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Food and Other Resources

Community Resources

General Resources

Financial Resources

Mental Health Resources

Counseling Services

Food and Other Resources

Download the Finding Your Way in PA app  - on google play or Apple store

This app will help you connect with local services and resources in emergency and transitional times

The Loft Community Partnership – food, clothing and toiletries
Sign up:


Phone:  717-723-8180

Days and Hours:  Open Wednesdays from 2 - 6:30 pm  AND Thursdays from 8:30 - 10:30 am.The format is for individuals and families to come inside the building during the days/hours posted to "shop" for food.

Upon arrival, an individual must show evidence of PMSD residency (driver's license, utility bill, etc.)

To qualify for free food, individuals must reside in the Penn Manor School District and meet the income and household criteria of USDA. Depending on the number of individuals residing in the household, the income must not exceed certain combined gross income amounts - either weekly, monthly, or annually. Individuals must complete a "Self Declaration of Need" form and a basic intake form - names and ages of residents, address, phone, email, and which school, if applicable, a child/ren attends.

The Lancaster County Food HUB – food

Located at 812 N Queen Street 

Accepts the first 30 families. Adults must present photo ID & Social Security card; children must present Soc Sec card & medical insurance card

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30-11:30        717-291-2261

Millersville Community Church - groceries or medicine


Kitchen Cupboard - cleaning products and personal care products/toiletries

                   Located at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church 673 Martic Heights Dr


Conestoga Food Bank emergency food bank 


Martic Pantry (Martic Township only) Food


Bare Essentials socks and underwear

located at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church 673 Martic Heights Dr.

Contact Florence Hanna 727-875-5285


Love, INC  Referrals to local churches for transportation to medical or social services and grocery stores



Hettie’s Hope Chest diapers

        Contact school social workers or the Loft

        Keila Torres 717-201-9945

        Joy Meley 717-201-9934

        The Loft  717-723-8180 and the email address is

The Affordable Connectivity Program- free phones for qualifying individuals

The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal government program committed to bringing connectivity to low-income Americans. Qualifying households can get connected by answering a few questions and submitting your eligibility documents.

To receive a free wireless smartphone and monthly phone service, you or anyone in your household, a child or dependent included, must meet the income-based or program-based eligibility guidelines. The program is limited to one ACP benefit per household.

Qualifying programs include:

Medicaid / Medi-Cal

SNAP / CalFresh

Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

National School Breakfast and Lunch Program

Veteran and Survivors Pension Benefit

WIC   and more

Community Resources

Below is a link to a list of Community Resources that is regularly updated by our school Social Workers.  This will include dates and locations of any events so check back regularly.

Pennsylvania Department of Education has provided this Promoting Positive Learning Climates Online at At Home page which contains many varied resources for parents and caregivers.

General Resources

The United Way offers an interactive map of resources located around the county.  This is a fabulous place to see what resources are near you.

Financial Resources

Unemployment Benefits


SNAP Benefits/Food Stamps/Medicaid

DHS/COMPASS Help Line: 1-800-692-7462


Utility Assistance

LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (UNTIL 4/10/2020)



UGI  1-800-276-2722

PPL Budget Billing

You can ask for On-Track over the phone 1-800-342-5775

2-1-1 United Way: Dial 2-1-1

Pennsylvania Utility Law Project:717-236-9468

Internet-reach out to an internet provider to explore possible programs or discounts


Tabor and Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) have put together resources to help everyone navigate their housing and financial challenges during this time of COVID-19. Tabor's website, LHOP's website, and social media channels, you will find a series of factsheets that will help you to talk to your landlord, talk to your lender, and to make a plan. We are also putting together a series of videos over the next few weeks that will help walk through those materials.

Tabor Community Services 717-397-5182

Sexual Assault Support Services

Mental Health Resources

Counseling Services

Looking for a counselor/therapist for your child? Penn Manor Counselor Curated List of Outside Agencies for Counseling and Behavioral Health Services 

Mental Health America Resources in Spanish

Teen Hope Resource Guide

Provided by Samaritan Counseling Center   Teen Hope Resource Guide

Lancaster Warm Line: (717) 945-9976

The Warm Line is designed to be a supplement to the county's crisis hotline. It will offer "a safe place to discuss problems, talk about your day, or ask questions related to recovery and wellness strategies.

Certified peer specialists will staff the Warm Line from 2 to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Messages left outside those hours will be returned when the line is open again.

School Based Counseling Services:  (717) 391-0172

Penn Manor has a partnership with TEAMCare Behavioral Health Services.  School based counseling is offered in the Penn Manor School District.  Families should contact their student’s school counselor to determine if this type of support is an option based on insurance and wait lists.

Mental Health and Crisis Line:  9-8-8 1-855-284-2494

The Center for Community Resources will offer a 24/7 mental health and crisis support line for people dealing with anxiety or other difficult emotions. Callers will be able to speak with staff who are trained in trauma-informed principles and will listen, assess the person’s needs, triage, and refer to other local supports and professionals as needed.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255

This free and confidential line is available 24/7 anyone who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Websites To Help You Cope With Stress and Anxiety:

Virtual Grief and Loss Support Groups - Pathways Center for Grief and Loss

Coping Kids & Teens, a program with the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss, is a local resource to support the needs of children, teens and families impacted by serious illness and loss through individual and group grief support services. As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in an effort to ensure everyone’s health and safety, we are temporarily suspending events and in-person support groups.

They are offering virtual counseling sessions and support groups through Zoom (similar to Facetime for those using iPhones) for children, teens and families. Phone support continues to be available for the bereaved as well as school and community professionals who have questions about our services or are seeking resources to share. There is no cost to participate in these services.

Please call the Pathways Center at (717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610 to request the log-in address or phone number to participate via Zoom.

Coronavirus Public Health Emergency: Psychological Tips for Children and Adolescents’ Emotions, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus, NPR

Social and Emotional Learning Supports for Children and Young Adults Around Covid-19, SEL4TX

5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety, Education Development Center

Coronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How To Support Our Students, Cyberbullying Research Center

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