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PA Cares for All is a statewide coalition opposed to the costly scheme to eliminate the General Assistance (GA) program and slash GA Medical Assistance. GA is a program of last-resort that provides a bridge to stability and self-sufficiency for over 68,000 Pennsylvanians without children who are sick or disabled; domestic violence survivors fleeing abuse; and individuals who are in alcohol and other drug programs.

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Commonwealth Court to hear arguments in GA lawsuit on 4/17/13

In October 2012, three woman whose General Assistance was terminated filed a lawsuit challenging the end of General Assistance.  They were joined by seven statewide organizations, including the PA Community Providers Association and the Mental Health Association. The lawsuit... Read More

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Phila City Paper: Welfare cuts push Philly’s poor to the brink

OUT OF ALL of Opal Gibson’s problems, losing $205 per month — the General Assistance payments she had received from the state until this August — is not the biggest. Gibson, 59, lost her job drawing blood at Einstein Hospital in 2010, soon after her son died falling from... Read More

Court hearing scheduled in lawsuit seeking to reinstate General Assistance

On Tuesday, October 23, at 10am, a judge with the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg will hold a hearing on whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would, among other things, restore General Assistance, stop the pilot block grant program for human services funding, and reverse... Read More

Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Sue to Restore General Assistance & Other Critical Human Services

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Three low-income Pennsylvanians with disabilities, Billie Washington, Opal Gibson, and Tina Smith, filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court today seeking to challenge Act 80, signed by the Governor on June 30, 2012. Act 80 eliminated the General Assistance cash... Read More

Rally on 9/13: Where is the help Governor Corbett promised GA recipients?

70,000 Pennsylvanians have had their only source of income taken by a State Budget that cut social services, eliminated General Assistance and gave every legislator a pay raise while cutting taxes for corporations! Come to the Governor’s Philadelphia Office to demand:   General... Read More

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