What We’re Doing?

Mission Empower is continuing to monitor developments with COVID-19, and following guidelines and recommendations set by the CDC, local, and state government officials. Our top priority is always the safety and security of our families, employees, and the Erie Community.  With the COVID-19 virus threat evolving rapidly, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our families.

At this time our office remains closed to visitors, but we can be reached by email or voicemail.  Our staff is checking in regularly and working from home to ensure your needs are still being met.   (Phone 814-825-0788)

We will continue to monitor the situation and are committed to providing our families with regular updates!

Financial Literacy Training 

March 26th – Postponed until further notice

PA Department of Labor & Industry

? Attention Pennsylvania: If your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive UC benefits. Our UC team created this useful FAQ that will answer many of your questions. Please read this useful information for more guidance.

?  JUST ANNOUNCED: Work search and work registration requirements have been temporarily waived for all UC claimants.

??  Applying online is the fastest + easiest way to get started: http://bit.ly/3a2qARW

❓  Questions about your claim? Speak to our UC team via LiveChat: http://uc.pa.gov/Chat/index.aspx

⚠️Updates on UC eligibility and COVID-19: www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever
Many of those students could get left behind.


Check out Peal Center’s website for information they’ve gathered and organized and no-cost resources that is easily accessible to families. The page will be updated frequently to reflect the most current information and with additional resources including: US Government and National Updates, Pennsylvania Updates, on-line Education Resources, virtual Things to Do – museums, field trips, and read aloud and taking care of yourself and your family. Check it out at the website below!


Podcast Series

Have you had the opportunity to see Mission Empower’s very own Podcast “Words With Wendi?”  Tune in to our Youtube page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36pfBtKp1mI for the new one!  Wendi does an interview with Michelle Myers, a behavioral specialist that works in a variety of Erie schools. Wendi and Michelle discuss what bullying is, how the schools define bullying, and what to do if you suspect your child is a victim of bullying.
You can find resources to help you and your child in our office or on our website www.missionempower.org
Our Facebook Page is up and constantly being updated with information and resources for our families!!

More Resources

Compensitory Covid-19 Services from Pennsylvania Dept. of Education Bureau of Special Education

Bureau of Special Education guidance

Article about reopening schools

Thoughtful perspective with some good points on reopening schools