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POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - (WBRE/ WYOU) Those who receive deliveries from Meals on Wheels in Schuylkill County got an extra treat with their food today. A local organization donated a gift to bring awareness to a greater issue, elder abuse. Stephen Moyer has made food deliveries to homebound seniors as a "Meals on Wheels" volunteer driver for the last three years. "The seniors are very appreciative of us visiting, asking how they are doing," Moyer said. Friday's deliveries, however, had something something extra. Blankets from the Schuylkill Elderly Abuse Prevention Alliance.
"We want to wrap our arms around the community. And we want to make them aware that if they are victims of elder abuse, that they have the ability to use their voice to call us," Eileen Barlow, a board member of SEAPA said.
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County is seeking over $400,000 in federal funding to provide a safe connections center.
On Tuesday the commissioners approved submitting a grant application and requesting $402,555 through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women, Justice for Families Program. Once funded, the county would partner with the League on Social Services to provide the day-to-day operations of a safe connections center. It would also permit for civil legal assistance through Mid-Penn Legal Services, according to Lisa Kovalick, community development specialist.
Lancaster, PA - CareerLink has recently held two free criminal record legal clinics for job-seekers, with MidPenn Legal Services, Lancaster Bar Association, Rep. Mike Sturla and the law firm Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki Smith P.C.