Financial Assistance American Red Cross



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Financial Assistance
American Red Cross

Lehigh Valley Chapter (Valley Wide Help):

2200 Avenue A

Bethlehem, PA 18017

Phone: 610-865-4400

Fax: 610-865-5871

Valley Wide Help:

Phone: Allentown: . . . . . . 610-435-7111

Bethlehem: . . . . . 610-691-8711

Easton: . . . . . . . . 610-252-4357

Slate Belt: . . . . . . 610-588-5512

TTY/TDD: . . . . . . 610-866-0131

Carbon County Chapter:

129 N. First Street

Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: 610-377-2100

Website: www.redcrosslv.org

Publications Directories: www.irissoft.com/vwhp

Email: lvarc@usa.redcross.org

Description of Service: Valley Wide Help; 4 hour information and referral ser4vice provided by the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Trained Information Specialists listen to the callers’ problems and identify the callers’ needs through interview techniques and problem assessment. They then consult Valley Wide Help’s comprehensive computerized database of over 2,000 referral sources to identify specific organizations that may be able to assist them. Also provide disaster response, heath and safety administrating and classes, armed forces emergency communication for family members and Valley Wide Help (telephone information Line). Also provides housing for males in crisis, homeless. Bilingual staff person (Spanish-English) available at times.

Business Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Carbon County Assistance Office (Department of Public Welfare)

101 Lehigh Drive

Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: 610-577-9020

Fax: 610-577-9043

Website: www.dpw.state.pa.us

Description of Services: Medical assistance, food stamps, cash grants. Employment and training resources. For Energy Assistance, if received last year you automatically will be sent application. Spanish spoken.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

(A Division of Money Management International)

3671 Crescent Court East

Whitehall, PA 18052

Phone: 610-821-4011 ext. 121 (for information on classes or service questions)

Website: www.crediteducation.com is there educational web site or

www.consumercreditlv.org

Description of Services: Free classes on mortgages, budget basics, retirement, cost-wise use of credit. Also, available money management, credit counseling, mortgage assistance information. Spanish-speaking personnel available. Individual counseling available on sliding fee scale. Debt management cost is a flat fee.


Family Savings Account Program

1337 E. 5th Street

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: 610-691-5620

Fax: 610-691-6582
Website: www.caclv.org

Email: caclv@caclv.org

Description of Services: Run by the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, this program matches eligible family’s savings (for example, for each $10 you save, they will add $10). If you saved $2,000 they will match it with another $2,000, up to a total of $4,000 in savings plus match (over a 2 year periods). You can use the money for home buying or repair, car purchase, business start-up, education or child care costs.
Lehigh County Assistance Office (Department of Public Welfare)

101 South 7th Street

Allentown, PA 18101

Phone: 610-821-6509

Fax: 610-821-6705

Website: www.dpw.state.pa.us

Description of Services: Medical assistance, food stamps, cash grants, energy assistance. Employment and training resources and referrals. For Energy Assistance, if received last year you automatically will be sent application. Spanish spoken.

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.



Lehigh County Conference of Churches

534 Chew Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Phone: 610-433-6421

Website: www.lcconfchurch.org

Email: gpacheco@lcconfchurch.org

Description of Services: an association of over 50 local churches, the conference has several social service programs. A recent grant funds Homeless Housing Services (HHS) for adults with a mental health or other disability. Their Pathways Program is an emergency service clearing-house for people with housing, food, job, and other needs. They also sponsor the Linkage Program whose street caseworker connects homeless people with services. Then Conference assists with medical prescriptions for people without resources to fill them, The Conference also has a “Repetitive Payee” program to assist those on SSI (including children) who need help to manage their income and bills. Call first. Spanish spoken.

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 am – 12 noon


Northampton County Assistance Office (Department of Public Welfare)

110 Main Street

West Easton, PA 18042

Phone: 610-250-1700

Fax: 610-250-1839

Website: www.dpw.state.pa.us

Description of Services: Medical assistance, food stamps, cash grants, energy assistance. Employment and training resources and referrals. For Energy Assistance, if received last year you automatically will be sent application. Spanish spoken.

