UCC, PSE&G Help Empower Community at Energy Assistance Day Resource Fair

An Energy Assistance Day resource fair recently hosted by UCC, in partnership with PSE&G,  helped make an impact in providing resources and assistance to more than 130 greater Newark households.

The event, which was held April 19 at the West Side Park Community Center in Newark, aimed to provide essential support to community members by offering a range of vital energy assistance resources and programs. From determining the right program for each client to guiding them through the application process, various agencies were on-site to ensure that every individual received the assistance they needed.

Oftentimes community members can encounter difficulties in navigating and choosing the proper assistance program to get the help they need. To combat this, the event provided greater accessibility to various assistance programs tailored to address the diverse needs of the community. 

Among these were the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Universal Service Fund (USF), NJ SHARES Energy Assistance Grants, and NJ Comfort Partners. These programs were designed to alleviate the burden of energy costs, providing much-needed relief to families facing financial hardship. Additionally, Wellpoint and Saint James Health provided resources at the event.


The event was also committed to breaking down barriers and empowering individuals to take control of their circumstances. Through personalized assistance and guidance, clients were equipped with the knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of energy assistance programs.

Beyond addressing immediate needs, the Energy Assistance Day resource fair represented a broader effort to foster stability and resilience within the community. UCC and PSE&G were proud to partner for this event and make a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most.

United Community Corporation

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