Social Service Agencies in Lancaster County

Clearinghouse for social service needs, call the United Way of Lancaster County  2-1-1 or 717.394.0731 or contact them through their website at www.uwlanc.org

 

ABUSE/ASSAULT

Childline….1-800-932-0313

Office of Children and Youth…717-299-7925 or www.web.co.lancaster.pa.us/129

Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County…-717-299-1249 or 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

MidPenn Legal Service…299-9071 or www.midpenn.org

Office of Aging, Lancaster County…..717-299-7979 or www.lancoaging.org

YWCA Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center….717-392-7273 or www.ywcalancaster.org

 

 

ADOPTIONS/FOSTER CARE SERVICES

Adoptions from the Heart…717-399-7766 or www.afth.org

Bethanna….717-299-1926 or www.bethanna.org

Catholic Charities…717-564-7115 or www.cchbg.org

Office of Children and Youth….717-299-7925 or www.web.co.lancaster.pa.us/129

COBYS Family Services….717-392-0504 or www.cobys.org

 

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE SERVICES

Al-Anon….1-800-671-5994

Alcoholics Anonymous of Lancaster County….717-394-3238 or www.lancasteraa.org

Compass Mark….717-299-2831 or www.compassmark.org

Salvation Army…717-397-7565 or http://pa.salvationarmy.org/lancaster-pa

Water Street Rescue Mission…717-393-7709 or https://wsm.org

 

 

BUDGET COUSELING

Love INC of Lancaster County…717-735-7540 or www.loveinc.org

Neighborhood Services….717-392-2175

Tabor Community Services….717-397-5182 or www.tabornet.org

 

 

CLOTHING RESOURCES

Ephrata Area Social Services….717-733-0345 or www.ephrataareasocialservices.org

Lancaster County Council of Churches….717-291-2261 or www.lcchurches.org

LUMINA Professional clothing bank….717-394-8412 or www.luminaoutreach.org

Salvation Army….717-397-7565 or http://pa.salvationarmy.org/lancaster-pa

 

 

COUNSELING

Abundant Living Ministries…717-626-9575 or www.abundantlivingministries.org

Catholic Charities….717-299-3659 or www.cchbg.org

COBYS Family Services….1-800-452-6517 or 717-392-0504 or www.cobys.org

CONTACT Lancaster Helpline…738-0738 for Adamstown, Denver, Ephrata, Reamstown, and Terre Hill Residents or 1-800-932-4616 or www.contacthelpline.org

District Attorney’s Office for Victim/Witness Services….717-299-8048 or www.web.co.lancaster.pa.us/531/victim-witness-services

Family Resource and Counseling Center…717-285-4843

 

 

DISABILITY

Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon Aging and Disabilities…www.berkslancasterlebanonlink.org

Disability Empowerment Center…1-866-394-1890 or www.disabilityempowerentcenter.org

Excentia(S.June Smith Center)…717-299-4829 or www.ourexcentia.org

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern PA…717-394-0647 or www.goodwill.org

Lancaster-Lebanon IU13….717-569-7331 or www.iu13.org

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation….1-800-762-6300 or https://pa211.communityos.org

Philhaven’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities…1-800-932-0359 or 717-735-1920 or www.philhaven.org

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center…717-393-0425 or www.schreiberpediatric.org

United Disabilities Services….717-397-1841 or www.udservices.org

 

 

DISASTER SERVICES

American Red Cross…717-299-5561 or www.redcross.org

Emergency Management Agency of Lancaster County…1-800-808-5236 or www.web.co.lancaster.pa.us/141

Salvation Army…717-397-7567 or www.pa.salvationarmy.org/lancaster-pa

 

 

EDUCATION SERVICES

Adult GED…717-606-1703 or www.iu13.org

Adult Enrichment Center…717-293-7636 or www.adultenrichment.com

Lancaster CareerLink…..717-509-5613 or www.jobs4lancaster.com

Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon…717-274-3461 or www.getliterate.org

 

 

SPECIAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Community Action Program…717-299-7301 or 1-800-732-0018 or www.caplanc.org for Head Start

Excentia(S. June Smith Center)……717-519-6740 or  www.ourexcentia.org

Friendship Community….717-656-2466 or http://www.frienshipcommunity.net

Lancaster-Lebanon IU13….717-569-7331 or www.iu13.org

Pre-K Counts through the Cocalico School District…717-336-1413 or www.cocalico.net/early-childhood.education-pre-k-counts

