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Individuals Resource Center

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold at a dizzying pace, we know that keeping up with day to day life, let alone seeking out information and support is challenging. On this page, we will gather some of the most streamlined and relevant information and resources for individuals in Lancaster County’s community.  The work we are all doing to support each other today will strengthen us for tomorrow.  Together, we’ll weather this unprecedented situation!

Multiple Resources

2-1-1 from United Way

Pennsylvania 211 East is a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects Lancaster County residents with the health and human services they need.

You can reach 211 by dialing 211 or (855) 567-5341, 24/7.
211 is not intended for emergency use. If you have an emergency, call 911.

Tabor Community Services / Lancaster Housing and Opportunity Partnership Resource Guide

A guide filled with resources addressing topics such as paying bills, loans, & managing your money, information for renters & landlords, and more.

One United Lancaster

Find resources of a variety of topics ranging from a map of services to tax prep.

Food

Lancaster Community Meal Program 

The Lancaster Community Meal Program is a loose network of churches and organizations that provides three free meals every day. 

The meals are available, without registration or requirements, to anyone who shows up. Come to any of the providers for a tasty meal and good conversation!

Map of Services by United Way of Lancaster County

See what food and other resources are around you using this map of services.

Lancaster County School Meals Round-Up

Schools may now serve free meals to all children 18 and under. The Pennsylvania Department of Education on Monday sent a letter to every school district in Pennsylvania announcing that the federal government has given PA flexibility in designating “open sites.” This would allow school districts to immediately begin serving free meals to all children 18 and under in the community.

View list of schools offering meals.

Behavioral Health

Art for Solidarity 

Art reminds us to create solidarity with people working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and of the importance of tending to well-being during difficult times.

In solidarity with artists and in partnership with Amplifier ArtThe Wellbeing Project launched a global open call for art that promotes the value of well-being and the work of social change, and recognizes the extraordinary efforts of nurses, community workers, and teachers on the frontlines.

Centered Self: The Connection Between Inner Well-Being and Social Change

This series, presented in partnership with The Wellbeing ProjectIndia Development ReviewThe Skoll Foundation, and Schwab Foundation (sister organization of the World Economic Forum), will explore this important but often overlooked connection between inner well-being and effective social change. Contributors will include researchers, funders, and practitioners from around the world who will share strategies and actionable steps that leaders and others working in social change can implement to foster well-being at the individual, organizational, sector, and societal levels. 

Mental Health of America:

  • Co-Pay Assistance- We offer Mental Health Copay Assistance to youth, children, and parents of dependent children (ages 0-25) who live in Lancaster County, Pa., and have financial need. This reduces their copays to just $10 per visit to a licensed behavioral healthcare provider.
  • Community Mental Health Assistance Program for Essential Workers- CMAP is a service for essential workers in Lancaster County that provides you with 3 no-cost tele-med visits with a mental health professional.  An essential worker is defined by CMAP as any working resident, or resident whose work status was affected by Covid-19 in Lancaster County.
  • Virtual Support Groups- Participate in a free mental health support group that offers support, education and mentoring.  The virtual groups include depression (men/women), bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, Panic, women’s depression and post-partum support.   Join the meeting by phone, or by zoom for a video and audio connection.

 

 

 

Educational

Welcome to LCSWMA’s NEW online virtual learning hub!

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, professional, resident or community leader, you’ll find fun, free, interactive resources to learn how LCSWMA transforms waste into a resource to protect and benefit our community.

We invite you to discover more about recycling, waste-to-energy, sustainability and a host of other environmental topics without leaving home.

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