Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging - Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians
Provides grants up to $100 for emergency needs including medicine, food, utility shutoffs and other urgent necessities. Also provides assistance with oil heating emergencies not exceeding 100 gallons.
642 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Eligibility: Philadelphia residents 60+ living at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines.
Applicant must have first applied to LIHEAP and/or UESF.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (215) 765-9000 Main
  • (215) 765-9040 Hotline Elder Abuse
Email Address:
Intake Requirements: Shut off notice for utility needs and please call ahead of any medical appointments if looking for assistance with co-pays etc so the determination of the emergency can be made.
Intake Procedure: Referrals from social service agencies and clergy only. Applications also available at all senior centers.
Fee Amounts: Sliding scale.
Helpful Tips: Referrals are accepted only from recognized social agencies and the clergy.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian, Hindi, Korean, Vietnamese
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance * Older Adults
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance * Older Adults
  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance * Older Adults
  • Prescription Expense Assistance * Older Adults
  • Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance * Older Adults
  • Water Service Payment Assistance * Older Adults
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Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
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