Additional Help

Reporting Fraud
You Can Help Prevent Welfare Benefits Fraud

Did you know that last year, the Office of Inspector General saved taxpayers millions of dollars by investigating reports of possible welfare fraud?

If you know someone who receives:

  • Cash assistance
  • Food stamps (SNAP)
  • Heating/energy assistance


  • Is not reporting income
  • Is not reporting ownership of resources or property
  • Is not reporting who lives in the household
  • Is allowing another person to use his or her EBT/ACCESS card or
  • Is taking advantage of the system in any way

Contact OIG:
101 S. Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Lehigh County Assistance Office (Department of Public Welfare, Se Habla Español)
555 Union Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18109
Fax: 610‐821‐6705

Services: Medical assistance, food stamps, cash grants; employment and training resources. If you received Energy Assistance last year, you will automatically be sent an application.

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Allentown Housing Authority
610‐439‐8678 (office)
1339 Allen St.
Allentown, PA 18102

Apply for public housing or Section 8 Housing, based on income. Please visit

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CareerLink Lehigh Valley (Se Habla Español)
Lehigh and Northampton Counties

EDSI, an operator of, and partner in, PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley, operates training programs for eligible youth, adults, dislocated workers and other targeted populations. Due to the high demand for individuals with technical skills, PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley is a one-stop resource for your training needs. Services include:

  • Assessment of skills, abilities and needs
  • Workshops: resume, career exploration, credit and budgeting, computer, job and labor market information and more
  • Career training funds available to those who qualify
  • Assistance to individuals with disabilities
  • Career Resource Centers that are fully equipped for job searching

Visit us online at or stop by our CareerLink Resource Centers at either convenient location:

Lehigh County
555 Union Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18109
Fax: 610‐434‐4122
TTY: 610‐821‐6760

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Northampton County
4500 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078

Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Check the website for summer schedule.

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Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Inc. (Se Habla Español)
444 E. Susquehanna St. – Administrative Office
Allentown, PA 18103
610‐437‐3369 (24 hour hotline)

Temporary shelter for female victims of domestic abuse and their children (men referred elsewhere).
Also runs Starting Point, transitional apartments for domestic abuse victims and their children.

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