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.

Mission

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

  • Connect people to the appropriate resources to meet their needs
  • Provide emergency food, housing, utilities, and health services
  • Assist people to achieve economic self-sufficiency
  • Link community asset with community needs

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.

  • PACS gives out 3/4 ton each week.
  • An average 193 households receive food assistance each month.
  • Most people receive food only occasionally; when they are in extreme need.
  • PACS provided $90,747 in food last year. 84% of that was donated by the community.
  • In the previous fiscal year, PACS provided $35,472 for emergency heat, housing, medicine, electricity.
  • PACS connected more than 5,000 people with other aid organizations last year.
  • Without PACS, local governments would need to provide services at taxpayer expense.
  • Organizations like PACS are more efficient and economical.

How You Can Help

  • Donate Food
  • Sponsor a food drive at your office or church
  • Make a cash donation
  • Volunteer
  • Remember PACS in you will