Resources for individuals

Resources for individuals

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Resources for nonprofits

Resources for nonprofits

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Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

United Way urges Congress to act for America’s recovery

United Way urges Congress to act for America’s recovery

By local and national United Way staff: In Lancaster County and nationwide, the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on workers, families and businesses. Communities are hurting, and without immediate...
Update: Rep. Sturla’s back-to-school giveaway now multi-day, by appointment

Update: Rep. Sturla’s back-to-school giveaway now multi-day, by appointment

In this undated photo, state Rep. Mike Sturla poses with School District of Lancaster students during the annual Back to School Giveaway at Clipper Magazine Stadium. State Rep. Mike Sturla's...
Local contact tracing: Compliance is up, but slow test results aren’t helping

Local contact tracing: Compliance is up, but slow test results aren’t helping

Dr. Jeffrey Martin, inset, testifies during a Pa. House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on contact tracing hosted by state Rep. Tim Briggs, main photo, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Source:...
Nonprofits promote Rental Relief initiative

Nonprofits promote Rental Relief initiative

Logos of organizations involved in implementing Rental Relief in Lancaster County. (Source: Eviction Prevention Network) Todd Capitao, director of financial empowerment at Tabor Community Services. (Source:...
Aaron’s Acres keeps children engaged with online videos

Aaron’s Acres keeps children engaged with online videos

Aaron's Acres participant Julia watches musician Phredd perform online. (Source: Aaron's Acres) Risa Paskoff, executive director, Aaron's Acres, spends a moment with Isiah at the program's...
Ephrata Area Social Services steps up emergency housing, food services during Covid-19

Ephrata Area Social Services steps up emergency housing, food services during Covid-19

Joy Ashley, executive director at Ephrata Area Social Services, wears a mask at the organization's food bank. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) Food, water, warmth, rest; security and safety cover the first...
Rebel Cause relocates day center, readies overnight homeless shelter

Rebel Cause relocates day center, readies overnight homeless shelter

Kaden Stetler, president of Rebel Cause, shows off the new day center at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster. (Source: Rebel Cause) This is a very big week for Rebel...
Rep. Sturla’s back-to-school giveaway is Aug. 22 — but you must pre-register

Rep. Sturla’s back-to-school giveaway is Aug. 22 — but you must pre-register

In this undated photo, state Rep. Mike Sturla poses with School District of Lancaster students during the annual Back to School Giveaway at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Update: Rep. Sturla's office...
Lancaster Health Center stays in touch with patients through telemedicine

Lancaster Health Center stays in touch with patients through telemedicine

Dr. Matthew Weitzel of Lancaster Health Center uses telemedicine equipment funded through a Lancaster Cares grant. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions) James Reichenbach Soon after the novel coronavirus...
YWCA Lancaster delivers to keep Kepler Hall safe

YWCA Lancaster delivers to keep Kepler Hall safe

A food program helped residents of Kepler Hall at YWCA Lancaster to shelter in place during the Covid-19 stay-at-home order. (Photo: Fosterjfoster productions) Stacie Blake, CEO,...
Programs to support families struggling with loss

Programs to support families struggling with loss

The American Red Cross is now offering a Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Those interested or...
Today is Tax Day: Useful links for last-minute filers

Today is Tax Day: Useful links for last-minute filers

Today is "Tax Day," the deadline for filing your 2019 taxes and making any payments. The deadline is normally April 15, but this year the government extended it by three...
Milagro House Program Director Shiobhian Doherty, and Mason, 8, enjoy a lighthearted moment. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions)

Milagro House keeps families fed during pandemic

Milagro House Program Director Shiobhian Doherty, and Mason, 8, enjoy a lighthearted moment. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions) Chris Duncan, executive director, Milagro House. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions) When...
Facing eviction due to Covid-19 income loss? This local network is ready to help

Facing eviction due to Covid-19 income loss? This local network is ready to help

(Source: The Eviction Lab) Mike McKenna, president, Tabor Community Services (Source: Tabor) Local nonprofit leaders who deal with housing and household finance are breathing a sigh...
Sign this online petition to support emergency 211 funding

Sign this online petition to support emergency 211 funding

The Lancaster County United Way is part of a national push to secure emergency funding for the 211 referral service, and it's asking its partner nonprofits to join it. It's...
Clinic for Special Children keeps Amish informed on Covid-19

Clinic for Special Children keeps Amish informed on Covid-19

The Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road in Strasburg Township. (Source: Clinic for Special Children) Dr. Kevin Strauss, medical director, Clinic for Special Children....
Power Packs Project powers through pandemic

Power Packs Project powers through pandemic

The Power Packs Project helps ensure that children in low-income households have healthy, nutritious meals. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions) Annette Rosa-Pabon, Lancaster regional program director, Power Packs...
SACA rises to Covid-19 challenge

SACA rises to Covid-19 challenge

Provisions for the Spanish American CIvic Association's grab-and-go meals. SACA shifted to grab-and-go when Covid-19 made its community meal program impractical. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions) SACA's Jacqueline...