Safety Net

pdf-icon2017 Safety Net Application

UWSC supports and funds safety net services defined as emergency aid provided to individuals and families who face an immediate threat to their well-being as a result of a crisis. Examples include: childhood hunger and food insecurity, emergency utility and fuel assistance, disaster and emergency response.

Funded Programs

Salvation Army– Forest City Service Center
The Salvation Army Forest City Service Center provides emergency assistance, such as rent, utility, heating, and clothing assistance: furniture assistance, a food pantry, and back to school Program.

Family Service Association– Children’s Center of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties
The Children’s Center of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties is a Children’s Advocacy Center. A CAC provides immediate services to children who have alleged physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect or maltreatment. These services include a forensic interview and a medical exam for all alleged victims.

Commission on Economic Opportunity– Weinberg Food Bank/Fill a Glass with Hope
CEO’s Weinberg Regional Food Bank will provide donated, purchased and USDA commodity foods in quantities sufficient to serve participating families at the Elk Lake mobile food pantry (Children’s Produce Market).

American Red Cross– Disaster Services
Through domestic disaster relief in Susquehanna County, Red Cross provides emergency food, clothing, shelter and other basic needs to people experiencing natural and man-made disasters and emergencies in Susquehanna County, PA.

Interfaith– Fuel and Emergency Assistance
Susquehanna County Interfaith is a non-profit outreach to low income families of Susquehanna County. The programs provided are clothing emergency assistance, fuel assistance, Christmas Bureau, Back to School Shoe, Bountiful Blessings and Beautiful Opportunities.

The goal of the Emergency assistance program is to supply practical assistance to qualifying clients facing difficult circumstances. Interfaith assists with eviction notices, utility shut-offs, gas vouchers, homeless emergency assistance, clothing assistance, and first month’s rent.

Women’s Resource Center- Crisis and Advocacy Services
Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides immediate responses to adult and child survivors of domestic and sexual violence. WRC provides crisis support, information, referral and crisis counseling by trained advocates via their crisis response hotline.