Address:90 N Newberry StYork, PA 17401Map & Directions
Services: The Y’s Child Care Center’s primary purpose is to provide a quality early learning experience in an environment where parents will know their children are safe and nurtured. This child-centered program provides opportunities for growth, hands-on exploration and child-led learning. The Y is an NAEYC Accredited, Keystone Star 4 Center, licensed by the Department of Public Welfare which strives to promote best practices. Care begins at six-weeks of age with nurturing staff and a safe environment. At 12-months and walking, children transition to our toddler room where exploration, social skills and language development are key focus points. As skills develop, older toddlers starting at 24-months, begin to work on toilet training. Older toddlers participate in weekly Animal Yoga. Once potty trained, children participate in weekly swimming lessons. In addition, the York Branch YMCA has two preschool classrooms for children ages three to five. Swimming and Animal Yoga are also part of weekly care. Provides assistance with diapers once a month to York City residents who are eligible for food stamps. Call 717-843-7884 ext. 223 or 222. DOES NOT GIVE OUT BABY FORMULA.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 5:30am to 9:00pmSaturday, 7:00am to 5:00PpmSunday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Eligibility: Children ages 6 weeks and older. Diapers are available once a month to York City residents who are eligible for food stamps.Fees or ChargesFee AmountsVaries by program
Address:742 S George StYork, PA 17401Map & Directions
Services: Human Life Services offers pregnancy testing, obstetrical ultrasounds, prenatal and parenting classes and material support in the form of baby supplies and clothing that can be acquired using "Baby Bucks" earned in our classes. Community referrals are also provided for any additional assistance needed. All services are provided free of charge.
Hours: Monday, 9:00am to 4:00pmTuesday, 10:00am to 2:00pmWednesday, 9:00am to 4:00pmThursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pmFriday, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Eligibility: Open to anyone facing a pregnancyFees or ChargesFee AmountsNone
Address:612 Reading AveReading, PA 19611Map & Directions
Services: Providing life-affirming and family support services to residents of Berks County facing a challenging pregnancy. Offers:
- Free pregnancy test
- Free ultrasounds for qualified clients
- Help with decision making
- Medical referral
- Emergency diaper, formula, and baby clothes
- Drug and alcohol counseling referral
- Adoption information
- Housing referral
- Insurance information
- Child care education
- Maternity clothes
- Breast feeding help
- Child development from conception to birth
- Pregnancy and parenting classes for moms and dads
Hours: Monday, 10:00am to 6:00pmTuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00am to 4;00pmWednesday, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Eligibility: Residents of Berks County facing a challenging pregnancyFees or ChargesFee AmountsNone
Address:10384 Winterstown RdRed Lion, PA 17356Map & Directions
Services: Hearts for Hunger is a food pantry that serves the Red Lion, PA and surrounding areas which includes Glen Rock, Stewartstown, Shrewsbury, Felton, Fawn Grove, Winterstown, New Freedom, Windsor, Dallastown and communities in between. Our Mission Statement
Hearts for Hunger is a Christian based group providing the Red Lion and surrounding areas hope and help thru the blessing of food and necessities. Our goal is to model the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing for those in need
Hours: Fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Eligibility: State income eligibility. Documents to be provided upon requesting services. Residents living in: Dallastown, Felton, Fawn Grove, Glen Rock, New Freedom, Red Lion, Shrewsbury, Stewartstown, Winterstown, Windsor and surrounding areas, Fourth Saturday of each month
Address:120 Willow Rd AHarrisburg, PA 17109Map & Directions
Services: Lourdeshouse Maternity Home operates a Community Pantry that provides food, clothing and furniture items to expectant parents. Pantry items include diapers, baby toiletries, undershirts, sleepers, blankets, clothing, pacifiers, bottles, formula and baby furntiture when available.
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. Phone 717 901-4926 for more information or to make an appointment. Call at least 1 week in advance to check the availability of items and to reserve pantry items. Visits are limited to a total of 4 visits for food, clothing and furniture (if available). Visits are up to when the child turns 12 month of age
Eligibility: Expectant (Pregnant) Parents
Address:10 Distillery DrSuite GWestminster, MD 21157Map & Directions
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.
Address:30 Carroll StWestminster, MD 21158Map & Directions
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.
Address:130 S Penn StShippensburg, PA 17257Map & Directions
Services: Families needing diapers will need a referral from a social service agency staff member. The families can receive assistance up to three months with the same request form and may continue to receive after three months if the request form is submitted again.
Hours: Tuesday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Eligibility: Must a be a Shippensburg Resident.Fees or ChargesTypes of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
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.
Address:301 Main St #1BReisterstown, MD 21136Map & Directions
Services: PREGNANCY ASSISTANCE: Provides physical, spiritual, emotional, and material assistance to pregnant women and parents of children up to 3 years old on a free and confidential basis. Also provides referrals to services such as WIC. Services include, but are not limited to pregnancy tests and pregnancy counseling, counseling on alternatives to abortion, limited ultrasounds, and childbirth classes. Offers a post abortion program which provides counseling and other services. Also offers the Earn While You Learn parenting program for new mothers. Clients may receive items such as formula, diapers, baby clothes, maternity clothes, pre-natal vitamins and baby furniture after the baby is born and until the child is 3 years old. Parents and guardians can also receive material assistance without participating in the class once every 30 days. Items available depend on what is donated and are not guaranteed.
Eligibility: Open to anyone.
Documents To Bring: Call for information.