E-BLAST: Maternity Desert, Inspi-HER'd Postponed, Upcoming Election and more

(May 13, 2022)

This was a busy week in the 164th! Did you know that this week was National Women’s Health Week? Read more

 

Health care crisis at Delaware County Memorial Hospital takes center stage

(May 12, 2022)

Before there were shouts of “Save Our Hospital!” along Lansdowne Avenue in a rally at Delaware County Memorial Hospital Wednesday, state legislators held a hearing to address the impact that reduced medical services at the facility and others will have on the community. Read more

 

Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County

(May 11, 2022)

Lawmakers in Delaware County taking issue with Crozer Health plans to close facilities in the region hosted a hearing today to understand the impact the closure has had on expectant mothers in the region before joining health professionals demonstrating outside Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 10, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible practitioners with the capacity to provide SUD treatment or SCA-funded case management services at approved practice site(s) and can demonstrate a minimum of two prior years of experience in the SUD field as well as a service commitment of two additional years. Use : To support the supply, distribution and retention of individuals delivering SUD treatment and SCA funded case management services. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-02%20LoanRepayment_applicationguidance.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Enhancing Services to Culturally Specific Populations Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : A nonprofit organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities: 1) American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); 2) Asian Americans; 3) Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 4) Blacks; and 5) Hispanics. Use : To establish, expand, or Read more

 

Healthcare from the Start: Maternity Desert in Delaware County

(May 09, 2022)

Rep. Gina H. Curry and Rep. Mike Zabel will host the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing, Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m. at Monsignor Bonner & Arch-Bishop Prendergast Catholic H.S. ( Auditorium), 403 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill, PA. Elected officials attending the hearing will hear from medical professionals, community leaders, maternity care providers, and members of the community. The planned closures of a number of Crozer Health facilities are a big issue in the community. This hearing is to understand the impact it has, especially on expectant mothers. For more information, click here . Read more

 

E-BLAST: Thank you to nurses and teachers, Roe v. Wade, upcoming events and more

(May 06, 2022)

Today is National Nurses Day! The nursing profession is an amazing profession and those who serve and care for others are strong and have the stamina to withstand almost anything, but gentle enough to help those in need. Read more

 

Senator Kearney, Rep. Curry Offices to Collect Feminine Hygiene Products during May

(May 04, 2022)

SPRINGFIELD, PA – May 2, 2022 – Senator Tim Kearney (D-Delaware/Chester) and state Rep. Gina H Curry (D-Delaware) will host a Feminine Hygiene Products Donation Drive during the entire month of May to support local women and girls. From May 1 through May 31 people can drop off tampons, pads, panty liners, wipes, adult diapers, and underwear at several locations throughout Delaware County, including the district offices of both elected officials. “There’s a valid argument that feminine hygiene products should be free and more accessible, but the sad reality is, they are not,” said Senator Kearney. “Research tells us that lack of access to these products negatively impacts individuals mentally, emotionally, and socially. This donation drive will help support the Foundation for Delaware County’s mission and benefit many women and girls in our area.” “Understanding the need for real attention around Period Poverty Justice is something that needs to be shared throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and quite frankly the world,” said Rep. Curry. “I am so excited to partner with Senator Kearney to bring awareness to the needs of so many and to bring community involvement to end Period Poverty! I hope everyone can join us in our collection drive.” The items will benefit The Foundation for Delaware County which will distribute the donated goods to local Women, Infant and Children (WIC) offices. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Election deadlines, heating assistance deadline extended, upcoming events and more

(Apr 29, 2022)

This week, I was back in Harrisburg working on legislation that is going to have direct impact on our communities, participated in visits and rallies with members from PSBA, Cease Fire and Crime Victims Advocates. Read more

 

Expungement & Second Chance Expo

(Apr 26, 2022)

