Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)

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General Information
Description of AgencyGECAC is an anti-poverty agency for Erie County. Services are provided through four main operating divisions: Area Agency on Aging; Child Development; Education, Training & Community Services; and Workforce Development Services. Additional programs are provided through special projects such as Getting Ahead, a goal setting program for individuals living in poverty, and the Erie County Reentry Services and Support Alliance.
MissionGreater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) is Erie County’s designated community action agency formed to provide advocacy and diverse services directed toward the elimination of poverty and the causes of poverty. GECAC is dedicated to empowering individuals and families to improve their quality of life through the advancement of opportunity for education and training, the opportunity to work, and the opportunity to live in decency and dignity.
HistoryGECAC was incorporated in 1965 and designated by both the City and County of Erie as the community action agency for our community.
LocationErie
Geographic AreaPrimarily Erie County. Some programs serve surrounding counties of Crawford, Warren, Venango, Forest and Clarion.
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Client Information
Languages SpokenInterpretive services available.
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Availability
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameMrs. Georgia Del Freo
Contact's PositionVice President Operations
Contact's Phone814-459-4581
Contact's Emailgdelfreo@gecac.org
Physical Site Address 118 West 9th Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipErie, PA 16501
Main Phone814-459-4581
Hotline Phone800-769-2436
Emergency/After Hours PhoneProtective Service: 814-451-1520
Fax814-456-0161
Web Addresswww.gecac.org
 
Additional Information
Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/GECACErie
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)
Affiliated Programs: Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) - Central Office
Affiliated Services: Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Dollar Energy Fund Screening
Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Head Start and Youth Education
Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Housing and Utilities Assistance
Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Senior Centers