Address:226 Lincoln AveEmmitsburg, MD 21727Map & Directions
Services: NOTES: Targets northern Frederick County Residents in zip code areas 21719,21727, 21757, 21773, 21778, 21780, 21783, 21788, and 21798. Provides emergency financial assistance, holiday assistance, a thrift shop, and supportive visits to low income residents. SERVICES: 1) OUTREACH: Offers emergency help with vouchers for food and items in the thrift shop, rental assistance, utilities, prescriptions (no controlled substances), gas (emergencies ONLY), car insurance and repairs,andsupportive visits to individuals and families at home, nursing homes,and hospitals. Also makes referrals to other agencies as needed. 2) THRIFT SHOP: Provides clothing and household goods at affordable prices.Hours are Tuesday thru Friday from 10AM-3PM and Saturdays from 8AM-2PM.3) JOB READINESS PROGRAM: "Jump Start" is a free job search program. Usually offered in the fall and helps clients to find and keep a job.Participants are provided valuable information on interview skills, resume writing, community resources and how to network.4) DE PAUL DENTAL: Taking applications contact Sister Meg for further information at 301-447-6102.5) HOLIDAY PROGRAMS 2012: Taking applications (by appointment ONLY) for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance starting 10/1/12. The level of services for families depends upon their needs and on the number of sponsors and resources available.For Thanksgiving, sponsors provide nonperishable food items plus a gift certificate for perishable items. Christmas sponsors can provide a family with either toys and clothing, food, or all three. For Easter sponsors provide nonperishable food items plus a gift certificate for perishable items.APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE: Photo ID with proof of address;proof of entire household income; Social Security Cards for entire household;proof of all bills; and for Christmas assistance need a wish list from children and sizes of clothing. HOLIDAY DONATIONS: Individuals and families needed to adopt individuals and families in need of holiday assistance.Nonperishable food, gift cards, and monetary donations are also welcomed.6) DONATIONS: Monetary donations as well as gently used clothing, and household goods are needed.
Hours: Mon and Fri., 9AM-4PM by appointment ONLY. Thrift shop: Tues-Fri, 10AM-4PM and Sat, 8AM-2PM.
Eligibility: Serves low-income, disabled, and elderly residents of northern Frederick County.
Address:153 N Stratton StGettysburg, PA 17325Map & Directions
Services: The Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) is funded through state dollars in order to assist individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness achieve a goal of self-sufficiency and prevent future homelessness. Specific eligibility guidelines and documentation apply. The Homeless Assistance Program may help on a limited basis with rent or security deposit. Each applicant/individual or family must complete and sign a goal plan which describes how that family can resolve the problem areas which led to homelessness or near-homelessness.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Eligibility: The HAP program is for homeless or near homeless individuals who can prove they are able to be self-sufficient if they receive assistance for their current situation. Homeless is defined as:
- living in a group shelter, domestic violence shelter, prison, mental health, drug or alcohol facility, motel/hotel paid for by public or charitable funds.
- are living in a condemned building
- are residing in a dangerous structure that presents life threatening conditions (ex: no working plumbing) Individuals must show proof that they have lived for the last 6 months in the Franklin County area.Fees or ChargesTypes of FeesServices are provided at no cost.Capacity LimitationsNoneWait ListNone
Address:140 W Franklin St #300Hagerstown, MD 21740Map & Directions
Services: DAY RESOURCE CENTER: Provides a place for homeless individuals needing a place to stay warm/cool, use the restroom and get a drink of water. During the summer months shower and laundry services are available for homeless adults on a first come first served basis (Mon and Wed, 9AM-Noon). - - HOUSING CRISIS INTERVENTION: Offers financial assistance and referrals for Washington County residents who are at risk of homelessness. Assistance can be for eviction prevention, rent deposits and/or first month's rent, utility deposits, utility cutoff assistance, and other housing related needs. Assistance can also be provided to help individuals with little or no income obtain an ID or birth certificate. Prescription assistance is provided on a case-by-case basis. These services are available on Tue and Thu from 9AM - 1PM.
