The Philly DoGooder competition was created to bring together community organizations with filmmakers to help raise awareness for the organizations, access skilled resources, and deliver messages in a new, creative manner. Five winners will receive up to $50,000 in in-kind services to address areas of need within their organization
Tuesday, January 22 from 12:00PM-4:00PM at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Center for Urban Health. 211 South 9th St, Suite 313 (across the street from the NeuroScience Hospital)
93% of restaurant workers in Philadelphia do not have access to health insurance or earned sick days. As a result 2/3 of restaurant workers have reported having to work while sick. The lack of sick days afforded to restaurant workers creates a breeding ground for a public health crisis during flu season.
Also, you can sign the petition asking Councilman Jim Kenney to Support Earned Sick Days for all Philadelphians!
Do You Want Governor Corbett to Take the Deal on Medicaid Expansion in PA?
The new health care law allows states to expand Medicaid to everyone making up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level in 2014. ($15,302 for an individual and $31,155 for a family of 4).
More than half a million uninsured Pennsylvanians would get health care coverage. The expansion would bring over $17 billion dollars into Pennsylvania and allow us to create much-needed jobs in the long-term care workforce.
A lunchtime visibility event will be held at Broad St. and Walnut St. Signs will be available, but you can always bring your own. Sign up to attend
Later that evening "Cocktails for Roe" will be held from 5PM-7PM at the Milkboy located at 1100 Chestnut St. RSVP
Dont' Dismantle The PA Aging Waiver Program
Years ago, when Pennsylvania determined that it made economic sense to shift from almost total reliance on nursing homes to more home and community based services (HCBS), it secured an Aging Waiver from the federal government and built its system for HCBS upon the 52 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs).
This change saved money while keeping more seniors where they wanted to be: in their own homes and communities.
Today, due to funding, cuts, re-allocations and regulatory changes, AAAs no longer provides aging waivers effectively. Without the AAAs able to provide these services, many seniors are left with no choice but moving into expensive nursing care facilities against their will.
PathWays PA AmeriCorps VISTAsand Center for Families Food Drive
The PathWays PA VISTAs are participating in a month long food drive with the
PathWays PA Center for Families and they need our help. Donations of cereals, snack foods, and non-perishable items are needed and can be dropped off at the PathWays PA home office located at 310 Amosland Rd. Holmes, PA 19043.
PathWays PA will be holding a series of Adult Education classes for Adult Learners seeking to obtain GED Certification and improve their literacy skills. These classes will be held this fall at PathWays PA's corporate office in Holmes, PA, as well as the CareerLink in Chester, PA.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Lauren Rodino at 610-543-5022 x 258.
Yesterday, Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare announced that it was sending a request to the USDA to re-implement asset tests to ascertain eligibility for the SNAP (food stamp) program. If the request goes through, asset limits will go into effect on May 1, 2012.
Implementing an "asset test" means that in addition to income eligibility guidelines, applicants may not have above a certain amount in additional resources. Under the proposed measure, Pennsylvanians with more than $2,000 in savings or assets ($3,250 for adults 60 and over) would not be able to obtain food stamps, even if they meet income guidelines…
Census data tells us that 13% of Pennsylvania households live in poverty. In reality, even more households don’t have the income they need to reach self-sufficiency. One in four Pennsylvania households – over 846,000 – lack enough income to cover just the necessities.
Since 1997, PathWays PA has worked with Dr. Diana Pearce and the University of Washington to calculate The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Pennsylvania. Over the last 23 years, The Self-Sufficiency Standard of Pennsylvania has documented the continuing increase in the real cost of living, illuminating the economic crunch experienced by so many families today.
Since 2010, PathWays PA and the University of Washington have also issued three versions of the Overlooked and Undercounted report, which looks at the number of households living above and below self-sufficiency.
You can now use the interactive materials below to find out what it takes to be self-sufficient in your county. Click here to read the 2020 Overlooked and Un…
As we get to the end of the year, many individuals and companies are looking for ways to give back to their communities. Here are some ways you can help PathWays PA for the holidays or throughout the year!
Donations: You can help to end poverty, homelessness, and abuse by making a donation! The support you provide will help the most vulnerable women, children, teens, and families. Visit PathWaysPA.org to donate or text "PathWaysPA" to 521-82.
Donate items: We also offer ways to donate material items. To see what our agency needs that is available on Amazon, check out our general wish list or our Welcome Kits lists for moms, children, and babies.
Volunteering: PathWays PA has an ongoing need for volunteers. Giving your time is a great way to help families in your own community. Visit PathWaysPA.org to see what you can do.
Shopping: Every time you buy on Amazon via AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase to PathWays PA! Visit smile.amazon.com and search for Pat…