Catholic Charities supports families in Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, and Washington County Pennsylvania. A number of programs and social services may be able to assist low income and other qualified families with making it through an emergency or short term hardship.
Assistance programs fall under Safety Net & Stability Services. This resource was created by Catholic Charities and it has helped thousands of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and surrounding county families over the years.
Many people are faced with difficult times in this challenging economic environment. So Catholic Charities administers comprehensive services and assistance programs for low income families and individuals. The resources may offer short term financial assistance while trying to stop and reverse the cycle of poverty. Limited amounts of financial assistance can help with paying utility bills, rent and other expenses. An application process is in place, and various qualifications need to be met, including income levels.
Referrals are also offered by Catholic Charities. Social workers can refer people to programs, public aid and non-profits that operate in Allegheny, Washington County, and other regions. Information and referrals can be provided for clothing closets, food banks, rent/mortgage payment assistance, or mental health counseling.
Disaster relief or assistance is administered. A number of people apply for help dealing with floods, fire, or some other natural disaster. Pregnancy and parenting support is offered in any county.
Catholic Charity Senior Services provide elderly, senior and their immediate families with information about government programs and community resources. Volunteers and full time staff can connect senior citizens and older adults to other local non-profits or parish-based volunteers. Throughout this process you can get assistance with paying for basic needs in an emergency, expenses and bills.
Additional Supportive Services include help with understanding and obtaining health insurance, transportation, long-term care ombudsman program, and support groups.
Shelter, transitional housing, and rent help is offered by the Safe Harbor Program. The Catholic Charity program can provide temporary accommodations, housing and supportive services to homeless individuals, people faced with eviction and families who are motivated to become self-sufficient.
Participants may be placed into short term apartments/housing. As this occurs, individuals will receive guidance, information, and case management from Catholic Charity staff. This can help people increase their income through employment. Some people may receive assistance in applying for SSI or public assistance. Also locate safe and affordable housing in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Pennsylvania.
Clients can access services from the life-skills training center in the Pittsburgh region. The facility is equipped with computers, phones, and internet access to help people prepare them for employment. Also learn about job training and skill enhancing programs.
Social services - Participants in Catholic Charity programs have access to the full spectrum of resources, services, and assistance programs including emergency basic needs assistance, parenting support, and referrals to other non-profit agencies across the western part of the state.
Senior and Elderly In-Home Services – Programs can help residents who are age 60 or older. Resources and services can help people remain safely in their own home, with a goal of eliminating their need to move to a facility like a nursing home. Some services are free, and others may have a cost involved. Catholic Charities can coordinate home-delivered meals, care management, family caregiver support, nursing home transition, respite and personal care, as well as home support.
The Pittsburgh and Allegheny center can be reached at 412-456-6999
Beaver County catholic Charity Office – Call 724-775-0758
Residents of Butler County can dial 724-287-4011 for information on services.
Catholic Charity Washington County Pennsylvania office – Phone 724-228-7722
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