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Emergency Basic Needs

Self-Sufficiency Department

Emergency Basic Needs

We understand that sometimes life's hurdles can make it challenging to make ends meet.  We offer services that help with a family or individual's most pressing needs:

  • Food Pantry

    - Open Monday - Friday from 8:45-12:15, 1-3:30
    - E 17th St entrance - door by the ramp has an awning and a doorbell
    - Bring a photo ID and answer basic questions regarding your household size and income

  • Rent, Security Deposit, Mortgage Assistance

    If your need is COVID-related, call us at 814-452-6113. Otherwise, call 814-SHELTER (814-743-5837).

  • Referrals to other SMC programs or to another local agency

    - Other programs including credit/budget counseling, St. Martin Early Learning Center, etc.
    - Other local agencies who may be able to better assist you