Resident Resouces
I have hosted Senior Expos, a Veterans and Spouse Benefit Symposium, a Women’s Revitalize Empowerment Seminar, Mobile Shredding Events and over 50 Speak With Hal meetings. Here are some helpful resident resources that were highlighted at these events.

To Find Employment:
*PA Career Link®, Pittsburgh: Connects employers and job seekers; provides free employment consultation. careerlinkpittsburgh.com; 412-436-2225 or 412-552-7100

*WorkAble: Free program that combines career counseling, regional employer connections and volunteer services to help people with their job search. workableac.com; 412-904-5993

*Pennsylvania Women Work: Delivers free personalized career development services to women across Pennsylvania. pawomenwork.org; 412-724-4362

To Apply For Veterans Benefits:
*Pittsburgh American Legion Office: 1000 Liberty Ave., Suite 1607, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-395-6230, 412-395-6231; Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
(Walk-In Appointments: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

*VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System University Drive Campus: University Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15240 412-822-2222, 1-866-482-7488; Hub facility for PA Region and Surrounding States

*VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System H.J. Heinz Campus: 1010 Delafield Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 412-822-2222, 1-866-482-7488

To Access Veterans Service Records, Inquire About Lost Medals:
*National Archives and Records Administrationarchives.gov; 1-314-801-0800

To Get Help Understanding Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Health Care Insurance:
*APPRISE Allegheny County: Free health insurance counseling program designed to answer your health care insurance questions; olderadults.fswp.org/apprise-services;
412-661-1438, 1-800-783-7067

To Help Allegheny County Seniors Live Independent Lives:
Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging: Senior Community Centers, Shared Cost Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities. Senior Line: 412-350-5460, Toll Free: 1-800-344-4319

To Access Disability and Aging Resources:
Allegheny Link: Provides information on services to help people with a disability or older adults maintain independence and quality of life. 1-866-730-2368, TTY 412-350-5205

To Get Information on Identity Theft, Scams, Fraud, Consumer Protection or Abuse:
*PA Office of Attorney General: Central source for helplines, filing complaints and FAQs.
attorneygeneral.gov; 717-787-8242

*Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office: Sponsors a number of programs designed to assist citizens residing in and around Allegheny County, as well as assist community-based crime prevention initiatives and law enforcement agencies. www.alleghenycountyda.us; 412-350-4400

*Crisis Center North: Provides direction to victims of domestic violence. 24-hour hotline.
412-364-5556, Toll Free 1-866-782-0911

*Older Adult Protective Services: Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging. Investigates reports of elder abuse or neglect and provides assistance to alleviate risk of harm. To report: 412-350-6905, Toll Free 1-800-344-4319, or PA Hotline 1-800-490-8505

*Mobile Shredding Events: Hosted by Rep. Hal English and Comcast. Spring and fall. Offers secure on-site shredding of personal documents free of charge. See “Save the Date” for my next shredding event.