Social Services

For a good starting point:
1.  Compass...Pennsylvania's online application to determine whether people qualify for state services
2.   I took a lot of the items listed in this publication from this site.
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Name of OrganizationCategory of ServiceWebsiteContact informationOther notesTown/CityCounty
Name of OrganizationCategory of ServiceWebsiteContact informationOther notesTown/CityCounty
Amedisys Home Health Care Nursing care, home  717-763-5610 101 Erford Rd Suite 303 Camp Hill PA 17011   
Bayada Nursing Nursing care  717 561 5073 or 567 8800 750 E Park Dr Harrisburg, PA 17110   
AIDS Factline HIV/AIDS  800 662 6080 Confidential AIDS counseling   
Bridge of Hope Housing for women and children 717-635-5957   Dauphin 
Intrepid Nursing care, home  717-648-9574 31 Sherwood Cr Enola, PA 17025   
Hero Project Abuse: Child Abuse 877 874 HERO If you suspect a child is being sexually abused and would like to talk it over with someone before taking action, call the 24-hour Hero Hotline.   
Mental Health Treatment Mental Health     
PA Drug Card Medication assistance     
AMERICA’S PROMISE ALLIANCE Children: mentoring 202 657 0600    
PENNSYLVANIA IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE WOMEN’S NETWORK Immigrant and Refugees 717-766-5787 Created to honor and enhance the lives of refugee and immigrant women in Pennsylvania. Mission is to help refer, advocate, network, and empower these women to live to their fullest potential.   
Hospice of Central PA Hospice 866-779-7374    
Compass Financial assistance: cash assistance  1-800-692-7462 COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs.  Dauphin 
Dollar Energy Fund Electricity assistance 888 282 6816    
Pinnacle Health Care Nursing care, visiting  717-724-6670    
Healthy Baby Helpline Pregnancy  800 986 2229 Help and information for pregnant mothers   
Visiting Angels Elder care, home care 1 800 365 4189 "the nation's leading, nationally respected network of non-medical, private duty home care agencies providing senior care, personal care, respite care and companion care..."   
Visiting Nurse Association of Central PA Nursing care 800-995-8207 Provides full range of health care services.   
Elder Care Elderly 800 677 1116 Helps people find access to home and community-based services such as transportation, meals, home care and caregiver support   
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Mental Health  2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. PA Psychiatric Institute 2501 N. Third St., Harrisburg Meetings, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill  Dauphin 
Veterans Crisis Line Crisis: Veterans  888 567 VETS    
Youth Crisis Hotline Crisis: Youth  800 442 4673    
Omni Health Care Nursing care, visiting  717-671-5070 4813 Jonestown Rd Suite 103 Harrisburg, PA 17109   
Hospice of Central PA Hospice  717-732-1000 1320 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg PA    
AseraCare Hospice Hospice  800-551-4466 75 S. Houcks Rd, Suite 101 Harrisburg, PA 17109   
Alcoholics and Narcotics Helpline Alcohol and Narcotics Abuse  717 238 5920 24 hour hotline   
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Alcohol and Drug abuse  717 541 0203    
Home Instead Elder care, Home care 800 640 3914  to help your family keep your aging mother, father, grandparents or friends in their home as they grow older.   
Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Financial Assistance: cash assistance  TANF was created to help families in need. The TANF bureau works with families to help them become self sufficient. TANF's program features include: 1. Assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes. 2. Preventative measures for out of wedlock pregnancy. 3. The encouragement of two parent families. 4. Reduction of the dependency of needy parents by assisting with job preparation.   
Works for Me Disability 877 268 9894 A free resource that can direct people to agencies and programs that help people with disabilities who want to work and improve their financial security.    
