|Affordable Housing - WM Housing - Lycoming County||Manage 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.||Lycoming||Affordable Housing Program - WM Housing||WM Housing Associates|
|Allegheny County Family Court Pro Se Program||Self-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.||Allegheny||Allegheny County Family Court Pro Se Program||Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania|
|Center for Community Resources - SSVF||Provides 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:|
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.
- Health care services
- Daily living services
- Personal financial planning services
- Transportation services
- Fiduciary and payee services
- Legal services
- Child care services
- Housing counseling services
|Butler||Home and School Supports||Center for Community Resources|
|Chariots of Hope||Chariots 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 Hope||Chariots of Hope|
|Community Action Partnership of Mercer County - Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program||Provides 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:|
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.
- Health care services
- Daily living services
- Personal financial planning services
- Transportation services
- Fiduciary and payee services
- Legal services
- Child care services
- Housing counseling services
|Mercer||Community Action Partnership of Mercer County - Housing||Community Action Partnership of Mercer County |
|Cumberland/Perry Nurse-Family Partnership||The 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.||Cumberland||Sadler Health Center Corporation||Sadler Health Center Corporation|
|Danville Head Start - Pre-school||Head 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.||Montour||Danville Head Start - Program||Danville Head Start|
|Dental Clinic - Clinton County Dental Clinic||Volunteers provide dental services to residents of Clinton County who do not have insurance or have the Medical Access cards.||Clinton||Clinton County Dental Clinic||Clinton County Dental Clinic|
|Duquesne University School of Law - Civil Rights Clinic||Duquesne 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.||Allegheny||Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education||Duquesne University|
|Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Family Law Clinic||Students 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.||Allegheny||Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education||Duquesne University|
|Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Federal Litigation Clinic||Provides legal services to assist youths in navigating school disciplinary, suspension, and expulsion hearings as well as alternative education placements. Referrals come from family court as well as the Juvenile Defender Clinic.||Allegheny||Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education||Duquesne University|
|Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Unemployment Compensation Clinic||The 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.||Allegheny||Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education||Duquesne University|
|Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education - Veterans Clinic||The 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.||Allegheny||Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education||Duquesne University|
|Fair Market Rentals - Lycoming Housing Finance||Lycoming 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.||Lycoming||Lycoming Housing Finance - Fair Market Program||Lycoming Housing Authority|
|Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) - Lycoming Housing||This 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.||Lycoming||Lycoming Housing Authority - Public Housing Social Services Program||Lycoming Housing Authority|
|FOCUS Pittsburgh||FOCUS (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.
||Allegheny||FOCUS Pittsburgh||FOCUS North America|
|Fuel Payment Assistance - Salvation Army Williamsport||Assists households with with emergency fuel needs. Depending on availability of funding, they will help with oil or gas bill payments.||Lycoming||Salvation Army Williamsport - Social Services||Salvation Army Williamsport|
|Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity - Home Ownership Assistance||Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
||Lycoming||Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity||Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity|
|Housing Authority of the City of Erie - Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program||Assists families in increasing their earned income to decrease their reliance on welfare and subsidized housing.||Erie||Housing Authority of the City of Erie||Housing Authority of the City of Erie|
|Hudson Street Apartments||Residents 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.
||Dauphin||Paxton Ministries||Paxton Ministries |
|Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Homemaker/Chore Services||Provides 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.||Lawrence||Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community Services||Lawrence County Community Action Partnership|
|Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Legal Services (Bristol)||Provides services in civil cases and small claims dealing with consumer issues (bankruptcy, foreclosures), housing, abuse, elder law, custody and public benefits. Pro bono programs available.||Bucks||Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania- Bristol||Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)|
|LIHEAP (Energy Assistance, Utility Help, Crisis Program) - Lycoming||The 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.||Lycoming||Lycoming County Assistance Office||Pennsylvania Department of Human Services|
|Northern Tier Community Action Corporation - Potter County Homeless Prevention Program||Provide case management with financial assistance for qualified low-income families affected by the reduction of available rentals and increased rental costs impacted by the Marcellus drilling in Potter County.||Cameron||Northern Tier Community Action Corporation||Northern Tier Community Action Corporation|
|PA Work Wear Clothing Assistance - Salvation Army Williamsport||Assistance with interview or work clothing for individuals to wear to an interview or start new employment.||Lycoming||Salvation Army Williamsport - Social Services||Salvation Army Williamsport|
|Paxton Street Home||Personal 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 environment. 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.||Dauphin||Paxton Ministries||Paxton Ministries |
|Pittsburgh Community Services Neighborhood Safety Program - City||PCSI 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.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Community Services||Pittsburgh Community Services|
|Public Housing - Lycoming Housing Authority||Provides 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.||Lycoming||Lycoming Housing Authority - Public Housing Program||Lycoming Housing Authority|
|Rental Assistance - Salvation Army Williamsport||Assists families who have a current eviction notice. This assistance does not pay for security deposits or first month's rent. Assistance is subject to availability of funds.||Lycoming||Salvation Army Williamsport - Social Services||Salvation Army Williamsport|
|Resident Training Toward Success (RTTS) - Lycoming Housing||This 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.||Lycoming||Lycoming Housing Authority - Public Housing Social Services Program||Lycoming Housing Authority|
|Section 8 Housing - Lycoming Housing Finance||The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, elderly, and disabled people to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual. Participants are able to find their own housing, including single family homes, townhouses, and apartments.
