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Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits for which they are eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Benefits Data Trust - BenePhillyProvides in-person or over the phone assistance to any Philadelphian seeking to apply for a variety of state and federal benefit programs including: - PACE/PACENET (Rx assistance) - LIS/Extra Help (SSA benefit for Medicare Part D) - SNAP (food stamps) - LIHEAP (heating assistance) - Property Tax or Rent Rebate - Medicaid - Medicare Savings Program (MSP) - CHIP - TANF - Homestead Exemption BenePhilly can also provide screenings and assistance in seeking Social Security Disability benefits (SSI/SSDI), WIC, Unemployment Insurance, health insurance counseling, and many other services. PhiladelphiaBenefits Data Trust - Benefits AssistanceBenefits Data Trust
Benefits Data Trust - PA Benefits CenterProvides assistance over the phone for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for: - PACE/PACENET (Rx assistance) - LIS/Extra Help (SSA benefit for Medicare Part D) - SNAP (food stamps) - LIHEAP (heating assistance) - Property Tax or Rent Rebate - Mediaid - Medicare Savings Program (MSP) - Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Counselors are available to discuss health insurance options and help understand the new health care law (Affordable Care Act).PhiladelphiaBenefits Data Trust - Benefits AssistanceBenefits Data Trust
Benefits Data Trust - PACE Application CenterProvides assistance over the phone for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to complete applications for PACE/PACENET.PhiladelphiaBenefits Data Trust - Benefits AssistanceBenefits Data Trust
Benefits Outreach ProgramConnects older Americans and their families to public and private benefits that support health and financial security. The program provides Public Benefits that can help state fact sheets for each state and District of Columbia, Benefits Quick-LINK, an on-line screening tool that connects people to programs in their community, and prepare to care, planning guides for families who are, or soon be, supporting parents and/ or older relatives. Services include: - Benefits QuickLink : A National Tool With Local Results - Public Benefits that can Help - State Fact Sheet - Prepare to Care : A Planning Guide for Families 601 E St NW, Washington DC (Benefits Outreach Program)AARP National Foundation
Birthright of Sunbury - ReferralsBirthright is a pro-life, non-judgmental, non-profit, inter-denominational, not-political, all volunteer, abortion alternative organization. Offers referrals for medical support, financial resources, housing, legal issues, social assistance and professional counseling.NorthumberlandBirthright of SunburyBirthright of Sunbury
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging - CENTRAL INTAKEProvide information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for them.BucksBucks County Area Agency on Aging - Bucks; DoylestownBucks County Area Agency on Aging
Butler County Area Agency on Aging - Legal ReferralReferral Service: Assistance with preparing a will or rewriting an existing will; creating Advance Directives (i.e. living will, durable power of attorney); Designating a Power of Attorney; Assisting in settling landlord / tenant disputes or other housing issues; Guardian. ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
Catholic Social Services - Benefits AssistanceProvides benefits assistance.PhiladelphiaCatholic Social Services - Philadelphia; Center CityCatholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
Catholic Social Services - Refugee Benefits AssistanceProvides benefits assistance for refugees.PhiladelphiaCatholic Social Services - Philadelphia; Center CityCatholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
Centre County Immigration Resource List - (Linked Document)Not an actual service, only a resource list: https://docs.google.com/a/communityhelpcentre.com/document/d/1p564aArKRVo5HrlfNOFS7sWiFD0Uo--iIbPS79txvQM/edit#CentreCentre County Immigration Resource List - Program RecordCentre County Immigration Resource List
Challenges, Options in Aging - Apprise ServicesGuides through Medicare health insurance, prescription coverage and long-term care insurance options. The aim is to assist in making informed decisions regarding health coverage. Learn about eligibility for other available benefits, get assistance with Medicare claim and billing questions and help completing necessary paperwork.LawrenceChallenges - Options in AgingCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Chester County Department of Aging Services - CENTRAL INTAKEProvides free information and referral services, and benefits counseling to older persons in Chester County.ChesterChester County Department of Aging Services - Chester; West ChesterChester County Department of Aging Services
Clarion Area Agency on Aging - Family Caregiver Support ProgramThis program provides care management services, benefits counseling, and financial support for a primary caregiver. Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses such as respite care and supplies and one-time grants for renovation are available. Reimbursement is based on income.ClarionClarion Area Agency on AgingClarion Area Agency on Aging
Congreso de Latinos Unidos - Community Support ServicesCommunity Social Services is designed to help address community members’ short-term and long-term needs through helping them attain public benefits (e.g. income, rent, utility, and food stamps). Completing applications for UESF,TAP,LIHEAP,CAP.PhiladelphiaCongreso de Latinos Unidos - Philadelphia; West KensingtonCongreso de Latinos Unidos
