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    Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Affordable Housing - WM Housing - Lycoming CountyManage one general occupancy affordable housing complex, Williamsport NSA, and two affordable housing complexes for elderly residents, Williamsport Manor and Berkshire Manor. They accept Section 8 housing vouchers.LycomingAffordable Housing Program - WM HousingWM Housing Associates
    Allegheny County Bar Foundation - South Hills Legal ClinicProvides advice to individuals and families who are in need of various legal services. AlleghenyAllegheny County Bar Association Lawyer ReferralAllegheny County Bar Association
    Allegheny County Family Court Pro Se ProgramSelf-Represented Litigants, or parties choosing to access the court on their own behalf or without an attorney, may utilize the services of the Self-Help Center (SHC). The SHC is located on the first floor of the Family Law Center and is open every day court is open beginning at 8:30 am. The last client is seen at 3:30pm. The SHC offers options counseling, with a court employed Options Counselor, as well as referral to the Legal Advice Clinic. Options Counselors will provide a party with procedural information regarding his/her case in order to allow the party to determine how he/she would like to proceed. Options Counselors will not provide legal advice or instruct a party as to what he/she should do. Any Self-Represented Litigant may utilize the services of the Options Counselor regardless of income. The Legal Advice Clinic is staffed by volunteer attorneys from the Allegheny County Bar Association and law students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Duquesne University School of Law. The Legal Advice Clinic offers legal counseling and advice to parties that meet the financial eligibility guidelines and are referred by the Self-Help Center. Parties that do not meet the financial eligibility guidelines may still utilize the services of the Options Counselor.AlleghenyAllegheny County Family Court Pro Se ProgramUnified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
    Center for Community Resources - SSVFProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    ButlerHome and School SupportsCenter for Community Resources Butler County
    Chariots of HopeChariots of Hope, a nonprofit organization, has been established for the purpose of collecting used wheelchairs. The donated wheelchairs are then repaired and distributed, at no cost to the recipient, to those in need. Visit their website to request or donate a wheelchair. Chariots of HopeChariots of Hope
    Clinton County Dental Clinic - Dental ClinicVolunteers provide dental services to residents of Clinton County who do not have insurance or have the Medical Access cards.ClintonClinton County Dental ClinicClinton County Dental Clinic
    Community Action Partnership of Mercer County - Supportive Services for Veterans Families ProgramProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Under this program, CAPMC aims to improve very low-income Veteran families’ housing stability in Mercer County. CAPMC will provide eligible Veterans and their families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    In addition, veterans may also be eligible for time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help them and their families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    MercerCommunity Action Partnership of Mercer County - HousingCommunity Action Partnership of Mercer County
    CornerstoneThe Cornerstone Housing Support Center assists Beaver County residents in finding the resources they need and is committed to providing reliable information and services to the community. Services available include:
    • Assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness,
    • Utility Assistance,
    • Displaced residents emergency motel program,
    • Consumer Education,
    • Supportive Housing Program for individuals and families with disabilities who have exhausted all other housing options,
    • Fair Housing,
    • Supportive Services for Veterans Families.
