COVID-19 Resources

Helpful information for this coronavirus moment

(This resource list was put together by Judi Lemay-Lusk, one of our deaconesses) 

 

CHURCH RESOURCES

The pastors and elders are here to speak with and pray for you. If you want to reach them, email or call one of the pastors:

Email:

Mark Moser: moser@newlifeglenside.com; 215-576-0892 x25

Nicholas Black: nblack@newlifeglenside.com; 215-576-0892 x 13

 

The deacons are here to help you with practical needs, like financial assistance, running errands if you can’t get out the home, etc. 

Email our deacon coordinator: deaconcrd@newlifeglenside.com  or call: 267-528-8637

 

If you are in a community group, contact your CG Leaders. Community groups are our first-line shepherding places for help. 

 

If you are a parent and you need to talk to the Youth Group or Children’s Ministry leaders, here’s who to contact:

Jason Peterson: jpeterson@newlifeglenside.com

Dave Hopping: dhopping@newlifeglenside.com

Caitlyn Fogg: cfogg@newlifeglenside.com

Amy Lewisalewis@newlifeglenside.com

 

If you are in a Women’s Bible Study group, don’t hesitate to email or call your small group leader. 

Contact Diane Marsh, WBS Coordinator:  chuck.diane.marsh@gmail.com

 

Are you healthy and available to volunteer? We anticipate needing people to help with a number of tasks, like serving in the Food Cupboard ministry, calling people to check in on them, going to the store to pick up groceries or medicine for those who must stay inside, etc.  Email our deacon coordinator (deaconcrd@newlifeglenside.com) or the church office: (receptionist@newlifeglenside.com)

 

LATEST NEWS 

 

PECO is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment fees through at least May 1 and will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options.

Montco Mobile Crisis Center for anyone who is struggling emotionally over all this.  1-855-634-4673.

For Information for Montgomery County: Visit the links provided for local resources for residents and business. Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness. Implementation will require extensive community engagement, with ongoing and transparent public health communications. More information is currently being developed.

Montgomery County Health & Human Services offers a variety of services to help you during this time. Community Connection Navicates are skilled human service professionals, who are knowledgeable about local, county, and state resources. Their mission is to provide compassionate assistance, by highly skilled staff who navigate and advocate for those in need of human services and to foster partnerships with the community and providers to improve access to service. Visit the links provided for more information.

Montgomery County COVID-19 page 

 

United Way Worldwide:  

They will help with bills, rent, and food. You can call 1-866-211-9966 and provide zip code and you will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance

United Way Worldwide Launches COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

 

Grocery Stores offering hours just for people over 60:

Giant: every morning from 6-7 (yes that is morning!)

Target: every Wednesday from 8-9AM

Whole Foods: Starting on Wednesday, March 18, all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will serve customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public. (This would mean 7-8AM for the store in Jenkintown)

Acme stores have reserved 7 AM-9 AM, Monday to Friday as a time that the community’s senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems can shop. Please visit this link to find your store’s current hours of operation.

 

 

Workers Impacted By Coronavirus Can Apply For Unemployment In PA

Article in West Chester Patch

 

Benefits and Social Services

Department of Human Services:  

PA Department of Human Services

Help in PA – Resources for Your Family’s Health

Help in PA

This resource page is for pregnant women, infants, children, children with special health care needs and families.

COMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information

Health Care

HealthChoices, Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance program, provides you and your family with many health care options.

Food & Nutrition

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the PA School Meals program help you and your family buy food and receive nutritious free or reduced-price school meals.

Home and Community Based Service Referrals

Home and Community Based Services provide services beyond those covered by Medical Assistance that enable an individual to remain in a community setting. 