The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing communities. A family or individual who has been issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the voucher program. This unit may include the family’s present residence. Rental units must meet acceptable standards of health and safety and fall within reasonable rental costs, as determined by HUD regulations.
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Lycoming Housing Authority on the behalf of the participating family. The family is responsible to pay the difference between the actual rent charge by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.
||Lycoming||Lycoming Housing Finance - Section 8 Tenant-Based Program||Lycoming Housing Authority|
|Son Light House - Food Pantry||Distributes 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. Serves the south-east part of Lycoming County; does NOT serve City of Williamsport.||Lycoming||Son Light House - Social Outreach Ministries||Son Light House|
|STEP, Inc. - Weatherization Services Clinton County||A federally funded program designed to help eligible residents reduce their home energy costs. Homeowners and renters are eligible. Weatherization measures are performed on houses, apartments, and mobile homes. An eligible client may be weatherized twice, but only once in the same dwelling.||Clinton||STEP, Inc. - Housing Options Pathway||STEP, Inc.|
|STEP, Inc. - Weatherization Services Lycoming County||A federally funded program designed to help eligible residents reduce their home energy costs. Homeowners and renters are eligible. Weatherization measures are performed on houses, apartments, and mobile homes. An eligible client may be weatherized twice, but only once in the same dwelling.||Lycoming||STEP, Inc. - Housing Options Pathway||STEP, Inc.|
|Telephone Assistance Programs - Lycoming||Programs to lower the cost of telephone bills for eligible customers of qualified telephone services.||Lycoming||Lycoming County Assistance Office||Pennsylvania Department of Human Services|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Elder Law Clinic||Students 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.||Allegheny||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||University of Pittsburgh|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Environmental Law Clinic||Working 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.||Allegheny||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||University of Pittsburgh|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Family Law Clinic||The 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.||Allegheny||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||University of Pittsburgh|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Health Law Clinic||University 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.||Allegheny||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||University of Pittsburgh|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Taxpayer Clinic||The 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:|
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.
- Income tax returns being examined by the IRS;
- IRS tax-collection problems;
- Tax cases pending before the United States Tax Court.
|Allegheny||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||University of Pittsburgh|
|USDA Rural Housing and Community Facilities Loans and Grants - Lycoming County Office||Housing 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.||Lycoming||United States Department of Agriculture - Lycoming County Service Center||United States Department of Agriculture|
|USDA Rural Repair and Rehabilitation Loans and Grants - Lycoming County Office||The 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.||Lycoming||United States Department of Agriculture - Lycoming County Service Center||United States Department of Agriculture|
|Utility Assistance - Salvation Army Williamsport||Assistance for families with minor children residing in a household with a current utility shut-off notice; electric, gas, oil and water. Assistance is based on availability of funding.||Lycoming||Salvation Army Williamsport - Social Services||Salvation Army Williamsport|
|West End Christian Community Center - West End Food Pantry||A State & Federal Food Program for eligible people living between 7th Ave. in Williamsport & Linden (East to West)
and between Duboistown/Newberry to Ralston (South to North). Qualified clients receive food once every 30 days, on First 4 Thursdays each month 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
||Lycoming||West End Christian Community Center - Community Ministries||West End Christian Community Center|
|Westmoreland County Food Bank - Community Meals||Click here to see the list of soup kitchens affiliated with the Westmoreland County Food Bank.||Westmoreland||Westmoreland County Community Meals||Westmoreland County Food Bank|