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Resources for individuals

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

Links: Local ā€¢ Lancaster Cares: Emergency fund for emerging critical...
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Pandemic Homeowner Assistance Program opens for applications

(Source: Pa. Housing Finance Agency) (Source: HUD) Pennsylvania's pandemic Homeowner Assistance Fund officially launched Tuesday, offering financial aid to low- and moderate-income households struggling to pay...
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Free tax-prep service VITA opens sites for 2022 season

United Way of Lancaster County's free VITA tax preparation service has opened its in-person sites to serve clients for this year's tax season. VITA provides free preparation of federal, state...
Cars line up to enter the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center drive-through Covid-19 test site on its opening day, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Image: Kyle Gamble)

Drive-through Covid-19 test site offering asymptomatic testing

Cars line up to enter the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center drive-through Covid-19 test site on its opening day, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Image: Kyle Gamble) The drive-through Covid-19...
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Deadline nears for child-care providers to seek state pandemic relief

Acting Human Services Secretary Meg Snead State officials are reminding childcare providers that they have until Monday, Jan. 31, to apply for federally funded pandemic relief. The so-called "stabilization grants"...
Acting Human Services Secretary Meg Snead

SNAP recipients warned of phishing scam

Acting Human Services Secretary Meg Snead State officials are warning SNAP recipients against falling for a phishing scam involving text messages. Scammers are texting people telling them that their EBT...
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High-capacity drive-through Covid-19 test site planned at Penn State Hershey

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. (Source: Penn State Health) Penn State Health's Hershey Medical Center in Dauphin County will host a high-volume drive-through site for Covid-19 testing, acting...
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Nonprofits invited to apply for WellSpan community health grants

(Source: WellSpan Health) WellSpan Health has opened its first application period for 2022 community grants. The grants provide direct funding to organizations to address social barriers to positive health outcomes....
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
The common room at the Elizabethtown winter emergency shelter. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...