Grant helps Water Street Mission serve safely

Grant helps Water Street Mission serve safely

Volunteers prepare a meal in the Water Street Mission kitchen. (Source: WSM) Matt Clement The Water Street Mission got a grant from the Lancaster Cares fund...
Lancaster Cares: Final grant applications due Dec. 1

Lancaster Cares: Final grant applications due Dec. 1

Nonprofits seeking grants from the Lancaster Cares fund have just a few days left to submit requests. Applications will no longer be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, organizers...
For people struggling with pandemic stress, Mental Health America is there

For people struggling with pandemic stress, Mental Health America is there

Staff members with Mental Health America's Lancaster office "smile with their eyes" while wearing masks. (Source: Submitted) Kim McDevitt Since Covid-19 has come to Lancaster County,...
IMPACT! Missions continues to tackle the housing crisis amidst Covid-19

IMPACT! Missions continues to tackle the housing crisis amidst Covid-19

Paul and Derek, two of the former inmates hired thanks to IMPACT! Missions' Lancaster CARES grant frame the back of a kitchen on South Christian Street. (Source: Matthew Beakes) When...
Lancaster CARES: How $1 million was raised to sustain county’s needy during Covid-19

Lancaster CARES: How $1 million was raised to sustain county’s needy during Covid-19

Sam Bressi Sam Bressi was as surprised as anyone at how fast the coronavirus became a deadly reality for Lancaster County. For the Lancaster County Community...
HDC MidAtlantic puts preventing evictions front and center

HDC MidAtlantic puts preventing evictions front and center

Dana Hanchin, President and CEO, HDC MidAtlantic. (Source: HDC MidAtlantic) Among HDC MidAtlantic's portfolio of owned and managed properties are Ruoff Towers (main pic) and the...
Factory Ministries grows its food program to meet need

Factory Ministries grows its food program to meet need

Strawberries are stacked, ready for distribution to needy families, at Factory Ministries. (Source: Factory Ministries) Adam Nagle, executive director, The Factory Ministries. When Pennsylvania began locking...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Excentia: Caring During COVID-19

Excentia: Caring During COVID-19

COVID-19 has hit Lancaster County hard.  But for Jaci Verghese, the virus hit way too close to home.  Recently, Jaci lost her mom when the elderly woman became ill from...