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Coronavirus Response Center

The Community Foundation is monitoring the local situation closely, and are in contact with many community-leading and community-serving organizations about the most effective ways to support our residents.

It’s completely understandable to be feeling overwhelmed and concerned about our friends, neighbors, and community given the news over the past few weeks. We are grateful for the community’s leadership, and the Community Foundation is committed to continuing the work of thinking, planning, and acting local, to embolden to our County’s greatest resource: our people .
 
For that reason, the Community Foundation is monitoring the local situation closely, and are in contact with many community-leading and community-serving organizations about the most effective ways to support our residents

In an effort to support our most vulnerable families in their time of need, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and the United Way of Lancaster County are working together to respond.  We’ve mobilized a task force of key social service organizations and we’ve developed a plan that will get much needed support and resources effectively and efficiently to Lancaster County families in need through those organizations. 

We’ve created a fund that we call Lancaster Cares.  The fund is hyper-focused on the most basic needs of  Food, Housing, and Rapid Response to Emerging Needs.  The Community Foundation has made a lead gift of $250,000 to seed this much needed effort.  We invite you to visit and contribute what you can.  Together, through trusted local organizations, we can get resources to those in critical need.  And, together, we will pull through this crisis and strengthen our community for tomorrow. 

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Individuals

For direct services and need, here are some resources available for individuals:

2-1-1 from United Way

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Tabor Community Services / Lancaster Housing and Opportunity Partnership Resource Guide

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Organizations

View our CBO Resource Center to learn about local and national funding opportunities to support your community benefit organization (CBO):

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Business

View the Lancaster Chamber’s extensive resources and information for local businesses:

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Lancaster Cares

 Lancaster County Community Foundation and the United Way of Lancaster County are supporting Lancaster’s families and their most critical needs. Contribute to the Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Response Fund now!

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We need your help to inform our view of the situation on the ground, we’re committed to listening and collaborating closely with the community members and organizations that are on the front lines of potential issues that are still unfolding in this unprecedented challenge.

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The situation is changing constantly, and we want to keep you up to date on the best ways to get involved as new efforts and needs emerge

Stay informed

We are fortunate to have extraordinary organizations working to keep our community engaged and informed throughout this epidemic. Check out local resources to stay up to date on developments:

Lancaster Chamber COVID Resource Hub

Resources for employers to monitor the outbreak and prepare to implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. Use these to help educate employers and employees on how they can prepare for and address the impacts of the virus. 

LNP Coronavirus Coverage

Thank you to our local news source LNP/ Lancaster Online for providing all COVID-19 coverage free of charge for all users!

Mental Health Resources

In times like these, it’s important to treat mental health as seriously as physical health. Whether you’re practicing social distancing or required to work in the field, be sure to check in with yourself and your team. This will be a marathon, not a sprint, and we may have a while to go. The Community Foundation team is working hard to check in with each other and share resources for relaxation, de-stress, and ways to keep developing. Here are some of the things we’re doing:

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

For times of high stress, try this technique of gently calming and re-centering the body!

Learn about yourself (and your team!)

Enjoy a dive into your personality with the Enneagram test, see where your team falls on the Enneagram spectrum!

Spend some time away from the screen

We’re all working on overdrive to stay informed and responsive to an ever-changing situation. But it’s important to build out time to take your eyes off the screen and refresh your mind. Our team is currently reading Simon Sinek’s “The Infinite Game”.

Questions, ideas, or concerns? Get in touch.

We are fully remote as an organization currently but we are responding to emails. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to a member of our team!

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