PENNSYLVANIA – Financial Hardship Emergency Assistance – Food And Shelter

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN FIGHTING TROUBLE 

Courageous individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter and offering creative solutions in resolving all types of life-changing trouble. If you know of such an organization, please contact us and if approved, we will post the information on our site.

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FEATURED HOMELESS SHELTERS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

NEW HOMELESS SHELTERS AND LOW INCOME SERVICES:

The Community of Caring

The Community of Caring is a temporary emergency shelter serving Erie County. The Community of Caring provides connections with the homeless case management team at the base service unit with case management support services. There is also referral for Mental health treatment, Health care and Housing contacts. 245 East 8th St Erie, PA 16503-1003 Phone: 814-456-6661

Safe Harbour

Operates an emergency shelter for families and single females who are in desperate need of a secure place to live and an environment to begin getting their lives under control; a bridge housing program helps individuals and families in need of longer-term assistance continue to acquire the skills necessary for independent living and a productive life style; and single-room-occupancy (SRO) permanent housing facilities that offer housing opportunities to single individuals who are ready for independent living, but need additional “life support. 102 West High St. Carlisle, PA 17013 Phone: 717-249-2200

Housing Association of Delaware Valley

The Housing Association of Delaware Valley (HADV) is a non-profit, United Way agency whose broad purpose is to positively affect the living conditions of low and moderate income families in the Delaware Valley. The Association also operates programs to assist low income families gain and retain decent affordable housing. 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 601 Philadelphia, PA

Project H.O.M.E.

The mission of Project H.O.M.E. is to work in partnership with chronically homeless persons in Philadelphia as they strive to attain their fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. 1515 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19130 Phone: (215) 232-7272

St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen

St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen is a soup kitchen that serves lunch to homeless people and others in need. St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen’s home page provides a description of their services and information on how you can become involved with their efforts. 500 Penn Ave. Scranton, PA 18509 Phone: 717-342-5556

Helping Hand for the Homeless

The Helping Hand for the Homeless was established in 1989 to serve homeless people in York County, Pennsylvania. Helping Hand provides hot meals, sleeping bags, clothing, hygiene kits, and access to temporary day work. 413 W. King Street York, PA 17404 Phone: 717-846-9275

FEATURED FOOD BANKS AND PANTRIES:

Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank 1 North Linden Duquesne, PA 15110 412-460-3663
Westmoreland Food Bank 100 Devonshire Dr. Delmont, PA 15626 724-468-8660
Central Pennsylvania Pantry 3908 Corey Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17109 717-564-1700
White Haven Pantry 827 Oley Valley Rd. White Haven, PA 18661 724-443-8480
Greater Washington Food Bank 909 National Park West, Brownsville, PA 15417 724-632-2190
Second Harvest Bank 2045 Harvest Way Allentown, PA 18104 610-434-0875

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FOOD STAMPS (SNAP) – PENNSYLVANIA

The Pennsylvania food assistance program uses electronic transfer debit cards to dispense benefits to qualified low income people. Food debit cards can be used anywhere that SNAP food benefits are accepted. In order to be accepted into the program and receive a food debit card, it is necessary to first apply at your local state-run office that facilitates the SNAP program: Hotline and Correspondence Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare P.O. Box 2675 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675 Phone: (717) 787-3119

FEATURED LOW INCOME ASSISTED PUBLIC HOUSING:

HUD HOUSING AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a National Customer Service Center that is staffed to address questions about public housing availability in your state. For current information about subsidized public housing call them at: 1-800-955-2232.

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TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE 

TANF is a federally sponsored program that works with your state to offer low income families temporary financial assistance, job training, and child care assistance. For more information visit or call: Cash Assistance/TANF 800-692-7462

PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL AID

If you are homeless and/or going through financial hardship, you may qualify to receive free or low-cost legal services. For more information click the title header above.

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Feeding America: Is one of the leading hunger-relief organizations providing food assistance for over 25 million low-income people across the country including children and seniors.

The Salvation Army: Assists children, women, elderly men, addicts and families through troubled times. Find a location near you.

Department of Veterans Affairs: Serves homeless veterans and their dependents.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI). These two programs help people with disabilities and financial assistance.

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