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312 Alumni Avenue
Harleysville, PA 19438
Services Available to You:
Legal advice, assistance with taxes and rebate, Medicare insurance options, access to other agencies, and government benefits programs.
Appointments must be scheduled in advance for the following services:
Free Income Tax Services
GHNPSS is proud to offer this free service by IRS-trained AARP volunteers during the tax filing season. This trusted and reliable service is offered to low- and moderate-income households, generally under $60,000 in annual income. Members of GHNPSS at either site will be given priority in scheduling an appointment during the first week they are offered in early January. Please call Encore at 215-256-6900 to schedule an appointment.
AARP Driving Courses
We offer these Safe Driver courses throughout the year, which may qualify you for a discount on your car insurance. To find out more information on future classes, please see our program calendar found under the "About Our Center" tab or call 215-256-6900.
You may be eligible for benefits that you are not currently receiving! Come for a quick screening to determine if you may be eligible.
Farmers Market Vouchers
Encore Experiences has distributed its supply of Farmers' Market vouchers as of August 1. We do not know if more vouchers will be available. We will accept completed paper applications in case more vouchers become available, and we will give them out on a first come first served basis. Please check with the staff for updates.
Free legal consultations are available by phone on the third Thursday of the month. Please call Encore to set up an appointment. Appointments are required.
Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) accepts applications each year between November 1 and April 9 or until all the funds are distributed. Eligible low-income households will receive a grant applied directly to their account with their heat supplier—oil, gas or electric.
The income guidelines for 2022-23 for homeowners and renters were as follows:
Household Size Maximum Annual Income
Proposed income guidelines for the 2023-2024 application season will be posted in the fall. Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us or pick up an application at the Center.
PA MEDI Medicare Counseling
Free, unbiased counseling for Medicare benefits, Medigap insurance and Medicaid is offered by trained volunteers. Please check out our program calendar found under the "About Our Center" tab or call us for dates. Appointments are required.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate
Applications for the PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate for 2022 tax year are available and can now be submitted through Dec. 31, 2023. If you qualify, you can receive a rebate up to $650. You can apply online for this rebate at the PA Dept. of Revenue’s myPATH website at https://www.revenue.pa.gov/OnlineServices/mypath/Pages/default.aspx or pick up a paper application at The PEAK Center or the local PA legislator's office.
The North Penn School District continues to offer a tax rebate to its homeowners and renters, but they must have first qualified for the latest PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate for 2022. Once you receive the state's rebate for 2022, you can apply to the school district for their additional rebate from 7/1/2023 through 6/30/2024. The application is available to download at the link below. Learn more, get an application, and get help from the Social Services Coordinator at The PEAK Center by calling 215-362-7432.
Free shared ride service to Encore Experiences is available if you are age 65 or older. To schedule a ride, cancel a ride, or inquire about TransNet registration call 215-256-6900. Rides must be booked at least one day in advance.
A Montgomery County Office of Veterans Affairs representative will meet with veterans and/or spouses to discuss opportunities and claims upon request.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program / Senior Food Program
This is a USDA Food Program that is designed to improve the health and nutrition of senior citizens. You must be at least 60 years of age and your total household income must be at or below the following (Updated 8/2023):
Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly Income
1 $18,954 $1,580 $365
2 $25,636 $2,137 $493
To register for this program, please call or see the Social Services Coordinator with the following:
- Proof of Age (Driver’s License)
- Proof of Residency (Utility bill, Driver’s License)
The monthly CSFP Food Package generally contains: 4 vegetables, 2 juices, 2 fruits, 1 protein, 2 cereals, 1 protein alternate, milk product, carbohydrate, and 2 lbs. cheese.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2023
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Please call 215-256-6900 for more information on these services or to schedule your appointment.
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