Cookies & Cocoa with Rep. Curry

(1 day ago)

Stop by Rep. Curry's district office any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 to meet her and her staff, talk about state issues and share some hot cocoa and cookies! Rep. Curry is also scheduling appointments for Property Tax and Rent Rebates. Please pre-register by calling Rep. Curry's office at (610) 259-7016. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Serving Yeadon has been an honor!

(1 day ago)

My time serving Yeadon Borough is sadly ending. Due to legislative redistricting, beginning on Dec. 1, I will no longer have the privilege of serving as your state representative in Harrisburg. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Happy Thanksgiving and remember to shop small on Saturday

(Nov 23, 2022)

My office will close at noon today. It will be closed Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Advocating for children, Turkey Assistance, upcoming events and more!

(Nov 18, 2022)

This week I was back in Harrisburg for the final scheduled voting session for the year. I had the honor on Monday of leading the chamber in prayer. Read more

 

Curry to host Thanksgiving Turkey Assistance

(Nov 18, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, will partner with Peace Island to hold a Thanksgiving Turkey Assistance on Monday, Nov. 21. Pre-registration is required; there is a very limited quantity of turkeys available. Please call (610) 259-7016 by Monday, Nov. 21 to RSVP. “Thanksgiving is a time to spend with families and make lasting memories, but we must remember that it can also be stressful and difficult for the most vulnerable members of our community, especially those who experience food insecurity,” Curry said. “I am happy to partner with Peace Island to play a small role is assisting those in need this holiday.” Information will be available on state programs and services for constituents, including food assistance. Curry’s staff will also be on site to answer questions about state-related issues. For more information about this event, please call Curry’s office at (610) 259-7016. Read more

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Assistance

(Nov 17, 2022)

Rep. Gina H. Curry is partnering with Peace Island for a Thanksgiving Turkey Assistance on Monday, Nov. 21 Pre-registration is required. Please call (610) 259-7016 by Monday, Nov. 21. There will be limited quantites available. Information on state programs and services for constitutients, including food assistance, will be available. Rep. Curry's staff will also be on-site to answer questions about state-related issues. Read more

 

Bullock, Curry highlight issue of student homelessness

(Nov 15, 2022)

HARRISBURG, NOV. 15 – State Reps. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., and Gina Curry, D-Delaware, held a news conference Monday to mark Student Homelessness Awareness Week and educate the public about the prevalence of students experiencing homelessness in Pennsylvania. In the 2020-21 school year, 32,666 students in Pennsylvania schools were homeless or living without adequate housing. “It’s unacceptable that more than 32,000 of our students have recently experienced homelessness or have dealt with inadequate housing. While that number represents a decrease from previous years, it’s still too high,” Bullock said. “We want residents of the commonwealth to recognize that education provides stability and support to youth experiencing homelessness and is a key to preventing future homelessness. We need to do everything we can to support education and our students.” Out of 786 local education agencies in Pennsylvania, 713 are receiving McKinney-Vento subgrants to abate the challenges in their communities. The McKinney-Vento Act states that an individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence is considered homeless. Identifying homelessness can be difficult. According to experts, families experiencing homelessness often keep their situation and circumstances hidden from friends, program staff and others. Many families say that they worry about being judged or are fearful of child welfare involvement. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District

(Nov 14, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Pennsylvania Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnership (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development boards. Use : To support the convening of Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnerships in lower moderate-income communities and guide the development and registration of healthcare apprenticeship programs, with emphasis on nursing occupations, through group sponsorships. Funds : Up to $260,000. Application Deadline : November 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Documents/Nurse-Pathway-IP/Nursing%20Pathway%20Apprenticeship%20IP%20NGA%20FINAL.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (WFSG) 2.0 (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible DHS certified childcare providers. Use : To provide funding to eligible DHS certified childcare providers (providers) for staff retention and staff recruitment purposes. Funds : Variable depending on staff levels. Application Deadline : December 6, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants2/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Read more

 

E-BLAST: Hospital closing, help for working families, upcoming events and more!