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Project of Easton

320 Ferry Street

Easton, PA 18042

Phone: 610-258-4361

Fax: 610-258-7502

Website: www.prjecteaston.org

Description of Service: For residents of Northampton County. Helps with emergency shelter, prescriptions, home heating oil, baby needs, children’s furniture and clothing, local transportation, eye exams/glasses. Also has an Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry for residents of Easton, Wilson or Palmer and may use 2 times a month, but must bring proof of income and ID for all family members. Provides group and individual classes for ESL, GED and Adult Basic Education Skills. Also offers Even Start Program, preschool for Even Start parents’ children, Comprehensive Family Literacy Services, Day and evening classes at various locations in Easton, Parent Education and Parent Support Group. Spanish Speaking staff. Child Care for Even Start and ESl.

Requirements: Client must have interview and assessment of skills. All services are free.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Salvation Army

Allentown

144 North 8th Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Phone: 610-432-0129


Bethlehem

521 Pembroke Road

Bethlehem, PA 18018
Easton

214 Spring Garden Street

PO Box 937

Easton, PA 18024

Phone: 610-258-953
Salvation Army – Pen Argyl

301 West Main Street

Pen Argyl, PA 18072

Phone: 610-863-6677


Website: www.salvationarmyusa.org

Description of Services: Have Spanish speaking staff.

Food Bank Hours: Vary from location, contact location for specific times and days. Must bring social security cards and photo IDs for each person in household as well as proof of income. If you are welfare client, you, must have written referral from caseworker. Clothing hours also vary by location and you need to contact location for specific times and days.; If you’re referring a family you need to call first. Assist stance for rent/utilities (limited to UGI utility), Provides after school tutoring, Fall through June. Can give information on discounted prescription programs.


Social Security Administration

Allentown

41 N. 4th Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Phone: 610-433-3237 or

800-772-1213 (Toll Free number operators on duty 7 am – 7 pm)

TTY: 800-325-0778


Bethlehem

555 Main Street

Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone: 610-691-2451 or

800-442-1213 (Toll Free operators on duty 7 am – 7 pm)

TTY: 800-325-0778


Easton

134 S. 4th Street

Easton, PA 18042

Phone: 610-258-9033

800-772-1213 (Toll Free number operators on duty 7 am – 7 pm)

TTY: 800-325-0778


Hazleton

88 S. Laurel Street

Hazelton, PA 18201

Phone: 570-455-2139

800-772-1213 (Toll Free number operators on duty 7 am – 7 pm)

TTY: 570-455-5390

Website: www.ssa.gov

Description of Services: Handling all inquires concerning and applying for Social Security, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), and SSDI (Social Security Disability Income).

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Third Street Alliance For Women and Children

41 North 3rd Street

Easton, PA 18042

Phone: 610-258-6271

Fax: 610-258-2112

Website: www.thirdstreetalliance.org

Email: eallison@thirdstreetalliance.org

Description of Services: Temporary or long term shelter. Shelter for single women and moms with children up to 13 years of age. Case management for employment; parenting classes, financial management classes. Has bilingual staff; call first.


Unemployment Compensation

Allentown: 1601 Union Blvd.

Bethlehem: 2 Bethlehem Plaza (Broad and New Streets), phone: 610-861-2035

Easton: 220 Ferry Street, Phone: 610-250-1708

Phone: 610-821-6735

Website: www.state.pa.us (keyword: unemployment)

Description of Services: This is recorded information about applying for unemployment. You can (eventually) speak to a person: Hours are 7 am – 4:45 pm Monday to Friday. You can still submit a U appeal in person at the Career link offices. Services in English and Spanish.
Welfare Helpline

Phone: 800-692-7462

Website: www.dpw.state.pa.us

Description of Services: Information regarding financial assistance, medical assistance, food stamps and energy assistance (run by state of PA).




Financial Assistance



6/27/2017


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