Abbottstown, PA
Child Care

Free diapers, clothing, formula plus free and reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 51 child care programs in the Abbottstown, Pennsylvania area.

Care.com

1 Miles Away

Abbottstown , PA 17301

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Care.com is a safe and trusted conduit that offers families and care providers in Abbottstown , PA a chance to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the different care needs a family may go through the life cycle; be it child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom and families.

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Low and reduced cost childcare in Abbottstown , PA.

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Abbottstown , PA


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Human Services Programs Of Carroll County

22 Miles Away

10 Distillery Drive
Suite G
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 857-2999

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hhutchins@hspinc.org

Services:
Strives to meet the basic needs of at-risk low-income people in Carroll County. SERVICES: 1) HOMELESS SHELTERS: Operates men's, women's and children's, Safe Haven, domestic violence, and cold weathershelters. Residents may stay in emergency shelter programs up to twelve weeks. A referral from an agency is not necessary. Must have a clean drug screen to enter shelter and participate in treatment programs if applicable.o SAFE HAVEN HOMELESS SHELTER: Provides long-term safe accommodations for homeless men and women, who have a serious, diagnosed mental illness. Some meals provided. Laundry, mail, bathing, case management, toiletries, telephone and referrals to psychiatric services available. Must have a clean drug screen to enter shelter and participate in treatment programs if applicable.2) ASSISTANCE WITH HOUSING: See separate listing for Rental Allowance Program, Carroll County .3) EMERGENCY FINANCIAL HELP: Offers assistance with eviction prevention, security deposits for rent or utilities, utility continuation or restoration, purchase or repair of essential appliances, and other emergencies not met by any other resource. The assistance offered must permanently solve the applicant's financial problem. 4) CARROLL COUNTY FAMILY CENTER: Offers a drop-in center which provides support with parenting skills and promotes the development of children 0-3 years of age. Also offers on-site child care for participants, parent education, Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED classes, life skills education, peer and parent support groups, family wellness program, special programs for teens and their parents, and recreational and social activities. Open Mon-Thur, 10AM-4PM, and some evenings for special programs. Parents and parents-to-be of children from birth to forty-seven months of age may attend the program. Also, older children may attend special events and field trips sponsored by the program.5) PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS: Operates a speakers bureau with presentations for civic and service clubs, scouts, church groups, schools, and exhibit and information fairs. 6) CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM: Provides reimbursement to all licensed home child care providers for meals and snacks served to children in their care. 7) FAMILY LINKS: Screens clients for different programs and serves as client's referral source and advocate with the agencies providing the programs. 8) ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013GROSS INCOME Monthly Annually1 $1,628.95 $19,547.502 $2,206.45 $26,477.503 $2,783.95 $33,407.504 $3,361.45 $40,337.505 $3,938.95 $47,267.506 $4,516.45 $54,197.50FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $577.50; $6,930.00NOTE: If a caller is slightly over the Maximum Monthly Income Standards, lives on a fixed income, and has significant out of pocket medical expenses, they may still qualify for OHEP programs (MEAP & EUSP) by asking for a medical waiver. The case worker would be able to assist them with this. APPLICATION: Need to submit a copy of photo identity, proof of residence, copies of Social Security cards for all household members (including children), proof of household's total gross income for 30 days prior to application date (from all sources), name of home energy supplier and account number, a copy of the most recent utility bill and a copy of the lease (if renting). o OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS: Provides MEAP and EUSP grants to eligible families, renters, roomers, boarders and homeowners toward the cost of heating in the winter and electricity year round. Grant is based on the type of fuel used, household size, household income and annual consumption. o EUSP (Electrical Universal Service Program): Assists with electric utility bill payment. Client is required to have bill in his/her own name and be on a monthly budget billing plan. Some funds are available for a one time only benefit for past due bill payments. 9) DONATIONS: Accepts household items, furniture, small appliances, office supplies, books, toys, clothing, personal care items, paper and baby item. Not limited to these items.10) TAXPREPARATION2012: CLOSED.Provides free taxpreparationfor people who made less than $49,000 in 2011. Call 410-857-2999 to schedule an appointment. Appointments available 1/23-4/17, Mon & Tues, 10AM-3PM; Wed & Thur, 1-7PM. Must bring the following:-- Valid photo ID for self and spouse.-- A Social Security card for EACH family member.-- W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2011.-- Child care provider - name, address and tax ID number.-- All banking account information (a voided check and/or savings deposit slip).-- A copy of last year's tax return.-- Any document or information about money received from the IRS, including the advanced Child Tax Credit.-- All 1099 forms for other income, if any.-- Any other tax related documents.NOTE: Every adult listed on the tax form must come to sign the return. 11) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011:CLOSED.CHRISTMAS: Matches residents in need with holiday donors (Neighbors in Need Program). Will provide CHRISTMAS food vouchers, clothing and toys. Must call for application, November 1-until Dec 1st. Also accepts donations of new itemssuch as clothing, coats, hats, gloves, toiletries, shoes, books and toys for the holidays.

Eligibility:
Eligible residents in need of services.



