Address:153 N Stratton StGettysburg, PA 17325Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
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:2150 Carlisle RdAspers, PA 17304Map & 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 through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people; One-time assistance with proof of need such as eviction or shut off notice
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:114 BroadwayHanover, PA 17331Map & Directions
Services: Limited financial assistance is available for prescriptions, gasoline, utility shut offs and sometimes rent. No food voucher assistance
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am to 2:00pmFriday, 9:00am to 12:00pm (call before going to verify they are open)
Eligibility: Hanover and surrounding areas
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:130 S Penn StShippensburg, PA 17257Map & Directions
Services: CAN may provide assistance in the form of help with rental, utility bills, clothing or medical bills. This assistance may include emergency service delivery and/or referrals/consultations to other agencies or organizations with the means to solve the problem. The serviced areas are defined as comprising the Shippensburg Area School District and the village of Walnut Bottom (zipcode 17266 and zip code 17257 on High Mountain Road)
Hours: Saturday, 9:00am to 10:00amDuring the week, respond to calls to C.A.N. within 24 hours
Eligibility: Applicants must provide documentation to support their need before assistance is given.Fees or ChargesTypes of FeesServices are provided at no cost.Capacity LimitationsNoneWait ListNone
Address:300 Hahn RdWestminster, MD 21157Map & Directions
Services: Offers holiday assistance, furniture vouchers and financial assistance for evictions and utility turn-offs. SERVICES: 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers financial assistance for legal evictions, utility turn-offs (must have a referral from Human Services of Carroll County), emergency food, medical supplies, prescriptions, and home heating fuel. Seasonal. Applicants need to provide proper identification, proof of income and proof of need. 2) FURNITURE VOUCHERS: Available for fire victims. 3) FOOD PANTRY: Offers non-perishable and perishable food items to individuals in need. Mustprovide proper identification, proof of income and proof of need. 4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED REGISTRATION SEPT 17-28. Must come in to fill out an application. No referral needed. o THANKSGIVING: NO assistance this year.o CHRISTMAS: Will provide gift cards for food, gifts for children under 12. Bring three gift suggestions (less than $30) for each child. Also acceptsdonations ofclothing, food, toys, shoes, toiletries, coats and gloves.MUST have ALL of the following required documentation: --Valid Maryland ID card --Proof of all income sources (pay stubs/DSS/child support, food stamp letter) --Proof of expenses (current electric, gas, oil, water bills; car payment and insurance, etc) --Proof of residence (Section 8, public housing or HUD) --Must provide the paper including the break-down of family members, monthly rent and birth certificates for all children, ages 12 years and under --Must know the clothing & shoe sizes, and 3 specific gift suggestions for all children (only for children 12 and under)
Eligibility: Open to any resident.
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: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:450 Cleveland AveChambersburg, PA 17201Map & Directions
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.