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*PEC's Food Cupboard Hub is NOW only on Thursdays from 10 AM-12 PM.
Preventing Homelessness: PEC's New Rental Assistance Program
People's Emergency Center (PEC) is offering a new rental assistance program, and we have already helped several families negotiate with landlords to accept rental assistance.

Here is just one way in which PEC has helped. Shayna (her name has been changed to protect her privacy) loved her job managing activities for seniors in a nursing home. Every day she came home to care for her four-year-old daughter, happy to be able to provide a home for her. When the COVID19 pandemic impacted her nursing home in March, she was laid off.

By August her savings were drained and she struggled to keep a roof over their heads and food on their table. Shayna thought she had found relief when she was hired for a new job in September, but was hit by a car and put on bed rest before her start date. As a result, she fell two months behind on rent and needed assistance, while her start date was rescheduled and her first paycheck was pushed back. PEC worked with Shayna and her landlord, providing the rental assistance that she needed without the landlord incurring court costs. She started her job last week, and was thrilled to be stable once again!

If you or someone you know is struggling to meet their rent payments, please apply here: Detailed criteria can be found here.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month! You can help to spread awareness by sharing this National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.SAFE (7233).

Did you know that 60% of PEC's residents are survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence, while across Pennsylvania, 37.7% of Pennsylvania women and 27.5% of Pennsylvania men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes? You can learn more here.
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Neighborhood Advisory Sub Committee General Body Meeting (and Bridges2Wealth)
is happening TONIGHT
Oct 12, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time

Contact Kevin Brown at or 267-777-5820 for the Zoom ID!
The October Men's Coffee Talk is this upcoming Tuesday(11am). In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, part of this Tuesday's discussion will address men, domestic violence, and what does de-funding police mean for domestic violence survivor support. Grab your coffee and join us every Tuesday this month for Men's Coffee Talks focusing on domestic violence.

Contact Kevin Brown at or 267-777-5820 for the Zoom ID!

Gain Computer Skills Now!

Receive free computer classes and remote tutoring! PEC's digital inclusion program is recruiting adult learners at all skill levels.

Take advantage of personalized learning plans driven by your needs. Use your own device or receive a device if needed. (Limited quantities available).

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  • The program is required for all landlords with tenants who've had COVID-related obstacles to paying rent, but requires that landlords have a valid rental license and that they've provided tenants with a notice of their rights under the Emergency Housing Protection Act.
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The Neighborhood News is out! The News features resources for the community around this year's Census, support during COVID-19, and obtaining food.

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