Services




AARP SENIOR EMPLOYMENT CENTER

 

AARP provides job and career information and services to individuals who are seeking to remain in or re-enter the workforce.  AARP also sponsors the Senior Community Service Employment Program which provides job training and placement for unemployment persons 55 years of age and older.

 

Telephone:       717-234-5961

Address:          Building 3, Suite 100, 2101 N. Front St.,  Harrisburg, PA 17110

Website:          www.AARP-Work-Search-Program-Harrisburg-PA

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

 

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; AA is self‑supporting through contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. AA’s primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

           

Telephone:       717- 234‑5390

Address:          1251 S 19th St, Harrisburg, PA 17104

Website:          www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY

 

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

 

The Red Cross provides a variety of services including blood donations, health and safety training, disaster assistance, and a number of community and youth services.

 

Harrisburg Office:

Telephone:       717-234-3101

Address:          1804 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-0740

Middletown Area Office:

Telephone:       717-948-3041

Address:          60 West Emmaus St. Middletown, PA 17057

 

Website:          www.sqvalleyredcross.org     

 

BETHESDA MISSION

 

Since 1914, Bethesda Mission has been a missionary arm of the local church, reaching out to men, women and children of all races, nationalities and creeds, providing the poor and homeless with shelter, food, clothing, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and discipling them in the Christian life.

 

Provides a variety of services including shelters for individuals and families who are homeless, general medical care, faith based programs and meals.

 

MEN’S SHELTER:

Telephone:       717-257-4440

Address:          611 Reilly Street, Harrisburg, PA   

Website:          www.bethesdamission.org

 

WOMEN’S SHELTER:

Telephone:       717-257-4447

Website:          www.bethesdamission.org

 

YOUTH CENTER:

Telephone:       717-257-5483

Address:          1438 Herr, St., Harrisburg, PA 17101 (Former Shamrock Station)

Website:         

 

CAPITAL AREA COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS (CACH)

 

CACH is a is a voluntary collaborative effort to address homelessness in the City of Harrisburg and the County of Dauphin involving faith-based organizations, local and state governments, foundations and non-profit organizations.

 

CACH has a wealth of information to assist homeless persons and individuals working with the homeless and has put together a Reference Manual of Homeless Services which is available in paper form as well as through the CACH website.

 

Telephone:       717-255-3000    (Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority)

Address:          P.O. Box 2157, Harrisburg, PA   17105

Website:          www.cachpa.org

Email:              dritchey@hra-harrisburgpa.org

 

CAPITAL AREA HEAD START

 

The Head Start program provides preschool, childcare and home‑based programs for children ages 3‑5. Designed to give children a head start in life, all programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.  CAHS emphasizes parent involvement and participation in all areas of their child's development.  Significant emphasis is also placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs.

 

Telephone:       717-541-1795

Address:          3700 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Website:          www.keystonehumanservices.org      click on Services then Capital Area Head Start

 

CAREER LINK

 

PA CareerLink is Pennsylvania's one‑stop service for job seekers. PA Career Link resources include job listings, directory of local offices, unemployment information, social services, and training resources. Some services are available online.

 

Address:          100 North Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Telephone:       717-783-3270             

Website:          www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA, Inc. exists to respond to the human service needs of people throughout the 15 counties of the Diocese of Harrisburg located in Central Pennsylvania. Catholic Charities fosters the ideals of Christ through a caring, living faith by: promoting and advocating respect for the sanctity of human life, nurturing the central role of marriage and the family in society, and providing a continuum of high quality services to individuals, children, youth, married couples, families, and the elderly.

 

Catholic Charities provides many services including: Adoption and Foster Care, Counseling Services,

Family Based Mental Health Services, Catholic Relief Services, Immigration & Refugee Services, Homes for Healing, Youth Services and the Heart of Mary Pregnancy Support Services.

 

Telephone:       717-657-4804             

Address:          4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110-3710

Website:          www.hbgdiocese.org/charities.html

 

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

 

CILCP is a non-profit organization established by and for people with disabilities.  To empower people with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of society is the guiding principle of the CILCP.

