Community Services

The Community Services program is dedicated to improving the overall condition of life in local communities by providing essential programs to assist low-income individuals and families.

Helping our clients become more economically independent and self-sufficient is the primary goal of Community Services.
 
Services vary from county to county but include nutrition assistance, a broad range of housing services, utility mediation,  and microenterprise training.
 
 
Emergency & Housing Services
 
 
Housing Services
 
Eligible clients are provided with housing-related counseling, landlord-tenant mediation, housing relocation assistance, rental assistance, utility assistance,  emergency shelter,  and homelessness prevention services.  
  • Emergency Food & Shelter Program
  • Homeless Assistance Program
  • Wayne County Emergency Fund
  • Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program
 
Utility Mediation
 
Eligible clients experiencing difficulty with utility payments are provided with utility assistance and/or mediation.  Intensive follow-up and referral services are provided.  Find out more about utility mediation.
  • PPL on Track 
  • PPL Operation Help 
  • Penelec Customer Assistance Program  
  • Dollar Energy
  • UGI Customer Assistance Program
  • UGI Operation Share                     
 
Case Management
 
Trehab staff members provide intensive casework services,  assisting clients in multiple situations to achieve self-sufficiency. This work includes development of a plan to establish self sufficiency and help with budgeting.
 
 
 
Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance
 
Community Services workers provide packaging of Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Homeowners' Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) for persons facing foreclosure on home mortgage due to adverse economic circumstances.
 
 
Emergency Food Program
 
This program provides food commodities as a means of nutritional assistance to those facing food shortage-related emergencies.  Food banks are located in Montrose, Oakland (Susquehanna County) and Dushore (Sullivan County). Click here to find out more about this program.
 
 
Outreach And Referral
 
Where appropriate,  Trehab provides intensive outreach and referral to assist clients,  in linkage with other services.
 
 
ASSETS Program
 
Trehab's micro-enterprise education course allows clients to become trained in critical business skills at their own pace,  and from the comfort of their own home.  Click here to find out more about this program. 
 
 

 

 

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