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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

  • SMC is Open

    We are open! If you 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.

    St. Martin Early Learning Center is open. Please see their reopening plan on the page below for more information.

  • This document details the COVID-19 reopening plan and procedures for St. Martin Early Learning Center.

  • This program addresses financial need for rent and utility payments. Need MUST be a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Please see attached for all details,

  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance

    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.

  • Food Pantry

    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.

  • UPDATE: The program has been extended through 5/20/22.

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. They provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs. Click for LIHEAP's website or call 814-461-2002 to request an application, report a crisis, or anything else LIHEAP-related.

  • 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.

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