Finding the County Assistance Office that serves your address

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) has several local offices in Philadelphia, each serving a particular geographic area within the City.  These offices are called County Assistance Offices (CAOs).  You can go to your local CAO office to apply for public benefits from DPW.

If you have an Android mobile device, you can install a free app that locates the CAO office serving a particular address in Philadelphia.   The Philadelphia CAOFinder app, which is available in the Google Play store, was developed for PLA by computer science students at Haverford College.