Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.

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Shamokin: (570) 644-6575

Sunbury: (570) 644-6575 ext. 171

Bloomsburg: (570) 644-6575 ext. 171

Milton: (570) 644-6575 ext. 171

Two East Arch Street, #313

Shamokin, PA 17872

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© 2019 Central Susquehanna Opportunities Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

This publication was financed in part by a CSBG Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Workforce development programs are made possible through the support of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation, the leader and active partner in workforce development efforts. 

Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation recognized by the IRS as exempt from income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. The official registration and financial information of Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. 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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COVID-19 Resources

Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc., remains open and ready to serve our customers and our communities. Although having to temporarily shut our physical locations to the public, we are not closed. All sites are continuing to provide services for our three-county area including Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties.

CSO, Inc. is still providing essential service to customers needing food, housing, family services or having a heating emergency.

Please call 570-644-6575 ext. 171 for assistance.

Preventing the Spread

The Centers for Disease Control website with information for workplace and community locations on responding to coronavirus 2019: CLICK HERE

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has a page  dedicated to COVID-19 with cases listed by county, information on symptoms, spread, and 

protecting yourself. Site is updated often: CLICK HERE

Food Sources

CSO currently supplies food to 10 pantries in Northumberland county: CLICK HERE

 

CSO is an emergency food pantry; food pick-up can be scheduled at our 2 E. Arch St., Shamokin office by calling CSO 570-644-6575 ext. 126

 

No cost-lunches for area children, nine county resource list: CLICK HERE

Beginning Thursday, April 2, Sheetz is providing free meals to help children and families in need as a result of COVID-19. Meals will be available all day and include a turkey sandwich, chips, and a drink. Simply as an employee at the register for a meal; families will be offered one bag per child. Meals will be available daily while supplies last. Stores in Danville, Bloomsburg, Mifflinburg, & Muncy are participating. Stores will be added so be sure to check often: CLICK HERE 

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank: CLICK HERE

Individual Resources

Valuable information from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry regarding both unemployment compensation and worker's compensation benefits can be accessed: CLICK HERE

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available CLICK HERE

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission signed an emergency order prohibiting electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and steam utility terminations. Read the full press release: CLICK HERE

The Community Action Agency serving Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties is still providing essential services to customers needing food distribution, housing, heating emergencies, or family services. Case management situations will be done by telephone.

Dial 570-644-6575 ext. 171 

Financial literacy services, including budgeting, landlords and tenants, improving your credit score workshops also available by telephone. 

Other sources

At this time, it is important to rely on relevant news outlets. Important videos from Governor Wolf, Health Secretary Dr. Levine, and Secretary of Agriculture Redding can be found on the PAcast.com site: CLICK HERE

Other Pennsylvania statewide news updates: CLICK HERE

 

More resources specific to the state of Pennsylvania; information on how to select accurate information and spot scams. On this page there are resources for people in recovery, people experiencing partner violence or abuse, behavioral health issues, and many more: CLICK HERE

Do you or someone you know have limited access to internet services? Our partners at PA CareerLink® Columbia/Montour/Northumberland/Union counties have shared information for free or low-cost options and how COVID-19 might effect your current service: CLICK HERE

 

CSO, Inc. works with many partnering agencies. They share our commitment to carrying out as many essential services as possible in order to help individuals and our communities during this time. Please find links below.