About PACS

helping-hands-492x270Since 1972, PACS has offered support, aid and hope for residents in our community who need information and direction as well as emergency aid.

While many long term residents know PACS and its tradition of service, we often find that others have never heard of PACS and are not familiar with who we can help and what we do.


Phoenixville Area Community Services strives to end poverty in our community by connecting people in need with resources for food security, financial stability and better health.

How We Help?

  • Provide emergency assistance with essential needs…food, heat, housing, utilities.
  • Assist people to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
  • Connect people to appropriate resources to meet their needs.
  • Provide support and follow up to encourage people to keep working on goals.

What We Have Done?

Most people served by PACS are the “working poor”. They work but their incomes aren’t sufficient to provide all the basic needs like food, housing,¬†and utilities. In 2016-2017 PACS:

  • Distributed approximately one (1) ton of food each week.
  • Gave food to over 325 people in need each month.
  • Provided $268,00 in emergency food aid.
  • Received $250,000 in food donations from the community.
  • Provided $13,767 in aid for emergency heat, housing, medicine, electricity, assisting 45 families.
  • Provided nearly 16,000 referrals to people who contacted us looking for services and help locating resources in our community and beyond.
  • Helped local governments by providing efficient and economical services they would otherwise need to provide at taxpayer expense.

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Donate food, paper products, toiletries, diapers or sponsor a food drive at your office or church.
  • Make a cash donation or a monthly commitment.
  • Ask you employer to match your donation.
  • Designate PACS to receive your United Way gift.
  • Volunteer your services at PACS or donate your expertise by serving on one of PACS committees.
  • Adopt PACS as a corporate charity.
  • Ask your friends or church to support PACS’ mission.
  • Leave a Legacy – Remember PACS with a gift in you will.