Three ways to apply:

  1. Online – using the COMPASS website
  2. In Person – Visit local County Assistance Office and apply in person:
        1931 New Hope St
        Norristown, PA 19401
  3. Paper Application –
    Download the paper application and mail to local County Assistance Office at:
        1931 New Hope St
        Norristown, PA 19401

Applications can be mailed or issued to walk-ins on a first come, first served basis. Walk-in clients will be seen the same day by an Intake Interviewer. Request or pick up an application from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

 

Welfare helpline 800.692.7462

How to get food stamps: Print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local office. You can also apply by using the online application. Call your State Hotline at 800.692.7462 or 800.451.5886 (TDD) to see if you can apply by phone.

For application:
Benefits Checkup: National Council on Aging (SNAP)  OR
How to Apply for Food Stamps OR
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

 

How to get on Medical Assistance

  1. Use COMPASS online   OR
  2. Apply for Medical Assistance by contacting your local county assistance office, which is:
        Montgomery County
            Assistance Office,
            Norristown District,
    1931 New Hope Street
    Norristown, PA 19401-3191
    1.877.398.5571; 610.270.3500    

LIHEAP (Heat assistance) 

LIHEAP Energy Assistance Office
1348 W Sedgley Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-560-1583

LIHEAP

COMPASS HHS Home (Mobile)

Montgomery County Assistance Office 1931 New Hope St, Norristown, PA 19401  610-270-3500

PA Department of Human Services
You will need • Names of all people in your household; •     Dates of birth of all household members; • Social Security Numbers for all household members; • Proof of Income (90 days, award letter, most recent bank statement showing direct deposit of benefits) for all members of your household; • A recent heating bill. 

 

CADCOM

113 East Main Street
Norristown 
610.277.6363 ext 140    

Has crisis services:  Cadcom Programs & Services

 

PECO’s Universal service programs: 

For: CAP (Customer Assistance Program); LIURP (Low Income Usage Reduction Program); CARES (Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Services); MEAF (Matching Energy Assistance Fund) – Hardship Fund

PECO’s Universal Service Programs – RHLS

You may directly ask about and apply for PECO’s Low Income Programs by calling 1.800.774.7040.

 

Montgomery County Navigator Program: 1.800.591.8234  Screening and help with benefits like medical assistance, health insurance, food stamps, energy assistance, home care services, obtaining medications, mental health/drug and alcohol treatment, shelter assistance.

 

Community Connection Navicates are skilled human service professionals…who are knowledgeable about local, county, and state resources. They can provide quick information for simple questions or address complex issues. Residents can work with the same Navicate during their interaction with Community Connections allowing the Navicate to serve as both a navigator of the system and as an advocate for the individual throughout the process. Community organizations and agencies are also welcome to access Navicates on behalf of clients they are supporting.

This service is FREE of charge to ANY MONTGOMERY COUNTY resident; there are no income restrictions. Language line services are readily available.

Clinics

Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health

1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
(unless otherwise noted)

Ambulatory Services Clinic
Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00
Appointment: 215.481.2180

Dental Clinic
215.481.2193 

North Hills Health Center
212 Girard Avenue, North Hills, PA  19038 215.572.0302

OB/GYN Center  Abington Memorial Hospital
215.481.6784

Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus
225 Newtown Road
Warminster, PA  18974
215.441.0380

Abington Health Clinics

Health Services for the Uninsured and Underinsured

Provides a full range of programs and services for anyone who may not have the financial means to obtain care. 

 

Abington Family Medicine
500 Old York Road, Suite 108, Jenkintown, PA  19046
215.481.2725

Primary and Specialty Care: General health care needs and specialty care needs, such as orthopedics, cardiology, gastroenterology, dermatology, and rheumatology Appointments required 

Abington Memorial Hospital, Widener Building, Ground floor 215.481.2180

Women’s Health and Newborn Care: Prenatal care through delivery and referral to newborn center (see below). Gynecology services.  Multi-lingual nurses (Korean, Spanish, Portuguese) and financial assistance coordinators.

