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Assistance programs Clearfield County

There are several charities, churches and government organizations that help low-income families in Clearfield County. While resources vary, it is possible to get rental or utility assistance as well as free food (from a pantry), medical or dental (from a clinic) and other support. Find help in your area of Clearfield County, including the city of DuBois.

Get money for rent, electrict bills, and find other aid

The Central Pennsylvania Community Action Agency may be able to assist struggling families or single adults. They offer residence several financial resources, including heating and utility bill assistance or money to pay rent to stop an eviction. There is also free groceries, information on SNAP food stamps, as well as job training. The Clearfield County community action combined emergency help with long term needs.

  • Rental Assistance Program - This can assist both individuals and families. The funds provided are meant to help struggling people in Clearfield County avoid eviction. In some cases grants can even be used to pay for security deposits so people can secure housing or an affordable apartment.
  • Heating and Electric Bill Assistance from The Dollar Energy Fund and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Program (LIHEAP) is offered. This means both funds from a non-profit and the government will help people keep their electric and heat on. They also help people turn on their service. and find help turning utilities on.
  • Grocery assistance is offered. The CPCA community action agency is the leading distribution point for food pantries that operate throughout Clearfield County.
  • Medical and dental - From time to time, community action works with local doctors, dentists and other providers to provide free basic check ups to the low-income and uninsured.

The organization focuses on long term stability. This means employment and budgeting. If needed, there are free clothes for work or uniforms. Or get a ride, or free gas card, to get to a job interview. Other support is offered too. Contact them to apply, or to learn more about these programs or other resources they can offer you. Contact them at phone (814) 765-1551, 207 E. Cherry St; Clearfield Pennsylvania. Read more on programs from Central Pennsylvania Community Action Agency.

 

 

 

Salvation Army of Clearfield County helps the working poor, seniors and people in poverty. A number of year round assistance programs and seasonal services are offered from 119 Byers St, Clearfield, PA 16830. The Christian Charity will will provide rental assistance, case management, budget credit counseling, as well as utility bill assistance to keep the power on. They also give out free food and serve hot meals.

Free seasonal support is offered too. The Salvation Army, working with the community, has a free back to school supply giveaway as well as Christmas toys from Angel Tree. There are also homeless shelters in Clearfield County for the winter and emergency motel vouchers for the homeless during extreme weather events. Other help is offered too. Call (814) 765-4981, or read more on rent help from PA Salvation Army.

Trinity United Methodist Church has a free food pantry. Get canned groceries with possibility of fresh produce or other goods. The charity is at 121 S 2nd St, Clearfield, PA 16830. There are also free clothes from the Coat and Sneaker Closet, which is a programs focused on kids. Hours are limited, and dial (814) 765-9222

Osceola Mills Community Food Bank helps single moms, the low-income kids and others get free food. Or get hygiene supples, baby formula and other items from 601 Lingle St, Osceola Mills, PA 16666. Call (814) 339-7403

Good Samaritan Center has a number of assistance programs. Free food, holiday meal baskets and clothes fror adults or kids. There is also counseling, emergency financial help to stop an eviction or pay utility bills and gas cards. Other help is offered too, including for seniors and women facing abuse form 11 N Front St, Clearfield, PA 16830. Dial (814) 768-7229

Clearfield County Housing Authority provides income based housing and apartments from section 8. There are also rent subsidies, self-sufficiency, and other support for the working poor. Or learn about government homeless prevention and rehousing. The office is at 203 S 3rd St, Clearfield, PA 16830. Dial (814) 765-2485

JCCAP is another leading non-profit to call for help. The agency can offer various solutions to the unemployed, seniors, or qualified low income families. Some of what is offered may include grants from ESG to pay for rent, utility bills or security deposits. The non-profit also can provide free food and help job seekers in Clearfield County.

 

 

 

 

Case managers from JCCAP are also a great place for referrals. They can help low income families apply for government aid such as SNAP food stamps or support those with a disability through the SSDI benefit application process. Much more is offered too. More on Community Action Clearfield.

 

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