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Resources Beyond Food

Community Resources

It Takes More Than Food to Fight Hunger

Issues such as employment, health, housing/utilities, and transportation are just as important. To find the life stabilization resources that can best help you in Chester County view the Chester County Community Resource Guide.

Chester County Assistance Office
100 James Buchanan Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
LIHEAP: 610-466-1042

Not in Chester County? Visit the PA Department of Human Services for the assistance office in your county.

COMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information. Visit online or call 1-800-692-7462 (8:30 am – 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday)

You can also call 2-1-1 or visit 2-1-1, a regional social services hotline, to find human and social service resources in your neighborhood. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-964-7922 seven days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to be connected to a 2-1-1 SEPA Information and Referral Specialist. Calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in over 140 languages.

Free Books for Kids

Children under age 5 who live in Chester County, PA are eligible to receive a free book delivered to their home each month through the Chester County Imagination Library.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library works with local affiliates to mail free, high-quality books to pre-school children once a month, no matter their family’s income.

Chester County’s Imagination Library is powered by Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH) in partnership with Justamere Foundation and the Kennett Library.

Enroll your child today to help us build a stronger Chester County community, one book at a time.