Department of Public Welfare Announces Consolidation of Philadelphia Area County Assistance Offices

Oct 05, 2009, 13:00 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman today announced the consolidation of the Alden and Lehigh District Offices within the Philadelphia County Assistance Office System.

Effective Oct. 13, the Alden and Lehigh offices will be merged into the new Glendale District Office, located at 5201 Old York Road, Philadelphia. All telephone numbers will remain the same.

While the department is taking steps to notify all clients served at each location, consumers should see no interruption in their benefits or services as a result of the consolidation. Clients with questions or concerns related to the office relocation or the status of their benefits should call the Statewide Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-877-395-8930.

The Department of Public Welfare administers program benefits and services statewide including SNAP (food stamps), Medical Assistance, cash assistance, employment training and LIHEAP to residents of Pennsylvania in need of assistance through 94 county assistance offices. Individuals and families can apply for benefits online at or by visiting their local county assistance office.

For more information on benefits and services available through the department or to find a county assistance office, visit

    Media contact:
    Stacey Witalec, 717-787-4592

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare