Car Seat Program
Central Pennsylvania Community Action coordinated a Car Seat Loaner Program for individuals who are not able to afford to buy their infants or toddlers the proper car seats to transport their children in vehicles. Car seats can be very expensive and must meet strict safety guidelines, so this program gives people peace of mind by providing a safe car seat for their child. This program partners with PennDOT and PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project who provides the proper car seats that are loaned out to individuals who meet the income guidelines. Income guidelines are set at 150% poverty level or below. Once, the child no longer can use the car seat then it is to be returned to Central Pennsylvania Community Action, so that if the car seat still meets the safety guidelines it can be given to another child who is in need. Central PA Community Action is in charge of storing, distributing and collecting the car seats to be given to children in need. For more information please phone (814)-765-1551.
Every year communities across the country participate in their local Toys-For-Tots program. New, unwrapped toys are collected and then distributed to needy children in the community. In Clearfield County, CPCA assists with the intakes for the Toys For Tots program at our Clearfield Ministerium Food Pantry location. At our Centre County offices in Aaronsburg and Philipsburg, CPCA assists with the collection and distribution of toys. If you would like to help a child experience the magic of Christmas by donating, or want to give your child the best Christmas possible and need a little help, call CPCA for more details. (Note: this program is run November through December.)
SafeLink has partnered with CPCA to bring free cell phones and minutes to members of our community that do not have phones. There are 2 ways to qualify for the program by participating in one of the following public assistance programs: Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), TANF, SSI, National Free Lunch Program, LIHEAP, Section 8 or State Blind Pension or income based which is approximately 130% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Applications are accepted by internet, phone or mail. For more information please phone (814)-765-1551.
Dimeling Senior Residence Social Worker
Dimeling Senior Residence has partnered with CPCA to provide assistance to meet basic needs of the residents. Assistance may include housing services, food services, heating & utility assistance, consumer information, transportation referral services and any other referrals that may be required to meet the immediate and/or long term needs of the residents. Residents of the Dimeling Senior Residence may call (814)765-1551.