National Domestic Violence Hotelin Abuse: Domestic violence 800 799 7233     
Child Care Works Helpline Child welfare: subsized child care  877 472 5437 State subsidized child care program based on income   
LOURDESHOUSE MATERNITY HOME Pregnancy: housing  717-412-4865 Temporary home for pregnant young women without financial support.  Dauphin 
Low Income Housing Housing    Dauphin 
PA Problem Gambling Hotline Gambling  877 565 2112    
Good Samaritan Health Care Nursing care, home  717-274-2591 1503 Quentin Rd Lebanon, PA 17042   
Compassionate Care Hospice Hospice  717-944-4466 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr. Suite 100 Camp Hill, PA 1701   
Dauphin County Weatherization Office Housing  800 950 7447   Dauphin 
Tri-Country OIC Adult Learning Center Education 717-238-7318 Provides education and training services in Cumberland, Daup  Dauphin 
Meals on Wheels Food assistance  717 780 6130   Dauphin 
Office of the Victim Advocate Legal services  800 563 6399 Represents the interests of crime victims.   
Southeastern Home Health Services Nursing care, home  717-367-8102 282 Maytown Rd, Suite 200 Elizabethtown, PA 17022   
Horizon Healthcare Services Nursing care, home (includes home IVs, infusions)  800-848-3204 1070 New Holland Ave Lancaster PA 17601   
Pinnacle Health Hospice Hospice  717-782-2300 3705 Elmwood Dr. Harrisburg, PA 17110   
COMPASS Health and human services  Health Care • Medical Assistance • CHIP Cash Assistance Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) SNAP (Food Stamps) Home and Community Based Services Long Term Care School Meals  Dauphin 
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF THE CAPITAL REGION Children: mentoring 717 236 0199    
Al-Anon/AlaTeen Alcohol Abuse 888 426 2666    
PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST RAPE Abuse: Sexual violence 888 772 7227 hotline    
Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Electricity assistnace  The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low income people pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants and emergency repair assistance. There are two types of assistance: Cash and Crisis. You may be eligible to apply for one or both.   
CADDWorks Corp Employment training  1004 Rana Villa Ave. Camp Hill, PA - 17011 (717) 731-8680  Camp Hill Dauphin 
Center for Independent Living Disability 717 731 1900 Mission is to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services.  Camp Hill Dauphin 
Brethren Housing Association Housing 717-233-6016 Helps homeless and low-income people Dauphin County 
National Sexual Violence Resource Center Abuse: Sexual violence 717 909 0710  Enola  
Crisis Intervention Services Crisis intervention  717 232 7511 24 hotline  Harrisburg Dauphin 
Mission of Mercy Mobile clinic 717-972-4993 Services available: Medical and Dental services available. Clinic schedule: Served twice monthly on Fridays For appointments and site information: 717-972-4993 Clinic location: Christ Lutheran Church 124 South 13th Street Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104 Harrisburg Dauphin 
Rent Assistance Housing   Harrisburg Dauphin 
Community Action Commission Child welfare: mentoring (717) 232-9757  Our mission is to create and maximize the resources necessary for individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. The Commission works primarily with and on behalf of low-income individuals and families in Pennsylvania's capital city region. Harrisburg Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry 
Alder Health Services HIV/AIDS 800 867 1550 Free testing and confidential counseling. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Evergreen House Housing: women w/ children  717 412 4594 Transitional housing for single recovering women with children Harrisburg Dauphin 
SUSQUEHANNA HARBOR SAFE HAVEN Housing: mental health, men  717-232-5029 Provides shelter for single men with a diagnosed mental illness Harrisburg Dauphin 
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Shelter, Abuse, Legal services  The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Mission of Mercy Dental: free dental services  (717) 972-4993 The Mission of Mercy in Maryland/Pennsylvania provides a twice monthly on Fridays dental and medical clinic at the Christ Lutheran Church in Harrisburg. We have provided a phone number and website with the schedule to see which days the clinic will be held at the Christ Lutheran church.... Harrisburg Dauphin 