Schreiber Pediatric Center…717-393-0425 or www.schreiberpediatric.org

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

Job Corps for youth…1-800-366-1294 or www.jobcorps.gov

New Choices Career Development(women)…717-393-1735 or http://newchoiceslancaster.org

PA CareerLink of Lancaster County…717-509-5613 or www.jobs4lancaster.com

Spanish American Civic Association…717-397-6267 or www.sacapa.org/sacahtml

 

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Assistance Office of Lancaster County…717-299-7411 or www.dhs.pa.gov

Health and Medical

Adult Basic….1-800-543-7105 or www.highmarkbcbs.com

CHIP(Children’s Health Insurance Program)…1-800-543-7105 or www.highmarkbcbs.com

PACE(prescription assistance for elderly)…1-800-225-7223 or http://www.aging.pa.gov

Special Kinds of Financial Help

Assistance Office of Lancaster County for food stamps….717-299-7411 or www.dhs.pa.gov

Childcare Information Services….717-393-4004 or 1-800-937-4546

Community Action Program for food, rent or heat…..717-299-7301 or www.caplanc.org

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership…717-291-9945 or http://www.lhop.org

WIC(Women, Infants, Children)…1-800-732-0018 or for Ephrata…717-738-0355 or www.wicprograms.org/ci/pa-lancaster

 

 

FOOD BANKS

Community Action Program-Outreach Services-Ephrata-717-733-6562 or www.caplanc.org

Ephrata Area Social Services…717-733-0345 or www.ephrataareasocialservices.org

Lancaster County Council of Churches…717-299-2261 or www.lcchurches.org

Peter’s Porch Food Pantry…717-336-2141

Power Packs…717-336-4050 or www.realym.com

Salvation Army…717-397-7565 or www.pa.salvationarmy.org/lancaster-pa

Water Street Rescue Mission, Community Ministries Outreach…717-392-2786 or http://wsm.org

 

 

FURNITURE RESOURCES

Community Clearinghouse Agency…717-394-1422

Ephrata Area Social Services…717-733-0345 or www.ephrataareasocialservices.org

Ephrata ReUzit…717-733-4934 or http://thrift.mcc.org/ephrata-reuzit-stores-inc/home

Goodwill Industries, Ephrata…717-733-7928 or www.yourgoodwill.org

Salvation Army Thrift Store…717-290-1605

Water Street Gift Outlet…717-393-7709, Referrals required

 

 

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Children and Youth Agency….717-299-7925 or 1-800-932-0313 to report abuse or www.web.co.lancaster.pa.us/129

Lancaster County Government Services…www.co.lancaster.pa.us/directory.aspx, lists agencies and phone numbers for each

Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Development Services…717-299-8021 or www.humanservices.co.lancaster.pa.us

Mental Health America of Lancaster County…717-397-7461 or http://www.mhalancaster.org

Office of Aging… 1-800-801-3071 or www.lancoaging.org

PA Department of Human Services…www.dhs.pa.gov, lists phone numbers for individual services

PA Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs…717-299-7920 or www.dmva.pa.gov

Public Welfare Department…717-299-7411 or www.dhs.pa.gov

Social Security…1-800-772-1213 or www.ssa.gov

 

 

HOUSING

Emergency Shelters

Crispus Attucks….717-394-6604

Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County…717-299-1249

Water Street Rescue Mission…717-393-7709 or www.wsm.org

Section 8

Lancaster City Housing Authority…717-397-2835 or www.lcha.ws

Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authority…717-394-0793 or www.lchra.com

Affordable Housing

Housing Development Corporation…717-291-1911 or www.hdcweb.com

Housing Opportunities and education

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership…717-291-9945 or http://www.lhop.org

 

 

SHORT TERM HOUSING

Clare House(women and children)…717-291-8967 or www.clarehouselancaster.org

Homes of Hope through LoveINC…1-866-735-2400 or 717-735-7540 or wwwloveinclancaster.org

Jubilee House at King(women and children)…717-397-5182 or www.tabornet.org

Milagro House…717-392-1101 or https://www.milagrohouse.org

New Beginnings, Salvation Army(men only)…717-397-7565 or www.pa.salvationarmy.org/lancaster-pa

