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When You Need Help- Where to go for Financial Assistance

There is help available from the State of Pennsylvania and local non-profit agencies for families struggling to pay the rent and care for their families. If you have experienced a loss or reduction of income, don’t hesitate to reach out to these three Crawford County Resources:

Center for Family Services

The Center for Family Services exists to assist, support, and strengthen individuals and families throughout our communities. The Center supports Crawford County residents by operating the food pantry and thrift store and providing Emergency Assistance, Utility Assistance, Rent/Homeowner Assistance, and other services.

Visit their website for more information at: Center for Family Services. You can also visit their office or call at the following address:

Center for Family Services
213 W. Center Street
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 337-8450

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human needs wherever, whenever, and however, they can. They also operate a thrift store and food pantry and provide emergency assistance for people in need. In fact, many services are available in the Meadville area.

You can find out more of what the Meadville office is doing at their Facebook page. You can also visit their office or call at the following address.

Salvation Army
1087 Park Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 724-3738

Department of Human Services

he Human Services Development Fund (HSDF) provides counties with a flexible source of funding to be used within the human services programs for which the counties are responsible:
Adult Services, Aging, Children and Youth, Drug and Alcohol, Homeless Assistance, and the Community Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities programs.

Residents of Crawford County PA can reach out to —
Ms. Diane Hendricks (Dee), Administrative Assistant
Crawford Country Human Services Department
18282 Technology Drive, Suite 101
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 373-3613
Fax: (814) 333-2377
Email: dhendricks@co.crawford.pa.us

Rental Assistance is available through the Homeless Assistance Program.

All of these programs have been put in place to help people when they need it the most. If you see that you are falling behind, reach out to discover what help is available for you.