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Assistance programs Beaver County.

Locate resources for low income families, and find how to apply for financial help. Emergency utility as well as rent assistance grants are from charities or churches, or get cash aid from the government, free food from pantries, or medical or dental care in Beaver County. The primary social services, job programs, mortgage as well as deposit programs, transportation resources, and other financial aid in the region are listed below.

The first place you should turn to for help in Beaver County Pennsylvania is the Community Services Program of Beaver County. They are the local community action agency, and they can provide people access to services they offer, and they can also refer people to other local charities as well as government programs. Read more about some programs and options in Beaver County.

Rent help and homeless assistance program

If you are facing an eviction from your home or apartment, or if you are currently homeless, the Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) which is run by the agency is a great resource to use for help. The program makes available a continuum of services, charities, and non-profit agencies to families and individuals who are at risk of becoming homeless, and help can even be provided to people who are currently homeless right now.

The Beaver County Community Services Program administers the Housing Program by establishing partnerships as well as subcontract agreements with local social service agencies and charities. These various agencies will provide struggling individuals with the necessary support that may be needed to support homeless residents of the county, including providing rental assistance, emergency shelter, case management, bridge housing, and information and referrals to other federal and Pennsylvania state programs. Find details rental assistance programs.

Emergency shelter program/energy bill help

This is another housing type program, however it provides both assistance for housing costs, including funds for utility and heating bills. The federal government created this program, and local agencies are responsible for running it and disbursing the funds or grants that are part of it.




Since resources are limited, Community Services will still do what they can to help, even if that involves jist offering referrals or access to low interest loans for paying rental expenses. This is done as the the overall goal is to keep people in their homes, and ensure that someone’s utility service remains connected is part of ensuring a home is livable.

Home repairs and improvement

The Beaver County agency also runs the Emergency Home Improvement Program. This service focuses on addressing emergency home repair needs of low income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in an effort to eliminate code violations and ensure the home is safe to live in. Qualifying participants in the program will receive home repairs and/or improvements to their home such as: furnace/water heater repairs or replacement; installation or repair of wells; installation of water, gas, sewer lines; and include the removal of physical barriers for those with disabilities. Eligibility for support and participation in the program is evaluated on an individual basis of need for low income homeowners.

Contact Community Services Program of Beaver County at (724) 847-3889 to learn more about any of these programs, or to apply for aid. Click to learn more on Beaver County community action agency.

Free basic needs and financial assistance paying bills in Beaver County

The Catholic Charities Beaver County office (p: 724-775-0758) offers low income and other qualified residents a host of assistance programs. People can get access to holiday assistance programs, such as meals and holiday gifts. Also receive access to rental assistance programs that can provide money for security deposits and overdue rent.

Funds may also be available for paying heating and utility bills. Other assistance available in Beaver County can include counseling (for mortgage or landlord/tenant mediation), referrals, and self-sufficiency. A free medical clinic is also in the region. The charity is committed to helping income qualified people make it through an emergency. More on Catholic Charities programs in Beaver County.





Residents of the county can also contact nearby churches or Catholic Charity organizations. For example, some services and coverage may be provided by the nearby Allegheny County region. The various organizations work together to provide food, financial assistance, and other support to the poor and low income. Last, but not least, they can provide emergency and disaster assistance for crisis situations. Learn about local Pittsburgh area Catholic Charities.

Housing Authority of Beaver County offers section 8 housing, which is federal government low-moderate income housing. This provides supplemental rent for low income, senior, and working poor individuals. Also provides home improvement program, weatherization program and more. 300 State Street (Vanport), Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15009. Call (724) 775-1220

Salvation Army - The non-profit offers the low income with emergency financial assistance for needs such as clothing, food, and temporary lodging. While limited, some emergency financial assistance for bills or rent may be available from time to time. Other resources available may include home delivered meals for seniors, grants to pay heating pills when faced with a disconnection, and more. 414 16th Street, Box 11, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, call (724) 846-2330. Read more on Salvation Army assistance Beaver County.

Beaver County assistance for rent - Government funds as well as non-profits offer help in an emergency. Whether a tenant needs help for paying a portion of the rent, section 8 vouchers, or placement into low income apartments, resources are available. Some charities may even have funding for utility or rental deposits for a new home, and learn more on getting rent help in Beaver County.

Housing Counseling - The non-profit HUD support agency offers help and advice to first time home buyers who wish to purchase a home. Other assistance may be offered to homeowners who may be risking foreclosure or the loss of their home due to a permanent reduction in their family’s income. Counselors can also assist low to moderate income families qualify for a mortgage. Telephone - (724) 728-7511

Welfare Department information - The government organization provides the low income and people faced with poverty a number of social welfare programs, including medical bill assistance, food stamps, cash assistance (temporary assistance for needy families and general assistance), agency referrals, nursing home care, disability advocacy program, energy bill assistance, employment/job training program, emergency financial assistance, and early periodic screening diagnosis/treatment. The main address is 171 Virginia Avenue, Rochester, PA 15074-0349. Phone number is (724) 773-7300, or more info public assistance in Pennsylvania.

Franklin Center can assist with evictions and families facing homelessness. Apply for rental and utility bill assistance. Or get referrals and guidance. The non-profit does its best to address basic and emergency needs of the low income. 1217 Seventh Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, dial 724-846-6400.

Beaver County Assistance Office administers public and government assistance. This includes TANF/cash assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, and more. Seniors and the working poor are priority. 171 Virginia Avenue, Rochester, Pennsylvania, 15074-0349. Call (800) 653-3129 for details.

St. Vincent DePaul has locations in the county. There are Good Samaritan centers, churches, and other organizations that provide resources to the low income and needy in the community. The amount and type of resources and assistance programs administered are extensive. They range from homeless prevention, transportation, and free food or meals. Other services in Beaver County can include free Christmas meals and gifts, financial help for housing costs, and maybe utility bill assistance when faced with a shut off. Find the local Beaver County Salvation Army assistance programs.

Church based support is available in Beaver County. There is assistance not only for food, clothing, and basic needs, but some parishes provide financial aid too. The exact service offered often depends on the amount of funding available, but they can be an option. Find help from churches.





Basic supplies can be obtained from clothing banks as well as low cost thrift stores. The type of location used of course will determine if the items are free or not. But families as well as individuals may be able to get clothes, furniture, free infant diapers, cribs, school supplies, and much more. Locate Beaver County clothing closets.

Food pantries

Center for Caring - Distributes emergency food boxes and groceries. Location is  511 Merchant Street, Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003, phone number (724) 266-1298

Church in the Roud is a charity organization that operates a food distribution site in the region. Phone (724) 375-5528

City Rescue Mission and the Family Care Ministries offers food boxes and some personal hygiene type items. Call (724) 652-4321.

There are many other food pantries and clothing closets in the region. Or residents can apply for SNAP food stamps or public benefits from the social service office. Find places for free groceries, holiday meals or gifts, and household items too. More information on free pantries for food in Beaver County.

By Jon McNamara













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