Chester County, Pennsylvania
County of Chester
313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610.344.6000

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Community Services
The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) allocates Federal, State, and County funds to provide a variety of services to low-income individuals and families in Chester County, including but not limited to, case management, employment skills and job readiness, self-sufficiency, financial management, supported housing, and legal assistance.
 
DCD serves as the Community Action Agency of Chester County, and is a member of the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP). The mission of CAAP agencies is to move people from poverty to self-sufficiency through local Community Action programs.  The primary source of funding for Community Action activities in Pennsylvania is the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) awarded through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development.  For information about community services funded by DCD, contact Dolores Colligan at 610-344-6900 or .

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The Financial Stability Partnership focuses on connecting individuals and families with tools and strategies they can use to increase their income, build savings, and gain and sustain assets.  In this way, they can meet their basic needs such as food, shelter, transportation and utilities, while gaining stability that will allow them to plan for and accomplish their long-term financial needs and goals.
 

 
The agencies listed below either provide services countywide or can refer to appropriate resources. Additional agency information may be found online at REFER web, the Chester County Health & Human Services Information and Referral Database.
  
Chester County Department of Human Services
601 Westtown Road, Suite 330, West Chester, PA 19380-0990
(610) 344-6640
County Department responsible for systems development and service coordination of human services programs to eligible clients in Chester County.
 
Chester County Department of Aging Services
601 Westtown Road, Suite 130, West Chester, PA 19380-0990
(610) 344-6350
County department responsible for the development and coordination of comprehensive community based services which assist persons age 60 and older to remain independent and self sufficient in the community.
 
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services
601 Westtown Road, Suite 325, West Chester, PA 19380-0990
(610) 344-6620 (admin) or (610) 344-5630 (case management)
County department responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring addiction intervention, treatment and prevention programs.
 
Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
601 Westtown Road, Suite 340, West Chester, PA 19380-0990
(610) 344-6252
County department responsible for planning and arranging for the availability and provision of treatment and rehabilitative services for persons with mental illness or mental retardation and their families.
 
501 East Miner Street, West Chester, PA  19381
(610) 692-9290
Provides adult and youth educational programs.
 
Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA  19320-2096
(610) 384-7711
Provides treatment and assistance for homeless veterans, including those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic mental illness, and substance abuse.
 
Community, Youth, and Women's Alliance
423 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA  19320
(610) 384-9591
Provides case management services.
 
A nonprofit community service organization providing a wide variety of counseling services and educational programs designed to empower individuals of all economic levels financially, and to help them before, during or after a period of financial difficulty. 
 
A public education initiative aimed at stopping predatory lending practices.
 
Family Service of Chester County
310 North Matlack Street, West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-4900
Provides case management services and family counseling.
 
Handi-Crafters, Inc.
215 Barley Sheaf Road, Thorndale, PA 19372
(610) 384-6990, extension 217
Provides specialized services to the disabled community.
 
Human Services, Inc.
330 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 429-3033
Provides supportive housing and services, information and referral, emergency rent or security deposit assistance.
 
Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation
P.O. Box 3463, West Chester, PA  19381
(610) 696-5675
Provides emergency rental assistance services.
 
314-316 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA  19348
(610) 444-4545
Provides case management services.
 
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
222 North Walnut Street, Second Floor, West Chester, PA  19380
(610) 436-4510 or (877) 429-5994
Provides legal services for low-income families and individuals.
 
643 E. Lincoln Highway, P.O. Box 29, Coatesville, PA  19320
(610) 380-9099
Provides an employment skills training program.
 
Maternal and Child Health Consortium
30 West Barnard Street, Suite 1, West Chester, PA  19382
(610) 344-5370
Provides self-sufficiency case management services to pregnant and parenting women.
 
Northwestern Human Services
510 A-5 East Barnard Street, West Chester, PA  19382
(610) 436-5388
Provides supportive housing and services.
 
Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC)
790 East Market Street, Suite 100, West Chester, PA  19382
(610) 692-2344
Provides a job readiness program and a nursing program.
 
Open Hearth, Inc.
101 North Main Street, Suite AI, Spring City, PA  19475
(610) 792-9282
Provides financial education and asset development programs.
 
Phoenixville Area Community Services
257 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA  19460
(610) 933-1105
Provides information and referral services.


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