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Pennsylvania Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Pennsylvania CHIP

CHIP covers all uninsured Pennsylvania kids and teens and provides coverage that includes routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care and more. Learn more about the program, eligibility and how to apply.

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Home and Community Based Services

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Home and Community Based Services, or Waiver programs, provide supports and services beyond those covered by Medicaid, allowing a person to remain at home rather than being admitted to a long-term care facility.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is the new name for the Food Stamp program. Learn about how these benefits are used to help households in Pennsylvania increase their food purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets.

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National School Lunch Program

USDA

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Learn more about the program.

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Get Heating Assistance – LIHEAP

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps families pay their heating bills.

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Pennsylvania offers four cash assistance programs

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

If you do not have enough money to support yourself or your family, you may be eligible for one of four programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Diversion Program, the State Blind Pension Program or the Refugee Cash Assistance program. Learn more about benefits and eligibility.

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Finding housing assistance

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD in Pennsylvania offers rental help and home ownership support. Learn more about housing options.

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Ending Hunger in PA

Ending Hunger in PA

Find a food pantry near you with Ending Hunger in PA.

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PA 2-1-1

PA 211

PA 2-1-1 is a statewide collaborative for health and human service information for Pennsylvanians. This easy to remember 2-1-1 phone number will link PA residents with human services throughout Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Pennslvania WIC

WIC provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition services for pregnant women, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age five.

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PA County Resource Guide by the Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Information to for a variety of services including housing, health, recreation, and emergency numbers.

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FamilyWize

FamilyWize

FamilyWize can help you save up to 75% on prescription medication by printing a FREE prescription card and showing it to your pharmacist.

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My GED

GED Testing Service

Create an account, get GED® study materials and take a practice test. Access information on the test, step-by-step guidance, and tips for after you graduate.

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PA Adult Education Resources

PA Adult Education Resources

Adult Education Programs funded by Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Pennsylvania Public Libraries

Public Libraries

Libraries listed by city

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Find your school district

PA Department of Community & Economic Development

Enter your address and click “find my municipality” and your school district will also appear.

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EdNA (Education Names and Addresses

PA Department of Education, EdNA (Education Names and Addresses)

Listing of school districts, intermediate units, and higher education institutions in PA.

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Berks County - Centro Hispano (Hispanic Center)

Centro Hispano

Supports and enhances the acculturation of the Latino population in the Greater Reading area through collaborative initiatives designed to enable individuals to improve their quality of life and the quality of life in their communities.

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Mary's Shelter

Mary's Shelter

Offering assistance to mothers who are experiencing homelessness in Reading and Bethlehem.

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Concerned about your child’s development?

Call Pennsylvania’s CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288 for information about your child’s development and connecting to Early Intervention services in Pennsylvania.

Call Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS (1-877-472-5437) for information about finding, paying for and other concerns related to child care.

Learn more about these Helplines