    BeaverCornerstoneCornerstone
    Cornerstone - Supportive Services for Veteran FamiliesProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    BeaverCornerstoneCornerstone
    Cumberland/Perry Nurse-Family PartnershipThe Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women having their first baby. A nurse will provide weekly or bi-weekly home visitation services throughout the pregnancy and will continue until the baby is two years old. The nurse can assist with the mother's specific needs, like helping her to understand her health and her baby's health, making the home a safe place, involving family and friends, and receiving information on community services.CumberlandSadler Health Center CorporationSadler Health Center Corporation
    Danville Head Start - Pre-schoolHead Start/Pre-K Counts offers pre-school age children and their families the building blocks needed to develop skills that lead to success in school and throughout life.MontourDanville Head Start - ProgramDanville Head Start
    Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education -Civil Rights ClinicDuquesne University School of Law's Civil Rights Clinic is a year-long in-house clinic that engages in civil rights litigation and advocacy. Students participate in weekly training sessions addressing the applicable substantive and procedural law. Beyond the classroom, students are trained in case intake and interviewing, client counseling, fact investigation, case analysis, negotiation, research, and drafting of complaints and documents. A leading referral source for cases is the Pittsburgh Chapter of the NAACP. In this innovative partnership, NAACP staff and volunteers work with the clinic students and the supervising attorneys to create a comprehensive intake and referral system for civil rights and other legal complaints. Students prepare and conduct training sessions for the NAACP on the application of a refined and systematized intake and referral process. Any potentially viable civil rights complaints identified through this process will be referred to the CBR Clinic or when necessary to other appropriate sources for assistance. The civil rights clinic works with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP on matters involving employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and civil rights advocacy.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
    Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Family Law ClinicStudents in the Family Law Clinic work under the supervision of a family law attorney to represent income-qualified clients with cases involving domestic abuse, divorce settlement, child support, and child custody. Students have opportunities to fully engage in client representation under Pennsylvania's student practice rules in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. The clinic provides live-client experiences and teaches students the skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiation, drafting pleadings, and advocating before the court. The Family Law Clinic assists income-qualified clients with cases involving domestic abuse, divorce settlement, conservtorships, child support, and child custody, among other family law issues.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
    Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Federal Litigation ClinicThe Education Law Clinic provides legal services to assist youths in navigating school disciplinary, suspension, and expulsion hearings as well as alternative education placements. Referrals cone from family court as well as the Juvenile Defender Clinic.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
    Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Unemployment Compensation ClinicThe Unemployment Compensation Clinic focuses on unemployment compensation matters for low-income clients. Students receive valuable training in litigation skills for direct application in their representation of unemployment compensation clients. Each unemployment compensation case gives students experience in client interviewing, case preparation, direct and cross-examination, application of the rules of evidence, and oral presentation before a referee. All students represent multiple clients over the course of the clinic and therefore have the opportunity to develop and hone their trial advocacy skills. The Unemployment Compensation Clinic assists low-income clients with unemployment compensation matters including voluntary quit, willful misconduct, overpayment, offsets, seasonal work and eligibility issues.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
    Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Veterans ClinicThe Veterans Clinic assists veterans charged with non-violent offenses adjudicated through the Allegheny County Veterans Court program. The students prepare and present cases for disposition in the Court of Common Pleas and stay in touch with veterans to ensure they are following court-ordered substance abuse or mental health treatment plans offered as alternatives to incarceration. The program is one of the first criminal law veterans clinics in the country.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
    Fair Market Rentals - Lycoming Housing FinanceLycoming Housing Finance offers several locations that are deemed fair market rentals, units for which your rent does not change if your income changes. Units include stove, hood range, refrigerator, dishwasher and central air conditioning. They have on site laundry facilities unless otherwise stated. All residents have 24-hour emergency access to maintenance staff.LycomingLycoming Housing Finance - Fair Market ProgramLycoming Housing Authority
    Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) - Lycoming HousingThis federally funded program is offered for residents receiving public housing or Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. An FSS Coordinator works closely with participants, helping them to set and complete goals within a maximum of five years. During this time, as income increases through goals being met, rent increases as well. The difference between the rent paid when starting the program and the new rent they are required to pay is placed in a savings account for them. If they meet all goals in the time allotted, and become free of public assistance programs, the money is theirs to keep. If goals are not met, the money reverts back to rent.LycomingLycoming Housing Authority - Public Housing Social Services ProgramLycoming Housing Authority
    FOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America— offering job training and placement, housing, and feeding programs, as well as other human services to the homeless and working poor of America. FOCUS has grown into a vibrant and strong organization with eight flagship FOCUS Centers across the country and a dedicated volunteer corps of more than 6,000 people, with service outreach programs planned for 29 cities. FOCUS Pittsburgh’s offices are located on Centre Avenue in the Hill District. AlleghenyFOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS North America
    Housing Authority of the City of Erie - Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency ProgramAssists families in increasing their earned income to decrease their reliance on welfare and subsidized housing.ErieHousing Authority of the City of ErieHousing Authority of the City of Erie
    Hudson Street ApartmentsResidents of Hudson Street are responsible to care for their own apartment and must be employed or engaged in meaningful activity. This small apartment complex is a community in and of itself as these "neighbors" share in birthdays, cookouts, and other community events. This housing is income based. DauphinPaxton MinistriesPaxton Ministries
    Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Homemaker/Chore ServicesProvides low income elderly and/or disabled households with in-home services (such as light housekeeping and laundry), grass cutting, and/or snow removal services in order to assist them in remaining in their own home.LawrenceLawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community ServicesLawrence County Community Action Partnership
    LIHEAP (Energy Assistance, Utility Help, Crisis Program) - LycomingThe Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Customers do not need to have an unpaid bill to qualify and do not need to be public assistance recipients. The deadline for applications has been extended until April 26, 2013.LycomingLycoming County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
    Paxton Street HomePersonal care services include three meals a day, weekly linen service and 24 hour staffing. Medication monitoring, room care assistance and other help with daily living tasks are provided to our residents that need such services. Residents are free to come and go as they please, as we have a very relaxed enviroment. We are not a nursing home, and residents must be able to care for their own physical needs such as bathing. There is a waiting list for admissions.DauphinPaxton MinistriesPaxton Ministries
    Pittsburgh Community Services Neighborhood Safety Program - CityPCSI distributes Home Safety Products to eligible households in need. These products include: Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, Surge Protectors, Space Heaters and Flashlights.AlleghenyPittsburgh Community ServicesPittsburgh Community Services
    Public Housing - Lycoming Housing AuthorityProvides decent, affordable, and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing ranges from single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly persons.LycomingLycoming Housing Authority - Public Housing ProgramLycoming Housing Authority
    Resident Training Toward Success (RTTS) - Lycoming HousingThis program is targeted toward residents of Lycoming Housing Authority Public Housing who want to improve their employability by learning new skills. The maintenance program works with individuals who are paired with work crews to learn the maintenance process and develop mechanical skills. The program consists of 168 on-site training hours. Upon completion, the resident receives a stipend credit toward their rent. Lycoming Housing also teaches workplace etiquette such as punctuality, appropriate business dress, interpersonal skills, and working with the public.LycomingLycoming Housing Authority - Public Housing Social Services ProgramLycoming Housing Authority
    Salvation Army - Pathway of HopeProvides intensive case management, focusing on client specific goals with the intention of breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty for families with at least one child under age 18. Provides financial literacy component for all household members Pastoral Care is provided upon client request and is available at any time.BerksSalvation Army - ReadingSalvation Army - Reading
    Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps - Fuel Payment AssistanceHelps local families with emergency needs. Depending on funding, they will help with oil or gas bill payments.LycomingSalvation Army USA / Williamsport CorpsSalvation Army USA Eastern Territory
    Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps - Rent Payment AssistanceHelps local families with emergency needs. Depending on funding, they will help with rent payments or mortgage payments. DOES NOT ASSIST WITH SECURITY DEPOSIT OR FIRST MONTH'S RENT. They also provide mentoring for financial issues. *Receive quarterly funding through the (Homeless Assistance Program) HAP program.LycomingSalvation Army USA / Williamsport CorpsSalvation Army USA Eastern Territory
    Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps - Utility Payment AssistanceHelps local families with emergency needs. Depending on funding, they will help with an electric or gas bill payments.LycomingSalvation Army USA / Williamsport CorpsSalvation Army USA Eastern Territory
