Family Assistance Program

FAP builds independent households through better education by assisting single parents, who are full-time students, with help to pay, utilities, prescriptions and medical bills, child care, car repairs and other essential needs while a B-average, full-time student.

Who are our clients?

Jennifer’s struggle with drugs began when she was in high school. After repeated trips to jail, and losing children to the foster-care system, she finally found a program that helped her get clean and determined to live a better life. After successfully completing the recovery program, she decided she wanted to return to school to become a social worker. Her goal is to give back to her community and help improve the system that she’s seen from both sides.

Today, Jennifer is a straight-A student, living a healthy life, raising her youngest daughter and building a relationship with her older children adopted from the child welfare system while she was incarcerated.

Our clients are single parents who are working to make better livelihoods and build healthier households for themselves and their children.  We provide funding to allow them to maintain their household budget while completing their education in a timely manner.  Family budget bills are always paid directly to the vendor.

Qualifications to apply:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Resident of Western PA
  • Single parent with school-aged children living at home
  • Income at 200% or less than the prior year’s federal poverty guidelines
    (see Federal Poverty Guidelines to determine if you qualify)

Click here to submit the application for assistance.  We will contact you for an interview.

Please note: Applications submitted after July 1, 2019 will be reviewed once more funds are available. Please complete your application in order to be added to the wait list. Further details will be emailed to you once you submit your application.

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