Finance

There are a wide variety of financial services and programs available in Pennsylvania that can help with paying bills, utility, mortgage, and rent payments, improving credit worthiness, retirement planning, and more. Options include both private pay and publicly funded programs.

Here are some of the types of services that exist:

  • Budgeting and money management – credit counseling, help with paying utilities and other bills, budgeting for long-term care and health care related expenses
  • Income and benefits
  • Public assistance programs – financial assistance for specific needs like groceries and heating
  • Loan programs

To learn more about the services available in your area, please call or fill out our contact form.

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DMVA (PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs)
The website of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) helps to provide resources and assistance to Pennsylvania's nearly one million veterans and their families, quality care for aging and disabled veterans, and prepare the Pennsylvania National Guard for their designated roles and responsibilities.

US Department of Veterans Affairs
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of information regarding Health Care, Benefits, Career Training, and other services. This website is designed for veterans, family members and spouses, employees, and businesses.

PHFA (PA Housing Finance Agency)
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for senior adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state.

SDHP (Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania, Inc.)
The Self Determination Housing Project of PA, Inc. is a statewide non-profit organization that works to expand housing options for people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. The mission of SDHP is to promote self-determination and control in housing choice for people with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PDA (Pennsylvania Department of Aging)
This is the main website for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. This website includes information related to Aging Services; Recent News; and provides resources for Professionals and Providers.

DHS (Pennsylvania Department of Human Services)
This is the main website for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families. We promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources.

COMPASS
COMPASS is an online application that allows Pennsylvanians (Adults and Children) the ability to screen for, apply for, and renew many health and human service programs. They include: Medical Assistance (MA), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), Long Term Care Services, etc.

DHS Housing
Housing is critical to a person’s health and well-being. DHS believes that too many Pennsylvanians who have extremely low incomes are rent-burdened, too many people experience homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, and too many people who live in institutions could live in the community with assistance. This website describes the strategies being utilized to combat these issues.

DOH HIP (Head Injury Program)
The goal of this program, offered by the PA Department of Health, helps to fund a year of rehabilitation for individuals with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This website describes the services provided, eligibility criteria, where to call, and how to enroll.

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