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Department of Public Welfare - Montgomery County Assistance Office
Administers several programs to assist eligible residents of Montgomery County in need. Applications can be mailed or issued to walk-ins on a first come, first served basis, or by applying on-line using the COMPASS web site at www.state.pa.us, Click on the Living in PA link and go to PA Social Service Programs. Walk-in clients will be seen the same day by an Intake Interviewer. Request or pick up an application from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Programs available include:
- Cash Assistance
- Food Stamps
- Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 610-272-1752
Helps residents pay for heating sources for their homes during winter months only (approximately October through March/April).
- Medical Assistance
Upon enrollment, recipients will choose one of the following three health insurance companies:
- Health Partners, Inc.
- Keystone-Mercy Health Plan
- Employment and Training 610-270-1916
Participation with job search assistance or education and training upgrades may be mandatory or voluntary. Support services will be made available.