Potter 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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    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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    Potter County Area Agency on Aging

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Potter County Area Agency on Aging provides support to older adults in Potter County. The Potter 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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    Potter County Assistance Office

    The Potter County Assistance Office assists individuals in Potter county seek assistance and a range of services (including cash assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (food stamps), help with child care, health care coverage, home heating assistance (LIHEAP), school meals, SelectPlan for Women and long-term living services.

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    Potter County Women and Children (WIC) Program

    Participants have to be pregnant women or new mothers.

    The Potter County Human Services Office provides access to the Pennsylvania Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. The WIC program is committed to improving the health of eligible pregnant women, new mothers and children, providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to health and social programs during the stages of fetal and early childhood development. Eligibility is determined based upon income and individuals should call the clinic to schedule an appointment. There are there clinics in Coudersport; Oswayo Valley; and Harrison Valley. Coudersport (279 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915); Oswayo Valley (United Methodist Church, Lincoln & Church Streets, Shinglehouse, PA, 16748); Harrison Valley (205 East Main Street, Harrison Valley, PA 16927).

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    Coudersport (814-274-7172); Oswayo Valley (814-697-7252); Harrison Valley (814-334-5773)

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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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    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

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  • Physical Health

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    Cole Memorial

    Cole Memorial is a non-profit health care provider. Services include primary care services, dental services, family medicine, laboratory services, rehabilitation services, gynecology services, and more. Please note that Cole Memorial provides services from multiple offices in Potter County, please call for more information.

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    1001 E. Second St.
    Coudersport, PA 16915
    (814) 274-9300

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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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    Potter County Area Agency on Aging

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Potter County Area Agency on Aging provides support to older adults in Potter County. The Potter 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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    Potter County Women and Children (WIC) Program

    Participants have to be pregnant women or new mothers.

    The Potter County Human Services Office provides access to the Pennsylvania Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. The WIC program is committed to improving the health of eligible pregnant women, new mothers and children, providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to health and social programs during the stages of fetal and early childhood development. Eligibility is determined based upon income and individuals should call the clinic to schedule an appointment. There are there clinics in Coudersport; Oswayo Valley; and Harrison Valley. Coudersport (279 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915); Oswayo Valley (United Methodist Church, Lincoln & Church Streets, Shinglehouse, PA, 16748); Harrison Valley (205 East Main Street, Harrison Valley, PA 16927).

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    Coudersport (814-274-7172); Oswayo Valley (814-697-7252); Harrison Valley (814-334-5773)

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  • Food and Clothing

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    Coudersport Alliance Church Food Pantry

    The food pantry provides help to those in need in Potter County through food assistance and prayer support. The Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM to 1:30PM and on the 4th Thursday of every month from 5:30-7PM. Please call for more information on the Women's Ministry. The Men's Ministry meets on Wednesday night at the Youth Barn from 6:30-8PM and Thursday mornings at McDonalds from 7-8AM.

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    7 Alliance Ave.
    Coudersport, PA 16915
    (814) 274-8661 coudycma@gmail.com

    Tuesday and Thursday; 10:30am-1:30pm and on the 4th Thursday of every month from 5:30pm-7:00pm

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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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    Potter County Area Agency on Aging

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Potter County Area Agency on Aging provides support to older adults in Potter County. The Potter 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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  • Faith-based

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    Coudersport Alliance Church Food Pantry

    The food pantry provides help to those in need in Potter County through food assistance and prayer support. The Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM to 1:30PM and on the 4th Thursday of every month from 5:30-7PM. Please call for more information on the Women's Ministry. The Men's Ministry meets on Wednesday night at the Youth Barn from 6:30-8PM and Thursday mornings at McDonalds from 7-8AM.

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    7 Alliance Ave.
    Coudersport, PA 16915
    (814) 274-8661 coudycma@gmail.com

    Tuesday and Thursday; 10:30am-1:30pm and on the 4th Thursday of every month from 5:30pm-7:00pm

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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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  • Housing

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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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  • Case Management

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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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    Potter County Human Services Drug and Alcohol Program

    The Potter County Drug and Alcohol Program provides a variety of services, including drug and alcohol assessments; prevention education; assistance in accessing drug and alcohol or mental health counseling; and obtaining or coordinating medical treatment. The Case Management Specialist meets with clients Monday-Friday from 8AM-4:30PM. All clients receive a level of care assessment to determine which type of service is appropriate. The program determines funding eligibility prior to authorizing services.

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  • Senior Services

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    Potter County Area Agency on Aging

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Potter County Area Agency on Aging provides support to older adults in Potter County. The Potter 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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    Potter County Senior Centers

    Participants must be age 55 or older.

    Potter County Senior Centers offer a variety of services to older adults at four locations in Coudersport, Galeston, Oswayo Valley, and Ulysses. Each of the centers offers a Prime Time Health Service, which includes a weekly exercise program and invited speakers who talk about a variety of health topics. Other services provided by the Potter County Senior Centers include periodic health screenings and tax counseling. Coudersport Senior Center (165 Rt. 6 West Coudersport, PA 16915 [814-274-7887] Wednesday-Friday 9AM-2PM). Galeton Senior Center (St. Bibiana's Parish Hall 111 Germania Street Galeton, PA 16922 [814-435-2864] Wednesday-Friday 9AM-2PM). Oswayo Valley Senior Center106 S. Oswayo Street Shinglehouse, PA 16748 [814-697-7178] Monday-Wednesday 9AM-2PM). Ulysses Senior Center (Ulysses Community Building 522 Main Street Ulysses, PA 16948 [814-848-9880] Monday-Wednesday 9AM-2PM.

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    See description for phone numbers for four senior centers.

    Coudersport and Galeton Wednesday-Friday 9AM-2PM; Oswayo and Ulysses Monday-Wednesday 9AM-2PM.

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  • Transportation

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    Potter County Area Agency on Aging

    Participants are required to be over the age of 60.

    The Potter County Area Agency on Aging provides support to older adults in Potter County. The Potter 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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  • Voter Registration

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  • Behavioral Health

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    Potter County Human Services Drug and Alcohol Program

    The Potter County Drug and Alcohol Program provides a variety of services, including drug and alcohol assessments; prevention education; assistance in accessing drug and alcohol or mental health counseling; and obtaining or coordinating medical treatment. The Case Management Specialist meets with clients Monday-Friday from 8AM-4:30PM. All clients receive a level of care assessment to determine which type of service is appropriate. The program determines funding eligibility prior to authorizing services.

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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.

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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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