WSD Family Resources
It is the mission of the Wissahickon School District to ensure that all students are provided the basic necessities (e.g. healthy breakfast and lunch, clothing and school supplies required by the district). It is also imperative that all students are given the opportunity to participate in curricular and co-curricular activities that enhance their academic, social, physical and emotional growth.
As such, the district offers waivers to families with financial need for various expenses and fees, including laptops, activity fees, PSAT/SATs and school-sponsored activities such as field trips. Additionally, there are scholarships and financial aid available through the support of various organizations, including our home and school associations.
We encourage you to review our Financial Assistance Protocols—Parent/Guardian for information about the resources available to our families and who to contact for assistance. All requests for financial assistance are strictly confidential.
Community Services & Resources
The following is a list of services and resources provided through Wissahickon School District and partner agencies/organizations to support families with financial need. Click on the links for more information.
Free Internet Access - check out these local locations for free Internet access
Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard - Located in Ambler the Cupboard provides food items, a boutique with clothing and household items, a nurse screening program (provided by Abington Health Community Health), educational programs, housing assistance and financial aid in emergency situations.
WAC Homework Cares - W.A.C., held three days after school each week, provides Shady Grove and Lower Gwynedd elementary students the opportunity to work with "homework helpers" – 35 middle and high school students and staff who volunteer their time to help younger students. Activities include reading, doing homework, computer instruction and supervised time on board games or active games. For more information, email Lenny Robinson. To support the W.A.C. with the purchase of learning materials, visit the GoFund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/2n9gb6h2
T.H.A.N.K.S. - Provides financial assistance to underprivileged children grades K-12 to explore extracurricular activities in the areas of education, art, sports and music. Click here to learn how to apply
Comcast Internet Essentials - provides low-cost Internet service options
Weavers Way “Food for All” program provides 10% discount on all food for families on SNAP, TANIF, WIC or Medicaid. They also have Senior Discount Tuesdays – 10% off for anyone 65 or older.
Interfaith Housing Alliance - provides services including emergency shelter and transitional for displaced families with children, emergency food relief, and case management and supportive services to help families preserve their dignity and work towards self-sufficiency.
(LiHeap) Low income Home Energy Assistance Program - provides federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with: home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs
Montgomery County Community Connections - Community Connections offices are one-stop service centers in four locations around Montgomery County—Willow Grove, Pottstown, Lansdale and Norristown - which serve as a "front door” to County human services. Any resident who has a human service question can ask a Community Connections Navicate for help and a referral to various resources based on their need.
Compassionate Closet-Located in Bethlehem Baptist Church – corner of Dager and Penllyn Pk, Ambler, PA. The Closet features new or gently worn clean clothing, including jewelry and accessories for men, women, and children.
Subsidized Housing-Montgomery County Housing Authority – Located at 104 W Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401. Contact Number: 610-275-5720
Medical Assistance (Welfare and MA) –Children with disabilities are eligible for MA regardless of parent’s income. Other children are eligible; however, eligibility is based on parent’s income. Contact Number: 610-270-3500
Cerebral Palsy Group - An online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Our team was created so we can provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy.