Family Benefits

About the program

In Chester County, 1 in 8 people go to bed hungry and nearly 1 in 10 adults do not have health insurance. Children who are living without essentials like nutritious food or health care face a tough childhood. It is not easy for them to learn and grow when they may be hungry or suffering from an unaddressed medical need. Ample research shows that children who lack these essentials during their early years are more likely to face a whole host of long-term challenges.

No family should have to sacrifice food on the table or ability to bring their child to a doctor. The Family Benefits Program helps eligible individuals and families with children provide the basics – food and health coverage – to access routine preventive care, specialty care, and offset the cost of groceries.

The Family Benefits Program offers:

  • Expertise in eligibility for state subsidized health insurance (Medicaid, CHIP), food benefits (SNAP), and other public benefits programs (WIC, TANF, etc.), renewal applications, troubleshooting, and policy coverages.
  • Dedicated follow-up to ensure coverage is approved and continues without gaps.
  • Training to other social service agencies.
  • In-person enrollment assistance in multiple locations around Chester County and parts of Montgomery County (Pottstown and Norristown) and a staff team that is fluent in Spanish and English.


Maria Juarez

Manager of Family Benefits Programs

610-344-5370 x 120