Reps. Gina H. Curry, Mike Zabel, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann Keffer, Delaware County DA Jacksteimer are holding an Expungement Clinic & Second Chance Expo. It's happening 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 5 at the Watkins Avenue Senior Center, 326 Watkins Ave., Upper Darby. Registration is required. To RSVP, please call 484-200-1563 or 484-200-8262. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities

(Apr 25, 2022)

Read more about the latest grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Transportation Project Grant, Heating Assistance Deadline, Earth Day and more

(Apr 22, 2022)

Happy Earth Day! The month of April has continued to be busy with history-making events in the district, the commonwealth of PA, and in our nation. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $1.3M in funding for transportation projects in Upper Darby Township

(Apr 20, 2022)

Harrisburg, April 20 – Reps. Gina H. Curry and Mike Zabel, both D-Delaware, announced today that Upper Darby Township has received $1.3 million towards roadway and sidewalk improvements along Garrett Road, also known as the Garrett Road Modernization Multimodal Connectivity Project. These upgrades consist of adding bicycle lanes, ADA-curb ramps, and redesign to support pedestrian safety. “Improving our roads for our pedestrians, drivers and bikers in the Upper Darby Township is vital,” said Curry. “This will help keep our residents safe and potentially reduce traffic accidents.” The project is one of 43 statewide transportation initiatives funded through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Under BIL, the administration awarded $54.1 million to the Transportation Alternatives Set- Aside Program to enhance pedestrian and roadway infrastructure. “This project has three positive aspects in that it will improve local roadways, increase safety and promote mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists,” Zabel said. “I’m pleased to see state and federal funding helping to increase connectivity through green options, like bicycling and walking, since I believe they will continue to be a popular and growing option for many residents.” Applications for projects were reviewed by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the state Department of Read more

 

E-BLAST: Tax Fraud and Education Rallies, Nonprofit Security Grant, Tax Deadline and more

(Apr 15, 2022)

Tax Fraud and Education Rallies, Nonprofit Security Grant, Tax Deadline and more in this week's email. Read more

 

Curry announces $20,000 nonprofit security grant

(Apr 14, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 14 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, announced today Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library is the recipient of a $20,000 Nonprofit Security Grant. “Libraries are a vital part of our neighborhood,” Curry said. “They provide not only resources but a safe place for community members to gather. It is important that residents feel protected when entering these community centers and I am pleased to see this state funding invested into the 164 th .” The grants, administered through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency , funds security enhancement projects for churches, synagogues and other nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities across the commonwealth. The funds may be used for the following: Safety and security planning. Purchase of safety and security equipment. Purchase of security-related technology, including, but not limited to, metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locksets, deadbolts, trauma kits and theft-control devices. Safety and security training. Threat awareness and response training. Upgrades to existing structures that enhance safety and security. Vulnerability and threat assessments. Specialty-trained canines. Any other safety- or security-related project that enhances safety or security of the Read more

 

Office Closure

(Apr 14, 2022)

In observance of Good Friday, my offices will be closed Friday, April 15 and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 18. Read more

 

Curry to hold Inspi-HER’d, a youth girls’ event

(Apr 13, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, April 13 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry will host, Inspi-HER’d, a fun field day for girls in fifth through eighth grades, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The event will take place at Hoffman Park, 34 Scottdale Road, Lansdowne. It will include outdoor workshops, field day activities and more. Lunch will be provided. “May is mental health awareness month,” Curry said. “It is important that we come together as a community to support the health and wellness for girls in a positive and affirming way. I am pleased to be able to host this outdoor event and I am looking forward to a day of fun for all.” Curry will be joined by youth community leaders. They will be available to provide information on state-related programs and youth services. Registration is required, RSVP here by April 29. All registered attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times for the duration of the event. Anyone with questions can contact Curry’s office at 610-259-7016. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Student Loan Pause, Tax Deadline Approaching, Upcoming Events and more

(Apr 08, 2022)

The month of April has taken off with history-making events in the district, the Commonwealth of PA and in our nation. Read more

 

Healing Racial Trauma: Where Do We Begin?