Consumer Health CoalitionConsumer Health Coalition has licensed Marketplace Navigators who can provide unbiased enrollment assistance at no cost and guide consumers through the process of evaluating and enrolling in health plans through the Marketplace, Medicaid, and CHIP. Also provides a Health Committee for People with Disabilities that works on self and systemic advocacy. Advocacy work also includes additional task forces, letters to the editor, legislative visits, and more.AlleghenyConsumer Health CoalitionConsumer Health Coalition
Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging - Family Caregiver Support ProgramProvides needs assessment, benefits advice & counseling in which caregivers are informed of the benefits available to them. Benefits & Services for Caregivers: - Assessment of caregiver and older relative or friend’s needs - Training in caregiving skills - Financial assistance to purchase supplies or services such as respite or home chore services - Funds for home adaptations - Benefits counseling on services available through local, state and federal programs - Referrals to caregiver support or disease specific organizations - Care Management from your local Area Agency on AgingDauphinDauphin County Area Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging - CENTRAL INTAKEHelps older county residents access the resources they need. Click here to complete application online.DelawareDelaware County Office of Services for the Aging - Delaware; Crum LynneDelaware County Office of Services for the Aging
Disability AdvocacyProvision of advocates to help obtain needed services and SSI benefits.DauphinDauphin County Assistance OfficeDauphin County Assistance Office
Disability Rights Pennsylvania - PhiladelphiaProvides advocacy and support to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.PhiladelphiaDisability Rights PennsylvaniaDisability Rights Pennsylvania
Family Benefits Program of Chester County - CoatesvilleHelps Coatesville families apply for medical assistance, CHIP, or food stamps.ChesterHealthy Start - CoatesvilleMaternal and Child Health Consortium
Family Benefits Program of Chester County - Kennett SquareHelps Kennett Square families apply for medical assistance, CHIP, or food stamps.ChesterHealthy Start - Kennett SquareMaternal and Child Health Consortium
Family Caregiver Support ProgramProvides needs assessment, benefits advice & counseling in which caregivers are informed of the benefits available to them. Through a cost sharing approach family may recieve monthly reimbursements of up to $200/month through PA FCSP and an additional $300/month from the National FCSP. These monies can help with out-of-pocket expenses ranging from respite care, over-the-counter medicines, incontinence supplies, day care and home chore services. Modifcations can be made to the home such as installing stair lifts, building ramps or bathroom modification. One time only grants of up to $2000 can be give to families who qualify so that they can make the home more livable for the frail relative. Referrals to caregivers support groupsDauphinNorthern Dauphin Human Services Center Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services - Support Services and Consumer Resources - Encore ExperiencesSupport Services and Consumer Resources offers assistance on a variety of legal, financial and health services. Age eligibility may apply. Services available include: - Financial and Legal Advice - Benefit Screenings and Application Assistance - Assistance with Taxes and Rebates - Medicare and Healthcare Options; APPRISE Counselor - Assistance with LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program). - Access to Other Agencies and Government ServicesMontgomeryGreater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services - Encore Experiences at HarleysvilleGreater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services (GHNPSS)
Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services - Support Services and Consumer Resources - PEAK CenterSupport Services and Consumer Resources offers assistance on a variety of legal, financial and health services. Age eligibility may apply. Services available include: - Financial and Legal Advice - Benefit Screenings and Application Assistance - Assistance with Taxes and Rebates - Medicare and Healthcare Options; APPRISE Counselor - Assistance with LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program). - Access to Other Agencies and Government ServicesMontgomeryGreater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services - The PEAK Center in LansdaleGreater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services (GHNPSS)
Guild Food Stamp Clinic - Food Stamp AdvocacyProvides assistance for clients who are having problems receiving food stamps, or their food stamps have been reduced or terminated. Staffed by University of Pennsylvania Law School students for several months of the year when school is in session.PhiladelphiaGuild Food Stamp Clinic - Philadelphia; Center CityGuild Food Stamp Clinic
Homeless Advocacy ProjectProvides free legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless. Also helps with SSI, TANF, SNAP, medical assistance, veterans benefits, shelter, behavioral services.PhiladelphiaHomeless Advocacy Project - Philadelphia; Center CityHomeless Advocacy Project
Home of the Sparrow - Benefits AssistanceProvides individualized case management services to homeless and low-income women and helps them determine their goals.ChesterPA HOME OF THE SPARROWHome of the Sparrow
