Social Services 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

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services

Budget Counseling

  • 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

Counseling

Disability

Disaster Services

Education Services

Special Preschool Programs

Employment

Financial Assistance

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

Furniture Resources

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

Short Term Housing

Home Repair/Weatherization

Legal Service
Medical Services

Mental Retardation

Pregnancy Services

  • 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

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