OB/GYN Center  Abington Memorial Hospital

Toll Building, Ground floor 215.481.6784

Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus,
225 Newtown Road,
Warminster, PA   18974  
215.441.6600

Corinne Santerian Newborn Center

1400 Old York Rd, Suite D
Abington PA 26654
215.441.6605

Well-baby check-up visits for newborns from birth to three months of age, until health insurance is in place, and a primary care provider for your baby is established. 

Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus
Main Building, 4th Floor
225 Newtown Road
Warminster, PA  18974
215.441.6605 

 

North Hills Health Center: Offers low cost, non-emergency medical care and services, as well as free support groups and educational programs. Accepts most insurance plans. For those without health insurance, low cost medical care is available. Does not provide emergency services

212 Girard Avenue
Glenside, PA 19038
215.572.0302   

 

Dental Clinic: Low-cost clinic for those without dental insurance coverage. Appointments are required. 

Abington Memorial Hospital
Widener Building, Ground floor
215.481.2193

Home Health Care: Financial assistance policy is available for patients who do not have insurance and are not able to pay for the cost of home care. 

Abington Health Center–Schilling Campus
2510 Maryland Road, Suite 250
Willow Grove, PA  19090
215.481.5800 

Montgomery County Health Department Communicable Disease Clinic

Services include: HIV testing and counseling; sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment; tuberculosis screening and treatment. Mondays 5 p.m- 8 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Abington Memorial Hospital  Ambulatory Services Unit
Widener Building, Ground Floor
215.481.3630

HealthLink Medical Center: A free clinic for the working uninsured of Bucks and Montgomery counties. Medical and dental services provided. 

1775 Street Road
Southampton, PA   18966   215.364.4247

VNA Community Services (VNACS): Providing adult and children’s home care for the uninsured and underinsured. 

1421 Highland Avenue
Abington, PA 19001
215.572.7880

Jaisohn Medical Center: Medical and social services care in Korean language. Bilingual Korean. 

6705 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA  19126    215.224.2000

Montgomery County Health Department – Willow Grove Public Health Center  Montgomery County Eastern Court House Annex, 102 York Road, Suite 401, Willow Grove, PA 19090
215.784.5415

Immunization clinic: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. By appointment only.  215.784.5415

Communicable Disease Clinic: Monday: 5 pm – 8 pm   No appointment necessary, Held at Abington Memorial Hospital Ambulatory Services Unit by MCHD staff Montgomery County Eastern Court House Annex  

1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA   19001
215.481.3630

TB screening and Lead screening are also available   215.784.5415 

Interpreters and Special Assistance: Language Line is provided at all clinics

Einstein walk-in clinic: in the Cedarbrook section of Philadelphia. Walk in Without An Appointment. Visits cost $57. We will bill your insurance, but you do not need insurance to receive services at the clinic.   

WIC (Women and Children)

Helps pregnant women and mothers with children under age 5 with food and nutritional information.
1.800.743.3300
US WIC Program

PA WIC Program

Welcome to Pennsylvania WIC 

Committed to improving the health of eligible pregnant women, new mothers, and children by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to health and social programs during the critical stages of fetal and early childhood development.

 

WIC under the PA Department of Health

(See link above)

For women who are pregnant or had a baby in the past six months or twelve months if breastfeeding; or Infants and children under age five; Fathers, grandparents, and foster parents who are the legal guardians of young children may apply for WIC on their behalf.

Must reside in PA, have a medical or nutritional risk, and have a gross household income, which does not exceed 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income.

To apply for WIC, call your local WIC agency or call 1.800.942.9467 to schedule an appointment.  Questions about the WIC office nearest to you, call the administrative office at: 215.978.6100. Questions about applying for the WIC Program, contact the WIC Hot Line staff at 1.800.WIC.WINS.

Dental Care

Abington Memorial Hospital

Widener Building, Ground floor

215.481.2193

Low-cost clinic for those without dental insurance coverage. Appointments required.

