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DELCO CARES HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Delco CARES assistance is available to qualified homeowners in Delaware County who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The mortgage and utility relief program is made possible through $1.16 million CDBG-CV funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Click here for more information.
The Delaware County website now includes a page on Community Resources during COVID-19. The link can be found here.
Click here for quick reference guide to many human services available in Delaware County during the COVID-19 crisis.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Click here for a link to testing sites in Delaware County.
The Delaware County Crisis Connects Team is available to assist residents who may be at risk for emotional crisis. The phone number is 1-855-889-7827. More information can be found here.
The Crisis Connects Team has also opened a Telehealth Helpline to provide emotional support to the Delaware County community. The Helpline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 855-464-9342 to speak to a Certified Peer Specialists or Mental Health Professional.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a statewide Support and Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel residents struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The toll-free, round the clock hotline is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
On-line recovery support is available daily. Click here for more information.
The Keystone Disaster Spiritual Care Network provides spiritual care for those in need. Information can be found here.
The Delaware County Food Assistance Network (DIFAN) operates food banks at various locations in Delaware County. Please contact first to determine hours of operation for receiving and donating food.
The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) and Community Transit are partnering to offer seniors an alternative to in-person grocery shopping. Community Transit drivers are available to get grocery lists and payment from seniors and shop and deliver their items. Seniors can stay safely in their homes. The cost of the shopping and delivery will be subsidized by COSA. To contact Community Transit for this service, call 215-900-2519 or email GroceryDropOff@CTDelco.org.
Delaware County's Coordinated Entry is a system level approach to connect people with a housing crisis efficiently and effectively with interventions that will rapidly resolve their crisis and facilitate housing stability. Contact information can be found here.
Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Development website for a collection of COVID-19 resources for businesses and the community.
PA Career Link provides information for individuals looking for work and for employers looking for workers. .
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce provides updated information and resources for businesses dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site has been updated to include information for businesses moving into the Yellow Phase of the Governor's re-opening plan, including safety requirements and how to order PPE kits to open up safely.
VOLUNTEERING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Volunteering through the Swarthmore-Nether Time Bank
Volunteering through the Delaware County Citizen Corps
Click here to go the Red Cross website and find out where you can donate blood
SERVPA (Commonwealth Registry of Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers, including Medical Reserve Corps)
PLACES TO DONATE
Donations to the Foundation for Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund will help minimize the economic hardship and disruption of safety-net services in the community.
To donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use in Delaware County, e-mail ECO@DelcoDES.org.