 

The CILCP offers services to people with disabilities is Cumberland, Dauphin, Mifflin and Juniata Counties.  Some of the services provided by CILCP include, ADA Implementation Assistance, Advocacy, Disability Counseling, Housing Search Information, Independent Living Skills Instructions, Personal Care, Personal Finances, Administration, Physical Fitness and Telecommunication Relay Services.

 

Telephone:       717-731-1900      Toll free:  (800) 323‑6060

Address:          207 House Avenue, Suite 107, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Website:          www.cilcp.org

 

COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION   (CAC)

 

The Community Action Commission is a private, non-profit, anti-poverty agency.  Its mission is to create and maximize resources for individuals and families to achieve self sufficiency throughout Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties.  Over the years, it has evolved into a community development agency that takes a comprehensive approach to individual, family and neighborhood development.

 

The CAC sponsors a wide variety of family development programs including case management, child care, housing counseling, credit counseling, family counseling, income tax assistance, consumer education, and family self-sufficiency.

 

Telephone:       717-232-9757             

Address:          1514 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

Website:          www.cactricounty.org

 

CONTACT HELPLINE

 

Compiles and produces an annual directory of human services in the tri-county area.  Services include information and referral and helpline counseling

 

Telephone:       717-652-4400

Address:          P.O. Box 90035, Harrisburg, PA 17109-0035

Website:          www.contacthelpline.org

 

DAUPHIN COUNTY AREA ON AGING

 

The Dauphin County AAA provides a variety of services to persons 60 years of age and older.  Services include Adult Day Care, Information and Referral, Assisted Living Facilities, Elder Abuse Prevention, Elder Law Legal Services, Food Vouchers, Medicare Counseling, Personal Care, Protective Services, Senior Centers and many other services.

 

Telephone:       717-780-6130       Toll free:   800-328-0058 x 6130

Address:          Administrative Office    2 S. 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Website:          www.dauphincounty.org    Click on “Human Services”  then on “Area Agency on Aging”

 

DAUPHIN COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE

 

Provides a variety of services and assistance to lower income persons including, Medical Expense Assistance, Temporary Financial Assistance, Burial Services, Health Care , Food Stamps, Health Screening and other Services, and Heating Fuel Assistance.

 

Telephone:       717-787-2324     Toll free:   1-800-788-5616       (1‑800‑692‑7462   State DPW office)

LIHEAP:        717‑265‑8919

Address:          2432 North 7th St., Harrisburg, PA 17110

Website:          www.dpw.state.pa.us       (State DPW website)

 

DAUPHIN COUNTY CRISIS INTERVENTION

 

Emergency 24 hour crisis counseling.

 

Telephone:       717-232-7511     Toll free: 1-888-596-4447

Address:          100 Chestnut St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Website:          www.dauphincounty.org

 

DAUPHIN COUNTY DOMESTIC RELATIONS

 

Telephone:     717-255-2796

Address:          25 S. Front St., 8th Floor, Harrisburg, PA   17101

Website:          www.dauphincounty.org   click on “Court Departments”, then “Offices and Departments” then “Domestic Relations”

 

DAUPHIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES

 

The mission of Drug and Alcohol Services is to serve those affected with substance abuse problems by providing high quality prevention, intervention and treatment services in Dauphin County.

 

Telephone:       Phone: (717) 635‑2254          

Address:          1100 South Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17104‑2531

Website:          www.dauphincounty.org   click on “Human Services” then “Drug & Alcohol Services”

 

DAUPHIN COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES

NORTHERN DAUPHIN HUMAN SERVICES CENTER

 

The center was designed to bring compassionate, competent care to the residents of Northern Dauphin County, in a clean, confidential, conveniently located setting. The center reflects the county's commitment to deliver human services utilizing a strengths‑based, integrated approach. Services are provided without regard to gender, race, religion, disability, national origin or ability to pay.

 

Telephone:       717-905-2700              Toll free:          1-877-893-3344

Address:          295 State Drive, Elizabethville, PA   17023

Website:          www.dauphincounty.org     click on “Human Services” then “Northern Dauphin Human                                                                  Services Center”

 

 

 

 

 


DAUPHIN COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH

 

Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth is a public agency dedicated to the health, safety and general welfare of children and families.   Children and Youth works collaboratively with families and community resources to develop and implement plans that promote well‑being and safety. Children and Youth is committed to providing best practice intervention and prevention services to meet its mandate of assuring children are protected from harm or danger.

