What Kind of Help is Available?

PCA's Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians

Home Heating Oil

The Emergency Fund pays home heating oil companies directly to deliver oil in as little as one day.

PCA's Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians

Utility Shutoff Assistance

The Emergency Fund can make emergency payments to prevent the shutoff of gas, water or electricity, or restore service.

PCA's Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians

Medicine and Medical Supplies

The Emergency Fund can purchase medication or assistive medical devices like eyeglasses or hearing aids.

PCA's Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians

Food and Basic Necessities

The Emergency Fund can purchase groceries and other basic household necessities for those in desperate need.

Our Annual Impact

$184,500 In emergency relief distributed through the Emergency Fund
1,163 Low-income older adult households assisted by the Emergency Fund
75 Organizations made referrals to the Emergency Fund

Who is Eligible to Receive Assistance?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 60 or older
  • Must live in Philadelphia
  • Must be referred by a recognized social service agency or member of the clergy
  • Must have exhausted all other resources

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 60 or older
  • Must live in Philadelphia
  • Must be referred by a recognized social service agency or member of the clergy
  • Must have exhausted all other resources

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Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

Report Suspected Abuse or Self-Neglect

Reports of suspected abuse or self-neglect can be made by calling the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040. Intake workers are available 24/7 to provide intake, investigation, assessment, care planning and crisis resolution. Confidential reports may be made by anyone, including the older adult in need.