COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for health and human services programs. The application includes Health Care benefits such as Medical Assistance, CHIP, and Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth. The application also includes Home and Community Based Services Referrals such as Early Intervention Services, Intellectual Disability Services, and Autism Services. Additionally, COMPASS includes Home and Community Based Living Services, Cash Assistance, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), SNAP (food stamps), and other benefits.

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    (800) 451-5886

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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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    PA Law Project

    The PA Health Law Project works to ensure everyone has access to health care. Outside of advocating for the right to health care, the Law Project provides free legal services to any low-income resident of Pennsylvania having difficulty accessing publicly funded health care, whose health care has been terminated or reduced, or who have been denied Medicare (or similar health care programming). Additionally, the Law Project helps eligible residents apply for Medicare, responds to issues of denial of service (i.e. for prescriptions), and anyone struggling with their health care costs. The only requirement is income related, otherwise, the program is nondiscriminatory - there is a helpline which can be utilized for base information by anyone, regardless of income. If you're in need of assistance, or have a question take advantage of the helpline by dialing: 1-800-274-3258

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  • Physical Health

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    Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM)

    Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) offers free coordinated health care. CVIM offers physical and dental services, as well as referrals to a network of local physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to offer comprehensive care.

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    300B Lawrence Dr
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (610) 836-5990

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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

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    PA Law Project

    The PA Health Law Project works to ensure everyone has access to health care. Outside of advocating for the right to health care, the Law Project provides free legal services to any low-income resident of Pennsylvania having difficulty accessing publicly funded health care, whose health care has been terminated or reduced, or who have been denied Medicare (or similar health care programming). Additionally, the Law Project helps eligible residents apply for Medicare, responds to issues of denial of service (i.e. for prescriptions), and anyone struggling with their health care costs. The only requirement is income related, otherwise, the program is nondiscriminatory - there is a helpline which can be utilized for base information by anyone, regardless of income. If you're in need of assistance, or have a question take advantage of the helpline by dialing: 1-800-274-3258

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  • Senior Services

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  • Voter Registration

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  • Behavioral Health

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    Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM)

    Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) offers free coordinated health care. CVIM offers physical and dental services, as well as referrals to a network of local physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to offer comprehensive care.

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    300B Lawrence Dr
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (610) 836-5990

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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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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    Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services

    Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides intellectual and developmental disability services (treatment in residential settings, community-based living, outpatient services like medication management and family counseling, special education day schools, employment and transition services) and mental health assessments and treatment (for anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, ADHD, psychotic disorders and disruptive behavior disorders) for adults in Wayne and Chester County. Their principle Pennsylvania location is in Delaware County.

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    139 Leopard Rd
    Berwyn, PA 19312
    (610) 296-6800

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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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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    Northwestern Human Services

    NHS offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports, including: residential and housing options, site and clinic-based services, and community-based services. NHS operates throughout Pennsylvania, so please look online or call to find out which office is nearest to you.

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  • Housing

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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

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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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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    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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    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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  • Education

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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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  • Transportation

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    Medical Assistance Transportation Program

    The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) provides transportation to and from medical appointments, and prescription and medical equipment pickups for individuals receiving Medical Assistance through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. MATP is available Monday through Friday from 7:00am-5:00pm. Ride appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance during office hours between 7:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Individuals who receive Medical Assistance and live near public transit may be eligible for reimbursement of public transit fares through MATP. Individuals who receive Medical Assistance and use a personal vehicle to get to and from medical appointments may be eligible for gas mileage reimbursement. Interested individuals should contact Rover Community Transportation to register for the program.

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    (877) 873-8415

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

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  • Case Management

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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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    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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  • Identification Documents

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    PennDOT Locations Info Center

    If you are looking to obtain a state-issued photo ID, you can use the attached PDF to find the nearest PennDOT location, its hours of operation, and what materials are required in order to obtain photo ID. Please refer to the attached document for more information on how to search PennDOT’s website.

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  • Life Skills Training

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    United Way of Chester County Financial Stability Center

    The United Way of Chester County Financial Stability Center offers supports to increase your income, build your savings, and gain and sustain assets. Service navigators and coaches help individuals to clarify financial goals, provide support, and connect individuals to services.

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    479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500
    Exton, PA 19341
    (610) 280-1023

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