CCR Program Welfare to Work FAQ

The Center for Community Resources (CCR) coordinates supportive services for individuals and families seeking information and referral for mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse, and other human service needs.

Welfare to Work is one of the programs CCR can connect individuals to. This program assists clients in Butler County with purchasing or repairing vehicles so they can continue working.

What do I need to be eligible?

If purchasing: there must be no vehicle in the home

If repairing: there must only be one vehicle in the home

Client has a child under the age of 18 living in the home

Client lives in Butler County

Client is working a minimum of 20 hours per week

Household income is below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

How can this program help me?

This program enables clients to fix their vehicles or assist with purchasing a vehicle so they can continue to work.

How much help can I get?

The maximum the program can pay is $1,500, and the client has to pay 25 percent of the costs. For example, if the cost is $2,000, the program would pay $1,500, the client would pay $500 + anything over that amount.

Can I be working and receive assistance?

Clients must work a minimum of 20 hours to be eligible. Clients can work more than 20 house and it won’t affect their eligibility.

Can I requalify for the program after I have received assistance?

Yes and No – Eligibility varies on a case-to-case basis.

How is the Program Funded?

Funding is provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

How do I apply?

Individuals interested in applying can call the Information and Referral Line at 724-431-3748 to start the multi-step process.

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