(Apr 07, 2022)

On Thursday, April 21 st , from 6:00–7:15 PM, we will explore “Healing Racial Trauma: Where Do We Begin?” Our prestigious panelists, includes, State Representative Gina H. Curry, Judge Cheryl McCabe-Stroman, who has worked with Truancy and Criminal Courts, Rev. Carolyn C. Cavaness, Pastor of Bethel AME Church of Ardmore, Kimberly Arnold, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Penn, and DaVeda J. Graham, mother of 5, who oversees Nurses United for Change and Equity, a nonprofit focusing on improving health disparities affecting underserved populations. Five strong women from various fields will share their viewpoints on this very important topic via zoom at 989-646-5252. Lawana Scales, who Co-Chairs Child Guidance Resource Centers’ DEI Council, will facilitate the discussion. All are welcome to join in and hear from our panelists with no advanced registration required. If you have questions, please email us at DEI@cgrc.org Read more

 

Healing Racial Trauma: Where Do We Begin?

(Apr 07, 2022)

Racial Trauma is a struggle many are facing throughout our society. In January 2022, Child Guidance Resource Centers’ Neighborhood Safety Solutions Initiative, hosted a panel discussion on this topic, and it was clear that more discussion is needed. So, we decided to create another platform to move this discussion further. On Thursday, April 21 st , from 6:00–7:15 PM, we will explore “Healing Racial Trauma: Where Do We Begin?” Our prestigious panelists, includes, State Representative Gina H. Curry, Judge Cheryl McCabe-Stroman, who has worked with Truancy and Criminal Courts, Rev. Carolyn C. Cavaness, Pastor of Bethel AME Church of Ardmore, Kimberly Arnold, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Penn, and DaVeda J. Graham, mother of 5, who oversees Nurses United for Change and Equity, a nonprofit focusing on improving health disparities affecting underserved populations. Five strong women from various fields will share their viewpoints on this very important topic via zoom at 989-646-5252. Lawana Scales, who Co-Chairs Child Guidance Resource Centers’ DEI Council, will facilitate the discussion. All are welcome to join in and hear from our panelists with no advanced registration required. If you have questions, please email us at DEI@cgrc.org . Child Guidance Resource Centers was founded in 1956 and continues to help over 10,000 children and families annually Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 05, 2022)

Read about state grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Maternity Desert, Inspi-HER'd Postponed, Upcoming Election and more
May 13, 2022

Health care crisis at Delaware County Memorial Hospital takes center stage
May 12, 2022

Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County
May 11, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 10, 2022

Healthcare from the Start: Maternity Desert in Delaware County
May 09, 2022

E-BLAST: Thank you to nurses and teachers, Roe v. Wade, upcoming events and more
May 06, 2022

Senator Kearney, Rep. Curry Offices to Collect Feminine Hygiene Products during May
May 04, 2022

E-BLAST: Election deadlines, heating assistance deadline extended, upcoming events and more
Apr 29, 2022

Expungement & Second Chance Expo
Apr 26, 2022

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities
Apr 25, 2022

E-BLAST: Transportation Project Grant, Heating Assistance Deadline, Earth Day and more
Apr 22, 2022

State lawmakers announce $1.3M in funding for transportation projects in Upper Darby Township
Apr 20, 2022

E-BLAST: Tax Fraud and Education Rallies, Nonprofit Security Grant, Tax Deadline and more
Apr 15, 2022

Curry announces $20,000 nonprofit security grant
Apr 14, 2022

Office Closure
Apr 14, 2022

Curry to hold Inspi-HER’d, a youth girls’ event
Apr 13, 2022

E-BLAST: Student Loan Pause, Tax Deadline Approaching, Upcoming Events and more
Apr 08, 2022

Healing Racial Trauma: Where Do We Begin?
Apr 07, 2022

Healing Racial Trauma: Where Do We Begin?
Apr 07, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022