WE ENVISION A FUTURE WHERE ALL RESIDENTS OF UNION AND SNYDER COUNTIES HAVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO REACH THEIR FULL SOCIAL, CIVIC, AND ECONOMIC POTENTIAL
For people living with low income, barriers to self-sufficiency can be caused by factors related to poverty that include lack of safe and stable housing, poor nutrition, under-education, incarceration, unemployment, transportation, and income insecurity.
At Union-Snyder CAA, we address these barriers through strengths-based, holistic programs and services to ensure abundance and prosperity.
As of Monday, March 16, 2020, Union-Snyder CAA's office has been officially closed to the public. Staff are still providing assistance remotely during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM). Please see below for a list of our programs and services that are either on hold or adjusted to meet social distancing requirements.
CAA programs on hold include:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Appointments in Lewisburg and Selinsgrove are canceled until further notice. Customers with scheduled appointments will be contacted to reschedule when it’s safe again to do so. CAA will not be taking any new tax appointments for 2020.
Snyder County Veterans Affairs: In-person appointments scheduled with Tony Korzenaski, Veterans Affairs Director, are canceled until further notice. If you are a Snyder County Veteran in need or urgent help, please call us immediately at (570) 374-0181.
Adult Education, Employment Skills, Financial Literacy, and Parenting: In-person classes are currently canceled until further notice. Participants will be notified if the cancellation needs to be extended and/or if there are virtual options available.
Union County Resource Center: In-person services offered by CAA at the Union County Resource Center (UCRC) in Lewisburg are currently canceled until further notice.
CAA services adjusted for social distancing include:
Food Assistance: Scheduled Union/Snyder food pantries are currently planned to operate according to the calendar, but with curbside pick up or other non-physical operations. Customers will receive a box of pre-packaged food and should be prepared to stay in their cars and following directions according to the specific location’s pantry leadership.
*For other urgent food or personal hygiene needs, please call us at (570) 374-0181 to learn more about our Basic Needs Delivery Program.
Housing Assistance: All programs requiring case management, such as Housing Assistance, will be conducted via phone and/or email communications. If you or someone you know receives an eviction notice, please call us immediately at (570) 374-0181.
Energy Assistance: CAA staff are equipped to process PPL and UGI assistance applications during staggered office hours.
*NOTE: Utilities will NOT be shut off in PA amid pandemic, read more here.
Transportation Assistance: If you or someone you know is in need of transportation assistance, please call us at (570) 374-0181.
Case Management / Service Navigation: All current customers receiving case management and/or Service Navigation services will be contacted by their Service Navigator and continue scheduled appointments via phone, text, and/or email communications. New customers should call us at (570) 374-0181 to get registered.
CORE Susquehanna AmeriCorps: If you are an AmeriCorps Member or Project Site who has a closure that may affect service hours, please contact Lacy Kreider, Member Coordinator, at email@example.com or (570) 374-0181.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, please call us at (570) 374-0181. Our phones will remain open and staffed during normal business hours. If you receive a voicemail, please leave your (1) name (2) phone number and (3) reason for calling and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Be a Part of CAA's Response
Social distancing makes it hard to help in a traditional sense, but CAA has ways that you can help our efforts from the safety of your own home:
Shop our Amazon Wish List to send us items that are frequently requested by callers for our Basic Needs Delivery Program.
*Want to support local? Even better! Use our Amazon Wish List as a shopping guide for your next trip to the store to pick up items in stock. Call us at (570) 374-0181 to arrange a drop off time at our Selinsgrove office.
Make a monetary donation to help us purchase items specific items requested by our neighbors. Examples include perishable necessities like bread/egg/milk, disposable underwear, and formula.
Click here to donate online or send a check to 713 Bridge Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870 ('Union-Snyder CAA').
Be a part of a growing online help tool called Covaid. Click here to register as a volunteer.
If you're local, sign up to be a community volunteer through the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way.
CAA'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
We understand that it can be overwhelming to navigate all of the types of help available right now, so here are some of our most frequently referred list of local resources. For our full COVID-19 Resource list, click here.
Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for 24/7 assistance on a variety of topics including housing, food, utilities, and more.
CAA's Food Resources Calendar, which is updated to reflect changes due to the pandemic: CLICK HERE
Union/Snyder County 2020 Food Pantry Schedule: CLICK HERE
Public WiFi hotspots in Union/Snyder/Northumberland counties: CLICK HERE
STORIES OF SUCCESS: CAA's Blog
“I felt like there was no hope. I could no longer do any of the types of work that I had experience with. I was lost. But then I became involved with Union-Snyder CAA.”
- Ruth Emery, former Union-Snyder CAA customer
CONNECT WITH CAA
With more than 15 programs and services offered, Union-Snyder CAA is always up to something! Here are some ways to get connected with us:
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Sign up for our newsletter, The Monthly CAAmunicator
Send us an email using the contact form below, or simply give us a call at (570) 374-0181 to get in touch with one of our staff members - if you receive a voicemail, make sure to leave a message and someone will be in touch with you soon during our normal business hours!
Selinsgrove (Snyder County East)
713 Bridge Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Mon, Wed-Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Lewisburg (Union County Resource Center)
480 Hafer Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM