2018 AREAS OF SERVICE
LYCOMING COUNTY PARTNERS
American Rescue Workers (Emergency Program) – United Way funds are provided to this agency for the delivery of the Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP). CEAP provides emergency material assistance in the form of food, shelter, prescription medication, fuel, rent assistance, clothing, medical equipment, and other essentials to needy persons when no other funding, resources and/or help is available.
American Rescue Workers (Saving Grace Shelter) – provides temporary emergency housing for individuals and homeless families. The shelter offers 8,760 bed nights of lodging annually. The 14-day emergency transition shelter is for individuals, families, and veterans.
Diakon Family Life Services (Counseling Services) – The counseling program at Diakon provides outpatient mental health and psychiatric services dedicated to the strengthening and preservation of families experiencing stress. Counseling is provided to individuals, couples and families through the Benevolent Care Fund, with the goal of equipping them with the necessary tools to maintain stability, increase their level of functioning, and learn proactive methods of resolving life’s challenges. This is done by providing supportive counseling and crisis intervention to children and adults living in at-risk environments and/or in crisis situations.
Family Promise of Lycoming County (Rent Match Program) – The Rent Match Program provides a 50% match of an eligible family’s accumulated money to be used towards payment of first and last month’s rent and/or security deposits. Families are required to complete the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University training and participate in weekly budgeting sessions.
Jersey Shore Branch YMCA (Brick House After School Youth Program) – The Brick House program at the Jersey Shore branch of the River Valley Regional YMCA prepares youth and teens for success in life through activities that build self-esteem and teach important life skills. Building competence and confidence in youth is accomplished by enhancing literacy, educational skills, emphasizing physical activity, service learning, and teaching healthy behavior and positive values. The Brick House program seeks to prevent violence, criminal activity, educational failure, substance abuse and teen pregnancy through its positive activities.
Journey House (Transitional Housing) – Journey House is transitional housing that offers programs that address the needs of homeless families and provide the tools to reach self-sufficiency. The four-unit building houses families as they work with a support team consisting of a case manager, budget coach, mentors, and the Housing Alliance.
Lycoming County Library System (The Learning Center) – The adult literacy and basic education program, housed at the James V. Brown Library, is an adult education program under the umbrella of the Lycoming County Library System that provides one-on-one tutoring services in reading, writing and math skills. Tutoring is provided by trained volunteers and staff members of the Literacy project. GED, parenting, early childhood education, and parent and child together time classes are available.
North Central Sight Services (Social Services/Vision Impaired and Prevention of Blindness) – The North Central Sight Services Social Service Program provides the tools necessary to help clients remain as independent as possible and allow them to remain in their own homes through transportation and escort services, support groups, life skills and education, rehabilitation, and support services. Life skills education provides adjustment and counseling to persons who are blind or visually impaired and their families. The NCSS Prevention of Blindness Program includes pre-school and adult vision screening, public education about good eye health and safety, and treatment. The educational programs promote good eye health and safety, as well as sensitivity training about vision loss. The program’s vision screenings are designed to detect symptoms, which may indicate visual problems.
River Valley Health & Dental Center (Next Stop Oral Health Program) – The Susquehanna Health & Dental Clinic in collaboration with the Williamsport Area School District provides transportation for students to and from the clinic for dental care such as cleanings, restorative care, sealants and exams. Educational programs are also provided to children focusing on the importance of oral health and how it relates to overall health.
Shepherd of the Street (Emergency Oral Surgery Program) – The emergency dental program provided through Shepherd of the Streets provides emergency dental surgical care to the economically disadvantaged.
Sojourner Truth Ministries (Social Services Program) – Sojourner Truth Ministries provides a soup kitchen, clothing and an emergency pantry to individuals and families in need.
Susquehanna Valley CASA (Court-Appointed Child Advocates) – The Susquehanna Valley CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program provides specially trained volunteers to advocate in the best interest of abused and/or neglected children, which will lead to placement in a safe, nurturing, permanent home.
