Erie County has a number of community resources available to residents. Please see the links below to learn more about those resources.

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For assistance in obtaining homeless and housing services, please call Erie County’s Coordinated Entry system at 814-SHELTER, or 814-743-5837.


Children Do Come With Directions

Children Do Come with Directions is a guide for parents and caregivers published by the Success by 6 Maternal Child Health Task Force.  In addition to providing information on child development and other parenting topics, a guide to local services for families is available at the end of the document.


The Erie County Re-Entry Services and Support Alliance (ECRSSA) provides support and services to transitioning clients through a network of community and faith-based organizations in partnership with the criminal justice system. Its vision is to support, empower, and help to fully integrate transitioning clients back into our community. The ECRSSA will help the participant with accessing and attaining job training, employment, education, medical and mental health care, housing support, etc. GECAC believes a change in people is possible.

Erie Vital Signs

A Community Indicator Project for Regional Action

Erie Vital Signs is a project that encourages our community to create a shared vision for the future, built on data. It tracks indicators that measure our county's well-being in the eight topic areas seen above.
The goal of Erie Vital Signs is to inform and inspire. We believe an increased focus on data will help encourage positive community change. 

The data and analysis will serve as a common source of information on critical topics that affect the health and progress of Erie County and inform community stakeholders, spur discussion and collaboration, and monitor our quality of life.

Get Connected

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MU Criminal Justice Department

Mercyhurst University’s Criminal Justice program affords students the ability to take a broad spectrum of courses that are designed to provide a basic understanding of the criminal justice system, to theorize why people commit crime, to review judicial processes and constitutional safeguards, to examine the effectiveness of correctional systems, and to evaluate criminal justice policies. Thus, our program encompasses all aspects of the criminal justice system.


PA 2-1-1

PA 2‑1‑1 Northwest is part of the national 2‑1‑1 Call Centers initiative that seeks to provide an easy-to-remember telephone number and web resource for finding health and human services– for everyday needs and in crisis situations. Search our vast database of services and providers to find the help you need today.