Social Services Declaration House

In October of 2016, in cooperation with Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) , REAL Life Community Services purchased the building formerly known as the “Denver House”.  Our vision was to renovate the building in order to provide lower than typical rental cost apartments in the same location as healthcare, social service assistance and other low-cost alternatives. This in turn created a community service “Hub” for resources and support in the Denver PA region.

This could not have been done without the tenacious work of LHOP’s CEO, Ray D’Agostino, and his team! From October through December of 2016, over 200 volunteers worked for over 2000 hours to gut the building. This was to get it ready for engineers to decide the best plan of attack in turning a nineteenth century hotel into a twenty first century apartment building and health center. Over 27 dumpsters of debris were taken to the county dump and many thousands of pounds of metal were recycled from the old pipes, radiators and other metal parts of the building.

As a result of these renovations, our offices are now located inside the Declaration House. This property fosters 10 affordable apartments, a discount grocery store, and affordable healthcare services! To stay up to date with what we are doing, follow our page on facebook!

Union Community Health: 717-947-3410

Willow Creek Grocery: 717-335-1665

Declaration House Apartments (Focus Realty): 717-256-3336

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