Pennsylvania residents have access to emergency assistance programs. One of the leading agencies to contact for help is your local Salvation Army center. They administer a number of financial programs that can assist people with paying for their basic needs, bills, rent and housing costs. In addition, case managers will work with families to ensure they gain self-sufficiency over the long term. Find more information on the various emergency assistance services offered in Pennsylvania below.
Utility, heating, and energy bill assistance is provided by the HeatShare program. The Salvation Army provides Pennsylvania families assistance with paying utility bills from that program and limited amounts of cash assistance. The program is targeted at those households that have received a disconnection notice from their energy company. Their social service caseworkers help families and individuals pay their utility and electric bills in order to get through an emergency crisis. A phone line has been set up to take requests and applications, and that number is 1-800-842-7279.
Free meals, groceries, and food assistance is provided year round to families across the state. Hot meals and other perishable food is passed out to those in need at your local Service and Worship Centers. In addition, the Salvation Army will partner with other grocery stores, such as Giant Eagle, to offer a service known as Round-Up for the Hungry which can distribute fresh food to low income and other needy families.
Medical Assistance can be facilitated as many Salvation Army branches across Pennsylvania have information on local community clinics and dental centers. The locations can usually provide free, yet high quality health care to low-income individuals, the uninsured and families within the community. Most of the services and medications are provided at no cost to the family. They also have a partnership with Vision USA & Dental Care.
Salvation Army run thrift stores in Pennsylvania can offer clothing assistance and household items for free or at a reduced cost to qualified families. The centers are open to the general public, regardless of a households income. Some of the programs, such as free back to school supplies, are only for working poor families with children.
The Salvation Army also offers vouchers for people who need high quality clothing items for work or job training, or those families who are dealing with a financial need or disaster. Some locations in Pennsylvania may also have free school supplies. Vouchers for household items and personal hygiene items are also available to families and individuals. An appointment is usually needed to request vouchers for clothing or in order to get help with school supplies.
Transportation Assistance can be obtained by applying for gasoline money or bus cards. These services are offered to those individuals in need of transportation assistance for work or medical reasons. An appointment is necessary to request transportation assistance.
Holiday assistance is administered too. Some of the Pennsylvania programs are known as Project Bundle-Up, Adopt-a-Family, Holiday Dinners, Treasures for Children, and Operation Toy Lift programs. Most of the holiday meals and gifts are provided by donations and generous people across the community. Many individuals an businesses actively participate and make someone's Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas holiday better. Thousands of people across Pennsylvania are able to receive gifts for their children, clothing items, and other aid around the major holidays.
The Salvation Army: Western Pennsylvania Division
700 N. Bell Avenue, Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106
Tel: (412) 446-1500
The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division
701 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Tel: (215) 787-2800
This is the main center for the eastern part of the state. The location coordinates emergency assistance, food, and other aid in partnership with local Corp Centers and non-profits.
514 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 15001-0615
Allegheny County Operations
Salvation Army phone number - (412) 394-4823
Allentown (Temple), Pennsylvania
810 West Turner Street, Allentown, PA 18102
144 North 8th Street, Allentown, PA 18101
Several other locations operate in the region. Find additional locations in Allentown County.
1813 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 942-8104, 944-9919, or click more information.
Beaver Falls, PA
Location - 414 16th Street, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010-0010
The Salvation Army supports low income families in Beaver Falls and Lawrence. Programs include emergency rent, food, case management and more. Read Beaver Falls Salvation Army assistance programs.
320 West Second Street, Berwick, Pennsylvania 18603
Call (570) 759-1214 for an appointment.
Bethlehem (Temple), PA
Location - 521 Pembroke Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Main office 409 S. Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512
300 Holland Avenue, Braddock, Pennsylvania 15104-0238
(412) 271-2407, 2408
21 Kennedy Street, Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701-0314
Call for financial assistance - (814) 368-7012-7834
Bucks County region
215 Appletree Dr, Levittown, dial (215) 945-0717
Several low income and emergency assistance programs (such as free food, shelter, and more) are administered from this center and other local Salvation Army offices. Learn more.
Main office address - 313 W. Cunningham Street, Butler, PA 16003-0389
For information, dial (724) 287-5532 or try 7273.
The Family Center helps low income children, senior citizens, and the homeless among others. There may be grants for paying heating bills, a thrift store, and clothing vouchers among other resources. Read Butler County Salvation Army social services.