Kennett Area Senior Center - Legal Assistance PA Farmworker Project - Benefits AssistanceThe Pennsylvania Farmworker Project provides legal assistance to low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the state of Pennsylvania.ChesterKENNETT AREA SENIOR CENTERKennett Area Senior Center
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Benefits Assistance (Bristol)Benefits Assistance provides assistance in obtaining and maintaining government benefits including SSI, Unemployment Compensation, TANF, SNAP , food stamps and other benefits to low-income and vulnerable individuals.BucksLegal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania- BristolLegal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Lord's Pantry of Downingtown - Benefit Enrollment Assistance ProgramThis program is run by Pantry volunteers to assist our clients in applying for the social service benefits available to them and to find referrals for other services to meet food, housing and medical needs.ChesterLORD'S PANTRY OF DOWNINGTOWNLord's Pantry of Downingtown
Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksBerks Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksGreater Lehigh Valley Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.Berks*Main Site (Home Health Care Management, Inc.)Home Health Care Management
Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksVisiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and VicinityHome Health Care Management
Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - AppriseHelps individuals age 60 and older with all types of health insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private policies such as Long Term Care and Medicare Supplement Insurance.MercerMercer County Area Agency on AgingMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
MidPenn Legal Services - AdamsProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car AdamsMidPenn Legal Services - AdamsMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - BerksProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car BerksMidPenn Legal Services - BerksMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Centre/HuntingdonProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car CentreMidPenn Legal Services - Centre/HuntingdonMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - ClearfieldMidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car ClearfieldMidPenn Legal Services - ClearfieldMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - CumberlandProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car CumberlandMidPenn Legal Services - CumberlandMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Dauphin and PerryProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car DauphinMidPenn Legal Services - Dauphin and PerryMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Franklin and FultonMidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low-income individuals in civil legal matters. Services include: • Legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts and is handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court. • Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases, custody (defendants when other party has legal representation or child snatch cases or when the child is in immediate danger • Consumer issues (credit card debt collections) • Simple divorces • Welfare: medical assistance and food stamp denials, terminations, over payments and reductions. • SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons. • Unemployment: unemployment compensation denials and overpayments. • Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings and evictions, mortgage foreclosure. • Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house. • POA, Wills and Advanced Directives. • Other legal matters may be handled through the private attorney involvement program (Pro Bono Project), as the cases they take are otherwise covered in the generalized description. FranklinMidPenn Legal Services - Franklin and FultonMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - LancasterProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car LancasterMidPenn Legal Services - LancasterMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - LebanonMidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car LebanonMidPenn Legal Services - LebanonMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Mifflin and JuniataProvides free legal services to low-income individual in civil matters. Do not handle criminal cases. Services include legal advice, negotiations and/or representation before administrative agencies and in court. Areas of Law: Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Consumer Law, Family Law, Expungements, Tax Controversy, Housing. This list is not all inclusive. Individuals should contact their local MidPenn Office to check on the services provided.MifflinMidPenn Legal Services - Mifflin and JuniataMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - SchuylkillMidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car SchuylkillMidPenn Legal Services - SchuylkillMidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - YorkProvides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following: Protection from abuse Child custody/visitation Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation) Utility shut-offs Sheriffs sales/levys Mortgage foreclosures YorkMidPenn Legal Services - YorkMidPenn Legal Services
Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Central IntakeHelps county seniors to access the supports they need.MontgomeryMontgomery County Office of Senior Services - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Office of Senior Services
Nationalities Service Center - Refugee and Community IntegrationServices include: Refugee Resettlement Nationalities Service Center is part of the U.S. Resettlement Program and an affiliate of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). NSC welcomes newly arriving refugees and aids them in securing permanent housing, accessing community resources, ensuring children are enrolled in school, and supporting adults with finding employment. Community Integration NSC helps refugees beyond their initial resettlement period to adjust to their new lives in Philadelphia and the region. Refugees are provided with services to address barriers to successful community immersion. Case Management and Supportive Services NSC provides comprehensive case management and supportive services to refugees, asylees, immigrants, victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied children. Anti-Human Trafficking NSC provides training and technical assistance to local groups and communities to identify trafficking victims and those who are vulnerable to being trafficked.PhiladelphiaNationalities Service Center - Philadelphia; ChinatownNationalities Service Center
NeedyMeds - Medication Assistance Information and ReferralA resource devoted to helping low-income people find assistance programs that help with the cost of medications and health care.NeedyMeds - Medication Assistance Information and ReferralNeedyMeds
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - AlleghenyProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.AlleghenyNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - BeaverProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.BeaverNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - ButlerProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.ButlerNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - LawrenceProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.LawrenceNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
North City Congress - In-Home Support ProgramProvides short-term assistance and on-going basic support for older adults 60+ who may need a little extra help to continue to live in their home independently. Services may include: - Assistance with applying for benefits and entitlements - Housing and utility advocacy - Adaptive equipment - Minor home repairs - Home delivered meals - Companionship - Transportation to medical appointmentsPhiladelphiaNorth City Congress - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaNorth City Congress
North City Congress - North Broad Street Senior CenterPrograms, activities and services available include: - Lunch Time Congregate Meal - Transportation - Health and Wellness Workshops and Screenings - Nutrition Education - Exercise - Line Dancing - Walking Group - Computer Classes - Arts and Cultural Programs - Pool - Ping Pong - Bible Study - Book Group - Local and Long Distance Trips - Advisory Council - Volunteer and Intergenerational Opportunities Social Work Support available include: - Individual, Group and Care Giver Counseling - Information and Assistance - Benefits Counseling - Veterans Support Group - Caregiver Information and Support - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information and SupportPhiladelphiaNorth City Congress - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaNorth City Congress
North Penn Legal Services - Lehigh ValleyLegal advocates for low-income individuals and families helps people establish eligibility for public benefits, protect themselves from domestic violence, gain access to healthcare and avoid loss of housing due to uninhabitability, eviction or foreclosure. Can also provide self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues. NorthamptonNorth Penn Legal Services - Lehigh ValleyNorth Penn Legal Services - Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania SeniorLaw Helpline - Legal InformationProvides free legal information, advice, brief services and referrals to Pennsylvania Seniors. - Topics include: - Housing - Family Law - Consumer Problems - Homeownership - Personal Planning - Healthcare - Pensions - Other civil legal issues Expanded services for seniors experiencing financial exploitation and/or elder abuse. - Identity Theft - Deed Fraud - Lost or Stolen Wallet - Loan Document Forgeries - Credit Card Fraud - Home Improvement Fraud - Unauthorized use of Bank Accounts - Scams - Abuse of Power of Attorney - Domestic ViolencePhiladelphiaPennsylvania SeniorLaw HelplinePennsylvania SeniorLaw Helpline
Perry County Department of Veteran Affairs08/2018: In light of recent events, the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (PDMVA) might be able to offer a onetime benefit payment (up to a max of $1,600). All honorably discharged veterans should contact their county Veterans Affairs office for qualifications and processing. --------------------- Client advocacy for securing pensions, education, hospitalization, disability compensation, medical and dental services, burial allowance benefits, loan guarantees and public housing. Special financial assistance for burial benefits and allowances and certain emergencies. Provides free notary service and information for employment assistance.PerryPerry County Department of Veteran AffairsPerry County Department of Veteran Affairs
Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network - BenePhillyServices include: Prescription drugs Food Heat and other utilities LIHEAP Water Shutoff Rent Rebate Health Insurance Paying for CollegePhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging - Senior Services - CENTRAL INTAKEHelps Philadelphia seniors access range of services available to them.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Corporation for the Aging - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Corporation for Aging
Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Veterans ServicesPVMSEC's services include: - The Perimeter - A day service center for homeless veterans providing meals, showers, haircuts, and laundry facilities. LZII - A 95 bed transitional housing facility for homeless male veterans. - Mary E. Walker House - A 30 bed transitional housing facility for homeless female veterans. Subsidized HUD/OSH Permanent Housing - 40 Units provided for homeless Veterans. - Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) - Present daily at PVMSEC's onsite CBOC is a mental health team, which includes a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, and Individual and group PTSD counseling. On regularly scheduled days, medical assessments, with appropriate treatment, medical prescriptions, as well as primary care services are provided to the veterans. - Computer Applications Training - A comprehensive computer class teaching veterans Microsoft Office, internet, and Email. - Computer Repair Training - An intense course preparing veterans to become A+ certified (an entry level certification for information technology positions). - Job Development/Case Management - Dedicated to finding veterans employment. Interview techniques, resume assistance, job search, financial and household budget skills, and life skills workshops are provided. - Veteran Benefits Counseling - A Veteran Service Officer is available to those veterans filing claims with the VA. The claims are hand delivered to the VA Regional Office and the Veteran Service Officer is able to monitor the progress of the claims with access to the VA computer system.PhiladelphiaVeterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Philadelphia; Old CityPhiladelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center
Phoenixville Community Health Foundation - Military & Family Support InitiativeThis is a local initiative of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation in partnership with the American Legion, VFW, Chester and Montgomery County Department of veteran Affairs, Marine Corps League and local concerned veterans. Benefit information and support services are avaialble to U.S. military veterabs and families of active duty military.ChesterPHOENIXVILLE COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATIONPhoenixville Community Health Foundation
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania - Special Needs Trust ServicesSpecial Needs Trusts allow individuals with lifelong disabilities to set aside resources without impacting their eligibility for government benefits; including SSI and Medicaid. Congress established statutory authority for Special Needs Trusts with the passage of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. Funds held in trust are used to improve the beneficiary’s quality of life. Common uses of trust funds include transportation costs, counseling/therapy, medical expenses, clothing and computer and electronic equipment.DelawarePlanned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania (PLAN of PA) - Delaware; WaynePlanned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania (PLAN of PA)
RISE - Benefit BankA web-based service that simplifies the process of applying for many state and federal benefits for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.PhiladelphiaRISECity of Philadelphia
The VNA Personal Navigator Program - Montgomery; AbingtonThe Personal Navigator Program of VNA Community Services, Inc. is a free access and enrollment program that utilizes professional staff to help individuals and families across Montgomery County improve their health and quality of life by connecting them with the financial, medical, prescription, utility, housing and other social supports that provide for both their immediate need and to strengthen independence and self-sufficiency for the future. Personal Navigator Staff work throughout Montgomery County with office locations in Abington, Colmar, Norristown and Pottstown.MontgomeryVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services, Inc. - Montgomery; AbingtonVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)Providing peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, and grief and trauma resources to those grieving the death of one in military service. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) - Primary Health Care for ChildrenPrimary Pediatric Health Care: VNA’s Children’s Health Center in Abington provides primary health care to uninsured and underinsured children. The Center is a NCQA Certified "medical home" for children who otherwise would not seek health care except on an emergency basis or would find it difficult to receive care.MontgomeryVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services, Inc. - Montgomery; AbingtonVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services
Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE ServicesFree health insurance counseling to assist those who are medicare eligible to better understand health insurance and options.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging APRISE ProgramWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging

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