(Nov 11, 2022)

Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to all the men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms. In observance of today, my office will be closed. It will reopen Monday morning at 9 a.m. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Maternity care crisis, voting resources, heating assistance, upcoming events and more!

(Nov 04, 2022)

We are just a few days away from election day. Remember to make a plan to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8. I have voter resources and information included in this e-blast. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Health Secretary issues call to action regarding maternal mortalities for women of color

(Nov 03, 2022)

“In Pennsylvania, over 105,000 women of child-bearing age have access to limited or no maternity care at all,” Johnson said. “And that should not be tolerable to us as a society, as a community, as a commonwealth. We really need to address those issues.” Read more

 

VIDEO: Healthcare Advocates Sound Alarm about Disturbing Trends in Maternal Care Access, Especially for Black Women

(Nov 02, 2022)

Acting Secretary of Health and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson today joined fellow state leaders and patients during a visit to an organization serving expectant mothers and families to address Black maternal health disparities and maternal health deserts across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Healthcare Advocates Sound Alarm about Disturbing Trends in Maternal Care Access, Especially for Black Women

(Nov 01, 2022)

Lansdowne, PA – Acting Secretary of Health and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson today joined fellow state leaders and patients during a visit to an organization serving expectant mothers and families to address Black maternal health disparities and maternal health deserts across Pennsylvania. “As a board-certified OBGYN who spent decades caring for people during their pregnancies, I understand the importance of working harder to provide access to quality maternal care services for everyone during pregnancy and afterward,” said Dr. Johnson. “The latest data show that in Pennsylvania, more than 105,000 women 18-44 years of age live in counties with little or no obstetric care. That is completely intolerable.” During a news conference today at the Pettaway Pursuit Foundation – a non-profit educational and community outreach organization for expectant mothers and families – leaders from the Department of Health, Pennsylvania Commission for Women and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs highlighted disturbing trends in maternal care access. According to a recent March of Dimes report , maternity deserts are growing in Pennsylvania, with six counties considered maternity care deserts, up from five counties in the previous report. A maternity care desert is a county where there’s a lack of maternity care resources, no hospitals or birth centers offering Read more

 

Curry announces $750K in funding to create a homelessness resource center

(Nov 01, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Oct. 31 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry announced today the Student Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP) has been awarded $750,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds for its Breaking Bread Community project in the 164 th Legislative District. SREHUP’s Breaking Bread Community project will be a homelessness eradication resource center, located in Upper Darby Township, proving services and housing help for anyone who may need them. It will also include a night shelter for at least 30 individuals. The project site is a three-story building and will require: A full renovation to provide a day use community area and offices on the first floor. Sleeping spaces on the second and third floors. New heating, air conditioning, electrical and fire alarm infrastructure. New interiors and finishes. New bathrooms on every floor. Improvements to the existing elevator. “The Student Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia is doing great work across the region to make sure those who are in need, are taken care of during the most extreme weather and throughout the year,” said Curry. “We are currently experiencing a crisis of people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. This funding will help the organization provide necessary services with dignity and respect. I am pleased to see this funding awarded to a project right here in Upper Darby Read more

 

Gov. Wolf: State Insurance Exchange Pennie Opens Tomorrow for 2023 Health Care Coverage

(Oct 31, 2022)

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians of the 2023 Open Enrollment Period that begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, through Pennie, the commonwealth’s official online health insurance marketplace . Pennsylvanians can apply, compare plans, and enroll in high-quality health coverage all in one place. This annual Open Enrollment Period is an opportunity for Pennsylvanians to take advantage of substantial savings on 2023 coverage. “Obtaining affordable, quality health care has never been easier in Pennsylvania thanks to Pennie’s one-stop shop design,” Gov. Wolf said. “Through the online state-based system, Pennsylvanians have instant access to a variety of resources to help them understand how to apply, shop, and enroll in health coverage. They also have access to people who can help them through the process right in their own community. My administration is extremely proud to have signed legislation introducing Pennie in July 2019, with the goal of improving access for Pennsylvanians to secure the care they deserve, ultimately giving more people the opportunity to live healthier lives.” Pennie’s Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1 to January 15, 2023, with December 15 marking the deadline to select coverage that will begin New Year’s Day. For those enrolling between December 16 and January 15, coverage will begin February 1, 2023. New this Open Enrollment, a recent Read more

 

E-BLAST: Successful Senior Breakfast, legislative update, voting resources and more!