 

Children and Youth’s services include Children’s Protective Services, Family-Based Services, Foster Care for Dependent Children, Independent Living Skills Instruction and Permanent Placement for Dependent Children.

 

Telephone:                   717-780-7200

Address:                      1001 N. 6th St.,  Harrisburg, PA 17102

Website:                      www.dauphincounty.org   Click on “Human Services” then “Children & Youth Services”

 

GAUDENZIA

 

Gaudenzia helps people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life ‑‑ allowing them to live as productive and accountable individuals.  This is accomplished through comprehensive treatment and prevention methods guided by a philosophy of mutual concern and responsibility.

 

Gaudenzia also conducts research and educates the community on the causes, treatment and prevention of addictions, mental illness and related conditions.

 

Serving over 14,000 clients annually, Gaudenzia operates residential and outpatient treatment programs for men and women, including specialty programs for pregnant and parenting mothers, people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse, adolescents and those who have medical complications in addition to their addictions.

 

For volunteer opportunities contact Jim Ingolio at

 

Telephone:       717-579-3636

Email:              jingolio@gaudenzia.org

 

For client services contact Erin Pressel at

 

Telephone:       717-238-4200

Address:          2930 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA   17111

Website:          www.gaudenzia.org

Email:              epressel@gaudenzia.org

 

 

(The) DELTA COMMUNITY   (The Delta Community is now part of Gaudenzia, Inc.)

 

Provides educational and housing program for homeless,  single-parent families working toward self-sufficiency.

 

DELTA provides up to 24 months housing support (for homeless persons) in the form of rent subsidies and life skills coaching aimed toward teaching better parenting and home management skills, achieving GED or other educational goals and other employment.

 

Telephone:       717-232-2970

Address:          2930 Derry Street,  Harrisburg, PA 17111

 

GOODWILL KEYSTONE AREA

 

The mission of Goodwill Keystone Area is to support persons with disabilities and other barriers to independence in achieving their fullest potential as workers and as members of the broader community.

 

Telephone:       General: 717-232-1831          

Toll Free: 800-432-GIVE

Address:          1150 Goodwill Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Website:          www.yourgoodwill.org

 

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF GREATER HARRISBURG

 

Established in 1964, Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, (JFS), is a full service, non‑profit social service agency offering services to any resident in central Pennsylvania, without regard to age, race, religion or creed, sexual orientation or disability.  JFS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services to Families and Children and is part of a nationwide referral network for social services.

 

JFS’ mission is to promote and strengthen healthy family life for the Greater Harrisburg Community.  JFS focuses on empowering clients to remain or become active and productive members of the community.  Many of JFS’ services are offered in‑home to provide access to the homebound.

 

Telephone:       717-233-1681

Address:          3333N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17110

Website:          www.jfsofhbg.org

 

KEYSTONE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH

 

Provides a wide variety of mental health services for adults and children.

 

Telephone:       717-558-8450

Address:          3609 Derry St., 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17111

website:           www.keystonehumanservices.org  Click on “Services” then on “Mental Health Services”

 

 

(The) LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY (LLS)

 

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease,  myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

 

LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

 

LLS’ Priorities will ensure that: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.

 

LLS provides financial assistance, information, support groups, peer counseling, educational materials and educational seminars to patients and family members touched by a diagnosis of a blood cancer.

 

Telephone:       717-652-6520    Or toll free   1-800-822-2873

Address:          800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110   (Central PA Chapter)

Website:          www.lls.org/cpa

 

 

LOURDESHOUSE MATERNITY HOME - CATHOLIC CHARITIES

 

The Lourdeshouse Maternity Home offers shelter and services to pregnant women who are striving to make healthy decisions for themselves and their infants. Through collaborative counseling and case work services, women are assisted through their pregnancy and also supported in becoming self‑sufficient in meeting the needs of their family.  Operates a Community pantry that provides food, clothing and furniture items to expectant parents or parents of children 12 months of age and under.

