We all have many concerns and questions – our health, our employment, our financial security, and even our education, are all at risk. The rapid changes to our daily lives are evolving in unprecedented ways.
But please know, help and guidance is available. And even in uncertain times, each of us plays a role. We can make a difference, in big and small ways, every day for ourselves and each other, and one day at a time this makes our families, and our community, stronger than before. At United Way of Indiana County, we’ve been helping to do that, right here, meeting local needs with local resources and partnerships. This is what it means to LIVE UNITED!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We understand that our most vulnerable communities in Indiana County need help now more than ever. Our current focus is timely support and efforts to them. A gift to the Emergency Relief Fund is the best way to join the fight for the health and financial stability of our residents. As social distancing becomes our new normal, a donation can transcend isolation and help support those in need. Click on the donate now button on our page to answer the call for compassion, for connection. Donations will support relief programs and services to help with vital needs. In a time of uncertainty, you can share the gift of hope! #CommunityStrong
Thank you, Indiana County, for your ongoing support. To date, we have distributed over $80,000 in grants to individuals and families who have experienced loss of income due to the pandemic.
DO YOU NEED HELP?
At the United Way of Indiana County, we know that our community will rise up together on an extraordinary scale. We are working diligently with the Indiana County Community Action Program (ICCAP) and Health and Human Services Subcommittee (HHSS) and Department of Human Services (DHS) to connect people with resources and opportunities during these unprecedented times. The emergency relief fund is available to anyone age 18 or older who lost employment due to COVID-19 and lives within Indiana County. This one time grant can be used for housing, utility, food, childcare, medical expenses and other needs. Take a moment to fill out the application for support.
PA211 is prepared to assist individuals who are impacted by loss of work and are struggling to provide basic needs for their families. PA211 has procedures in place to track and triage coronavirus calls. 211 centers are currently referring to CDC and PA Department of Health for clinical questions.
If you are a community member and are in need of services, please text your zip code to 898-211 or call 211, 24/7 for help and guidance for resources in our area such as food, utility/housing, prescription, domestic violence, mental health, depression or substance use crisis, and many other services to help you and your family. Trained professionals are available and ready to help.
See below for specific resource pages. We will update this page as needed. Please follow us on Facebook for any additional updates!
- Education Information/Resources
- Healthcare Information/Resources
- Food & Nutrition Information/Resources
- Financial Stability Information/Resources
- Infrastructure Information/Resources
- Responding to COVID-19 Guide
- PA Department of Human Services COVID-19 Hub
- PA Department of Education COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
- PA Department of Aging Guidance