Emergency Financial Assistance Program

JFS’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program (EFAP) provides families with assistance for necessities such as housing, utilities, health care, and food where there is a loss of income, medical issues, or COVID-19 related challenges. EFAP is not intended to provide full financial support on a long term basis. In cases of ongoing need, JFS staff will help the individual or family to find other resources through case management. All applicants will be asked to provide a summary of their assets, earnings, and debt.


Please complete the entire application and send to Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper at racooper@jfslv.org or 2004 W. Allen St., Allentown, PA 18104.


If we are able to assist you, we will respond within one week of your inquiry. If you do not hear from us within one week, we are unable to assist you and encourage you to contact 211.

El Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia Financiera

El programa de asistencia de emergencia financiera de JFS (EFAP) provee asistencia a familias con necesidades como la casa, servicios, cuidado de la salud y comida donde hay una pérdida de ingreso, problemas médicos o si está relacionado con el COVID-19. EFAP no es para proveer una ayuda financiera a largo plazo. En algunos casos donde la necesidad es grande JFS ayudará a la persona o las familias a encontrar otro tipo de ayuda. A los participantes se les pedirá que provean un resumen de sus bienes, ganancias y deudas.

Por favor complete toda la aplicación y envíe a Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper a racooper@jfslv.org o 2004 W. Allen St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Si lo podemos ayudar, le responderemos en una semana después de recibir su solicitud. Si no recibe respuesta en una semana es que no pudimos ayudarlo y le pedimos que llame al 211.

 

PA CARES rental and mortgage assistance

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a law to help people hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. CARES assistance is now available in Pennsylvania for rent relief and mortgage relief. In addition to applying for our EFAP program, you may also apply for rent or mortgage assistance through the PA Housing Finance Agency.