Offers full dental services, such as: fillings; root canal therapy; extractions; crowns and bridges; dentures; orthodontics; periodontal treatment; and pediatric dentistry. Staff also diagnoses and treats temporo- mandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, performs dental implants and jaw alignment surgery, and treats facial injuries. Procedures can be performed in the hospital or at the Abington Surgical Center in Willow Grove. 

Penn School of Dental Medicine Clinics 

240 South 40th Street (at the corner of 40th and Locust Streets) Philadelphia, PA 215-898-8965.

Provides a full range of general dentistry and specialty services. All care is delivered by students, who work under the close supervision of Penn faculty.  All group leaders are experienced, licensed dentists, who are dedicated full-time to treating patients and teaching clinical skills. A full range of general and specialty services are available through the teaching clinics of the School of Dental Medicine

New patients get a complete review of overall health to determine dental care needs. You should expect this initial appointment to last about 3 hours. 

Hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, September through June. During July and August, the clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Some specialty clinics may have slightly different hours of operation.) 

Initial comprehensive exam: $55, plus an additional $75 for a full set of x-rays (not required if a recent set can be provided). Fees for dental care depend upon the treatment required and will be discussed prior to treatment, with your assigned dental student, at a subsequent visit.

Payment for services or proof of insurance coverage is required at the time of treatment. All major credit cards are accepted, as well as cash and personal checks. The School of Dental Medicine accepts payments from a large number of insurance plans. For more information, contact 215.898.5856.

To make an appointment, call 215.898. 8965 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  New patients can generally receive an appointment for their initial screening visit within six to eight weeks of calling.

 

Manor College 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Office Hours for General Dentistry: Mon: 9 am – 9 pm; Wed: 9 am – 9 pm;  Fri: 9 am – 4 pm; Orthodontics (ages to 16 yrs): Tues: 9 am – 5 pm; 215.887.7617;
Email: dental@manor.edu

General Practice New Patient Special $35.00. Orthodontic Consultations are free; orthodontic services at a comparatively reduced fee. Call to discuss with our business office staff.

 

Careington Dental Care 

Affordable Dental Plans, Dental Insurance, Alternatives that save 15%-60% on Dental Work. There are 40 dentists within a 5 mile radius of Glenside that take this insurance. Office hours Hours:  Mon-Thu: 8am-12 pm;  Friday: 8am-7pm;  Saturday: 9am-3pm CST
Mailing Address:  Careington / QBI,  2501 Parkview Dr, Suite 210, Fort Worth, TX 76102
800.372.7615
Email: help@1dental.com
http://1dental.com 

Domestic Abuse

Women’s Center of Montgomery County 8080 Old York Road # 200, Elkins Park, PA 19027-1426
24 hour Hotline: 1.800.773.2424; 215.635.7344;
email: wcwebmail@dca.net
Women’s Center of Montgomery County

Primary focus on freedom from domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Direct services include counseling and referral; legal and systems advocacy; education and enrichment; and legislative reform. 

 

Domestic Violence Support Services: A 24-hour toll-free hotline 1.800.773.2424  • Legal advocacy, including: Assistance filing protection orders and court accompaniment for victims in PFA and criminal court. • Support groups for battered women and one-on-one in-person counseling • Individualized and group domestic violence counseling • Help with locating emergency shelter or affordable and/or temporary housing • Emergency cash assistance for victims escaping an abuser • Transportation • Advocates to intervene on a victim’s behalf with an employer or creditor • Referrals to family law attorneys and therapists;

Also provides: elder abuse counseling and supportive services, individualized peer and group domestic violence counseling; telephone counseling, information and referral; legal advocacy; court and hospital accompaniment; stalking prevention on college campus program; emergency relocation funding for victims of domestic violence; prevention education, and outreach to the community and schools.

 

Domestic Abuse Services

A Woman’s Place: 800.220.8116;  

Domestic violence counselor at Abington Memorial Hospital: 215.481.2576;     

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.866.723.3014   Is also the in-take location for Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter, a 24-hour confidential facility.  