Tabor Community Services…717-397-5182 or www.tabornet.org

Transitional Living Center(Indiv. and families)…717-397-0156 or www.tlclancaster.org

YWCA Residence…7171-393-1735 or www.ywcalancaster.org

Water Street Rescue Mission…717-393-7709 or https://wsm.org

Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc…717-733-3395 or www.goodsamaritan.org

 

HOME REPAIR/WEATHERIZATION

Energy Conservation Center(Community Action Program)…717-291-1051 or www.caplanc.org

HDC3 Weatherization program…1-800-732-3554 or http://www.energy.gov

Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authority…717-394-0793 or www.lchra.com

PPL Corporation…1-800-342-5775 or https://www.pplelectric.com

UGI…717-299=7281 or www.ugi.com

 

LEGAL SERVICES

AARP….1-88-687-2277

District Attorney’s Office…Prosecution(717-299-8100), Victim/Witness(717-299-8048) or www.co.lancaster.pa.us/138

Domestic Violence Clinic…717-291-5826 or https://www.caplanc.org

Lancaster Bar Association…717-393-0737 or www.lancasterbar.org/community/lawyer-referral

Lancaster Mediation Center….717-293-7231

MidPenn Legal Services…717-299-0971, 1-800-732-0025 or www.midpenn.org

Office of the Public Defender…717-299-8131 or www.web.co.lancaster.pa.us/156

 

MEDICAL SERVICES

Welsh Mountain Medical and Dental Center…717-354-4711 or www.welshmountain.com

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Catholic Charities…717-657-4804 or http://www.cchbg.org

Crisis Intervention Unit of Lancaster County….emergency 717-394-2631, non-emergency 717-664-1180 or www.web.co.lancaster.pa.us/554

Keystone Residence…1-888-377-6504 or www.keystonehumanservices.org

Lancaster Behavioral Health Network…717-560-3782 or www.humanservices.co.lancaster.pa.us

Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center…717-354-0355

PhilHaven Behavioral Healthcare…717-299-1804 or www.philhaven.org

 

MENTAL RETARDATION

Ephrata Area Rehab Services….717-733-0710 or www.ephratarehab.org

Friendship Community…717-656-2466 or www.friendshipcommunity.net

The Arc of Lancaster County…717-394-5251 or www.thearcoflancasterco.org

United Support Group…717-392-5670 or www.unitedsupportgroup.org

 

PREGNANCY SERVICES(INCLUDING COUNSELING AND TESTING)

Bethany Christian Services….717-399-3213 or www.bethany.org

Ephrata Pregnancy Center(Susquehanna Pregnancy Services)….717-733-9440 or www.svps.org

Healthy Beginnings, plus at WellSpan Ephrata….717-738-6635

House of His Creation…717-626-0263 or www.hohc.org

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Community Action Program…717-299-7301 or 1-800-732-0018 or www.caplanc.org

Ephrata Area Social Services…717-733-0345 or www.ephrataareasocialservices.org

Lancaster County Council of Churches…717-291-2261 or www.lcchurches.org

Office of Aging…717-299-797 or 1-800-801-3070 or www.lancoaging.org

Red Rose Transit Authority…1-800-892-1122 or www.redrosetransit.com

 

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Assistance Office of Lancaster County(LIHEAP)…717-299-7543 or www.dhs.pa.gov

Community Action Program…717-299-7301 or www.caplanc.org

PPL…1-800-342-5775 or www.pplelectric.com

UGI…1-800-276-2722 or www.ugi.com

UTAP(Telephone Assistance)…1-800-771-3312

Verizon…1-800-640-4155 (Lifeline and Link-up programs)

 

VETERAN/MILITARY SERVICES

American Red Cross(Susquehanna Valley)…717-299-5561 or www.redcross.org/local/pennsylvania/central-pennsylvania

Base Camp(counseling)…717-397-9491

Department of Veteran Affairs(Lancaster County)…717-299-7920  or www.co.lancaster.pa.us/163

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center(Lebanon)…1-800-409-8771 or www.lebanon.va.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office and Insurance Carrier…1-800-827-1000

Lancaster CareerLink…717-509-5613 or www.jobs4lancaster.com

Mission of Hope…717-290-8380

United Veterans Beacon House(Transitional)…717-859-4577 or www.vfus.us/UVBH