We are pleased to announce that on January 24, 2013, Philadelphia City Council will be honoring PathWays PA for being named the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Non-Profit Organization of the Year! Please join us for the citation presentation at 10 AM in room 400 of City Hall.
You may have noticed that this flu season has caught the attention of the news media.
CNN Money, 6ABC, Business Finance Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer are among those reporting on the lack of paid sick days. Now, you have the opportunity to do something about it.
On January 24, Philadelphia's City Council will reintroduce The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, a bill that ensures all workers in Philadelphia can earn up to 7 paid "sick and safe" days each year to be used in the event of illness or domestic violence.
Please join PathWays PA and the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces in ensuring that all workers have the opportunity to care for themselves and their family members in times of illness. You can join us at City Council on January 24 at 10 AM, sign our petition, call City Council at 215-686-2840, or learn more about the issue at phillyearnedsickdays.com.
Do You Know People Who Can't Afford Their Co-Pay? Share Their Story!
Some former GA recipients have been telling us they are finding it difficult to get the prescription medicine they need. Because they have lost the cash grant, they don't have the co-pay.
The law is very clear. The Pharmacy must provide the medicine even if the patient can't make the co-pay.
If you have a story that will help explain just how difficult life is for those thrown off of GA, please call Lance Haver at (215) 906-6230. These stories are important to share with legislators and the news media as individuals continue to face problems after the end of GA.
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
has made an important acknowledgment that a parent's need to care for his or her child lasts beyond the years when the child is a minor.
This new guidance provides needed clarification about when a parent may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an adult child, and it will mean that more sons and daughters with disabilities and serious health conditions will be able to get the critical care they need from their parents.
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…