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Helpful Community Resources

Open Hearth provides the following list of helpful community resources: Resources Jaycees’s Phoenixville-centric website:  www.inthistogetherpxv.com Regional nonprofit survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDT2LXM Community created Google doc with what businesses are open:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IsYOloMrhpuNyBauXW_Tq1H5bzGa5P9OBFYSweJxIEA/edit?fbclid=IwAR3n03Mb8AevDwViHO8-EcRO1zj4L11UzvLaVqecSp5kj1IqgQ3_aKCNNBg#gid=672282378   Funds Phoenixville Community Health Foundation:  http://www.pchf1.org/available-grants/mini-grants/ Chester County Community Foundation:  https://chescocf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-CCCF-COVID19-RR-Grant-App.pdf United Way of Chester County:https://www.unitedwaychestercounty.org/covid-19-response-fund Brandywine Health Foundation:  https://brandywinefoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant-scholarship/ Delaware County:  https://delcofoundation.org/apply-for-covid-19-funding/ Montgomery County:  [...]

Helpful Community Resources2020-03-31T12:28:18-04:00

Wings for Success Emergency Clothing and Remote Employment Services

Wings for Success provides the following information: Due to Governor Wolf's recent order, both Wings for Success offices will remain closed until further notice; however, we are still providing the following services. Attached is a flyer for your reference and below you will find details on each service. We have a COVID-19 Resource page in [...]

Wings for Success Emergency Clothing and Remote Employment Services2020-03-31T12:25:50-04:00

How to Apply for Unemployment Compensation

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA provides the following information on filing for unemployment compensation during the Coronavirus outbreak -- If you lost your job or your hours were cut because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), you should apply for unemployment compensation at: https://www.uc.pa.gov, or call the statewide toll-free number: 888-313-7284. If you need help applying, or if [...]

How to Apply for Unemployment Compensation2020-03-31T12:21:31-04:00

Maternal and Child Health Consortium Benefits Assistance

Chester County's Maternal and Child Health Consortium is still open remotely, helping individuals enroll in health insurance, SNAP benefits, and cash assistance.  In addition, individuals can apply for Emergency Medical Assistance to cover medical expenses if they are tested or treated for COVID-19.   Questions? Call 610-344-5370.  View an informational bilingual video at https://youtu.be/Mq5va4R_eZs.

Maternal and Child Health Consortium Benefits Assistance2020-03-31T12:17:10-04:00

How to Access Benefits during Coronavirus Outbreak

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA is providing information on accessing SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, TANF & LIHEAP benefits during the Coronavirus outbreak.  Click the link above.  

How to Access Benefits during Coronavirus Outbreak2020-03-30T14:17:25-04:00

REAL ID Deadline Extended

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID to October 1, 2021.  Read the announcement from PennDOT here.

REAL ID Deadline Extended2020-03-30T12:57:37-04:00

COVID-19 FAQs and Resource Links

The Chester County Community Foundation provides the following document containing FAQs regarding COVID-19 in the areas of health, business, employment, and parenting with links to appropriate resources: CCCF - ChesCo COVID-19 Resources - QA

COVID-19 FAQs and Resource Links2020-03-25T10:25:03-04:00

PA Governor’s “Stay at Home” Order to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have issued "Stay at Home" orders for Chester and six other PA counties to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  See the announcement here.

PA Governor’s “Stay at Home” Order to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread2020-03-24T10:26:34-04:00

Guide to Chester County Employment and Financial Stability Services

To mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the PA CareerLink® Chester County and United Way Financial Stability Center (UWFSC) is CLOSED until March 30, 2020.  They have created the guide below to ensure that residents can continue to access their resources. Accessing CareerLink Services During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Guide to Chester County Employment and Financial Stability Services2020-03-23T10:40:21-04:00

Illegal Lockouts — Know Your Rights

In response to the coronavirus emergency, many courts are closed and no evictions are being processed at this time. As a result, landlords may attempt to remove tenants illegally for nonpayment of rent or other reasons. Legal Aid of Southeastern PA can help you to file an emergency petition with the courts. Below is a [...]

Illegal Lockouts — Know Your Rights2020-03-20T19:45:18-04:00