The Department of Public Welfare's mission is to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; break the cycle of dependency; promote respect for employees; protect and serve Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens; and manage our resources effectively. The website features information to help families and individuals find the resources they need to live healthier, happier lives; as well as offering providers valuable information to help them in their day to day activities providing care and services for Pennsylvanians.
Compass is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs.
• Medical Assistance
Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
SNAP (Food Stamps)
Home and Community Based Services
Long Term Care
Voter Registration and Information
Adoption Services (SWAN)
The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) is both a broad-based cooperative effort and a centralized information and facilitation service funded and overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. SWAN includes county children and youth agencies, juvenile court judges, foster and adoptive parents, private adoption agencies, the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange and many others, all working together on behalf of children who need permanent homes.
Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has a dual mission: to provide quality service to the Commonwealth’s veterans and their families, and to oversee and support the members of the Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG).
Pennsylvania's CHIP program provides health insurance to all uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.
The Division of Vital Records maintains birth and death events that occurred in Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present. This website provides information on obtaining certified copies of birth and death certificates, amending these certificates and other available services.
Infant & Child Immunizations
April is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) which is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to focus on the importance of immunizing infants against vaccine-preventable diseases by age two.
If you're feeling the urge to smoke, we've compiled a list of 101 things you can do instead.
HOUSING IN PA
Buyers: Have you always dreamed of owning a home but, just didn't know where to start? PHFA can help. We offer home loans with low interest rates and fewer fees.
Renters: The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has financed affordable and/or accessible apartment units throughout Pennsylvania.
Foreclosure is the last thing that any lender wants to do. But, they will need your cooperation to pursue the alternatives to foreclosure. Homeowners can learn more about the default process in Pennsylvania and alternatives to avoid foreclosure.
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Teachers and Teacher Certifications
Various forms and documents are required and provided to do business with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The PA Department of Education presents, in one location, information on its state and federal grants available to the Commonwealth. In a user-friendly format, you will find all different types of grants from across the agency by program area.
Information and Answers to all the State Universities.
The department of revenue’s mission is to fairly, efficiently and accurately administer the tax laws and other revenue programs of the commonwealth to fund necessary government services. Whether you are an individual, business owner or tax professional, thed Web site features information to make filing and paying state taxes as easy as possible.
On this site you can find resources to help deepen your understanding of financial issues, deal with major
milestones in life, and connect with state and local services to help you make the most of your hard-earnd money.
Keeping an eye on your money is more important than ever—whether it’s managing cash, using debit and credit cards, insuring things you cannot afford to lose or making investments.
Bankruptcy is a legal process people use to get rid of (discharge) or repay (reorganize) their debt. Congress recently passed a law that will make it more difficult for some people to file bankruptcy, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.