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Self-Sufficiency Department

Emergency Basic Needs

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

  • Food through our in-house food pantry
  • Vouchers for clothing items
  • Assistance for rent, mortgage and utilities (1x/year)
  • Assistance with life-sustaining prescriptions (1X/year)
  • Transportation assistance for out-of-town medical appointments (1x/year)
  • Bus token (employment purposes - 1x/year)
  • Referrals to other SMC programs or to another local agency

To schedule an appointment, call 814-452-6113.

A woman provides counseling to a man as they sit on opposite sides of a desk.
  • People Helped Last Year

    8,296

  • Bishop's Breakfast Meals Served

    11,816

  • Children Educated

    255

  • Food Pantry Served

    1,495

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