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.
Area Agency on Aging– Home Modification Program
The Area Agency on Aging is an organization designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide social services to senior citizens in the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga. The Area Agency on Aging attempts to enhance independence and self-sufficiency to allow older individuals to remain in their own hone for as long as possible. They provide care management, service coordination, and access to a variety of in-home services. The goal of the Home Modification Program is to make modifications to a residence to make it possible for a person 60 years of age or older to remain in their own home.
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– 2-1-1
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember three-digit phone number that brings people and health and human services together. The hotline is available 24/7, is free and confidential, and your call is answered by a trained professional. There are six basic types of assistance housed in the PA 2-1-1 database: Emergency Preparedness/Recovery; Basic Human Needs; Physical and Mental Health.
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.