20 East Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013-0309
Phone - (717) 249-1411, 8894
Holiday meals, including food baskets at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are provided. Clothing, gifts for children, and other low income programs are offered from this Pennsylvania Salvation location. This location supports Cumberland and nearby regions. Click more information.
Carnegie (Chartiers Valley Corps), PA
505 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106
159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
(717) 264-6169, 7222, 0799
Main office address - 151 W. 15th Street, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Call (610) 874-4266, 4267, 4280, or click here for more details.
This community center provides support to qualified low income families. Free food, school supplies, and help at Christmas is available based on donations. Financial aid for paying expenses such as heating costs or security deposits is limited, but referrals are available. More on Delaware County Salvation Army services.
119 Byer Street, Clearfield, PA 16830-0987
Telephone - (814) 765-4981
If you are faced with an eviction or a utility disconnection, or if you are out of heating oil, then call for referrals or financial aid.
669 E. Lincoln Hwy., Coatsville, Pennsylvania 19320
(610) 384-2954, 384-1141
Address: 127 W. Washington Street, Corry, PA 16407-0316
22 North Ninth Street, Darby, PA 19023
Address - 119 S. Jared Street, DuBois, Pennsylvania 15801-0246
(814) 371-5320, 3720
East Stroudsburg, PA
Apply for help at 226 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
(570) 421-3050, 3091, 3094
This Salvation Army center, and other partner organizations, provide resources to all of Monroe County. More details.
Main address: 1110 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18044
Phone number is (610) 258-9531
Additional offices are in Northhampton County. Click additional details.
Ellwood City, PA
509 Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117-0289
(724) 752-3059, 9069
Erie (Hispanic) PA
1022 Liberty Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16502
Phone number is (814) 454-6497
Services are offered in Spanish as well as English. Job training and ESL classes may be available.
1022 Liberty Street, Erie, PA 16502
Resources include Christmas assistance, free clothing, and funds for paying heating bills in a crisis. Several other programs are administered as well by the Salvation Army in Westmoreland and Erie County.
302 13th Street, Franklin, Pennsylvania 16323-0008
131 East Otterman Street, Greensburg, PA 15601-0945
288 Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125-0709
1122 Green Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102
Dial for emergency assistance - (717) 233-6755
Serves the capital district of Dauphin County. Emergency rental assistance, grants for utility bills, gasoline vouchers, and referrals are offered. Also stop by for spiritual guidance and a helping hand. More on Harrisburg Salvation Army programs.
356 W. Broad Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18201
(570) 454-1631, 5139
Homestead (Steel Valley)
104 E. Ninth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120-0395
Phone - (412) 461-2460, 2468
The Salvation Army, RD 4, Box 206A
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652
635 Water Street, Indiana, PA 15701-0525
1100 Clay Avenue, Ext., Jeannette, Pennsylvania 15644-0028
Telephone number to dial is (724) 523-3120, 527-1508
576 Vine Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15907-0968
(814) 539-3110 or another number is 535-1639
The center supports the working poor and seniors in Cambria County. Programs include a low cost thrift store, information on loans for bills or rent, free school supplies, job counseling, and more. Continue Salvation Army programs in Cambria.
205 So. Jefferson Street, Kittanning, PA 16201-2413
Telephone - (724) 543-6622
The Family Center provides numerous social services for families living in poverty. The Salvation Army will serve meals, offer food boxes, housing, and more. Click more Armstrong County Salvation Army assistance programs.
131 S. Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Telephone - (717) 397-7565
131 S. Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Dial (717) 397-7565. Or read more.
1420 Ridge Avenue, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650-0856
(724) 537-6300, 6154, 6158, 6159
1031 Guilford Street, Lebanon, PA 17046
(717) 273-2655, 1031
The Salvation Army center offers numerous services, advice, job training and more. Programs include free food, clothing, and basic needs such as clothing. Shelter is also administered. Continue.
215 Appletree Drive, Levittown, PA 19058-0824
Call for winter coats for children, or gifts and toys from the Angel Tree program.
9 South Dorcas Street, Lewistown, PA 17044
Call the Salvation Army at (717) 248-8338
Lock Haven, PA
119 E. Church Street, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745
821 Walnut Street, McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15134-0337
(412) 673-6627, 678-1505
1087 Park Avenue, Meadville, PA 16335-3105
Address - 133 So. Erie Street, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137
Location - 30 Center Street, Milton, Pennsylvania 17847
Emergency food boxes, canned goods, and financial aid is offered. The location is committed to helping families, children, and others break the cycle of poverty. Sign up for classes for employment or job training.
