There are many resources available to individuals and families in the Central Pennsylvania area. These resources are designed to support families, reduce poverty, and strengthen communities.

You can explore and connect with these resources on your own or reach out to a Central PA CareerLink® team member. The PA CareerLink® can assist you with your workforce needs and help connect you with these partner and other organizations to set you on the road to success!

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Community Action Agencies offer a range of coordinated programs designed to support families and reduce poverty.

Central PA Community Action
Serving Centre County

Central Susquehanna Opportunities Inc. (CSO)
Serving Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties

The Center for Community Action

STEP, Inc.
Serving Clinton and Lycoming Counties

Union-Snyder Community Action Agency
Serving Snyder and Union Counties


United Way organizations provide supports to help strengthen families and the community.

Centre County United Way
Serving Centre County

Clinton County United Way
Serving Clinton County

Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
Serving Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties

Lycoming County United Way
Serving Lycoming County

United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties
Serving Columbia and Montour Counties

United Way of Mifflin-Juniata
Serving Mifflin and Juniata Counties

County Assistance Offices (CAOs) support individuals and families in need by providing services including assistance with:

• Food
• Healthcare
• Home heating costs
• Childcare
• School meals
• TANF (cash assistance)

Apply for services using COMPASS or complete a paper application available at your local CAO dropbox.

Our Central PA CareerLink® staff  are also available to help you apply.

The Pennsylvania United Way offers PA 211 which helps individuals connect to the wide variety of community resources available to help with:

• Crisis hotline
• Housing and shelter
• Food
• Utilities
• Mental health
• Disability
• Older Adults
• Family
• Legal
• Reentry

Visit PA 211 online or talk with a PA 211 resource specialist by dialing 211 or texting your zip code to 898-211.


For more information and resources please visit our Central PA CareerLink® website or contact your local PA CareerLink® staff.