 

Telephone:       717-901-4926

Address:          1611 Boas St.,  Harrisburg, PA 17103          

Website:          www.hbgdiocese.org     Click on “Catholic Charities” then on “Homes for Healing”  then “LourdesHouse Maternity Home”

 

MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL

 

A no-cost residential school for children from kindergarten through 12th grade from low income families of limited resources and social needs.  The School provides a high quality education, access to excellent athletic, recreational, and arts facilities, room and board in a nurturing, family‑like student home

clothing, medical and dental care, and assistance with continuing education after graduation.  Milton Hershey School currently has about 1,800 students and is located in beautiful Hershey, Pennsylvania.

 

Telephone:       General Information:   717-520‑2000     Toll‑Free:   1-800-322‑3248

Address:          PO Box 830, Hershey PA 17033‑0830

E‑mail:             mhs‑communications@mhs‑pa.org

 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

 

Neighborhood Dispute Settlement provides training and education in conflict resolution and provides mediation services with little or no cost to the consumer.

 

Telephone:       717-233-8255     Toll free:   1-800-324-4453

Address:          315 Peffer St., Harrisburg, PA 17102

Website:          www.disputesettlement.us

 

PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY   (PHFA)

 

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for older adults, low‑ and moderate‑income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state.

 

In addition to its major programs, the Agency conducts housing studies, promotes counseling and education for renters and homebuyers, encourages supportive services at apartments it has financed, administers rent subsidy contracts for the federal government, and acts as an advocate to promote the benefits of decent, affordable shelter for those who need it most.

 

PHFA’s primary programs include Foreclosure Assistance, Mortgage Assistance, Home Improvement Loans and Homebuyer Counseling and Education.

 

Telephone:       717-780-3800   or   Toll free:  1-800-822-1174

Address:          211 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa   17101

Website:          www.phfa.org

 

REAL ALTERNATIVES

 

Real Alternatives exists to provide life‑affirming alternatives to abortion services throughout the nation.  These compassionate support services empower women to protect their reproductive health, avoid crisis pregnancies, choose childbirth rather than abortion, receive adoption education and improve parenting skills.

 

Real Alternatives is the non‑profit, charitable organization that  administers the Pennsylvania Alternative to Abortion Services Program for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is funded by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.

 

Telephone:       717-541-1112     Toll free: 1-888-543-3243   

Address:          7810 Allentown Blvd.,  Harrisburg, PA 17112

Website:          www.realalternatives.org

 

 

 


RETIRED & SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OF THE CAPITAL REGION INC.    (RSVP)

 

RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc. is a volunteer based organization that has been recruiting, training and placing volunteers in not-for-profit agencies, schools, government offices, hospitals and senior residences for 40 years, starting in 1972.  RSVP’s  volunteers serve communities in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry Counties.  Volunteers of any age are accepted; however, RSVP focuses on persons 55 years of age and older.

 

Telephone:       717-541-9521       Toll-free: 1-800-870-2616

Address:          50 Utley Dr., Camp Hill, PA 17011

Website:          rsvp@rsvpcapreg.org

email:               www.rsvp@rsvpcapeg.org

 

SALVATION ARMY

 

Since 1885, the Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region has been providing social and spiritual services to the local community.  People given purpose, hearts given hope and souls finding redemption‑-this has been the Salvation Army’s mission for more than a century.

 

The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region offers 11 different programs ranging from after school activities for kids to a senior citizens group. At Christmas, the Salvation Army reaches over 1,000 families and nearly 3,500 children sharing Christ's love, hope and compassion for our neighbors in need.

 

Programs include a food pantry, emergency clothing and furniture vouchers, natural gas budget payment plan, after school program, Christmas Toy Program, Senior Gathering Place, H.A.V.E. (Hope and Vision Endeavor), Bridging the Gap (BTG) a life skills prevention and intervention program for school aged youth and many more.

 

Telephone:       717-233-6755

Address:          1122 Green Street,  Harrisburg, PA   17102

Website:          www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_harrisburg.nsf

 

TEEN CHALLENGE HARRISBURG

 

Teen Challenge is a faith‑based drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, which believes in a total cure for the whole man. In 1958, David Wilkerson went to New York City and ministered to the "street kids" who were involved in fighting in the streets and in crime of every sort.  At that time Reverend Wilkerson was not aware of the fact that along with the incredible rate of crime, there existed an even more menacing problem... DRUG ABUSE!