Monessen Salvation Army location
308 Schoonmaker Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062-0284
240 West Grant Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101
(724) 652-7921, 658-4357
When faced with a hardship or crisis, that is not of your doing, then this Salvation Army location may be able to assist. Material goods like clothing or household products may be offered for free. Or inquire into homeless prevention/rent assistance.
Address - 1101 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, Pennsylvania 15068-0317
Call - (724) 335-7620, 7221
533 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19404-0308
Main number is (610) 275-4183
Case managers can help seniors and the working poor. Get information on everything from the Angel Tree Christmas program to meals for families with children. Financial aid may be provided too. More on Salvation Army assistance programs Montgomery County.
Oil City, Pennsylvania
217 Sycamore Street, Oil City, PA 16301-0282
(814) 677-2789 (Corps Bldg)/(814) 677-4056 (Office)
301 West Main Street, Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Philadelphia has several Salvation Army centers in the city and county. The centers focus on seniors, low income families with children, and the disabled. Various forms of assistance are provided. Services include free food, Christmas assistance, funds for paying rent or utilities, and transitional housing. The main offices are below. Find more Philadelphia Salvation Army financial resources.
Families from the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County region can contact the Salvation Army. Case workers and volunteers will help the needy apply for help. Social workers will also provide ongoing support, including employment assistance and counseling. Continue.
137 King Street, Pottstown, PA. 19464
(610) 326-1621, 3341
Address - 400 Sanderson Street, Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901
Phone - (570) 622-5252, 1169
229 West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5530, 4401
Reading (Temple), Pennsylvania
301 So. Fifth Street, Reading, PA 19603-1099
Reading (Citadel), PA
301 So. Fifth Street, Reading PA 19603-1099
These, and other Salvation Army centers, can help families in Berks County. Assistance available includes food, holiday meals, shelter, and housing. Case management is also provided. Click details.
Ridgway, PA (Under supervision of DuBois Corps)
245 Main Street, Ridgway, Pennsylvania 15853
Rochester Salvation Army Center
221 W. Washington Street, Rochester, PA 15074-0071
Address - 500 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505
Telephone number - (570) 344-9878, 9280
The centers supports families across Lackawanna County. Basic needs, such as free clothing vouchers, are combined with case management, Adopt a Family holiday assistance or heating bill help for low income residents. Find Scranton and Lackawanna County Salvation Army programs.
1300 West Spruce Street, Coal Twp, PA 17866
Call (570) 644-0486, 0487
660 Fisher Hill, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146-0629
Telephone numbers - (724) 347-5537, 5538. They cover all of Mercer County. More information.
State College, Pennsylvania
3091 Enterprise Drive; Ste. 100, State College, Pennsylvania 16801
(814) 861-1785; 867-2515
Some of the cities supported include Bellefonte and other towns. Learn more on Salvation Army in Centre County.
40 S. Fourth Street, Sunbury, PA 17801-0254
Phone number of Salvation Army - (570) 286-4131
105 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252
209 Corbet Street, Tarentum, PA 15084-1814
Dial (724) 224-6310
32 W. Fayette Street, Uniontown, PA 15401-1025
Volunteers and staff distribute food, hot meals, and coordinate housing and shelter. The homebound and seniors may also receive a free home delivered meal or a ride to a doctor appointment. Other resources are provided as well. Read more information.
Address is 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA 16365
60 E. Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301-0246
131 West First Street, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370
Call - (724) 852-1479
West Chester, PA
101 E. Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380
Salvation Army branch phone number - (610) 696-8746, 8747
214 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston, Pennsylvania 18643
17 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Dial (570) 824-8741, 8742
To learn more on services offered, click here.
457 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
The Salvation Army of Lycoming County can provide referrals and emergency financial assistance. Vouchers may be offered for food or clothing as well as rental assistance. More Williamsport Salvation Army.
Address: 257 E. South Street, York, Pennsylvania 17403
These are the two primary Salvation Army centers for York County. A number of social service programs are administered. Call them for free food, clothing, and school supplies. Financial assistance may be offered for rent, transportation, or heating bills. Learn more.
York (Citadel), PA
50 East King Street, York, Pennsylvania 17401
Dial - (717) 848-2364
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