Laurel House: toll-free 24‑hour Hotline: 1‑800‑642‑3150.

Nicole’s Place: 2064 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006  267- 699-0200  

Office Hours  Monday – 10 am to 3 pm; Tuesday through Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm  Counseling by appointment   

Employment Assistance

PA CareerLink of Montgomery County,  1855 New Hope St.   Norristown, PA   19401
610.270.3429
PA CareerLink® Montgomery County
M, T, Th, & F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m;  W: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   

Email Craig Cuthbert, Operator Manager 

Learning about careers: 

Job search websites:

Commonwealth Workforce Development System

Commonwealth Workforce Development System

 

Job Seeker Resources

MontcoWorks provides job seekers with employment search capabilities, information on job trends, skills building and occupational training:

1430 DeKalb St, Norristown, PA 19401

MontcoWorks

Food Cupboards

Because of the COVID-19 virus, food cupboards may be operating differently or closed temporarily. Call before arriving to find out what their policy might be

ABINGTON

St. Anne’s Church  

2119 Old Welsh Rd
Abington, PA 19001
215.659.1674, Tues 11:30AM

Abington Food Cupboard 

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2086 Parkview Ave.  Abington, PA  19001  215.885.2234  Call their number with name, and number of people in the family and they will get back to you.

AMBLER

Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard  150 N. Main Street, Ambler, PA 19002   215.628.3002                                      

Food Distribution: Mon & Wed, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (sign-in by 11:15am)    

Clothing Boutique – Ambler:  Mon & Wed, 9:00 – 11:30am    

CHELTENHAM

Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, PA  19012 

215.379.8700

PANTRY – Thursday, 9:30AM-1:00PM      

FRESH PRODUCE – Friday, 10AM. 

NOT Open March 19 and 26, 2020. Out of respect for our neighbors, please do not arrive before 9:25 AM.  Please bring your own bags to place your groceries in.

DRESHER

Chelten Church,  1601 N. Limekiln Rd  Dresher, PA   19025 

215.646.5588        

Our food pantry is operating! Just a little differently than usual until further notice.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-12:30pm, you may drive up to our pantry entrance and receive pre-packed food including any produce, bakery items or meat that we have available. No person-to-person contact! (We ask that you please remain in your vehicles.) We are following our usual schedule of visiting the pantry every other week dependent on your last name. New registrations are welcome.

NOTE: Doors lock 20 minutes prior to closing. No customers accepted after that time.

Registration is required to receive food. We ask that you complete a simple form providing basic contact information.  One member per household is welcome to visit and receive groceries once a week. 

ELKINS PARK

Beth Sholom Congregation, Mitzvah Food Pantry, 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

215.887.1342, ext. 107

Wednesday, 1- 3PM

GLENSIDE

New Life Presbyterian Church   467 N. Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 

215.576.0892

Tuesday at 6:15PM  for any residents of greater Glenside;

Thursday at 1:00PM for members in the community over 50.

Food cupboard is closed if there is a holiday during the week.

JENKINTOWN

Jenkintown United Methodist Church   Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard,  328 Summit Ave, Jenkintown, PA  19046

215.886.7250

Thursdays, noon to 2:00pm.

If this is your first time, please bring photo ID and proof of residency of Montgomery County

NORTH HILLS

North Hills Food Cupboard, For 19038 residents only!

212 Girard Ave, North Hills, 19038

Enter by rear door, bring photo ID and proof of income. 

Every Thursday 9-11AM;

All families are to show photo I.D and proof of household income to receive services. This is a weekly pantry; all families will receive 2 bags of food every week. Location does not have a telephone number, so anyone with questions is asked to call the Ambler office at 215.628.3002

ROSLYN         

Inter-Faith Housing Alliance   250 Easton Road in Roslyn (brick building behind Living Word Lutheran Church). 

