Focus On Renewal 701 Chartiers Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Phone 412.331.1685
Fax 412.771.2943
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Job Ready Sto-RoxIf you are 18- 65, our staff will
help you plan the steps you need to take and identify the
necessary resources while providing supportive counseling
along the way. We Can Help With: *Resume Writing *On-line applications *G.E.D. *Interviewing Skills *Dependency Issues *Criminal Histories *Training *Obtaining PA documents*Personal Concerns....and more!

FOR Community Center is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and welcomes friends and neighbors throughout the borough by providing a variety of services including an emergency food pantry, credit union, program assistance, legal aid, and more.

Family Foundations / Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income families with children up to age three. Its primary purpose is to enhance positive developmental outcomes of children through supportive services to the child, family and community of Sto-Rox. >> Learn more

Father Ryan Arts Center is a multi-level facility in the heart of McKees Rocks providing resources in all facets of artistic education, enrichment and entertainment that aims to serve residents throughout the region. The Father Ryan Arts Center is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Visit the Father Ryan Arts Center Web site to learn more.

Legal Aid Clinic lawyers are available the second and fourth Tuesday of the month between 5 pm and 7 pm. Attorneys are available on the second Tuesday of the month at the FOR Community Center and will assist with any NON-criminal issue. For Wills and POA's lawyers are available on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Library. Clients must register for the clinic to ensure attorneys are prepared to handle the client's issues. To schedule an appointment for the second Tuesday, please call Melissa Bamonte at 412-562-8959 or Emily Holder at 412-562-8987. For the Wills Clinic (fourth Tuesday) please call 412-859-5990. You will be asked income information.

FOR Sto-Rox Library is the first public library in Sto-Rox, established in 1995. It is a state-certified library and a member of the Allegheny County Library Association and Access PA. Visit the Sto-Rox Library Web site to learn more.

Nutrition and Food Services Program includes individual and group counseling, and assistance with meal planning, budgeting, and purchasing wholesome foods. The FOR Emergency Food Pantry is open Wednesday and Friday, from 2 pm- 4 pm.

Positive Parenting��Family Support Centers provide programming to families with children birth through age five. The goal of the program is to prevent child abuse and help children and their families transition into the school system. This program is designed to provide education and support to the families we serve. >> Learn more

Program Assistance is available to help individuals access benefits that are available to them through the following programs:

  • CHIP
  • Cash Assitance
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Home Energy Assistance Program For low-income people who have high-energy bills
  • Medical Assistance Help in applying for the Medical Assistance health care program
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long Term Care
  • School Meals


Career Pathways Classes
Focus On Renewal is pleased to announce that Goodwill is providing its successful, customer service oriented Career Pathways Classes in the former FOR Learning Center, 710 Thompson Avenue in the lower level of the FOR Family Health Center in McKees Rocks. This program prepares adults for entry-level employment as well as employment advancement through evaluation, instruction and job coaching. Students will learn to read or strengthen their reading comprehension, improve math skills, study for their high school equivalency test, develop self confidence and apply learned skills to work experiences.

Classes run daily Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm. The Career Pathways curriculum covers equal hours of work-based training and core academic studies for adult learners. Those interested in enrolling in the Career Pathways Classes at FOR should call 412.632.1841.


SouthWest Communities Federal Credit Union
Sto-Rox Federal Credit Union is now SouthWest Communities Federal Credit Union. Membership is open to any individual who lives, works, worships or has a legal entity in the following municipalities: McKees Rocks, Robinson, Kennedy, Ingram, Thornburg, Pennsbury, Carnegie, Crafton, Rosslyn Farms, Bridgeville, Heidelberg, Collier, Scott, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Greentree, and Mt. Lebanon.
Competitive dividends are paid monthly on interest bearing accounts and certificates of deposit. SouthWest FCU is insured for up to at least $250,000/ Several types of checking accounts are available.
For more information, please call 412-276-5379 or visit swcfcu.org.


Sto-Rox Plaza is a housing community for senior citizens, age 62 and older who may or may not be physically challenged, and for physically challenged adults or all ages. HUD, through the Rental Assistance Program, subsidizes the Plaza. Applications are accepted without regard to gender, race, creed or nationality and are governed by HUD guidelines.

 

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