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    Individuals who have been removed from an area threatened by a hurricane, wildfire, volcanic eruption, tsunami, war or other emergency in order to ensure their safety. Included are people who have been ordered from their homes by a governing authority and provided a means transportation and those who have left for a safer area using their own vehicles.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Allentown School District - Homeless Children and Youth InitiativeHomeless Children and Youth Initiative identifies students experiencing homelessness and implements strategies to address barriers to enrollment, attendance and participation in school activities. Students experiencing homelessness are entitled under law to - Education on an equal basis with other children - Continue to attend their home school of origin - Immediate enrollment, even if they lack records - Special assistance for the Allentown School District Homeless Liaison Note: If a student is in a temporary living situation, he/she may be able to remain in his/her current school. Talk with ASD resources before dis-enrolling. LehighAllentown School DistrictAllentown School District
    American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley - Disaster ServicesProvides immediate emergency assistance to families affected by emergencies such as house fires, floods, hazardous material spills and natural and man-made disasters. Work side-by-side with firefighters and other emergency personnel to ensure victims are given immediate relief including food, lodging, clothing, shoes, medications, eyeglass replacement, mental health counseling and information and referral resources Immediate mental health care and medical care under disaster program Family assessment Medical interpreter Financial resources for medicine and co-pays Prepacked comfort kits Dauphin*American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh ValleyAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
    Bethlehem Area School DistrictSchool district Kindergarten Registration: - Opens Monday January 6, 2020 - Click here for more Kindergarten information - Click here to find your neighborhood School - Any additional questions: Contact Jodi Frankelli at 610-831-0500 x60228 or jfrankelli@basdschools.org Collects school supplies NorthamptonBethlehem Area School DistrictBethlehem Area School District
    Catholic Charities - Community Support Program - Information and ReferralProvides case management and information and referral services to individuals and families in need. Case managers can assist with basic needs through counseling, information/referral and follow up support. LehighCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton County OfficesCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    Catholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Immigration ServicesAssists with the legalization of status and reunification of families. Provides consultation, general immigration services, family petitions, travel documents, applications and certificates of citizenship, replacement of lost/stolen cards, employment authorizations, translation/bilingual services, adjustments of status/"V" Visa and "K" Visa, and Lottery Applications.BerksCatholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Berks County OfficeCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    Catholic Charities - Immigration and Refugee ServicesImmigrant services include immigration consultation, assistance with paperwork such as green card or citizenship applications, adjustment of status "V" visas and "K" visas, family petitions and citizenship classes. Fees may apply. Provides newly arrived refugees with basic needs and case management to help them get settled. English as a second language classes are regularly offered. Translation services are available. Volunteer opportunities are available. Automobile donations accepted -- call for details. LehighCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton County - Union BoulevardCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    Centro Hispano - Information & Referral ProgramOur Bilingual professional staff we assist and connect consumers with programs, benefits, and services that they may be eligible for such as state benefits through the PA Compass System, welfare benefits, public health insurance, etc. Due to our extensive network with local providers we are able to refer clients to where our clients are able to have their needs met. Provides referrals to social service agencies, advocacy, translation, notary services, etc. including referrals to Safe Berks if client fears for her/his life. Dedicated Personnel trained on domestic violence service support through Safe Berks. BerksCentro Hispano Daniel TorresCentro Hispano Daniel Torres
    Easton Area School DistrictSchool district Kindergarten Registration: - Register at the building where child will attend - Click here for more Kindergarten information - Click here to find your neighborhood school - Any additional questions: Contact 610-250-2400 x35097 or 35099 for more information Kindergarten Registration Dates March 9 - Tracy Elementary 610-250-2556 March 10 Paxinosa Elementary 610-250-2551 March 13 Forks Elementary 610-250-2536 March 14 March Elementary 610-250-2531 March 15 Cheston Elementary 610-250-2542 March 16 Shawnee Elementary 610-829-5712 March 17 Palmer Elementary 610-250-2521 Student health services School supplies Spanish faculty/staff Family Connections ProgramNorthamptonEaston Area School DistrictEaston Area School District
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. Initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. -Get disaster information -Plan ahead -Apply for assistance -Recover and RebuildFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Hispanic American Organization - Specialized Information and ReferralProvides services and information/referral aimed at, but not limited to, the Hispanic community. LehighHispanic American OrganizationHispanic American Organization
    Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley - Employment ServicesProvides assistance for low income individuals preparing resumes and applications and also provides information and referrals to companies looking for workers. - Provides case management for evacuees from Puerto Rico ** This organization has been identified by the Estamos Listos Task Force as a resource for evacuees from Puerto Rico (victims of Hurricane Maria)NorthamptonHispanic Center Lehigh ValleyHispanic Center Lehigh Valley
