Financial Assistance Resources

Financial Rescue

Social Security Administration:  Benefits available for eligible persons include Disability and Supplemental Security Income.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services:  Assistance available for eligible persons includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help low-income households buy food, as well as Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance/Medicaid, and LIHEAP. Call the PA Department of Human Services HelpLine at 1-800-692-7462 for general information about all of Pennsylvania's public assistance programs or contact your local county assistance office.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program):  Provides funds to offset your gas and electric bills.

DOLLAR ENERGY FUND:  Provides help with paying energy costs including a Customer Assistance Program (CAP), a Hardship Program, help with LIHEAP, Water Assistance, and others.

Local County
Assistance Offices

BERKS COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE
State Office Building
625 Cherry Street
Reading, PA 19603
Phone: 610-736-4211

CARBON COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE
101 Lehigh Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone: 610-577-9020

MONROE COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE
1972 West Main Street, Suite 101
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: 570-424-3030

LEHIGH COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE
101 South 7th Street
Allentown PA 18101-2295
Phone: 610-821-6509

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE
201 Larry Holmes Drive
P O Box 10
Easton, PA 18044-0010
Phone: 610-250-1700

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE
2640 Woodglen Road
P O Box 1100
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: 570-621-3000