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Community Support Services

Community Support Services

By partnering case management with available resources, we aim to support our consumers in becoming more self-sufficient with these resources (Utility Assistance, Employment Aid Program and Short-Term Transportation Assistance).

Available Resources:

  • Utility Assistance – CSS can provide residents with financial assistance with regards to utility costs such as natural gas, electric, propane, kerosene, etc. To be eligible you must meet poverty guidelines and be in threat of or complete loss of energy / heating source. This program can typically provide a family with $200 towards utility costs every two years but is subject to change based on need and availability of funding.
    • required documentation includes photo ID, social security numbers and income verification for all household members, and utility shutoff notice or denial of services letter
  • Employment Aid Program – CSS can provide referrals to assist in securing required clothing, books, testing fees for post-secondary schooling. Referrals are also made for vehicle repairs and similar needs to help individuals secure or maintain employment and/or schooling.
  • Short-Term Transportation Assistance (CSBG Transportation) – Temporary transportation services via CATA bus passes can be provided to individuals who lack the financial resources. Individuals must be in need of the transportation resources for employment and/or schooling.


Location: 386 Chestnut St. Meadville, PA 16335

Service Contact

Office hours are by appointment only.

Dorine Lowery

CSS Coordinator