February 2022

CoC Membership Invitation

Membership in the Continuum of Care (Berks Coalition to End Homelessness) is open to any organization or individual that has an interest in the community-wide commitment to prevent and end homelessness in the City of Reading and Berks County. “Relevant organizations” include nonprofit homeless assistance providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, political subdivisions and other …

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Thyra Edwards

The third Black History Month highlight is Thyra J. Edwards (1897 – 1953) Thyra J. Edwards was a world lecturer, journalist, labor organizer, women’s rights advocate, and civil rights activist. She was highly respected by her peers and throughout the community where she provided services. Edwards was often heralded as “one of the most outstanding …

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BCIU Head Start

The BCIU Head Start program serves low income families with children ages 3, 4, and 5 years of age. The program offers FREE high-quality education to families that qualify for the program! As part of the program, families will also receive free social services from the Family Engagement Specialists, free health screenings from Certified Nurses, …

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Shirley Chisholm

February is Black History Month! This month, we are going to highlight several important black Americans to honor the work that they have done in the effort to end homelessness and advocate for families with low-income. The first is Shirley Chisholm (1924 – 2005).Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress and the …

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PA Homeowner Assistance

The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund is now accepting applications to provide eligible Pennsylvania homeowners with much-needed assistance to prevent and/or ease mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, displacement and utility disconnection. The fund supports Pennsylvania homeowners whose household income is at or below 150% of the area median income that now must grapple with additional unforeseen financial …

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