Monday – Friday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm;   Saturday, 9:00 am to noon

Our Food Cupboard in Roslyn is still open, but we are operating on an adjusted schedule. Please call the Cupboard at

267.318.0607 after 10 am to hear today’s operating hours.

We have changed our model from a choice cupboard to a pick-up cupboard. We plan to continue to operate six days a week, as we expect to see continued increases in demand for the Cupboard as school closures begin.

WYNCOTE

Calvary Assembly of God, 7910 Washington Lane, Wyncote, PA 19095    215.886.0404    

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: We will be opening our pantry to pick-up only from anyone in the Cheltenham/Jenkintown community in the upcoming week. Please check back for exact days and times that grocery pick-up will be available! We will provide pre-packed bags of dry goods and load them directly in your vehicle so that social distancing may be maintained.

Second Tuesday of every month, 9am to 11am.

Drive around to the first lower level entrance door 

Homeless Information for Montgomery County

First to contact:

If you are homeless or are in imminent risk of becoming homeless, contact the Your Way Home Call Center Dial 2-1-1 if you are in Montgomery County and experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.

The Your Way Home (YWH) Call Center is a centralized system for screening and intake for individuals and families in Montgomery County experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. 

Instead of calling individual shelters, those experiencing homelessness or those at-risk of becoming homeless can call one toll-free number and connect to appropriate services.

Calls to the Center are answered by operators at 2-1-1 SEPA, which has access to up-to-date data about which providers have space available, if the caller needs emergency shelter.

DIAL 2-1-1 or 1-866-964-7925     TEXT 898-211   VISIT www.211SEPA

 

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

302 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

  1. 922.6400

info@sundaybreakfast.org www.SundayBreakfast.org

The Hope and Help Network

1501 Huntingdon Road, Abington, PA 19001

http://Thehopeandhelpnetwork.org

marian@thehopeandhelpnetwork.org

(215) 301-1436

The Hope and Help Network is a faith based organization dedicated to assisting all people seeking to lift their life and family out of the burden of addiction, poverty & despair by connecting with resources and programs throughout the Montgomery and Bucks Community.

We operate and follow this mission through the Christian traditions as biblically stated in Matthew 22:37-40 “…You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

County Contacts:

Office of Aging & Adult Services, 

Montgomery County Human Services Center

102 Old York Road, Suite 303,  Willow Grove, PA  

215.784.5413

 

MONTGOMERY Community Based Services, Office of Aging & Adult Services, Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 Dekalb Street, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404-0311

610.278.3601    FAX 610.278.3769

We  will provide you with the name and phone number of the organization in your county that you need to contact to request help with your housing situation.

 

The Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) of Montgomery County, PA 

Norristown State Hospital

1001 Sterigere Street, Building 53 (in the rear)

Norristown, PA 19401 

610.292.9244       

The Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center, the only year-round, 24/7, emergency housing service for single adults experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County, is a partnership between Montgomery County’s Office of Behavioral Health and Resources for Human Development. CHOC serves homeless adult men and women in Montgomery County. CHOC’s two wings include a day center where clients can meet with a caseworker, receive their mail, wash their clothes, apply for benefits, or attend group meetings; the smaller wing is a 50- to 80-bed overnight shelter. In addition to emergency shelter, CHOC provides street outreach, service counseling, transportation, rapid rehousing, meals, clothing, life skills and benefits counseling.  Eligibility: Resident must be a Montgomery County Resident, Homeless, and over age 18. Call in advance for vacancies. 

Referral: Verification of homelessness, Verification of Income, Identification and Proof of residency are required   

 

Nehemiahs Way

217 East Montgomery Ave 

North Wales, PA 19454

215-699-8830

Provides up to two years of support services and transitional housing for women survivors of domestic violence and their children. Some services offered are case management, parenting skills, support group, and individual counseling. 

Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. 

