COVID-19 Updates and Resources
We Are Open
St. Martin Center and Early Learning Center are open. Masks are currently optional at BOTH locations but this is subject to change based on recommendations. If you have questions regarding COVID protocol at SMELC, please call 814-454-1675 .
If you are in need of SMC services and are experiencing ANY COVID-related symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), please do not come in. Call 814-452-6113 to speak with a caseworker instead.
If you prefer to work remotely (email, phone, paperwork drop-off), we are happy to accommodate you. We have a mail slot to the left of our door where you can drop items off for caseworkers. Please include your caseworker's name on the envelope. We are at 1701 Parade Street (Erie, PA 16503) and this slot and main door are on E 17th Street.
In partnership with the City of Erie, we currently have funds available for those who need rent/mortgage assistance due to COVID. Please call 814-452-6113.
For housing assistance (rent, security deposit, mortgage, etc.) that is NOT COVID-related, please FIRST call 814-SHELTER. They coordinate all housing assistance requests and will refer you to us or another agency depending upon your situation.
Our food pantry is available Monday through Friday from 8:45am-12:15pm and 1-3:30pm. The entrance is on E 17th Street next to the ramp. There are signs posted. Please ring the doorbell for assistance.
Please note that the following are not our programs. Refer to each document for details.
The Department of Health has put together a listing of all FREE vaccine sites and other pertinent COVID-19 information.
As part of its #CallUtilitiesNow campaign, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is reminding consumers that assistance is available for income-eligible families to help keep their water and wastewater service turned on through the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). LIHWAP offers grants to eligible households that currently have a water or wastewater arrearage greater than $25 (termination is not required). LIHWAP payments are sent directly to participating water and wastewater utilities. See link for details.
If you're looking for fun and safe activities for your children this summer, the YMCA of Greater Erie and the City of Erie are here to help! Click the link for details on their recreation and free lunch program.