Elk County Resources

  • 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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    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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    Contact

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

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Office of Human Services

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Office of Human Services (OHS) provides a wide range of services to older adults in Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties. OHS assists older adults with accessing public health insurance counseling, in-home personal care services, nursing home transition services, counseling, transportation, in-home nursing services, senior centers, and more.

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    118 Center St.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (814) 776-2191

    Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:00pm. 

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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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  • Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

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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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    Dickinson Center, Inc.

    Participants are required to have a mental health condition or intellectual disability to receive services. Individual requirements vary depending on the program.

    Dickinson Center, Inc. provides services for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health conditions. Behavioral health services include case management services, employment support (including resume assistance and job placement), a C.O.P.E. drop-in center (which includes socialization and recreation services for individuals who are currently receiving or previously received mental health services), and outpatient and inpatient programs. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services include adult day services, employment assistance, life skills training, and more. Please note Dickinson Center has multiple offices in Elk County.

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    Contact

    43 Servidea Dr.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (877) 364-2178

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Resume Template

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

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    Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9)

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

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

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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  • Behavioral Health

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    CenClear - Elk County

    CenClear provides mental health, psychiatric, and drug and alcohol recovery services through case management, group and individual therapy, behavioral health clinics, and medication assisted treatment for those battling addiction. They have locations in Clearfield, Jefferson, Clarion, Centre, and Elk counties.

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    427 North Atherton St
    St. Marys, PA 15857
    (814) 834-9283

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Dickinson Center, Inc.

    Participants are required to have a mental health condition or intellectual disability to receive services. Individual requirements vary depending on the program.

    Dickinson Center, Inc. provides services for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health conditions. Behavioral health services include case management services, employment support (including resume assistance and job placement), a C.O.P.E. drop-in center (which includes socialization and recreation services for individuals who are currently receiving or previously received mental health services), and outpatient and inpatient programs. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services include adult day services, employment assistance, life skills training, and more. Please note Dickinson Center has multiple offices in Elk County.

    Click here for website

    Contact

    43 Servidea Dr.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (877) 364-2178

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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  • Case Management

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    CenClear - Elk County

    CenClear provides mental health, psychiatric, and drug and alcohol recovery services through case management, group and individual therapy, behavioral health clinics, and medication assisted treatment for those battling addiction. They have locations in Clearfield, Jefferson, Clarion, Centre, and Elk counties.

    Click here for website

    Contact

    427 North Atherton St
    St. Marys, PA 15857
    (814) 834-9283

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Dickinson Center, Inc.

    Participants are required to have a mental health condition or intellectual disability to receive services. Individual requirements vary depending on the program.

    Dickinson Center, Inc. provides services for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health conditions. Behavioral health services include case management services, employment support (including resume assistance and job placement), a C.O.P.E. drop-in center (which includes socialization and recreation services for individuals who are currently receiving or previously received mental health services), and outpatient and inpatient programs. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services include adult day services, employment assistance, life skills training, and more. Please note Dickinson Center has multiple offices in Elk County.

    Click here for website

    Contact

    43 Servidea Dr.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (877) 364-2178

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

    County

    Organization

    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.

    Click here for website

    Contact

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

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

    County

    Description

    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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    Print Results For Case Management

  • Life Skills Training

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    Dickinson Center, Inc.

    Participants are required to have a mental health condition or intellectual disability to receive services. Individual requirements vary depending on the program.

    Dickinson Center, Inc. provides services for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health conditions. Behavioral health services include case management services, employment support (including resume assistance and job placement), a C.O.P.E. drop-in center (which includes socialization and recreation services for individuals who are currently receiving or previously received mental health services), and outpatient and inpatient programs. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services include adult day services, employment assistance, life skills training, and more. Please note Dickinson Center has multiple offices in Elk County.

    Click here for website

    Contact

    43 Servidea Dr.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (877) 364-2178

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Print Results For Life Skills Training

  • Voter Registration

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  • Food and Clothing

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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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    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.

    Click here for website

    Contact

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

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

    County

    Organization

    Office of Human Services

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Office of Human Services (OHS) provides a wide range of services to older adults in Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties. OHS assists older adults with accessing public health insurance counseling, in-home personal care services, nursing home transition services, counseling, transportation, in-home nursing services, senior centers, and more.

    Click here for website

    Contact

    118 Center St.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (814) 776-2191

    Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:00pm. 

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    Print Results For Food and Clothing

  • Faith-based

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  • Housing

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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.

    Click here for website

    Contact

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

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

    County

    Description

    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.

    Click here for website

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    Print Results For Housing

  • Senior Services

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    Office of Human Services

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Office of Human Services (OHS) provides a wide range of services to older adults in Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties. OHS assists older adults with accessing public health insurance counseling, in-home personal care services, nursing home transition services, counseling, transportation, in-home nursing services, senior centers, and more.

    Click here for website

    Contact

    118 Center St.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (814) 776-2191

    Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:00pm. 

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    Print Results For Senior Services

  • Physical Health

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    Office of Human Services

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Office of Human Services (OHS) provides a wide range of services to older adults in Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties. OHS assists older adults with accessing public health insurance counseling, in-home personal care services, nursing home transition services, counseling, transportation, in-home nursing services, senior centers, and more.

    Click here for website

    Contact

    118 Center St.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (814) 776-2191

    Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:00pm. 

    County

    Organization

    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

    Click here for website

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    Print Results For Physical Health

  • Transportation

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    Office of Human Services

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Office of Human Services (OHS) provides a wide range of services to older adults in Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties. OHS assists older adults with accessing public health insurance counseling, in-home personal care services, nursing home transition services, counseling, transportation, in-home nursing services, senior centers, and more.

    Click here for website

    Contact

    118 Center St.
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    (814) 776-2191

    Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:00pm. 

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    Print Results For Transportation

  • 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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  • Education

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    Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9)

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

    Click here for website

    Contact

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

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Print Results For Education