    Salvation Army Work Clothing AssistanceThe PA Working Wardrobe Program provides clothing assistance to help individuals succeed in the workplace. Clients receive the individual attention of a personal clothing consultant who spends about an hour with the client to make sure that he or she looks the best at a job interview, first day on the job or in training. PA Working Wardrobe helps you with items needed to start employment or participate in a training program such as:
    • Clothing
    • Shoes
    • Hoisery and undergarments
    • accessories such as jewelry and purses, as available
    • hair and make up tips, as available
    LycomingSalvation Army USA / Williamsport CorpsSalvation Army USA Eastern Territory
    Son Light House - Food PantryDistributes food to those in need who meet the eligibility requirements. They are open every other week; registered clients can come once per month. In the case of a disaster, food is distributed to victims without regard to income limits.LycomingSon Light House - Social Outreach MinistriesSon Light House
    Telephone Assistance Programs - LycomingPrograms to lower the cost of telephone bills for eligible customers of qualified telephone services.LycomingLycoming County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Elder Law ClinicStudents provide free legal services to low-income older adults (aged 60+) and/or clients’ family members. Services focus on advance planning for incapacity (including Powers of Attorney and Living Wills), simple estate planning, guardianship and related matters, Medical Assistance for long term care, settlement of estates with limited assets/small estates, and grand-parenting issues. Students also provide community presentations on elder law issues.AlleghenyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of LawUniversity of Pittsburgh
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Environmental Law ClinicWorking largely in the areas of water quality, water rights, mining, solid waste disposal, and land use, the Environmental Law Clinic represents low-income clients in matters ranging from legislative drafting to litigation to client counseling.AlleghenyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of LawUniversity of Pittsburgh
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Family Law ClinicThe Family Law clinic assists indigent pro se litigants with family-law issues primarily involving custody, child support, and paternity, as well as secondary family-law issues.AlleghenyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of LawUniversity of Pittsburgh
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Health Law ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law Health Law Clinic serves low-income individuals with health-related legal problems, including ones that prevent them from working and/or result in their losing access to health care.AlleghenyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of LawUniversity of Pittsburgh
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Taxpayer ClinicThe clinic gives free legal help to persons, based upon their level of income, who have federal income tax problems or need federal income tax advice. Dealing with the clinic will not affect taxpayers’ rights before the IRS. The clinic provides free advice and assistance for:
    • Income tax returns being examined by the IRS;
    • IRS tax-collection problems;
    • Tax cases pending before the United States Tax Court.
    Working under the supervision of experienced tax attorneys, the clinic’s students assist in all aspects of delivering legal services to low-income taxpayers in disputes with the IRS. Students engage in interviewing, counseling, research, drafting, and negotiation with the IRS calendar and the disposition of the cases taken. In addition to working with clients, students meet for weekly case-review sessions.
    AlleghenyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of LawUniversity of Pittsburgh
    USDA Rural Housing and Community Facilities Loans and Grants - Lycoming County OfficeHousing and Community Facilities Programs helps rural communities and individuals by providing loans and grants for housing and community facilities. They provide funding for single family homes, apartments for low-income persons or the elderly, housing for farm laborers, childcare centers, fire and police stations, hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, schools, and much more. They offer home loans with no down payment required to eligible applicants buying or building an eligible home in rural Pennsylvania.LycomingUSDA Rural Development - Lycoming County OfficeUSDA Rural Development - Pennsylvania Office
    USDA Rural Repair and Rehabilitation Loans and Grants - Lycoming County OfficeThe Very Low-Income Housing Repair program provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their dwellings or to remove health and safety hazards. Section 504 Loan and Grant Program helps qualifying applicants repair, improve, and/or modernize a home, make it safe and sanitary, or remove health and safety hazards. Both programs provide funds to make such major repairs or renovations as removing electrical and fire hazards, replacing roofing, installing or improving water and waste-water disposal systems, installing insulation and heating and cooling systems, and making homes accessible for people with disabilities.LycomingUSDA Rural Development - Lycoming County OfficeUSDA Rural Development - Pennsylvania Office
    West End Christian Community Center - West End Food PantryFood pantry serving Williamsport and the surrounding area. Participants may come once per month for food.LycomingWest End Christian Community Center - West End Food PantryWest End Christian Community Center
    Westmoreland County Food Bank - Community MealsClick here to see the list of soup kitchens affiliated with the Westmoreland County Food Bank.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Community MealsWestmoreland County Food Bank

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