 

Today, Teen Challenge has grown to be the largest non‑profit, private endeavor of it's kind in the world. Teen Challenge has centers for both adults and juveniles, male and female. Presently Teen Challenge has 202 centers in the United States and Puerto Rico, and almost 800 worldwide.

 

Teen Challenge is a 3‑Phase Program:

 

PHASE 1:   Crisis/ Referral‑ Harrisburg Teen Challenge

PHASE 2:   INDUCTION‑ Teen Challenge Induction Center

PHASE 3:   Teen Challenge Training Center, Rehrersburg, PA

 

Induction (Phase II) is 4‑5 months in length. Teen Challenge is a type of "spiritual boot camp" for men and women who want to be free from life‑controlling habits and become alive in God. Upon successful completion of Phase II participants are transferred to the Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania (Phase III) for the remainder of 10 months.

 

Telephone:       717-303-5829

Address:          P.O. Box 1222, Harrisburg, PA   17108

Website:          www.harrisburgtc.org

Email:              teenchallengecrc@gmail.com

 

TRI-COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND

 

The Association’s core services include blindness prevention programs like the preschool and adult vision screenings.  The Association also provides specialized services such as bill paying, and door to door transportation services for clients that are visually impaired that help them to remain independent and living in their own homes. Last year, the Association served over 19,600 people in the community.

 

Specific services provided by the Association include the Prevention of Blindness, Case Management, Low Vision Aids Services, Technology Training, Technology Training, Eye Clinic/ Eyewear Shoppe,  Summer Camp, Necessities Store, Reading Services, and  Employment Services.

 

Telephone:       717-238-2531

Address:          1130 S. 19th St., Harrisburg, PA 17104-2912

Website:          www.tricountyblind.org

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CENTRAL PA

 

For over half a century, UCP has been meeting the needs of individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities and special needs, from pediatric to geriatric. A listing of the 12 most prevalent diagnoses or conditions of the program participants who utilized our services over the past year includes:     Intellectual disability, Speech and language delay, Developmental delay, Premature birth,  Alzheimer's/dementia,     Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic brain injury, Diabetes, Stroke, Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and Autism.

 

UCP currently provides both community and center‑based programs and services in 15 Central Pennsylvania counties and operates from 25 facilities: the Capital Area Children’s Center, fifteen adult day programs, eight community homes, and an assistive living apartment complex.

 

Telephone:       717-737-3477

Address:          925 Linda Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Website:          www.ucpcentralpa.org                       

 

Telephone:       717- 975‑0611      (Children’s Center)

Address:          44 S. 38th St.  Camp Hill, PA 17011

 

 

UPPER DAUPHIN HUMAN SERVICES CENTER

 

The purpose of the UDHSC is to appropriately identify resources and programs available in order to provide family services and emergency assistance needed that best addresses the clients’ particular needs.  Programs include family services, emergency assistance, food bank, clothing bank, applications for various assistance programs, Thanksgiving Food Box, Christmas Food Box.  UDHSC also administers the PPL Operation Help Program and does intake and referral for the PPL On-Track Program.

 

Telephone:       717-362-3321

Address:          20 Clearfield Street, P.O. Box 157, Elizabethville, PA 17023

Email: hmansvcs@epix.net

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA     

 

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is a faith‑based human service non-profit organization. With compassionate care that touches mind, body, heart and spirit, our highly effective programs help seniors, adults, youth and children reach for their full potential.

 

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is dedicated to supporting and empowering the vulnerable and under‑served.  As part of one of the nation's largest human services organizations serving more than 2 million people every year, VOA sees the potential in everyone and helps them accomplish more than they ever thought possible.

 

Programs and services include the following:  Children, Youth & Families Programs, Mental Health Services, Affordable Housing, Elderly and Disabilities Programs, Employment & Training,      Community Enhancement Services, Developmental Disability and Homeless Services and Thrift Stores.

 

Telephone:       717-236-1440             

Address:          2112 Walnut St., Harrisburg, PA 17103

Website:          www.voapa.org

Email:              info@VOAPA.ORG

 

YWCA OF GREATER HARRISBURG

 

The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

 

The YWCA sponsors a wide variety of programs including housing, violence intervention, legal services, children and youth programs as well as various employment programs.

 

Telephone:       717-234-7931

Address:          1101 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17103                                

Website:          www.ywcahbg.org