Funding&Resources for Philadelphia Metro,PA- including Confidential help 4Veterans

ViWiDAUSA is keeping you inform with A one stop check for all resources and funding needs that might interest you or your business.    Join the 2014 Housing Services Conference June 18 thru 20, the brochure and registration are now available online – www.phfa.org/hsc . The easiest and quickest way to register is by going online to: https://www.regonline.com/2014-PHFA-HS.   The information shared here is obtain from Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency(phfa) and is up to date.  

Confidential help for Veterans and their families is available from the Veterans Crisis Line. For more information call: 1-800-273-8255                                                                  The Coalition Against Hunger   website lists options to help Philadelphia families stretch their food budget and put nutritious food on the table.

Funding…

Opportunity Scholarship—Students who live within the attendance boundaries of a low-achieving school, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, are eligible to receive a scholarship if their family meets the income guidelines. Students must apply through an approved Opportunity Scholarship Organization

Due July 14—Assets for Independence—Provides grants to nonprofits and government agencies that establish individual development accounts for low-income participants. Contact the AFI Resource Center, 1-866-778-6037.

Resources for Families…

JobGateway is a free site that adds new features every six weeks to provide job-seekers with the latest information including occupation specific mock interviews.

Junior League of Pittsburgh Inc. offers an annual scholarship of $1500 to female graduates of Allegheny County high schools commitment to promoting Voluntarism. For info click here

Fairy Godmothers, Inc. is a non-profit that helps junior and senior girls who would not be able to attend the prom. For more information visit: http://fairygodmothersinc.org

Get Connected! 2-1-1 is a free accessible 3 digit telephone number available to everyone, powered by the United Way. It provides easy access to customers needing help with housing, utilities, food, and more in southwestern PA. Contact: mailto:info@pa211sw.orgor dial 2-1-1.

http://www.educationplanner.org/is a one-stop career and college planning site. Helps identify skills, find careers, master standardized testing, choose a school and search for grants and scholarship.

Property Tax/Rent Re-bates are available for PA residents who meet the age/income guidelines. The deadline to apply is June 30 for taxes and rent paid in 2013. To apply visit the Dept. of Revenue’s website or call 1-888-222-9190

Information for Seniors….
Medicare Fraud
If a beneficiary feels they were a victim of fraud or abuse, below is contact info for help:
 CMS hotline: 1-800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
 For MA or Part D: 1-877-7SafeRx (877-772-3379)
 Office of Inspector General: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477)
 Senior Medicare Patrol: 1-800-356-3606
Ursuline Senior Services / Cart To Heart Shopping Program / Homebound individuals (60+) who are unable to shop for them-selves are matched with a volunteer. In Allegheny Co. call: 412.224.4700

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