Special Kids Network Disability: Child health 1-800-986-4550 The Special Kids Network System of Care, or SKN System of Care for short, is a statewide program that connects children and youth with special health care needs and their families with services that will enrich their lives. Centralized database of available services and referrals for children with chronic or disabling health conditions. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Help Ministries of Christian Churches United Housing: emergency shelter  717 238 2851  Harrisburg Dauphin 
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES CATHOLIC WORKER HOUSE Alcohol and Drug Abuse  230 8328 Works with men who have addictions. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Baby Love Alchol and drug abuse, Women 866 530 2229 Designed to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of pregnant and postpartum women who are using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Narcotics Anonymous Drug Addiction   Harrisburg Daughin 
Keystone Children and Family Services Child Welfare  717 541 9620 Provides services to children and families. Harrisburg Dauphin 
COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROJECT Legal 717-236-9486 ​The Community Justice Project is a non-profit, public interest law firm that is part of Pennsylvania's Legal Aid Network. Its mission is to protect and expand the civil rights of poor families and low-wage workers. Harrisburg Dauphin 
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA Child health and welfare 717-234-3268 After-school services and programs include Smart Girls, Street Smart, Family Support and Power Hour. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Shalom House Housing: women and children 717-232-3482 Shelter for homeless women and children Harrisburg Dauphin 
PAXTON STREET HOME BENEVOLENT SOCIETY Housing  717-236-5508 Provides housing for those in need, including those with mental disabilities Harrisburg Dauphin 
Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services  717-232-0568  Harrisburg Dauphin 
Children & Youth Social Services of Dauphin County Abuse: Child Abuse  Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth is a public agency dedicated to the health, safety and general welfare of children and families. We work collaboratively with families and community resources to develop and implement plans that promote well-being and safety. We are committed to providing best practice intervention and prevention services to meet our mandate of assuring children are protected from harm or danger. Harrisburg Dauphin 
CAPITAL AREA HEAD START Child welfare: education 717-541-9620 Provides education and other services to low income children and their families. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Child Care information Services Child welfare  800 925 7419  Harrisburg Dauphin 
DAUPHIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES Alcohol and Drug Abuse  717 635 2254  Harrisburg Dauphin 
Teen Challenge Harrisburg Alcohol and Drug abuse 717 303 5829 Faith-based residential program for drug and alcohol abuse problems Harrisburg Dauphin 
Community Action Commission Child welfare: at-risk youth 717 232 9757 Various programs ranging from pre-school children to at-risk youth Harrisburg Dauphin 
Planned Parenthood Women's health 717.234.2468  Harrisburg Dauphin 
Dauphin County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Admin Mental Health-Mental Retardation Phone: (717) 780-7050   Harrisburg Dauphin 
Community Action Commission Electricity assistance  PPL On Track program assists electricity customers with limited incomes with a special reduced monthly payment based on their income, electricity usage and family size. OnTrack also gives customers a chance to erase any debt owed to PPL. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Community Action Commission Financial assistance: literacy and planning  The Family Self Sufficiency Program is designed to empower low-income families to move out of poverty through one-on-one meetings with families to develop goals, manage finances, and provide support and assistance for up to five (5) years. Our program helps to educate and work closely with families to make changes in their lives that will help them become more self-sufficient. Harrisburg Dauphin 
INTERFAITH SHELTER FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES Housing  120 Willow Road, Suite C, Harrisburg 717-652-8740 Harrisburg Dauphin 
Disability Rights Network of PA Disability 1414 N. Cameron St., Suite C Harrisburg, PA - 17103 The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania's purpose is to protect the legal rights of persons with disabilities and those diagnosed as mentally ill. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Area Agency on Aging Elder care Phone: (717) 780-6130  At the Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging we recognize the inherent dignity of older individuals and believe they are entitled to health, honor, and self-determination. We are committed to maximizing efficient use of resources to enhance the lives of all seniors residing in Dauphin County. Harrisburg Dauphin 
