Low-Income Resources in Pennsylvania

Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs that operate throughout the state. Please contact us if you find any information missing or outdated.

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Low-Income Resources in Pennsylvania

Welcome to Money Fit’s Low-income resource list. There are different options organized into four categories: Food, Housing/Utilities, Child/Family Care, and Healthcare. Each resource has a brief description as well as contact information like a phone number and website URL.

We also provided an application for our Debt Management Program. If you’re struggling with debt, our nonprofit organization can provide the help you need to overcome financial burdens.

Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs.

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If you are looking for a program that helps you repay 100% of your debts at more favorable terms, then look no further than Money Fit’s Debt Management Program.

Food Resources

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributes more than 28 million pounds of food and grocery products, equivalent to more than 23 million meals, every year to more than 800 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties.

Address: Harrisburg Warehouse 3908 Corey Road Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: 1-717-564-1700

Website: http://www.centralpafoodbank.org/

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

If you or someone you know needs food immediately, check out the food resource guide. This guide will help you locate food cupboards and soup kitchens in your area, which offer bags of groceries and/or hot meals to those in need.

Address: 1725 Fairmount Ave. Unit 102 Philadelphia, PA 19130, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Phone: 1-215-769-0659

Website: click here

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

Learn more from their website

Housing and Utilities

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

Address: Pike County Assistance Office Milford Professional Park Suite 101 10 Buist Road Milford, PA 18377

Phone: 1-570-296-6114 | 1-800-692-7462

Website: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/heatingassistanceliheap/index.htm

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.

Read More About LIHEAP

Child and Family Care

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Coalition coordinates a statewide network of community-based programs and administers the contract for domestic violence services in Pennsylvania.

Address: 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 1-800-932-4632 | 1-717-545-6400 | 1-888-23-LEGAL

Website: click here


TANF Pennsylvania is a support service for Pennsylvania families. The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) Pennsylvania is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living.

Address: Room 431 Health and Welfare Building Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

Phone: 1-800-692-7462

Website: click here

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children that helps families by providing financial assistance to purchase healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors.

WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information, and support as well as assists in finding healthcare and other community services.

Learn more from their website

The Head Start Program

Head Start programs support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include

  • Early learning: Children’s readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development

  • Health: Each child’s perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health, and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.

  • Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children’s learning and development.

Learn more from their website

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include childcare assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.

Learn more from their website

Healthcare Resources

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

PLAN, Inc. funds the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network of programs providing direct client services. The programs in the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network strive to make good on the promise of “Justice for All.”

Address: 118 Locust Street Harrisburg, PA 17101-1414

Phone: 1-717-236-9486 | 1-800-322-7572

Website: click here

Pennsylvania Career Link

Pennsylvania CareerLink is a cooperative effort to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers and other Interested Individuals. These services are also available in your local Pennsylvania CareerLink office or participating agency.

Address: 100 N Cameron ST Ste 101 Harrisburg, PA 17101-2424

Phone: 1-717-783-3270

Website: click here


Authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid was signed into law in 1965 alongside Medicare. All states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories have Medicaid programs designed to provide health coverage for low-income people. Although the Federal government establishes certain parameters for all states to follow, each state administers its Medicaid program differently, resulting in variations in Medicaid coverage across the country.

Learn more from their website

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