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Energy Assistance
Keep Safe & Warm During Cold Weather Months

During the cold weather months, it is the responsibility of the entire community to help ensure the safety of those most in need. You can join in this effort by keeping an eye on your neighbors. Do you live by an elderly individual or someone who is physically challenged or chronically ill? Simply by periodically checking on your friends and neighbors, you can provide a great service to those in need and help to prevent a potentially life-threatening disaster.

Energy Assistance in Pennsylvania is provided primarily through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program most commonly referred to as LIHEAP. For the regular or "Cash" part of the program you can pick up an application at any County Assistance Office.

In Lackawanna County, the office is located at:
100 Lackawanna Ave. Scranton, PA
tel: 570-963-4842

In Wayne County, the office is located at:
107 8th Street, 2nd Floor, Honesdale, PA
tel: 570-253-7118

Other programs and funding sources for energy assistance may be available (although limited in scope and resources). To learn more, contact the information and referral organization in your area. In Lackawanna County, contact United Neighborhood Centers at (570) 343-8835.

You can also take a few simple steps to protect yourself from the cold.

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Keeping Warm During the Cold Weather
Emergency Weather Tips

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties | 615 Jefferson Avenue | PO Box 526 | Scranton, PA 18501-0526 |
tel 570.343.1267 | fax 570.969.2977
Wayne County Mailing Address | PO Box 328 | Waymart, PA 18472
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