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St. Martin's Ministries

22 Miles Away

14376 Benedictine Lane
Westminster, MD
(410) 634-1140

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operationsdirector@stmartinsministries.org

Services:
Provides food pantry, financial assistance for security deposit, utility cut-off and eviction prevention to low income families in Caroline County and other mid-shore counties. Also operates a thrift store that is open to the public.SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Offers a 4-day supply of emergency food. Disposable diapers and baby formula occasionally are available. Must provide proof of income, social security cards for all family member, photo id and show monthly expenses. Pantry is open Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30-11:30AM and Wed 6-7:30PM. Approved applicants may also receive a clothing voucher to be used towards items in the Thrift Shop. 2) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011: Registration for Thanksgiving food baskets begins Nov1.Call for an appointment to fill out an application for assistance during normal business hours. Distribution will be 11/23-11/24. Christmas Basketapplication will begin12/1 and distribution will be 12/22-12/23.Approved applicants willalso receive a $15 clothing voucher to be used towards items in the Thrift Shop. 3) THRIFT SHOP: Offers used clothing, furniture and small household goods. Open to the public on Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30-11:30AM and Wed 6-7:30PM.4) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance once every 18 months for first month's rent, security deposit or to prevent eviction or utility turn-off. Must provide proof of need and income. In-person interviews are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call to be screened and for appointment times. 5) SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2012: Provides schools supplies for families that come for food assistance during the month of August. Supplies are limited for children in Pre-K thru Third grade.6) MARYLAND RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM: Offers a 12-month rent subsidy program to low income families who are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless or are in need of emergency housing. Eligibility Income Guidelines:1 person $18,750 2 person $21,4503 person $24,100 4 person $26,8005 person $28,950 6 person $31,1007 person $33,200 8 person $35,350DONATIONS: Accepts monetary, clothing, small household items, toys and books in good condition.

Hours:
Pantry & Thrift Store hours: Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30AM-11:30AM & Wed 6-7:30PM.

Eligibility:
See notes.



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Shepherd's Staff

22 Miles Away

30 Carroll Street
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 857-5944

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shepstaff@comcast.net

Services:
Provides support services to residents of Carroll county. SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance with rent, mortgage, utility bills, oil, burial assistance, prescriptions, job-related transportation, and medical/optical (eyeglasses) bills. There is no maximum on financial assistance. It is all case-by-case. Considers all emergency situations. Must go to Human Service Programs of Carroll County first. Provides assistance Mon, Tue, Fri, 10AM-2PM and Thur, 3-7PM.2) THE SHEPHERD'S TABLE: Provides a meal Fri, 12-1PM.3) EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food on an emergency basis and also has infant formula. as available. In Summer, may have produce. Call to see what's available. If food is not available, will refer individuals to Food Sunday in the Human Services building.,

Eligibility:
Varies, call for more information.



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-- Gerald G Jampolsky




St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church

32 Miles Away

9190 Church Street
Libertytown, MD 21762
(301) 898-5111

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Services:
NOTE: Targets the Libertytown, Woodsboro, New Windsor and Union bridge area. Provides financial assistance, a thrift shop, food pantry, and holiday assistance to area residents. SERVICES: 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance for eviction prevention, utility turn-offs and to help pay cost of prescriptions, medical or dental bills. Must have bill or other paperwork as proof of need. 2) FOOD PANTRY: Open every Friday 3:30-4:30PM. Need ID or proof of current address. Walk-ins are welcome. Clients are given a 2-3 day supply of groceries. Formula is sometimes available. 3) THRIFT SHOP: Open to public on Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10AM-1PM. Offers bags of clothing for $1. 4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: Must sign up for assistance a month prior to each Holiday. Sign up for Thanksgiving by Monday, October 22, 2012. Sign up for Christmas by Friday, November 23, 2012. Sign up for Easter by Thursday, February 28, 2013. You must pick up your holiday meal, no delivery service is available. Please call for more information.4) DONATIONS: Non-perishable food, gently used clothing, gift cards to grocery stores, small household goods, and monetary donations welcomed. Furniture donations possible please call the parish office for more details.

Hours:
See notes for specific service hours.

Eligibility:
Low income and homeless Individuals and families who live in Libertytown, Woodsboro, New Windsor and Union Bridge area.



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-- Harry Mathews




Catholic Charities Of The Archdiocese Of Baltimore

32 Miles Away

605/607 North Tollgate Road
Reisterstown, MD
(410) 803-2130

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tdietric@cc-md.org

Services:
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Provides transitional housing for single women and women with children for 12-18 months. Will also offer referrals for counseling, employment and substance abuse treatment. Provides a children center and parent education. Also offers a graduate housing program for women transitioning to permanent housing.,

Eligibility:
Women, ages 18 and older, and women with children.



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Alpha Pregnancy Center

32 Miles Away

301 Main Street
Suite 1B
Reisterstown, MD 21136
(410) 833-7864

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Services:
PREGNANCY ASSISTANCE: Provides physical, spiritual, emotional, medical and material assistance to pregnant women on a free and confidential basis. Services include, but are not limited to,

Hours:
Mon, Thurs, 9AM-Noon and 6-8PM; Tues, 10:30 AM-1:30PM and 6-8PM; Fri, 9:30AM-12:30PM.