    Lancaster County School DistrictsLancaster County School Districts Cocalico South Fourth Street PO Box 800 Denver, PA 17517 717-336-1413 www.cocalico.org Columbia Borough 200 North Fifth Street Columbia, PA 17512-1307 717-684-2283 www.columbia.k12.pa.us 717-681-2602 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Conestoga Valley 2110 Horseshoe Road Lancaster, PA 17601 717-397-2421 www.cvsd.k12.pa.us 717.397.2421 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Donegal 1051 Koser Rd Mount Joy, PA 17552-0304 717-653-1447 www.donegal.k12.pa.us 717-492-1338 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Eastern Lancaster County 669 E Main Street New Holland, PA 17557 717-354-1500 www.elanco.org 717-354-1552 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Elizabethtown 600 East High Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022 717-367-1521 www.etownschools.org 717-361-4893 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Ephrata 803 Oak Boulevard Ephrata, PA 17522-1998 717-721-1513 www.easdpa.org Hempfield 200 Church Street Landisville, PA 17538 717-898-5560 www.hempfieldsd.org 717-459-9009 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Lampeter/Strasburg 1600 Book Rd,Box 428 Lampeter, PA 17537 717-464-3311 www.l-spioneers.org 717-464-3311 ext1027 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten School District of Lancaster 251 South Prince Street Lancaster, PA 17603 717-299-2700 www.lancaster.k12.pa.us 717-291-6140 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Manheim Central 281 White Oak Road Manheim, PA 17545 717-665-8540 www.manheimcentral.org 717-664-8520 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Manheim Township 450A Candlewyck Road Lancaster, PA 17601 717-569-8231 www.mtwp.net 717-569-8231 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Penn Manor PO Box 1001 Millersville, PA 17551-0301 717-872-9500 www.pennmanor.net 717-872-9550 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Pequea Valley PO Box 130 Kinzers, PA 17535 717-768-5530 www.pvsd.k12.pa.us 717-768-5510 ext5258 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Solanco 121 South Hess Street Quarryville, PA 17566 717-786-8401 www.solancosd.org 717-786-0517 or 717-786-5621 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Warwick 301 W. Orange Street Lititz, PA 17543 717-626-3734 www.warwicksd.org 717-626-3734 ext3709 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten Working Papers: Any student 14-17 years old , prior to high school graduation, must have working papers for employment. Applications are taken at school district administration offices. The student does not have to be present to obtain the papers, parents can fill out the paperwork. To obtain working papers, a copy of the student's birth certificate must be taken to the school administration office. Call local school district for information on location and office hours. Summer Enrichment (Vacation Education): Some schools in the County offer non-credit enrichment courses over the summer break. These courses are designed to broaden the students experiences, keep minds and imaginations active, and offer peer interaction. Subjects that may be offered include: computers, cartooning, music, babysitting, chess, foreign languages, photography, etc. Some schools offer school social worker services. Service may include: - providing group or individual counseling for the student and family - working with problems in the student's living environment (home, school and community) that are affecting the student's functioning in school - consulting with staff regarding enhancement of the educational program for a particular student LancasterLancaster County School DistrictsLancaster County School Districts
    Lehigh Conference of Churches - Pathways Housing ServicesA resource and referral center that connects individuals to programs within the Conference or refers out to community resources. Also helps qualifying low-income individuals and families with rental assistance, goal setting and budgeting. Provides bus passes for interviews or for first week of employment if job is confirmed. Toiletries/personal grooming items provided as available. Clearinghouse Program: Provides rental assistance and other housing-related needs to mentally ill homeless, transitioning youth/adults (age 18-23), residents of a community rehabilitation residence and individuals being release from incarceration. Homeless Supportive Services: provides intensive case management and referrals to other support services for single, adult, chronically homeless individuals. Assist street homeless men and women to connect to community resources as they strive to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Pharmaceutical Assistance Program: Provides uninsured Lehigh County residents with once-a-year emergency pharmaceutical assistance of up to $50. Must meet income guidelines. Assistance for medications for asthma, epileptic seizures, diabetes, high blood pressure and antibiotics only. Social Security Representative payee Program: Provides financial monitoring and fund administration to individuals receiving social security who are unable to manage their own finances. LehighLehigh Conference of Churches - Linden StreetLehigh Conference of Churches
    SACA Social ServicesProvides human services to low income individuals and families. Programs include: - Information and referral/client advocacy, case management, senior center sources, and senior outreach - Interpreter services for clients - Soup kitchen - Immigration - Legal orientation - Employment services - Workforce readiness - GED preparation - ESL (English as a Second Language) - Mental Health services - Substance Abuse services - HIV/AIDS testing and counseling - STD testing and counselingLancasterSpanish American Civic Association - PershingSpanish American Civic Association
    San Juan Bautista - Thrift StoreThrift store including clothing, furniture, home appliances, shoes etc. Will consider giving items to needy families with a letter from family's caseworker.LancasterSan Juan Bautista - Thrift StoreSan Juan Bautista
    School District of Lancaster - Families in TransitionIdentify homeless students within the School District of Lancaster and to ensure that identified students are enrolled in school, their educational needs are assured, and disruptions in their attendance and academic program are minimized. A Task Force, comprised of representatives of numerous social service agencies advises the project. Efforts to assist homeless students have included: - Policy changes permitting the admission of homeless students whose immunizations have been started, but not completed, or whose school records are incomplete. - A small fund to purchase bus passes for a temporary period to facilitate the attendance of "sheltered" students. HSP workers also use the fund to purchase school uniforms and supplies for students for whom lack of these items is a barrier to their enrollment and attendance - Referrals to after-school tutor and mentor programs - Ongoing inservice program for teachers and service staff to increase their awareness of homelessness issues and their knowledge of how to work with homeless students in classes - School nurses check medical records of identified homeless students and provide vision, hearing, and dental screenings as needed - Homeless Education Site Coordinator is available to provide consultation to Lancaster County schools and parents regarding the educational rights of homeless childrenLancasterSchool District of Lancaster - Families in TransitionSchool District of Lancaster

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