The Salvation Army HeatShare program provides assistance with utility bills for households that have received a shut-off notice.


Utility Assistance Heating Bills


The Salvation Army offers utility assistance throughout Western Pennsylvania. Our social service caseworkers help families and individuals pay their utility bills in order to get through emergency crisis. In-person requests are received throughout the year during normal weekday hours, as well as telephone inquiries and referrals from other human service agencies.

The Salvation Army recognizes that a request for help with a utility shut off often involves a complex set of circumstances.
For this reason, each applicant receives much more than the processing of his or her paperwork. Through a one-to-one interview, the Salvation Army caseworker aims to identify the often multiple factors contributing to the household's emergency situation and provide other forms of assistance, referrals, budget counseling, and emotional support as necessary. This holistic approach of meeting need wherever it is found allows The Salvation Army to help in a way that reduces the likelihood of future crisis, and, in many cases, prevents homelessness.


Icon To find the HeatShare office that serves your area, call the HeatShare hotline at 1-800-842-7279.