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Guide to Getting a COVID Vaccine

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established a website guide to getting the COVID vaccine.  Available at Getting the COVID Vaccine | PA.GOV, the website helps you check to see if you’re eligible for the vaccine and to find a vaccine provider to schedule an appointment.

January 20th, 2021|

Free Income Tax Prep Available

Life Transforming Ministries partners with the IRS to offer the VITA program to taxpayers throughout Chester County. This program offers free tax preparation help to low and moderate income households.

The VITA Free Tax Preparation Flyer below contains information on sites, locations and times.

2021 Full page LTM VITA Flyer

Please feel free to visit for additional information.

Please contact VITA at or 610-380-9099 with any questions.

Donna Laird

Life Transforming Ministries VITA Administration Support

645 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA  19320


January 7th, 2021|

Food Pantry and Meal Locations for January

Below you will find the Phoenixville Food Insecurity Team (PFIT) calendar for January in English and Spanish.

January PFIT

January PFIT Spanish

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns—I can be reached at

Happy Holidays and I hope to see everyone in the New Year!

Melissa Threadgill

Program and Community Relations Coordinator

Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS)
101 Buchanan Street
Phoenixville, PA  19460
610-933-1105, ext. 202
Visit our website –

January 4th, 2021|

Phoenixville Code Blue Shelter at Capacity

The Code Blue Center of Phoenixville is at max capacity and cannot accept new referrals at this time.

Persons in need of shelter should call 2-1-1 and select Option 2. Or visit

Kristen McGee

Executive Director

Ann’s Heart

35 Hall Street, STE 301

Phoenixville, PA 19460

Ph. 484.393.2407


December 16th, 2020|

Temporary Change to Timing of December SNAP Benefits

ALL December SNAP benefits will be loaded to EBT cards by Dec. 11 in a one-time payment for the whole month. This means those receiving SNAP may get their benefits earlier than usual. It is NOT an added payment. DHS does not have time to mail notices. See flyer below:



December 10th, 2020|

Free Cooked Christmas Dinners for Families and Individuals

Ann’s Heart is providing FREE cooked Christmas Eve Dinners for families and individuals for pick up on Christmas Eve (12/24) morning from 10AM – 12PM.

Thanks to our partners at PACS and Uncle B’s BBQ, we will provide either Turkey or Ham dinners for anyone in need this holiday season.

To reserve a family or individual dinner, please call the Ann’s Heart office at (484) 393-2407 or go here:


Distribution will occur at the HEART Kitchen, located at 30 Hall Street, Phoenixville, PA.

Wishing everyone a warm and healthy holiday!

Please note our address has changed. 

Kristen McGee

Executive Director

Ann’s Heart

35 Hall Street, STE 301

Phoenixville, PA 19460

Ph. 484.393.2407

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December 8th, 2020|

Food Pantry and Meal Locations for December

The Phoenixville Food Insecurity Team has released the following info on food pantry and meal locations for December:

December 2020

December 2020 Spanish


December 3rd, 2020|

LIHEAP Assistance for Heating Bills Now Available

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for its cash, crisis, and weatherization grants until April 9, 2021.

LIHEAP helps low income families pay heating bills in three ways:

  • Cash Grants: Assistance for heating bills ranges from $200 to $1,000
  • Crisis Grants: Up to $800 for families who have an emergency and are in danger of being without heat
  • Weatherization Grants: Help families insulate their houses and repair/replace heating systems to save money on heating

Eligibility and application information is available here.

If you have questions about LIHEAP grants, call the Chester County Assistance Office at 610-466-1042.

November 19th, 2020|
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