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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

  • SMC is Open

    We are open! Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. We will ask basic COVID-related health questions when you arrive. 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. Note that masks are required for everyone at the early learning center per Department of Human Service regulations.

  • 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 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. While the 2020-21 enrollment is over, LIHEAP's next enrollment will begin in late October or early November. Click above for LIHEAP's website or call 814-461-2002 to request an application, report a crisis, or anything else LIHEAP-related.

  • The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) provides this list of tips for managing your utility bills during the Coronavirus crisis.

  • The YMCA is offering free food boxes on Wednesdays. Click for more information.