UPMC Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice (Nurse Family Partnership) – Nurse Family Partnership assists first-time, low-income mothers by providing maternal/child education enabling a healthy pregnancy and increasing the bond between mother, father and baby. The program also helps first-time, low-income mothers continue on a positive life course by encouraging them to remain in an educational program or gain employment. NFP home visitors visit these families from the time that the woman first discovers that she is pregnant until the child is two years old.
YWCA Northcentral PA (Liberty House and Wise Options) – The Liberty House program at the YWCA Northcentral PA is a housing program that provides shelter to female-headed families and transitional housing for single women. Participants receive individual case management services that detail how they will meet their identified goals that include economic stability, emotional regulation, and educational needs. This program offers a structured curriculum for self-improvement with several agencies assisting in this effort. The Wise Options program at the YWCA provides confidential services to victims who have experienced, witnessed, or had a family member involved in domestic and sexual violence, and other violent crimes. The victim center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and includes a 24-hour crisis hotline for intervention and support and emergency shelter with 17 available rooms.
River Valley Regional YMCA (Childcare Program) – The child care program at the Williamsport branch of the River Valley Regional YMCA is responsive to providing comprehensive, high-quality child care services to low- to moderate-income families who cannot afford the full cost of care.
TIOGA SULLIVAN PARTNERS
American Red Cross (Emergency, Preparedness, Response & Recovery)
Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mentoring Program)
B/S/S/T Area on Aging (Fostering Grandparent Program)
Tioga County Partnership For Community Health (Health Literacy Program)
Tioga County Special Olympics (Spring Track and Field)
Wellsboro Area Food Pantry (Summer Lunchbox Program)
Wellsboro Montessori Children’s Center (Summer Music Enrichment)
Tioga County 4-H (Camp Scholarship Program
SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERS
Sullivan County Action (Dental Sliding Scale Program)
Sullivan County Food Pantry (Food Pantry)
Sullivan County Library (Adult/Senior Program)
Sullivan County Library (Early Education Program)
Sullivan County 4-H (Day Camp Program)
Sullivan County 4-H (Scholarship Program)
2018 OUTREACH PROGRAMS
American Red Cross (Disaster Services Emergency Assistance Program) – The American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness and Response program provides emergency relief to fire victims by providing financial support for food, clothing, medication, and shelter.
American Red Cross (Service to the Armed Forces ) – Service to Armed Forces (SAF) program – The Red Cross acts as the liaison for military personnel and their families when an emergency occurs – either at home or throughout the world. The Red Cross is the only organization authorized to do so. United Way funds to this program also support educational materials for military personnel and their families and to support families in the event of an “active duty” death through transportation and support.
Central PA Food Bank (Food Distribution Center) – The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is the country’s distribution center for local food pantries and other non-profit programs. The Food Bank reported helping more than 8,000 individuals in Lycoming County in 2012.
Hughesville Public Library (Summer Reading Program) – United Way funds provide support for the children’s literacy program, which includes a story hour for children and a summer reading program for children and high school students.
Jersey Shore Public Library (Summer Reading Program) – United Way funds support the summer reading program for children and youth, which is part of the children’s literacy program.
Montgomery Public Library (Summer Reading Program) – United Way funds support the children’s literacy program, which includes a summer reading program for children of all ages and the story time program for preschoolers through second grade.
W.B. Konkle Memorial Library (Summer Reading Program) – United Way funds support the children’s literacy program, which includes a year-round story/craft program available to children ranging from three to six years of age.
Muncy Public Library (Summer Reading Program) – United Way funds support the literacy program, which includes the purchase of current library materials for all ages for its summer reading outreach.
East Lycoming School District (School Health Outreach) United Way funds support the school health program for low-income students with dental care needs identified through screening programs.
Montgomery School District (School Health Outreach) United Way funds support the school health program for low-income students with dental care needs identified through screening programs.
Muncy School District (School Dental Program) United Way funds support the school health and program for low-income students with dental care needs identified through screening programs.
PA 2-1-1 – Pennsylvania 2-1-1 is a comprehensive database that includes information regarding the availability of health and human services. The system can be accessed by telephone or the Web and provides the caller with service information in their local area. 2-1-1 is free and confidential.