Monroe County Assistance Office - Department of Public Welfare

General Information
Description of Program: Monroe County Assistance Office falls under the Income Maintenance Department of PA Public Welfare. Some of the programs and services offered are:
1. Medical Assistance Access Card (also known as Medicaid)
2. LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
3. PA CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)
4. Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)
5. Medicare Prescription Coverage
6. Food Stamps
7. Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)
8. Nursing Home Care Payment
9. Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (help in paying for HIV drug program and psychotropic drugs)
10. Healthy Beginnings Medical Program (children & pregnant women)
11. Healthy Horizons (elderly and disabled individuals)
12. COMPASS (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania online application for Social Services benefits)
13. General Assistance
14. State Blind Pension
15. TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)
16. Emergency Shelter Assistance
17. Foster Care Payment
Objectives: The mission of the Department of Public Welfare is to: Promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; Break the cycle of dependency; Promote respect for employees; Protect and serve Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens; and Manage our resources effectively.
Location: Stroudsburg
Geographic Area: PA
Territory: Monroe County
Facility/ADA Access: Handicapped Accessible
Intake Procedure: Accept Walk-In applications during normal work hours (7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) or can apply on-line at COMPASS website: www.compass.state.pa.us
Funded By: Department of Public Welfare
 
Client Information
Intended Participants: All individuals.
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish speaking staff; also uses Language Line
 
Availability
Hours of Operation: Normal hours of operation: (7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), website 24 hrs, 7 days a week.
 
Contact Information
Contact's Name: Noreen Snyder
Contact's Position: Acting Executive Director
Contact's Phone: 570-424-3030
Physical Site Address 1: 1972 West Main Street
Physical Site Address 2: Suite 101
Physical Site City, State, Zip: Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Mailing Address 1: P. O. Box 232
Mailing City, State, Zip: Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Main Phone: 570-424-3030 or 1-877-905-1495
Web Address: www.compass.state.pa.us
 
Contact Information
Director's Name:  Noreen Snyder
Director's Position: Acting Executive Director
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs and Services
Affiliated Agency:
PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
This Program: Monroe County Assistance Office - Department of Public Welfare
Affiliated Services: Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program
Cash Assistance/TANF - PA Department of Public Welfare
COMPASS - PA Department of Public Welfare
Disability Advocacy - PA Department of Public Welfare
Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis Treatment (EPSDT) - PA Department of Public Welfare
Medicaid
Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program - PA Department of Public Welfare
Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities- PA Department of Public Welfare
Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) - PA Department of Public Welfare
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Food Stamps