Eligibility:
Open to anyone.



The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
-- Quentin Crisp




Office Of The Maryland Women, Infants And Children Program

40 Miles Away

350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 600-2507

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mramirez@frederickcountymd.gov

Services:
NUTRITIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides supplemental food vouchers and a nutrition education program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, nursing mothers and households with children under five years old.ELIGIBILITY: Effective April 1, 2012FAMILY SIZE GROSS ANNUAL INCOME 1) $20,665 2) $27,991 3) $35,317 4) $42,643 Add an additional $7,326 for each additional family member.

Hours:
Scheduled evening hours till 7PM on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday of the month and also the 3rd Monday of the month. Morning clinic on the first Saturday of the month from 8AM to 12NOON.

Eligibility:
Low income woman who are pregnant, new mothers, nursing mothers and low income households with children under five years old.



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Frederick County Government

40 Miles Away

1832 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 600-1546
cbowens@frederickcountymd.gov

Services:
Prevents cruelty, abuse, and neglect of animals in the county by enforcing all state, county, and city ordinances to the fullest extent. Shelters homeless animals and attempts to place them in a safe and loving environment and educates the public on all animal issues to foster a more aware and caring community. SERVICES:1) NUISANCE ANIMALS: Picks up animals that are injured, sick, aggressive, or stray. This includes wild animals that have entered homes, such as squirrels or opossums. Also investigates animal bites and ensures proper precautions are taken.2) SHELTER SERVICES: Accepts stray, ill, injured, or unwanted dogs and cats and works to have lost animals reclaimed by their owners. Unclaimed animals are placed for adoption.3) ADOPTION: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to adopt. Adopted animals must be licensed, neutered/spayed, and receive a rabies shot. Neutering/spaying is done at a veterinarian's office unless animal is already neutered or spayed. Cost of adoption varies so please call for further information.4) LOST AND FOUND PROGRAM: Takes lost and found animal reports from the public, posts at shelter for review by customers and staff.5) LICENSING: Issues county licenses for minimal cost. It is not required but is strongly suggested for easy identification if needed.6) DONATIONS: Monetary donations as well as animal food, toys, bedding, litter, pet cages, leashes, collars, pet or baby shampoos (used and samples okay), bleach, Dawn dish washing liquid, gift certificates from pet and grocery stores, and towels are needed.

Hours:
Animal Viewing: Mon.,Tues.,Fri. 10AM-5PM, Wed., Thurs. 10AM-8PM, Sat. 10AM-4PM. Animal Intake: Mon.,Tues., Fri. 8AM-5PM Wed., Thurs. 8AM-8PM, Sat. 9AM-4PM.

Eligibility:
Open to the public.



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Centennial-caroline Street United Methodist Church

40 Miles Away

8 West Second Street
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 620-1001
info@secondstreetandhope.org

Services:
Offers food, clothing, sleeping bags, and hygine items to individuals and families in need. Emergency needs are considered and addressed when funding is available. Referrals to other local agencies are also provided. Services: 1) SOUP KITCHEN: Provides warm meals 2 days a week; Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30PM and Saturdays from 5-6:30PM. 2) FOOD PANTRY: Provides food boxes to individuals and families on Wednesdays form 6:30-7:30PM and Saturdays from 5-6:30PM. Individuals and families may make a request one time per month. 3) OTHER NEEDS MET: Provides the following items when available: baby food, formulas, personal hygiene items, detergent, paper products, blankets, and sleeping bags. During the cold months a free coat handout is open to all ages. 4) DONATIONS: May be dropped off at the church, 8 West Second Street Frederick, on Wednesday from 4-9PM and Saturday from 3-9PM. Needed items include: spam, canned beef stew, canned single course dinners, canned pasta, instant potatos, spagetti sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, breakfast cereal, boxed snacks and desserts, cookies, and crackers, Baby items needed are diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food. Gently used blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless. Monetary donations and grocery gift cards are welcomed. For more Information about volunteering or donating contact Pastor Mike Albro at 410-596-4122 or milea8811@comcast.net ,

Eligibility:
Open to the public.



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-- Tom Hopkins




Care Net Pregnancy Center Of Frederick

40 Miles Away

707 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 662-5300

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Services:
A medical pregnancy resource center for women and teens that offers a variety of support services. All services are confidential and free.SERVICES:1) MEDICAL: Offers free pregnancy tests, medical consultation and limited obstetrical ultrasound (sonograms) for medical indications. NOTE: Does not provide or refer for abortion.2) EDUCATION: Offers options counseling to women (and men) regarding reproductive issues by providing them with all the facts about pregnancy, parenting, adoption, abortion, sex and health. Offers information and referrals to other needed resources.3) EARN WHILE YOU LEARN: Offers parenting and life skills, what to expect during and after pregnancy. As these things are learned credits are given toward purchasing baby things needed from the center. Items include infant/children's clothing, diapers/wipes, food/formula, car seats, strollers, and high chairs.

Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday medical and counseling services only.

Eligibility:
Open to the public.



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