Resources for individuals

Resources for individuals

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

Resources for nonprofits

Links: Local • Lancaster Cares: Emergency fund for emerging critical...
Hope Within bolsters telehealth, pharmacy with Lancaster Cares grant

Hope Within bolsters telehealth, pharmacy with Lancaster Cares grant

The Hope Within Ministries medical office in Elizabethtown. (Source: Olivia Smucker) As a medical office that offers free primary care to those who don't have medical insurance, Hope Within saw...
County court extends eviction moratorium through Feb. 12

County court extends eviction moratorium through Feb. 12

Lancaster County's court system has extended its Covid-19 eviction moratorium by two weeks to Friday, Feb. 12, LNP newspaper reported Friday. The order issued by President Judge David Ashworth applies...
Pa. Health Department announces first confirmed case of Covid-19 variant

Pa. Health Department announces first confirmed case of Covid-19 variant

A technician works at a state health laboratory in Exton in this undated file photo. (Source: PA Dept. of Health) Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced this morning that...
State funding available for nonprofit security upgrades

State funding available for nonprofit security upgrades

Nonprofits serving populations that are the focus of hate crimes are being invited to apply to a state grant program to improve their security measures. The Nonprofit Security Grant Fund...
Grant funds available for food, shelter programs

Grant funds available for food, shelter programs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Lancaster County has been chosen to receive federal Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) funds in the amount of $251,200 to supplement...
Lancaster Cares grant to help centralize maternal drug recovery services

Lancaster Cares grant to help centralize maternal drug recovery services

Susan Baldrige and the location for Partnership for Public Health's new centralized maternal services location. (Sources: Susan Baldrige, Lancaster Health Center) During the pandemic, the Partnership for Public Health realized...
Project opportunities sought for MLK Day of Service

Project opportunities sought for MLK Day of Service

(Source: United Way of Lancaster County) The United Way of Lancaster County is encouraging local nonprofits to submit volunteer service projects for the 2021 MLK Day of Service on Monday,...
The Moravian Center feeds the hungry during Covid-19

The Moravian Center feeds the hungry during Covid-19

Moravian Center of Lancaster volunteers provide grab-n-go meals at the Center's entrance on North Queen Street, Lancaster. (Source: Moravian Center of Lancaster) The Covid-19 pandemic created an unprecedented challenge for...
State officials promote use of 211 service

State officials promote use of 211 service

State officials are highlighting the United Way's 211 program as a resource for Pennsylvanians facing unemployment. "The COVID-19 pandemic has brought hardship to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, including many...
Grant allows Pa. SPCA to restart feral cat trap-neuter-release program

Grant allows Pa. SPCA to restart feral cat trap-neuter-release program

One of the cats treated in the Pennsylvania Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals' trap-neuter-release program. (Source: Pa. SPCA) Stray cats: They might have been the least of...
Building on summer, Partnership for Learning Equity to launch countywide virtual after-school program

Building on summer, Partnership for Learning Equity to launch countywide virtual after-school program

This screenshot is from an online summer enrichment class sponsored by the Lancaster Partnership for Learning Equity. When the Lancaster Partnership for Learning Equity launched this summer, it had multiple...
Parish Resource Center expands its role in community meals

Parish Resource Center expands its role in community meals

Above and below at left: Volunteers help transfer pallets of bottled water into storage in this August 2020 file photo. The Parish Resource Center purchased the water for the Community...
On eve of tax season, VITA gears up, seeks volunteer greeters

On eve of tax season, VITA gears up, seeks volunteer greeters

Lancaster County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program was heading into its busiest period of the year when Gov. Tom Wolf issued his stay-at-home order in March to combat the coronavirus...
Covid-19 layoffs may result in unwelcome tax surprises

Covid-19 layoffs may result in unwelcome tax surprises

Michelle Ingham Michelle Ingham is worried about that many people will be in for an unpleasant surprise when they complete their tax returns for 2020. Ingham...
CrossNet Ministries create Covid-19 fund with Cares grant

CrossNet Ministries create Covid-19 fund with Cares grant

CrossNet volunteers from New Holland Motor Group helping with a backpack drive. (Source: Meredith Dahl) For some Lancaster County residents, suffering the day-to-day effects of the pandemic, reaching out for...
United Way of Lancaster County to host Pennie.com seminar for nonprofits

United Way of Lancaster County to host Pennie.com seminar for nonprofits

(Source: United Way of Lancaster County) The United Way of Lancaster County will host a virtual seminar from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, to help human services...
Need health insurance? Visit Pennie.com ASAP, state officials urge

Need health insurance? Visit Pennie.com ASAP, state officials urge

Zachary Sherman, executive director of Pennsylvania's health insurance exchange Pennie.com, speaks during a press conference on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. At left is Jessica Altman, the state insurance commissioner; at...
Age-Friendly Summit tackles Covid-19 opportunities, challenges for Lancaster’s seniors

Age-Friendly Summit tackles Covid-19 opportunities, challenges for Lancaster’s seniors

Screenshot of the Age-Friendly presentation with moderator, Chris Kennedy. (Source: One United Lancaster) The United Way of Lancaster County and the Lancaster County Community Foundation co-hosted the second annual Age-Friendly...