At RHA, we believe that health and housing go hand-in-hand. For this reason, the agency provides, supports, or otherwise coordinates a host of on-site Wellness Services. In general, the goal of these programs are to help residents maintain stability in their housing environment by staying well, by having access to mainstream health services, by accessing resources that enhance overall wellness like exercise and nutrition, and by having the knowledge that helps people to make good choices so that they may better control their own wellness goals.
No one should every go hungry! Agency residents are encouraged to contact the Resident Services Department if you need food. Residents may also contact Helping Harvest directly at: https://helpingharvest.org (formerly called The Greater Berks Food Bank). As part of the wellness initiatives, RHA participates in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for eligible residents 60 years of age and older. Please contact the Resident Services Department or Helping Harvest for a CSFP application. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are also delivered through Helping Harvest to all RHA public housing sites. Through the Area Agency on Aging and the Department of Agriculture, distribution of Farmers Market Nutrition Program voucher checks are offered each year to eligible residents 60 years of age and older. Each eligible senior will receive four $6.00 vouchers to be used at any Pennsylvania farmers market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables grown in PA. The Berks County Area Agency on Aging will distribute FMNP vouchers to eligible senior citizens through the mail while supplies last. Please contact the Resident Services Department for an application.