The Institute for Community Justice will begin providing phones in partnership with Assurance Wireless beginning January 17th, 2023. Please review the following criteria of eligibility and preparedness to see if you qualify.
The Institute for Community Justice and Assurance Wireless are partnering together to support our community. Eligible customers may get FREE Unlimited Data, Texts and Minutes each month, plus a FREE smartphone. Apply Today! (Applications are done on-site)
Please call 215-525-0460 for more information.
Eligibility Requiremnets & Preparation
- Must have proof of income at or below the Federal Poverty Line for your household and/or have proof of involvement in a government assistance program
- Only one Assurance Wireless phone per household. (Separate households that live at the same address may be eligible, including residents of homeless shelters and nursing homes. Residents with temporary addresses may also be eligible.
MUST BRING: Proof of Identity, Proof of Address, and Proof of Eligibility
Proof of Address
- Unexpired IDs (as listed above), Utility Bill (Dated within last 365 days), Income Document (ex. Paycheck, W2, tax return, unemployment, workers comp.), Typed Mortgage or Lease Statement with signatures from both parties, typed mailed envelope to your address stating postage paid or postmarked >365 days, residency letter, document with government seal. gov’t assistance benefits letter, etc.
Proof of Eligibility:
- Proof of Income at/below the Federal Poverty Line for your household
- And/or proof of participation in Government Assistance Program
Examples of Government Assistance Programs
SNAP Program (Food Stamps), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI (Recommend bringing award letter), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA),
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Tribal Head Start, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Etc.
Examples of Income:
- Tax Return, Pay Stub(s), W2, Benefit Letter, etc.
The Institute for Community Justice (ICJ) provides services to those impacted by mass incarceration. Our services include:
- Case Management, Employment Services, Computer Literacy (NorthStar program), Anger Management, Parenting Classes, Job Readiness Program, Assurance Wireless Provider, Expungement Clinics, etc.
- ICJ also provide referrals to Housing, Legal Services, Medical Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Participatory Defense Hubs, etc.