If you’re a resident of Cumberland or Perry Counties and don’t know where to turn, the agencies here are a great start. One of them will be able to point you in the direction of the help you need: it’s just a phone call away.
Information and referral service
THE ARC OF CUMBERLAND AND PERRY COUNTIES
Mission is to empower, inspire and educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community.
71 Ashland Ave., Carlisle
BIG SPRING AREA FOOD BANK
For Newville area residents
Usually last Monday of month, except for months of May and December.
Big Spring United Lutheran Church
101 Crossroad School Road, Newville
BREAD OF LIFE OUTREACH
Newport Assembly of God Church
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m.
35 N. Front St., Newport
Second Saturday of month at Family Life Center, West Shortcut Road, Newport.
Also fourth Saturday at Journey Christian Church, Thompsontown.
CARLISLE AREA FAMILY LIFE CENTER
Mission is to support, educate and give practical assistance, in a loving way, to women and families in need by providing positive alternatives to abortion and by enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their lives and the lives of their unborn children.
155 N. Hanover St. Carlisle
CARLISLE COMBINED AREA RESOURCES FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER
Serves and strengthens the community by providing emergency shelter, resources and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
50 W. Penn St., Carlisle
CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY FOOD BANK
Hosts a food bank that operates 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on second Tuesday of month. Proof of income and residency is required.
2645 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill
COMMON SENSE ADOPTION SERVICES
A licensed, non-profit adoption and foster care agency.
1215 Manor Dr., Suite 206, Mechanicsburg
CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES (Cumberland/Perry counties)
Provides psychiatric or mental health emergency assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Camp Hill area, 763-2222
Carlisle area, 717-243-6005
All other areas, 866-350-HELP
CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Provides professional social services to protect the safety and welfare of children; preserve, support and strengthen the family; and identify alternative care, a safe environment and a permanent home for those children unable to remain in their home
16 W. High St., Suite 200, Carlisle
CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES
114 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle
CUMBERLAND COUNTY AGING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
1100 Claremont Road, Carlisle
CUMBERLAND COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE
Crisis grants available for emergencies
33 Westminster Drive, Carlisle
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES OF CUMBERLAND & PERRY COUNTIES
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CENTER
Helps people achieve personal growth and job betterment through education and training.
29 S. Hanover Street, Carlisle
ENOLA FOOD PANTRY
(New Hope Ministries)
Third Saturday of month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
River of God Church
474 Wertzville Road, Enola
FAMILY HEALTH COUNCIL OF CENTRAL PA
Works with hospitals, federally funded community health centers, free-standing clinics, direct-service agencies, WIC centers, HIV/AIDS service organizations, and other community-based organizations to provide services to thousands, who might otherwise go without needed care.
FRANKLIN FAMILY SERVICES
Offers comprehensive outpatient mental health services, which include diagnosis, treatment, and education for adults, adolescents, and children.
816 Belvedere St., Carlisle
412 Erford Road, Camp Hill
JOIN HANDS MINISTRY
A collaborative community outreach program providing direction, intervention and support to persons facing a variety of daily living challenges in Perry County.
51 S. Church St., New Bloomfield
THE KING’S KETTLE FOOD PANTRY
Open 1st, 2nd & 3rd Mondays and Tuesdays of month
5 to 6:30 p.m.
30 North Fayette Street, Shippensburg
MIDPENN LEGAL SERVICES
Provides high quality free civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania.
401 E. Louther St., Suite 103, Carlisle
MORNINGSTAR PREGNANCY SERVICES
Pregnancy-related services and information including free pregnancy tests.
503 Bridge St., New Cumberland
MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Offers food bank serving residents in Mount Holly Springs, Gardners and Boiling Springs.
202 W. Butler St., Mount Holly Springs
NEW HOPE MINISTRIES
Youth programs provide assistance with homework, life skills, recreation, educational activities, and community service activities while promoting positive behavior and values.
99 W. Church St., Dillsburg
PENNSYLVANIA COMMONWEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM
Employment transition counseling, job training and job search resources.
1 Alexandra Court, Carlisle
PERRY COUNTY AGENCY ON AGING
PERRY COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE
Crisis grants available for emergencies
100 Centre Drive, New Bloomfield
PERRY COUNTY CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES
PERRY COUNTY FAMILY CENTER
Strives to be family-friendly and to nurture new partnerships that enhance the effective coordination of services among agencies.
8391-R Spring Road, Suite 3, New Bloomfield
PERRY COUNTY FOOD BANK
For eligible Perry County residents
8:45 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. Friday
Also, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday following third Saturday of month.
Has eight remote distribution sites, most them open on the third Saturday of the month.
300A S. Carlisle St., New Bloomfield
PERRY HUMAN SERVICES
Provides housing assistance and emergency shelter services.
Mulhollem Office Centre
8391 Spring Road, New Bloomfield
PERRY COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL
Mission is to provide educational programs for Perry County residents and their families that will enable them to better function as productive, responsible citizens.
133 S. Fifth St., Newport
Distributes food to residents in the Carlisle/Boiling Springs area during the week that contains the third Thursday of the month. Distribution during this week: 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday; 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday; and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Also provides fresh produce from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Farmstead location, 123 Lincoln St., Carlisle.
SADLER HEALTH CENTER CORP.
Provides accessible primary care, behavioral health and dental services to insured, uninsured and underinsured individuals at two locations: Carlisle and Perry County.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday
100 N. Hanover St., Carlisle;
Also, offers dental only services at 1104 Montour Road, Loysville, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. other weekdays.
Emergency shelter is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance for eligible homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families, providing a 90-day stay as they move to independent living.
102 W. High St., Carlisle
THE SALVATION ARMY
Provides various services.
20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle
Big Spring 717-776-4478
West Shore 717-774-0409
TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION
Various programs serving Cumberland and Perry counties.
1514 Derry Street, Harrisburg
UNITED METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN INC.
Provides community-based care services to youth and families in need in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. Youth ages 12-20 receive safe housing, emotional and educational support, food, clothing, medical and behavioral healthcare, counseling, and more in a family-like atmosphere.
5120 Simpson Ferry Road
United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County
145 S. Hanover St., Carlisle
VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION
Assists victim and witnesses of crime during their involvement with the criminal justice system.
1 Courthouse Square, Carlisle
West Shore Office
2120 Market St., Camp Hill
YWCA OF CARLISLE – SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE CRISIS SERVICES OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY
301 G Street, Carlisle