For Individuals in Crisis:
While Pennsylvania Women Work provides job training and career development services, we realize that there are other needs that must be met before a person is able to successfully enter the workforce. If you are in crisis, please call the United Way's 211 number or visit their website for further assistance. You can also contact the United Way and its affiliates for crisis intervention by locating your Pennsylvania county below:
Specific Women's Issues and Barriers to Employment:
Visit our Benefits and Public Services page for links to state departments and other agencies that can provide the resources you need to get back on your feet.
Visit our Business Attire page to learn more about where you can find professional clothing for your next job interview or new career.
Visit our Education page to learn more about taking GED and ESL classes, finding a technical school or community college that will prepare you for a career and locating an affordable college or university.
Visit our Employment page for resources for further career development assistance, links to job search sites and information about creating resumes and writing cover letters.
Visit our Healthcare page for information about accessing low-cost health insurance in Pennsylvania. The page also provides further information about accessing low-cost health clinics, reproductive care, dental care, mental healthcare and insurance for children.
Visit our Housing and Finances page for information about shelters, agencies that can assist you in keeping your home and resources for managing personal finances, debt and credit.
Visit our Intimate Partner Violence page for links to resources for victims of intimate partner violence. You may also find this page useful if you are an employer looking for best practices and policies to combat intimate partner violence in the workplace.
Visit our Knowing Your Rights page if you have been sexually harassed in the workplace, experienced wage discrimination, experienced other forms of gender discrimination or want to learn more about laws protecting workers in Pennsylvania.
Visit our Legal Services page if you are in need of legal counseling or representation in a civil matter. Some of the resources on this page also provide coaching in self-representation.
Visit our Voting page for useful links to information about Pennsylvania's voter ID law, how to register to vote and ways to learn more about issues in Pennsylvania.