Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services has programs that work with adults between the ages of 18 and 59 years who are Lehigh County residents.
Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services has received Human Services Development Funds (HSDF) since 1984 to fund community social services. HSDF has a strict set of rules that govern the use of the funds. However, funds are unique in that money could be used to improve County Human Services systems. Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services has used these funds in ways that are committed to supporting and empowering the well being of all individuals so that they may be active, healthy, productive and independent in our community.
HSDF has remained the only source of funding for the coordination of social services for low-income individuals 18 to 59 years of age. Lehigh County has directed HSDF funding to job training, job placement, in home services to the disabled community, Meals on Wheels, Case Assessment and Management, English and GED classes to gain and maintain employment, prevent school age dropouts and improve school attendance, address access and home safety issues, address homelessness, and provide information and support to vulnerable individuals.
Programs and services funded through HSDF and provided by Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services are protective services, in home services (Homemaker, Adult Day Care and Home Modification), and General Case Management. Lehigh County then contracts with providers in the community with HSDF. These providers are Casa Guadalupe (Service Planning & Case Management), Family Answers, Inc. (Ways to Work Life Skills Education), Hispanic American Organization (literacy skills), and Meals on Wheels of Northampton County and Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County (Home Delivered Meals).
Lehigh County also contracts with various agencies to provide homemaker services and adult day care services.
Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services also receives funds from the Office of Social Programs for the Housing Assistance Program (HAP).