 

The Inter-Faith Housing Alliance 31 South Spring Garden Street, Ambler, PA 19002  215.628.2334

https://www.i-fha.org/

Inter-Faith Housing Alliance provides opportunities for families in our diverse community to achieve self-sufficiency by offering community-based programs designed to bridge homelessness and independence.

Program provides shelter for homeless families through local congregations rotating in their responsibilities. Families can stay in the network for up to 3 months. The program has the capacity to house up to 3 families at a time. Meals and transportation also provided.

 

Missionary Sisters of Charity 

Shelter for women and children…

630 Dekalb St,

Norristown, PA 19401

(610) 278-9089 Phone: (610) 277-5962

 

Emergency Shelter Assistance  

There is also limited funding for motel vouchers through Aging and Adult Services.

Norristown: 610.278.3601;

Willow Grove: 215.784.5413

These vouchers are available only for emergency situation when the shelter beds are full

 

American Red Cross

1878 Markley St.,

Norristown, PA  19401

** 24 Hour Emergency Number**

215.299.4000

610.272.6800

Fax: 610.278.5028

Domestic Violence

Women’s Center of Montgomery County

24 hour Toll Free Hotline:  1.800.773.2424

Hotlines and Important Phone Numbers

 

Alcoholics Anonymous 614 Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038 215.576.9796

 

American Red Cross: 215.299.4000

 

Benefits (DHS) Helpline (Cash Assistance, SNAP, MA etc.): 1.800.692.7462

 

Employment: Montgomery County CareerLink: 610.270.3429

M, T, Th, & F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; W: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember phone number that connects people with important services in their local communities. It can be used for everyday needs and in crisis situations. Every day highly trained 2-1-1 call specialists are available to provide information and referrals to local health and human services.

Call, text or visit 2-1-1 online to connect with a call specialist!

 

Legal Aid of S.E. Pennsylvania

Norristown Office – Headquarters   625 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401

610-275-5400       Fax: 610-275-5406

Walk-in intake hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m

Managing Attorney: Michael E. Kelley mekelley@lasp.org

Toll Free Hotline: 1-877-429-5994

Domestic Abuse Helpline: 1-855-980-6924610.275.5400

 

Medicare: Claims Information: 800.633.4227; Medicare Part A (hospital): Blue Cross 800.358.1901; Part B (physicians, suppliers) 800.382.1274; Blue Shield (Part B co-insurance) 800.367.6565

 

Montgomery County Assistance Office: 610.270.3500 

  PA Unemployment Compensation: 888.313.7284 

  Social Security: 800.772.1213

 

Utility information: Restoring service; help paying heating bills; require financial help to fix residential heating systems; need a place to go stay warm, call 1.866.550.4355 or 1.800.692.7462

Job Assistance

Upper Moreland Library has developed a brochure “Looking for a job” which has 27 websites for job searches and another 8 that cover resumes, cover letters and interviewing. The library has computers available.

www.uppermorelandlibrary.org      215.659.0741  

(Linda) Channing Coaching: www.channingcoaching.com

Montgomery County Emergency Services:  Career Counseling/Job Skills

CADCOM 113 East Main Street   Norristown, PA 19401   610.277.6363  Family needs  assessment, parental skills, budget/credit counseling, life skills and employment training.  

Catholic Social Services   353 East Johnson Highway, Norristown, PA 19401

610.279.7372 

https://cssphiladelphia.org/                                  

Offers counseling  in basic job search skills, family needs assessment, parenting and life skills. Our network of programs offers support to those who need it most. Every day we help the homeless & hungry, at-risk youth, struggling families & single parents. We help immigrants, refugees, neglected children and those with intellectual disabilities. We provide programs for pregnant teens, and court-adjudicated delinquents.

The Salvation Army of Norristown   533 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401    610.275.9225   Offers counseling in job search and training referrals, family needs assessment, family action planning.