(Oct 28, 2022)

I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend! Remember to look out for our community trick-or-treaters while driving on Monday evening. There are Halloween safety tips included below! Read more

 

Delaware County Elections Reminds Voters of Upcoming Election Deadlines

(Oct 21, 2022)

Eligible U.S. citizens who intend to vote for the first time — or have previously voted but need to file a name change or address change to update their registration information — have until Mon., Oct. 24 to file a voter registration application to qualify to cast a ballot at the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election. Applications can be filed online or in person. Voters who are already registered at their current address do not need to take further action. Voters can check their registration status on the PA Department of State website , accessible at delcopa.gov/regstatus . To register to vote, voters must be a U.S. citizen who will be 18 or older on Nov. 8, 2022 and must have lived at their current address for at least 30 days before Election Day. Voters can register: Online with a PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) ID or driver’s license, accessible at delcopa.gov/register2vote , by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 24. In person at the Voter Service Center, located in the Government Center Building in Media, during the following hours: Fri., Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Mon., Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Federal Postcard Applications (FPCAs) for absentee ballots from military and overseas voters must be received by the County by Mon., Oct. 24. FCPAs may Read more

 

E-BLAST: Remember to register to vote!

(Oct 21, 2022)

Happy Friday! October is quickly coming to an end, and we are just over two weeks until Election Day. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities

(Oct 18, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. Use : To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector. Funds : Up to $250,000 per partnership. Application Deadline : October 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To support security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility located in the Commonwealth that is owned or operated by the nonprofit organization. Funds : Awards between $5,000 and $150,000. Application Deadline : October 31, 2022 More Information : Click on Read more

 

E-BLAST: Voting information, Medicare Open Enrollment, upcoming event and more!

(Oct 14, 2022)

Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying the Fall weather and activities. This week, my Senior Center tour continued with a visit to the Simpson Gardens. Read more

 

Cookies & Cocoa with Rep. Curry
1 day ago

E-BLAST: Serving Yeadon has been an honor!
1 day ago

E-BLAST: Happy Thanksgiving and remember to shop small on Saturday
Nov 23, 2022

E-BLAST: Advocating for children, Turkey Assistance, upcoming events and more!
Nov 18, 2022

Curry to host Thanksgiving Turkey Assistance
Nov 18, 2022

Thanksgiving Turkey Assistance
Nov 17, 2022

Bullock, Curry highlight issue of student homelessness
Nov 15, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District
Nov 14, 2022

E-BLAST: Hospital closing, help for working families, upcoming events and more!
Nov 11, 2022

E-BLAST: Maternity care crisis, voting resources, heating assistance, upcoming events and more!
Nov 04, 2022

Pennsylvania Health Secretary issues call to action regarding maternal mortalities for women of color
Nov 03, 2022

VIDEO: Healthcare Advocates Sound Alarm about Disturbing Trends in Maternal Care Access, Especially for Black Women
Nov 02, 2022

Healthcare Advocates Sound Alarm about Disturbing Trends in Maternal Care Access, Especially for Black Women
Nov 01, 2022

Curry announces $750K in funding to create a homelessness resource center
Nov 01, 2022

Gov. Wolf: State Insurance Exchange Pennie Opens Tomorrow for 2023 Health Care Coverage
Oct 31, 2022

E-BLAST: Successful Senior Breakfast, legislative update, voting resources and more!
Oct 28, 2022

Delaware County Elections Reminds Voters of Upcoming Election Deadlines
Oct 21, 2022

E-BLAST: Remember to register to vote!
Oct 21, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities
Oct 18, 2022

E-BLAST: Voting information, Medicare Open Enrollment, upcoming event and more!
Oct 14, 2022