Eligibility: Low income or homeless Washington County residents.
Documents To Bring: Eviction or shutoff notice is needed for financial assistance.
Address:117 Summit AveHagerstown, MD 21740Map & Directions
Services: OVERVIEW: Provides emergency assistance, education, and ongoing case management to eligible county residents in need. - - SERVICES: - 1) EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Offers assistance with court evictions, first month’s rent, food pantry services, utility termination and information and referral to other community programs. Must make an appointment and meet income guidelines. Appointments are made on a same-day, first-come, first-serve basis. - - 2) FOOD PANTRY: Issues county food bank cards. Cards maybe used once a month at any participating food pantries throughout the county. Must meet income guidelines. - - 3) HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Provides comprehensive ways to help with housing issues. The programs are designed for individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing or receiving section 8 housing. Ongoing case management is required with these programs. - - 4) HOUSING COUNSELING: Offers clients landlord/tenant counseling, mortgage default counseling, pre-purchase counseling and reverse mortgage counseling. A housing counselor works with the client to remain in their existing home or find a better housing situation. These services are also available to landlords. - - 5) PROPERTY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides eligible low income renters with affordable properties to rent and provides households with energy saving improvements to help reduce heating and cooling cost. - - 6) TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation for the elderly, low income individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Offers transport to and from eligible medical appointments as well as additional transportation services. Para-Transit vouchers are accepted or there may be a fee for service. FREE employment transportation for employees of Hopewell Road businesses. Service operates Monday-Friday from downtown to Hopewell Road corridor.
Eligibility: Low-income and homeless individuals and families.
Documents To Bring: Must have proof of need for financial assistance as well as photo ID, proof of residency, Social Security cards for all household members, proof of all household income for the past 30 days (paystubs, bank statements), name of home energy provider and account number, copy of most recent utility bills and if renting bring a copy of your lease.
Address:223 N Prospect StHagerstown, MD 21740Map & Directions
Services: OVERVIEW: Provides educational, resource, and support services that empower people to transform their lives in a positive way to reach self sufficiency. Primary focus is serving the needs of low-income, homeless and near homeless individuals and families within the county. - - SERVICES: - 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE/CASE MANAGEMENT: Provides financial, resource and support services to adult residents for rent, security deposits, and utility shut-offs. Also assist in acquiring clothing, IDs, birth certificates, baby supplies, and other basic needs. - - 2) EARN WHILE YOU LEARN LIFE DEVELOPMENT CLASSES: Teaches critical life management skills to help clients function independently in the community. - - 3) JOB READINESS TRAINING /COMPUTER LAB: Provides professional development, job training and access to employment. - - 4) DRAPED WITH CONFIDENCE CAREER CLOTHING AND GUIDANCE INITIATIVE: Provides free professional clothing and training workshops to help in gaining employment. - - 5) MENTOR PROGRAM: Matches a mentor to a client to help each person reach their full potential. - - 6) GATEKEEPERS RE-ENTRY PROGRAM: See separate listing. - - 7) LONG TERM CASE MANAGEMENT: Provides long term support to people who need time to change bad habits to a positive outcome. To direct low income, homeless and near homeless people to transform their lives through a step by step support program.
Eligibility: Primary focus is serving the needs of low-income, homeless and near homeless individuals and families within the county.
Documents To Bring: Call for details.
