Local Agencies Providing Services to Help Those in Need

West Chester, PA – ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester, the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center, Bridge of Hope of Lancaster & Chester County, Chester County Health Department, Home of the Sparrow, and The Salvation Army of West Chester have joined together to hold the fifth annual “Get it Done Day” on Monday, October 12 from 1pm to 6pm.

Located at the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center at 501 E. Miner Street, West Chester, PA, the event will feature:

  • Job readiness and placement services
  • Housing/shelter services
  • Opportunity to open savings and checking accounts
  • Financial/budget counseling
  • On-site loan applications
  • Healthcare coverage enrollment support
  • Health screenings and free flu shot, provided by Walgreens
  • Social service benefit and enrollment information

Participants will also have access to utility representatives, identification resources, Legal Aid, and more. All services will be provided at no cost to attendees.

“Chester County has a vast social service network, but many people either aren’t aware of the services and support that are available, have difficulty accessing the services, or both,” says Denise Antonelli, President of the Board of Directors of ACT in Faith and a partner with law firm Gawthrop Greenwood, PC. “Get It Done Day was designed to bring as many services as possible under one roof for a day, so the un- and under-employed have ‘one-stop’ access to the services they need. Connecting people to those services is central to the mission of ACT in Faith, so taking a lead role in coordinating Get It Done Day was a natural fit.”

“Service to the Chester County community is part of our charter,” says Rebecca Worthington, Marketing Director at Benchmark Federal Credit Union, one of the participating organizations. “Our team is excited to dedicate the day to meeting with people who need assistance with financial matters, including budgeting, opening savings and checking accounts and completing loan applications on the spot!”

Assisting the Community Together (ACT) in Faith (AiF) is an interfaith ministry that seeks to provide physical, financial and spiritual support to the un- and under-employed in the Greater West Chester Area by facilitating communication, coordinating support and supplementing resources to broaden the reach of existing social services and programs. For more information, to become a volunteer, or to donate, visit http://www.actinfaithgwc.org.