Community & Financial Support

Beyond Financial Aid

Where do I go for help with needs beyond tuition & books?

Financial Assistance


  • BC3 Career Services
    • Located on the first floor of the Student Success Center, staff is available to assist students in the career planning process.
  • Federal Work Study
    • Part time employment available to students in various departments on all BC3 campuses.
  • PA Careerlink
  • Americorps
    • Looking for a way to earn money, pay for school, and help others? Earn an education award upon completion of service hours. 724.284.6288
  • New Choices
    • Free career development classes for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, or experiencing a career transition. 724.763.5915
  • Suit Yourself
    • Provides free career clothing. Open to anyone that is employed or looking for employment. Referral voucher from human service agency required. See KEYS office. Located at Butler VA Building 5. 724.287.4781 x4018


  • Children's Creative Learning Center (CCLC)
    • Program dedicated to providing children with developmentally appropriate learning experiences to meet each child's needs. 724.284.8516
  • Childcare Information Services (CCIS)
    • Provides assistance in finding child care providers & financial help with day care costs for low or moderate income working families. 724.285.9431
  • First Impressions
    • Located in Suit Yourself at Butler VA Hospital Building 5. Provides free children's clothing. Referral voucher from human service agency required. See KEYS office. 724.287.4781 x4018
  • Safe Families for Children - Bethany
    • When parents are going through a crisis, sometimes they need support from a loving family while they work toward stability. Learn how you can provide short-term emergency care for children in need.
  • Women, Infant, Children (WIC)
    • Provides assistance for supplemental foods, health care referrals, & nutrition education for low-income pregnant or post-partum women & infants & children up to age 5. 1.800.WIC.WINS
  • Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe)
    • Offers a variety of confidential services to individuals & families who are victims of violent crime. 1.800.400.8551


Fundamental Needs

  • Butler County Assistance Office
    • The county resource for cash assistance, SNAP (food stamps), help with childcare, healthcare coverage, home heating assistance (LIHEAP), & school meals. COMPASS is the online resource to apply or renew benefits. 724.284.8844 
  • Food Assistance
    • To find a local food pantry or free community dinner near you, call 211 or CCR Information.
  • Butler County Housing Authority
    • Many housing assistance programs for low-income individuals & families. Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program assists families in achieving economic success. 724.287.6797
  • Butler Transit Authority
    • The public transit system that operates five local routes in the City of Butler, Butler Township, & Center Township. 724.283.0445
  • Catholic Charities
    • A non-profit organization whose mission is to serve individuals & families experiencing a crisis, regardless of their religious affiliation. 724.287.4011
  • Community Health Clinic of Butler County
    • A medical clinic that provides primary health & dental care to uninsured & income eligible Butler County residents. 724.841.0980
  • The Lighthouse Foundation
    • A non-profit organization which helps individuals transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. They assist with housing, transportation, food, & job readiness needs. 724.586.5554

Additional BC3 Resources