 

The Department of Human Services  

www.dhs.state.pa.us

1.800.692.7462

Montgomery County Assistance Office

Norristown District

1931 New Hope Street, Norristown, PA 19401-3191                                                                 

        1.877.398.5571 

        610.270.3500

  • LIHEAP: 610.272.1752; 866.857.7095.
  • Employment and Training: 610.270.1916                                         

Toll Programs available include: Cash Assistance; Food Stamps; Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program. Helps residents pay for heating sources for their homes during winter months only; Medical Assistance. Upon enrollment, recipients will choose either: AmeriChoice; Health Partners, Inc. (Keystone-Mercy Health Plan)                                                                  

Participation with job search assistance or education and training upgrades may be mandatory or voluntary. Support services will be made available.

PHONES

Safelink

SafeLink Wireless

Qualified customers will receive a free SafeLink Wireless handset and free monthly Minutes with no commitments, contracts, or bills. If you need additional Minutes, you can buy TracFone Airtime Cards at any TracFone retailer (Walmart, CVS, Kmart, Target, Radio Shack, Walgreens, Rite Aid stores, Family Dollar and Dollar General).

Please contact our SafeLink Wireless information line at:

1.800.723.3546  Monday-Saturday, 8AM. to 10PM. and Sunday 8AM to 7PM

 

QLink

Q Link Wireless – Free Cell Phone Service with Government Program

Q Link Wireless is a leading provider of the Lifeline program, and provides a free cell phone with free monthly minutes to eligible Lifeline participants. Although eligibility guidelines vary by state, you may qualify if you already receive some government benefits.

You may also qualify if your total household income meets your state’s Federal Poverty Guidelines.                                 

1.855.754.6543.

Salvation Army Centers

  • 5830 Rising Sun Ave  Philadelphia, PA 19120
    • 722.5447              
  • Roxborough Citadel Corps, 6730 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128
    • 482.5911
  • 4344 Frankford Ave    Philadelphia, PA 19124
    • 739.2365                                                        
  • 533 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401
    • 275.4183
  • 1340 Brown St,   Philadelphia, PA 19123
    • 787.2962                                                                                      

Utilities

PECO

PECO  

P.O. Box 37629

Philadelphia, PA 19101

The CAP Rate program provides a discounted residential tariff rate for low-income customers. 1.800.774.7040

PECO – An Exelon Company

Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Services (CARES) is a referral and information service designed to assist special-needs, low-income customers who have a temporary personal or financial hardship that prevents the payment of the utility bill.

1.800.774.7040 

LIHEAP Contact Public Inquiries/hotline:

Phone: 1.866.857.7095

Website: LIHEAP  

Begins November 1.

You will need • Names of all people in your household; •     Dates of birth of all household members; • Social Security Numbers for all household members; • Proof of Income (90 days, award letter, most recent bank statement showing direct deposit of benefits) for all members of your household; •     A recent heating bill.

LIURP: Low Income Usage Reduction Program

Offers usage reduction services and education to help reduce the amount of electricity and natural gas you use in your home. This free program is available to qualified low-income PECO customers

1.800.675.0222.

MEAF: Matching Energy Assistance Fund

An energy assistance program that enables us to assist low-income, residential customers in our service territory with bill payment. MEAF is a customer pledge program in which PECO matches customer contributions. 

1.800.774.7040.

PECO Budget Billing

P.O. Box 37629                                                                                 Philadelphia, PA 19101

1.888.480.1533

Budget Billing brings consistent monthly payments and allows you to spread your PECO energy service costs evenly throughout the year.

 

CADCOM 113 East Main Street                                                                Norristown  610.277.6363 ext 140

PECO’s Universal service programs: PECO’s Universal Service Programs – RHLS

You may directly ask about and apply for PECO’s Low Income Programs by calling 1.800.774.7040. • CAP (Customer Assistance Program) • LIURP (Low Income Usage Reduction Program) • CARES (Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Services) • MEAF (Matching Energy Assistance Fund) – Hardship Fund