Franklin Neighborhood Hub
What are Social Determinants of Health?
What are Neighborhood Hubs?
Neighborhood Hubs currently exist in the Oil City South Side and Franklin Third Ward. These Neighborhood Hubs are specifically located in neighborhoods to address Social Determinants of Health needs of residents.
If you are experiencing a need for healthcare access and affordability, food, clothing, utility assistance, transportation assistance, budgeting finances, stable housing, childcare access and affordability, and/or assistance getting connected to employment be sure to visit your local Neighborhood Hub’s website in the comments for offerings each month.
Neighborhood Hub – Third Ward (https://www.co.venango.pa.us/766/Franklin-Neighborhood-Hub)
Neighborhood Hub – South Side (https://www.co.venango.pa.us/765/Southside-Hub)
The Franklin Hub is located at 701 Grant Street in Franklin and aims to increase access to services to address Social Determinants of Health for residents in the Grant Street area and immediate surrounding areas. The Neighborhood Hub is designed to create community connections that provide supports and resources that improve whole family care.
These Social Determinants of Health are the conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality of life outcomes and risks. These conditions may be impacted by lack of healthcare and childcare, financial strain, food and clothing insecurity, housing instability, needs for employment and utility assistance, and/or lack of transportation.
Health starts long before illness, whether it be physical, mental, or substance use, opportunities for wellness occur long before you need medical care. Stay tuned for how newly created Neighborhood Hubs will begin to directly engage specific communities to assist with these conditions
Venango County Life Coaches will be available during designated times (refer to calendar) to assist residents who are in need of assistance navigating benefits applications and connecting to other services to mitigate social determinants of health needs. Individuals may also open to work with a Life Coach if needed.
Different offerings will be made available throughout the year to address access to needs in healthcare affordability/access, financial strain, childcare affordability, clothing and food insecurity, housing supports access, employment education, utilities and transportation access.