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

Court: Wolf’s limits on gatherings remain enforceable during appeal

Court: Wolf’s limits on gatherings remain enforceable during appeal

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Millersville branch of Lancaster EMS on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Source: Office of the Governor) A federal appeals court stayed the lower court order...
Building cross-cultural understanding through the Refugee Youth Journalism Project

Building cross-cultural understanding through the Refugee Youth Journalism Project

From left: Matt Johnson, Bhim Thapaliya, Tim Stuhldreher Back in the spring, as the coronavirus was upending all our lives, my friend Matt Johnson reached out to me online. Matt...
Are You a Prepared Voter?

Are You a Prepared Voter?

The right of citizens to vote is the foundation of democratic government. As Election Day 2020 approaches on Tuesday, Nov. 3, here is some advice from the Lancaster County Board...
State Sen. Scott Martin and Lancaster City Councilwoman Janet Diaz

Coming Thursday: Hear from local candidates in online forum

From left: Scott Martin; Janet Diaz; Michele Wherley; Dana Hamp Gulick. The United Way of Lancaster County, in partnership with the Children Matter Action Fund, Community Action Partnership and Lancaster...
‘Not engaged in social services’: Ephrata says it can’t offer utility assistance

‘Not engaged in social services’: Ephrata says it can’t offer utility assistance

Borough solicitor James McManus III determined at the Ephrata Budget & Finance committee meeting Monday that Ephrata Borough does not have the power to create a ultility assistance fund. (Source:...
The Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration will host a community event on Saturday. (Source: Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration)

Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration to host community advocacy event

The Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration will host a community event on Saturday. (Source: Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration) Are you a returning citizen, friend or family member...
Census Emergency Day: Lancaster pushes for a complete count

Census Emergency Day: Lancaster pushes for a complete count

Volunteer Lori Pagan hands out Census materials at the corner of St. Joseph and New Dorwart streets in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Lancaster city officials,...
Latin American Alliance celebrates culture online during Hispanic Heritage Month

Latin American Alliance celebrates culture online during Hispanic Heritage Month

Performers and children dance at Longs Park in an undated photo from the Latin American Festival (Photo: Sollivan Photography | Courtesy of Latin American Alliance) This year, the Latin American...
Court denies stay during appeal: What does it mean for Pa. gathering limits?

Court denies stay during appeal: What does it mean for Pa. gathering limits?

Gov. Tom Wolf Judge William Stickman IV ruled Gov. Wolf's shutdown orders unconstitutional. (Source: U.S. District Courts) A federal court in western Pennsylvania, which struck down...
Women United awards grants to nonprofits advancing health

Women United awards grants to nonprofits advancing health

Women United of Lancaster County, an affiliate organization of the United Way of Lancaster County, has awarded $80,000 in grants to three organizations advancing women's health. Each year Women United’s 50-plus...
Nonprofit launches online guide to Lancaster’s free meal providers

Nonprofit launches online guide to Lancaster’s free meal providers

(Source: Lancaster Community Meal Program) This year, as the pandemic swelled the ranks of the hungry, Lancaster's Parish Resource Center stepped up its support of the Lancaster Community Meal Program,...
Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith Wade-El, left, speaks to the media, accompanied by Alaak Deu, center, and Carlos Jimenez, both of Green Dreamz, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo: Olivia Smucker)

Activists seek fair trial, justice for protesters

Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith Wade-El, left, speaks to the media, accompanied by Alaak Deu, center, and Carlos Jimenez, both of Green Dreamz, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo:...
Food banks continue innovating to meet food assistance need

Food banks continue innovating to meet food assistance need

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank held a virtual town hall this week to discuss efforts to remedy the current food gap. (Source: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank) Since the start of...
Have questions about the Census? Need help with it? Check out these events

Have questions about the Census? Need help with it? Check out these events

(Source: U.S. Census) Have you filled out your U.S. Census form yet? If not, and you'd like some help, it's available at a series of events around the county this...
United Way Day of Caring is Sept. 11-12

United Way Day of Caring is Sept. 11-12

(Source: United Way of Lancaster County) Every year, the United Way of Lancaster County’s Day of Caring brings together enthusiastic teams of volunteers to lend a hand to area nonprofit...
Ephrata conducts third round of utility shutoffs (updated)

Ephrata conducts third round of utility shutoffs (updated)

Protesters rally in opposition to Ephrata Borough's utility shutoffs outside Borough Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, (Source: Tim Stuhldreher)   Update, 12 noon Sept. 11: As of the end...
Relief measures implemented for school meals, emergency food, evictions

Relief measures implemented for school meals, emergency food, evictions

(Source: Hunger Free Lancaster) In recent days, the federal and state governments have issued meaningful pandemic relief measures, extending important waivers impacting school meals, emergency food programs, and evictions from...
Moratorium or no, seek Rental Relief if you need it, Tabor president advises

Moratorium or no, seek Rental Relief if you need it, Tabor president advises

Mike McKenna, president, Tabor Community Services (Source: Tabor) The president of Tabor Community Services is cautiously optimistic about the new federal eviction moratorium. "This federal action is helpful to tenants...