Community Action Southwest is a local non-profit agency that offers a wide variety of energy programs. Some options include the Allegheny Power/Lipurp/Case Referral/LIURPWeatherization, Homeless Assistance Program (HAP), EFSP (Emergency Food and Shelter Program), and direct cash grants that provide assistance with utility bills. (724) 225-9550
Other non-profits, government programs, or financial assistance for utility bills includes:
Homeowners can take advantage of a free program that will help them save up to hundreds of dollars per year on home heating costs and energy bills. ACTION Housing, Inc. runs the program for Washington County Pennsylvania families. The free program will weatherize low to moderate income homes. It works as follows. Each unit must receive a complete energy audit as the first step. After the audit it will be decided what type of improvements are needed to your home. The improvements made will reduce the amount of heat loss in your home. Some of the energy conserving measures conducted to your home include caulking, water conservation, attic and floor insulation and ventilation, crawl space and floor insulation, heating systems tune ups, inspection and incidental repairs. Other components include hot water tank insulation, door sweeps, packing in holes and cracks, caulking, replace broken glass, and replacing and replacing windows. Dial (724) 483-2399 to learn more.
Receive free or discounted primary medical care and access to dental programs and cleanings through family practice doctors, dentists and other providers. Doctors and medical professionals can provide primary medical care to patients of all income levels. If someone is too poor, or has limited health insurance or no insurance, fees will be based on a sliding scale that is determined by what someone can afford to pay. (724) 947-2255.
Other clinics, non-profits, or programs that can provide prescription medications or health care in Washington Pennsylvania include.
Receive free food and groceries from the Greater Washington County Food Bank. The organization provides food for the hungry and needy of Washington County. (724) 229-8175
Other places to turn to for free food, groceries, and possibly non-financial support like clothes, meals, diapers, and furniture include:
Tri-State SHARE – Provides quality, low cost food. Works with a network of non-profits and host organizations to provide a supplementary food package at about 50% off the retail price. Clients also need to agree to “give back” by performing two hours of community service. N. Versailles, PA based agency. Telephone (877) 686-0460
Washington Christian Outreach – Offers food, meals, clothing, and gifts. Needy or low-income persons can sign up for United Way Caring Tree, Shoes for Kids, Coats for Kid, or Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Also operates soup kitchen (take out only) five days per week for the needy. 119 Highland Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301, dial (724) 222-0750
The Legal Aid Society SW PA helps low income, elderly, and disabled. It provides Washington County clients with free legal assistance on civil cases that involve landlord/tenant, foreclosures, divorce, support, abuse, custody, welfare problems, visitation, SSI, SSD, government programs, unemployment compensation, consumer debt problems, bankruptcy, and insurance issues. Read more on the programs, or dial (724) 225-6170 for legal help.
Many families are facing an eviction, or losing their home to foreclosure. Community Action Southwest ((724) 225-9550) has several housing programs to provide rent and foreclosure/mortgage help. Counselors will work with you to provide Budget/Credit Counseling, Mortgage Default Assistance, and information on the Pennsylvania HEMAP (Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program).
Housing Authority, Washington County – The federal government section 8 housing voucher program provides eligible low income persons with rental assistance in the form of subsidies. Also provides low rent/affordable private and public housing for income qualified senior citizens, families and the disabled. Call (724) 228-6060.
A local charity organization, the Washington County Salvation Army, provides assistance in the form of emergency social services, emergency food pantry, disaster assistance, rent and housing programs, a friendly visitor program, spiritual counseling, funds for paying electric bills, youth music programs, prescription drug assistance, Traveler’s Aid, and winter coats and money for fuel. Call the agency at (724) 225-5740, or click here for additional details.
SPHS Connect, Inc. – This is one of the leading non-profit organizations to call for help. They can provide utility bill and rent assistance to prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless or having their utilities shut off. Work with a case manager to find permanent housing. Other essential services include transportation, assistance with obtaining government and public entitlements and benefits, community linkages and advocacy, and other social services. Short term transitional housing can be offered for people who are moving from a shelter, or who were just evicted and are faced with homelessness. Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062. Call (724) 684-9000
Money for paying rent and eviction help is available from organizations in Washington County. The assistance ranges from grants for security deposits to legal support and emergency rental assistance. In addition, very low income families as well as the unemployed or disabled can look into government resources for their housing needs. More on rent help in Washington County.
Washington County Pennsylvania Social Services is located at 100 West Beau Street, Suite 302, Washington, PA 15301. Phone (724) 228-6995. They operate an administrative office which provides funding for the greater Washington County region. Programs strive to ensure that low income families and individuals receive prevention and intervention services. Services offered are Rental/Utility Assistance, Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, Transitional Housing and Emergency Shelter.
Washington County Public Welfare Department – Low income and working poor can provide for federal government and state of Pennsylvania assistance programs.
Locations are 167 North Main Street (724) 223-4300, Washington, PA 15301 (800) 835-9720 as well as 595 Galiffa Drive, Donora, Pennsylvania 15033, call (724) 379-1500.
CAS - Community Action Southwest administers everything from credit counseling to emergency rental assistance. Funds are limited, but are focused on low income families who are working towards stability, senior citizens, or the disabled. The main resources include.
Catholic Charities of Washington County - The organizations serves various parts of western Pennsylvania. Emergency financial assistance is offered for low income families, including the possibility of funds for paying rent or heating bills. Other resources offered include housing, shelter, and food. Or call for social services and case management. Call 724-228-7722, or click here for details.
Local churches and Society of St. Vincent de Paul operate across Washington County Pennsylvania. Many different parishes coordinate their resources in an effort to help the poor and very low income in the community. Examples of the churches include Ave Maria and others. The charities provide support such as free food and hot meals. Some St. Vincent centers will provide much more as well. It can include clothing, emergency financial assistance for rent or heating bills, and other support. Serving the less fortunate is one of their main missions. Read St. Vincent assistance Washington County.
The following non-profit agencies can help people who need assistance paying off credit card or medical debts, or who may be considering bankruptcy. You can meet with a credit counselor to discuss options. In addition, these locations may have on staff housing counselors who can provide foreclosure prevention tactics. They can also provide extensive information on various government and lender mortgage assistance programs, such as options from Bank of America as well as the federal government loan modification programs.
Washington County Pennsylvania clinics - Provides variable rate billing. A comprehensive program of primary, family oriented dental and health care is offered for underserved adults, children, and adolescents. Stop by or call for Internal Medicine, General/Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics. The health centers are located at
Glory to God Free Clinic - Local physicians and nurses volunteer at this center. Offers basic are such as prescription assistance, vital signs, urine tests, ppd testing for TB, and gives flu/pneumococcal shots. Will give referrals to specialty care and hospitals. Phone (724) 222-0190
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