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GERMANTOWN AVENUE CRISIS MINISTRY

WE ARE NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

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NOVEMBER 29TH, 2022

Imagine being a mom with toddlers in a home with no electricity. Or a senior with rheumatoid arthritis and no heat. Or being a home health aide who has fallen behind in rent when his hours were cut due to the hospitalization of his client. GACM is here to help people who find themselves in similar situations most often through no fault of their own.

 

The cost of basic necessities has steadily increased. 100 gallons of oil cost $389 in February, $489 in April, and $579 in October. Rents are going through the roof and moving just isn't an option since safe, affordable housing isn't readily available. If found, few have the minimum three months rent needed for security, first and last month rent. Nor do they have the cost for a mover.

 

GACM is here to help those in crisis but we need your help to do so.

Your gifts will be used to help with rent, security, utility assistance or provide healthy food to be prepared in one's home.

Our assistance is given with compassion and can help make the difference for people who have given up hope.

 

$35 will provide a holiday meal.

$400 can help with a utility shut off

$579 can purchase 100 gallons of oil.

$1000 may pay a full month's rent or repair a hot water heater

 

Your gifts both large and small will help us to continue to help others.

 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors!

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ABOUT

Our mission is to connect at-risk Northwest Philadelphia residents to resources within themselves and the community, that resolve their crises, stabilize their lives and equip them to take the next step(s) toward self-sufficiency.
 
GACM operates with the support of 2 social workers, an administrative assistant, and a host of regular volunteers who donate over 100 hours of service each week. Ad-hoc volunteers provide additional support during the holiday season and for other special activities. 

 

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Check Out These Awesome Job Opportunities 

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GACM COVID RESPONSE

GACM is essential and here to serve you.     

Help begins with a call to our office, for information and to schedule an appointment. 

No walk-in service at this time.   

215-843-2340  

  

COVID procedures may change as Philadelphia Health Department or CDC recommendations change.  

  • Masks must be worn at all times.     

  • Do not come to GACM if you are sick, have a fever, or are experiencing COVID symptoms. 

Use Amazon SMILE for your Online Shopping

Go to Amazon Smile and designate Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry as your charity and GACM will get a (small, but useful) portion of your purchase to support its work. Go to smile.amazon.com when you shop!

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GACM IS HERE TO HELP!

All LIHEAP UPDATES

LIHEAP closes May 6, 2022

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY

Minimum LIHEAP grant: $500

Maximum crisis: $1,200

LIST OF GACM
SERVICES/RESOURCES & OPERATION TIMES

More Resources!

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PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FILE!. This rebate can return up to $650.

The deadline ends June 30th, 2022

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Philly
Hope Line 

Hope is one call away!

Sponsored by the School District of Philadelphia.

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GACM
IS OPEN

For all information or to access Telephone Counseling Services, call (215)-843-2340

Monday - Wednesday
9am - 2pm

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Rental
Assistance 

Have you lost income because of COVID-19?
Are you having trouble paying rent?

The City of Philadelphia may be able to help.

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GACM 
Annual Report

2021

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Financial Assistance

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Housing Assistance

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Make a Difference

for neighbors

in crisis

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Energy Assistance

CONTACT US

35 W. Chelten Avenue
(Located in The First Presbyterian
Church in Germantown)
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(P) 215-843-2340
(F) 215-843-6020

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