Resources for individuals

Resources for individuals

Need help? Call 211 For information on local social services...
Resources for nonprofits

Resources for nonprofits

Links: Local ā€¢ Lancaster Cares: Emergency fund for emerging critical...
Free home Covid-19 tests available through COVIDtests.gov

Free home Covid-19 tests available through COVIDtests.gov

(Source: COVIDtests.gov) The U.S. government has launched its website for ordering free Covid-19 tests. The site, COVIDtests.gov, allows households to order four at-home tests. The first orders are expected to...
Penn State Health tightens visitor policy

Penn State Health tightens visitor policy

Penn State Health has revised its patient visitation guidelines due to the omicron-driven surge in the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the new rules, adult patients may have one visitor per day,...
Jan. 15 is open enrollment deadline for Pennie health insurance

Jan. 15 is open enrollment deadline for Pennie health insurance

This Saturday, Jan. 15, is the deadline for Pennsylvanians who lack health insurance to enroll through the state's Pennie marketplaceĀ for coverage in 2022. More than 365,000 Pennsylvanians have coverage through...
Pandemic help available for low-income households to pay water, sewer bills

Pandemic help available for low-income households to pay water, sewer bills

(Source: Pa. Dept. of Human Services) Pennsylvania is launching a temporary assistance program to help low-income households with their water and sewer bills. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, or...
PA 211 phone service restored after outage [update]

PA 211 phone service restored after outage [update]

Update: As of Monday evening, the 211 phone system was back in service and fully operational in Lancaster County and the other counties where it had been offline, administrators said....
Struggling to pay your mortgage due to Covid-19? Pa. has readied $350 million in aid, pending federal OK

Struggling to pay your mortgage due to Covid-19? Pa. has readied $350 million in aid, pending federal OK

(Source: Pa. Housing Finance Agency) Pennsylvania's Housing Finance Agency is awaiting federal approval to launch a $350 million mortgage assistance program to help homeowners who have fallen behind on payments...
Lanc Co MyHome: Resources available for those sleeping outside

Lanc Co MyHome: Resources available for those sleeping outside

The common room at the Elizabethtown winter emergency shelter. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) Many of you have been wondering about our neighbors who you see sheltering outside during this time of...
211 website offers info on free holiday meals

211 website offers info on free holiday meals

(Source: Piqsels.com) For the second year in a row, concerns about Covid-19 safety are complicating plans for the free Christmas meals that churches and nonprofits have traditionally provided. Accordingly, in...
Pennie.com enrollment deadline is today for coverage starting Jan. 1

Pennie.com enrollment deadline is today for coverage starting Jan. 1

Today is the deadline to sign up at Pennie, Pennsylvania's health insurance marketplace, for coverage beginning Jan. 1. Pennsylvania's open enrollment period continues after today, through Jan. 15, but customers...
Project for the Needy holiday meal registration ends Friday

Project for the Needy holiday meal registration ends Friday

(Source: Lancaster County Project for the Needy) Registration for the 35th annual Lancaster County Project for the Needy concludes Friday. The initiative provides holiday food boxes to needy families in...
A local ER nurse discusses Covid-19, vaccination

A local ER nurse discusses Covid-19, vaccination

Renee Heller Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have been putting all their energy into helping others. United Way of Lancaster County recently interviewed Renee Heller, a local emergency room...
LG Health seeks blood donors

LG Health seeks blood donors

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is stepping up its call for blood donors. "The United States is currently experiencing a dangerous shortage of blood supplies," the health system said, encouraging...
Today is Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday

Today is the 10th annual Giving Tuesday, a holiday season observance that encourages people to donate to the charities of their choice. Launched in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y...
LG Health offers child Covid-19 vaccine clinics in Paradise, Peach Bottom, Quarryville

LG Health offers child Covid-19 vaccine clinics in Paradise, Peach Bottom, Quarryville

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is hosting a series of Covid-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 in rural Lancaster County. The first is today at The Factory Ministries in...
List: Free Lancaster County Thanksgiving meals

List: Free Lancaster County Thanksgiving meals

The listing of free Thanksgiving meals has been compiled by Pennsylvania 211 East, a program of United Way of Lancaster County. (For a PDF version, click here.) While every effort...
LG Health offering pediatric Covid-19 vaccination at Lancaster city schools

LG Health offering pediatric Covid-19 vaccination at Lancaster city schools

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health said Wednesday that it is offering pediatric Covid-19 vaccination at its school-based health clinics in the School District of Lancaster. Appointments are required and a...
Union Community Care to offer vaccine clinic for ages 5+ at Fulton Elementary

Union Community Care to offer vaccine clinic for ages 5+ at Fulton Elementary

Fulton Elementary School (Source: School District of Lancaster) Union Community Care is holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fulton Elementary School, 225 W. Orange...
Today is Election Day

Today is Election Day

(Source: VotesPA.com) Tuesday, Nov. 2, is Election Day. Voters in Pennsylvania are turning out to elect local government officials, school board members and judges. For full information on Pennsylvania elections,...