Address:450 Cleveland AveChambersburg, PA 17201Map & Directions
Services: Serve the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services. Services include: Nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people; One-time assistance with proof of need such as eviction or shut off noticeFees or ChargesTypes of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
Address:425 Franklin Farm LnChambersburg, PA 17202Map & Directions
Services: The goal of Operation REACH (Relief for Emergency Assistance through Community Help) is to assist veterans who are struggling with substance abuse and/ or co-occurring mental health needs get the help that they need. This initiative will focus on the comprehensive needs of the veteran and delivering services through a holistic approach. Operation REACH will strive to provide intervention support services through a targeted case management model. Veterans and their families will benefit from targeted case management through assistance in coordination with basic necessities. Unlike many programs, characterization of discharge will not serve as eligibility criteria for Operation REACH. Services provided include, but may not be limited too: •Mental Health Treatment Services
•Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Services •Housing Support and Assistance ‐Emergency Housing ‐Transitional Housing ‐Rent Subsidies •Support Services ‐ Emergency Assistance ‐ Food ‐ Clothing ‐ Toiletries ‐ Transportation ‐ Child Care ‐ Legal Assistance ‐ Recreation Activities
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Eligibility: Individuals must be a veteran who resides in Franklin County and also has either a mental health or substance use issue.Fees or ChargesTypes of FeesServices are provided at no cost.Capacity LimitationsNoneWait ListNone
Address:527 Lincoln Way EChambersburg, PA 17201Map & Directions
Services: Program assists families and individual in housing them in the local community. The goal of the program is to work with individuals, so that they are able to be self sufficient and permanent in residence. Based on the individuals circumstances, assistance may be provided for first months rent, security deposit, or utility deposits. This is based upon the factors of the client in regards to incomes and other eligibility factors.
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Eligibility: Those who are in need of housing assistance and are willing to be self sufficient.Fees or ChargesTypes of FeesServices are provided at no cost.Capacity Limitations10 Family UnitsWait ListNone
Address:21 W Frederick StWalkersville, MD 21793Map & Directions
Services: NOTE: Targets Glade Valley area (Walkersville, Woodsboro, Mt. Pleasant, and Libertytown). Must have prove of address (utility bill). Identifies emergency needs in the community and develops programs and coordinates resources to meet those needs. SERVICES: 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Emergency relief fund provides financial assistance for utilities (electric, gas, water), heating oil and mortgage/rent. Assistancein other areas are considered on a case by case basis. Assistance is limited in the amount of frequency. 2) FOOD BANK: Offers free dry goods to low-income area residents. Located in thelower levelof Walkersville Town Hall, 21 W Frederick Street. Open most Saturdays from 6:30PM-8PM and Thursdays from 1PM-3PM.3) THRIFT SHOP: Offers gently used clothes at no or minimal cost. Located in the basement of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 19 W Pennsylvania Avenue. Open most Saturdays From 10AM-2PM. Clients may purchase bags of clothing for $2.00 per bag. Coats are $1.00 and shoes are free. 4) SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM: Provides healthy lunches for kidsup to 18 during the summer months while school is not in session. Provided at three locations: o Discovery Homeowners Association Building o Creamery Park5) BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT: Provides needed school supplies to any children prior to thestart of the new school year. 6) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012:Thanksgiving Food Boxes: Call 301-845-4229 for information on how qualify and obtain a food box. You must provide a picture I.D. and some type of bill with your address.Holiday Toy Shop: Offers holiday assistance to area families in need for children ages birth to 12 years of age. Sign up dates are Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 from 9AM-9PM at Walkersville Town Hall. Oct. 18th and 25th from 1-3PM, and Oct. 22nd and 29th 6:30-8PM at the Glade Valley Food Bank (last sign up date is firm). Must provide proof of income, Picture I.D., social security cards, birth certificates for all children, and Grandparents must provide proof of guardianship. Please also provide a wish list and clothing sizes.Crosschecks will be done with Salvation Army and The Religious Coalition. Distribution day will be December 13, 2012. Your pick up time will depend upon the order in which your application was received. DONATIONS: Monetary donations, clothes and dry goodsare needed.
Hours: Leave message and someone will return call. Food Pantry: Mon,6:30PM-8:30PM, Thur,1-3PM.
Eligibility: Individuals and families in need who live in the Glade Valley area. See notes.
Address:9190 Church StUnion Bridge, MD 21791Map & Directions
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.