Free Home Health Aide Training Offered by Delaware County Literacy Council

DCLC Press Release
August 16, 2022

Did you know a family member can get paid to be a home caregiver in Pennsylvania? Whether you are interested in helping a relative or in working for a care agency, you can receive free hands-on training from Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC).

Thanks to a generous grant from the Neag Foundation, DCLC is offering a free home health aide training program to adults in Delaware County.

In this 8-week program, students will learn the fundamentals of being a home health aide through interactive online classes and also practice applicable job skills during in-person clinical classes. Students will receive free job-search assistance from DCLC’s employment team during and after the training.

A high school diploma or GED is required, but applicants can take simultaneous GED classes at DCLC to satisfy this requirement. Interested adults can apply at or email Alison Priebe, the program’s coordinator, at Sessions will be offered in the fall and the spring.

Says Priebe, “This is a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in delving into an exciting new career in healthcare. We make sure that you have the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to succeed; and we work to help you find the best employment and further training opportunities once you’ve completed the program.”

Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) provides free literacy services to local adults, including online and in-person classes in basic adult literacy, ESL, GED preparation, and digital skills. To learn more or to get involved, visit

The Neag Foundation ( serves as a philanthropic force for positive change in education, healthcare, and the arts and humanities, with initiatives dedicated to improving the human condition and making a positive difference in the world.