International Service Center Immigrant and Refugee   1) To promote, support and implement educational, cultural, social, and economic programs to serve the disadvantaged and underprivileged people, to enable them to become self supporting and productive members of our pluralistic society. 2) To foster the spirit of mutual understanding and mutual assistance among people of different cultural and language backgrounds. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Community Action Commission Housing  A continuum of affordable housing options is necessary for families to become and remain self-sufficient. The CAC provides certified housing counselors to provide an array of services and educational programming to assist families in each area of the continuum.  Harrisburg Dauphin 
Loaves of Love Food Pantry HIV/AIDS, Food pantry  717 238 4036 Focused on serving the needs of people living with AIDS and HIV. Harrisburg Dauphin 
PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Abuse: Domestic Violence 800 932 4632  Harrisburg Dauphin 
The Rase Project Alcohol and Drug Abuse 717 232 8535 Assists individuals affected by substance abuse. Harrisburg Dauphin 
Homeless Shelter Directory Homelessness  Welcome to our Hershey, Pennsylvania Homeless Shelters and Services for the needy page. Below are all of the homeless shelters and services for the needy that provide help to those in need for Hershey, PA and surrounding cities. We also provide other homeless resources such as transitional resources for the homeless. Homeless clinic and treatment center resources are also provided on the right navigational bar. Many shelters also provide services such as alcohol and drug rehab treatment along with clinics. Harrisburg, Hershey, Lebanon Dauphin, Lebanon 
Low-cost or Sliding Scale Clinics Clinics   Harrisburg, Lebanon Dauphin, Lebanon 
Alcoholics Anonymous Alcohol Addiction (717)234-5390 List of meetings Harrisburg, Lebanon Dauphin 
Morningstar Pregnancy Services Pregnancy Harrisburg 717-901-2799 Middletown 717-944-3888 Pregnancy-related services and information including free pregnancy tests. Harrisburg, Middletown Dauphin 
MidPenn Legal Services Legal services  800 932 0356 Offers assistance in filing a protection from abuse (PFA) petition. Harrsiburg Dauphin 
Advocacy Alliance Mental Health 1512 East Caracas Avenue Hershey, PA 17033 Phone: (717) 835-2275 The mission of the Advocacy Alliance is to promote mental well-being, support Recovery for adults who have a mental illness, Resiliency in children and adolescents who have emotional disorders, and Everyday Lives for persons who have developmental disabilities, and provide to them advocacy and culturally competent services. Hershey Dauphin 
Domestic Violence Hotline Abuse: Domestic Violence  800-654-1211  Hershey, Harrisburg Dauphin 
Food banks Food banks and Soup Kitchens   Hershey, Harrisburg Dauphin 
Jubilee Ministries Housing: transitional  717 274 7528 Operates Jubilee Transition House, a temporary family shelter for stays of up to 6 months. Lebanon Lebanon 
Lebanon County Christian Ministries Electricity assistance  866 857 7095  Lebanon Lebanon 
Lebanon Rescue Mission Housing 717 273 2301 Homeless men's shleter Lebanon Lebanon 
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE & COUNSELING CENTER Abuse: Sexual violence  717-272-5308 (hotline)  Lebanon Lebanon 
Domestic Violence Hotline Abuse: Domestic Violence  866-686-0451  Lebanon Lebanon 
Literacy Council of Lebanon Education: Literacy 717-274-3461  Lebanon Lebanon 
Domestic Violence Intervention Abuse: Domestic Violence 717-273-7190  Lebanon Lebanon 
Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council Literacy  717 763 7522  Lemoyne Dauphin 
New Digs Ministry INC Household goods 620 9735 Assists families in need by providing used furniture and household goods. Mechanicsburg  
Women-Infant-Children Clinics WIC various  Middletown, Grantville, Hummelstown, Hershey, Steelton, Harrisburg Dauphin 
Philhaven Mental health 800 932 0359  Mt. Gretna  
Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Services Drug and Alcohol  Below we have listed all of the Pennsylvania free, low cost, affordable, sliding scale rehab and detox centers. We have listed the cities on the right side of the page where we have found affordable rehab centers. You can choose from that list to find all of our listings in your area.  Various Various 
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