Financial Literacy

DVCCC has a partnership with Open Hearth Inc. to provide financial management support to survivors: Visit Open Hearth's Financial Page here!

Budgeting Tool (pdf)

Easy to use!

Smart About Money: Use this website to access online financial support courses - all totally FREE - to help rebuild your savings, budget in a pinch, and more!

Other Local Financial Resources:

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Chester County CareerLink - Based on the “One-Stop” concept, PACareerLink® is a cooperative program where job seekers and employers share access to a wide array of job training, education and employment services.

  • Credit Counseling Services:

    • American Credit Counseling Institute - 1-888-212-6741

    • CLARIFI: (215) 563-5665 or 1-800-989-2227

    • Housing Partnership of Chester County - (610) 518-1522

    • The Pledging Tree Foundation- (774) 275-0787

  • Chester County Assistance Office - (610) 466-1000 or 1-888-814-4698

  • Utility Bill Assistance:

    • Kennett Area Community Service (Serving Kennett Area) - (610) 925-3556

    • Oxford Area Neighborhood Services (Serving Oxford Area) - (610) 932-8557

    • Phoenixville Area Community Services (Serving Phoenixville Area) - (610) 933-1105

    • PECO Universal Service Programs - for income qualifying customers who show difficulty paying their monthly electric bill - 1-800-774-7040

    • Salvation Army of Greater West Chester (Serving West Chester Area) - (610) 696-8746

    • Salvation Army Service Extension (all county) - (610) 383-0868

    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program - 1-866-857-7095 or (610) 466-1042

    • Public Utility Commission - 1-800-692-7380

    • TE CARE (Tredyffrin/Easttown area) - (610) 644-0594 or help@tecare.org

    • ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester (Serving West Chester area) - (484) 324-8492 or contact@actinfaithgwc.org

    • St. Vincent de Paul Society (Downingtown, Eagle, Elverson, Guthriesville, Honeybrook and Lionville) - (610) 470-9090

Call our 24-hour, free hotline 888-711-6270 or 610-431-1430

If you are in immediate danger, DIAL 911

If you are in immediate danger and cannot call,

TEXT 911 if you are in Chester County

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The official registration and financial information of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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Last update: March 2020