New ALICE Report on PA Veterans in Financial Hardship
United Way of Pennsylvania, in partnership with United For ALICE, is happy to share the next ALICE in Focus Series report on veterans! The ALICE report, which stands for “Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed,” focuses on the realities that 699,207 Pennsylvania veterans face. Of Pennsylvania’s veterans, 6% live in poverty and another 21% live as…
Open Enrollment for Health Insurance
From now through January 15, individuals and families in PA can enroll for health insurance through Pennie. If you don’t have employer-sponsored health or dental insurance, or if you’re concerned about the cost of coverage, Pennie can help you explore your options.
UWP and PA 211 Seeking Finance and Administration Director
Would you like to help lead fiscal strategy and operations for our growing statewide organizations? Learn more about the position responsibilities here. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply by Nov. 18, 2022.
Sign Up for Water Bill Assistance by Oct. 28
Are you at risk of having your water shut off? Time is running out to get help with past due water bills. Apply for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) by October 28 at: dhs.pa.gov/WaterHelp
Utility Bill Assistance Programs Available
As the weather gets colder, utility bills are going up. LIHEAP will open soon, but there are other programs available now for eligible individuals. Check out PA 211’s Utilities resources to get connected to weatherization programs, electric bill payment assistance, shutoff suspension programs, and more. Just pick a category and filter by your zip code…
Join us! UWP is Looking for an Administrative Coordinator
If you have excellent organizational and communication skills, feel confident doing independent work, and are adept at using and learning new technologies, you’re invited to apply for our Administrative Coordinator position! Read more details on the goals of this position, compensation, and how to apply on our position description page. This position is a hybrid…
UWP Hiring Special Project Intern: Increasing Visibility of Local United Ways Digitally
This internship will be limited to a specific project regarding the network of Pennsylvania United Ways. The intern will help create a digital space to showcase the impact of the United Way network for legislators, funders, and community stakeholders in one easily searchable directory. The intern will also guide and encourage United Ways in Pennsylvania…
More Pennsylvanians Now Eligible for SNAP
Starting October 1, Pennsylvania will increase the income threshold for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP.) With the change, anyone earning within 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines will be eligible. On average, Pennsylvanians enrolled in the program receive $63 per month in SNAP benefits. Over 420,000 more Pennsylvanians will now be eligible for SNAP….
Use PA 211 to Get Connected to Resources
What do you need help with? Contact PA 211 today to get connected to resources for anything from transportation, to child care, bills, rent, and more, all across PA. Visit pa211.org to chat or search, text your zip code to 898-211, or dial 211. Watch more videos about what PA 211 can do for you.
Sign Up Now for Holiday Gift Programs
Don’t wait – now is the time to sign up for holiday gift programs! Local programs usually fill up long before the holiday season starts. Search programs in your area today! Just visit pa211.org and filter by your zip code.