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An income maintenance program administered and funded entirely by the county that provides basic financial assistance for people who are indigent, usually adults who have no minor children in the home and are ineligible for any of the federally-funded cash grant programs. Services available through the program vary by jurisdiction, but may include cash allowances for qualifying individuals who have targeted special needs, emergency assistance in the form of temporary housing for people who are homeless and the means to return to the state of legal residence for people who are stranded.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Allegheny County Assistance Office - Alle-Kiski District - General Assistance (GA)This office serves Allegheny County residents. If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AlleghenyAllegheny County Assistance Office - Alle-Kiski DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
COMPASS - Information on Health and Human ServicesIf you want to find out if you qualify for Pennsylvania health and human services, apply for new benefits, finish your application or check your status, you're in the right place. By using COMPASS you can apply at any time during the day or night from home, a library or any location with Internet access. COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs including the following: - Health Care: Medical Assistance - Health Care: CHIP/adultBasic - Cash Assistance - Child Care Works Program - Food Stamps - Energy Assistance: LIHEAP - School Meals - Home and Community Based Services - Long Term Care - SelectPlan for WomenDauphin*Main Site (COMPASS)COMPASS
General Assistance (GA) - AdamsIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AdamsAdams County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - AlleghenyIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AlleghenyAllegheny County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - ArmstrongIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.ArmstrongArmstrong County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - BeaverIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.BeaverBeaver County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - BerksIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.BerksBerks County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - ButlerIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.ButlerButler County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - CambriaIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.CambriaCambria County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - CameronIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.CameronPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Cameron County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - CarbonIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.CarbonCarbon County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - ClarionIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.ClarionPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Clarion County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - ClearfieldIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.ClearfieldPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Clearfield County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - ElkIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.ElkPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Elk County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - Greater Pittsburgh EastIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AlleghenyGreater Pittsburgh East DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - GreeneIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.GreeneGreene County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - JeffersonIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.JeffersonPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Jefferson County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - LancasterIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.LancasterLancaster County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - LawrenceIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.LawrenceLawrence County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - LebanonIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.LebanonLebanon County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - LehighIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.LehighLehigh County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - McKeanIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.McKeanPennsylvania Department of Human Services - McKean County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - MercerIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.MercerMercer County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - NorthamptonIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.NorthamptonNorthampton County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - PotterIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.PotterPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Potter County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - SchuylkillIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.SchuylkillSchuylkill County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - Somerset CountyIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.SomersetSomerset County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - SoutheastIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AlleghenySoutheast DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - SouthernIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AlleghenySouthern DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - Three RiversIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AlleghenyThree Rivers DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance (GA) - YorkIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.YorkYork County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
General Assistance - Long Term and Independence Services DistrictIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.PhiladelphiaLong Term and Independent Services DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Indiana County Assistance Office General AssistanceIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.IndianaIndiana County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Crawford County Assistance Office - General AssistanceIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.CrawfordPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Crawford County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Erie County Assistance Office - General Assistance (GA)If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.EriePennsylvania Department of Human Services - Erie County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Forest County Assistance Office - General AssistanceIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.ForestPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Forest County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Venango County Assistance Office - General AssistanceIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.VenangoPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Venango County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Warren County Assistance Office - General AssistanceIf you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.WarrenPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Warren County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps - Emergency Financial AssistanceAssists eligible clients with emergency financial assistance. Service is available as funding permits. Does NOT assist with security deposits or first month's rent.LycomingSalvation Army USA / Williamsport CorpsSalvation Army USA Eastern Territory
Washington County Assistance Office - Donora District - General Assistance (GA)This office serves Washington County residents. If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.WashingtonWashington County Assistance Office - Donora DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Washington County Assistance Office - Washington - General Assistance (GA)If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.WashingtonWashington County Assistance Office - WashingtonPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Westmoreland County Assistance Office - Alle-Kiski District - General Assistance (GA)This office serves Westmoreland County residents. If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.AlleghenyWestmoreland County Assistance Office - Alle-Kiski DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Westmoreland County Assistance Office - Donora District - General Assistance (GA)This office serves Westmoreland County residents. If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.WashingtonWestmoreland County Assistance Office - Donora DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Westmoreland County Assistance Office - Greensburg District - General Assistance (GA)If you do not meet the requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and have permanent disabilities that prevent you from working, you may be able to receive GA benefits to help you.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Assistance Office - Greensburg DistrictPennsylvania Department of Human Services

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