Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc., remains open and ready to serve our customers and our communities. Although having to temporarily shut our physical locations to the public, we are not closed. All sites are continuing to provide services for our three-county area including Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties.
CSO, Inc. is still providing essential service to customers needing food, housing, family services or having a heating emergency.
Please call 570-644-6575 ext. 171 for assistance.
Preventing the Spread
The Centers for Disease Control website with information for workplace and community locations on responding to coronavirus 2019: CLICK HERE
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has a page dedicated to COVID-19 with cases listed by county, information on symptoms, spread, and
protecting yourself. Site is updated often: CLICK HERE
Advice for the public from the World Health Organization about the coronavirus disease: CLICK HERE
CSO currently supplies food to 10 pantries in Northumberland county: CLICK HERE
CSO is an emergency food pantry; food pick-up can be scheduled at our 2 E. Arch St., Shamokin office by calling CSO 570-644-6575 ext. 126
No cost-lunches for area children, nine county resource list: CLICK HERE
Beginning Thursday, April 2, Sheetz is providing free meals to help children and families in need as a result of COVID-19. Meals will be available all day and include a turkey sandwich, chips, and a drink. Simply ask an employee at the register for a meal; families will be offered one bag per child. Meals will be available daily while supplies last. Offer is at all Sheetz locations.
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank: CLICK HERE
Valuable information from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry regarding both unemployment compensation and worker's compensation benefits can be accessed: CLICK HERE
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available CLICK HERE
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission signed an emergency order prohibiting electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and steam utility terminations. Read the full press release: CLICK HERE
A coronavirus resource guide that the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has been put together for individuals, their families, and providers: CLICK HERE
The Community Action Agency serving Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties is still providing essential services to customers needing food distribution, housing, heating emergencies, or family services. Case management situations will be done by telephone.
Dial 570-644-6575 ext. 171
Financial literacy services, including budgeting, landlords and tenants, improving your credit score workshops also available by telephone, use number directly above.
List of accessible Public Wi-Fi stay in cars, if possible and remember to follow the guidelines for social distancing: CLICK HERE
At this time, it is important to rely on relevant news outlets. Important videos from Governor Wolf, Health Secretary Dr. Levine, and Secretary of Agriculture Redding can be found on the PAcast.com site: CLICK HERE
Other Pennsylvania statewide news updates: CLICK HERE
More resources specific to the state of Pennsylvania; information on how to select accurate information and spot scams. On this page there are resources for people in recovery, people experiencing partner violence or abuse, behavioral health issues, and many more: CLICK HERE
Do you or someone you know have limited access to internet services? Our partners at PA CareerLink® Columbia/Montour/Northumberland/Union counties have shared information for free or low-cost options and how COVID-19 might effect your current service: CLICK HERE
CSO, Inc. works with many partnering agencies. They share our commitment to carrying out as many essential services as possible in order to help individuals and our communities during this time. Please find links below.
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation: CPWDC
Information and links for job searchers and employers: PACareerLink®
Not sure where to go for food, housing, and other human service needs? Dial 2-1-1 for the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way