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United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County

Partner Agencies

Project SHARE
They will be distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and milk at their Farm Stand on the corner of Pitt and Lincoln Street. The time frames are Tuesdays from 3-5pm and Thursdays from 12-2pm — except the week of the month that has the third Thursday, when the distribution occurs at the Project SHARE warehouse.

The Salvation Army
For the health and safety of our clients and staff, we will be converting the homeless breakfast program and My Brother’s Table evening meal to carry-out meals.

Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties (DVSCP)
Offering normal services, some modifications, but operational.

Samaritan Fellowship
Due to the Coronavirus emergency, Samaritan Fellowship has modified their process. They will discontinue Saturday morning meetings and in-person client interviews until further notice. Recognizing that our clients are some of the most vulnerable among us both financially and medically, the following procedure will be implemented effective 3/21/20, to assure continued service to them from our organization.

  • On each Saturday morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM a sign will be posted on the CUMC church door advising clients to call 717-579-6697 to arrange for a telephone interview by a Samaritan Fellowship member.
  • A member will interview the client concerning their needs and then a conference with a Samaritan Fellowship team may or may not be held to determine how we can best help the client.

Case workers should continue to email referrals to: [email protected]

We thank you for your help and patience in navigating these uncharted waters. Our goal at Samaritan Fellowship is to provide our traditional services in the most seamless way possible, as we explore new ways to extend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in need.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cap Region
BBBS has converted their matches into virtual relationships with the use of text, email, and FaceTime.

We are all very committed to doing everything we can to keep our clients and the Maranatha team safe from potential spread of COVID 19, while continuing to provide our services to the fullest extent possible.
Accordingly, we are implementing the following measures in compliance with requests by the CDC to practice social distancing, until further notice:

  • All client spending checks and requests for funds will now be mailed, beginning Wednesday, March 18. Clients and Case Managers will not be able to physically come to our office to pick them up.
  • For those who receive their spending funds via direct deposit, no change to the existing practice will occur at this time.
  • Having said all this, we are encouraging any client who currently receives a check to begin utilizing Direct Deposit as a means of obtaining spending funds. For some, this will mean opening an account with a bank and getting an ATM Card to withdraw your funds. Banks have closed their branches except for the drive up locations.
  • Meetings with clients, case managers and potential clients will be handled via telephone/conference call. When a meeting is scheduled, conference dial-in information will be provided, if necessary.

CONTACT Helpline:

Sometimes you just need a friendly ear and someone to listen. Emotional listening calls will be limited to ten minutes during this time of high call volumes. CONTACT Helpline my be reached at 1-800-932-4616

PPL – Electric and Heating Bills

We won’t cut service to any customers for unpaid bills until further notice and we have waived all late payment fees, effective March 16.
PPL also has several programs available to help customers who are having a hard time paying their bills:

  • OnTrack offers a lower, fixed monthly bill and debt forgiveness for customers who make 150 percent of the poverty level or less.
  • Operation HELP is funded by our company, employees and customers, and can assist customers who make 200 percent of the federal poverty level or less. Grants help pay customer electric and heating bills, including for oil or gas heat. PPL Foundation recently donated an extra $500,000 to Operation HELP. To apply for either Operation HELP or OnTrack visit or call 1-800-342-5775.
  • CARES can help customers who are experiencing a temporary hardship. Learn more or apply by calling 1-800-358-6623.

No matter what your situation is, if you’re having trouble paying your bill contact us and we’ll see what we can do to help. We’re all in this together. Stay safe and health

Mental Health Resources

In Him Christian Wellness will be opening up our Walk-In Clinic once again starting on Wednesday, May 13th. The clinic will be every Wednesday from 9a-3p at New Life Community Church (64 E North St, Carlisle). We ask that everyone wear a face mask and telehealth phone services will be availalbe for those who are not feeling well or do not have access to a mask. Please reach out to Elizabeth Hatch with any questions at 717-766-0935 or [email protected] or visit their website:  


Pennsylvanians who need to have a live, two-way conversation with a 211 community resource navigator can continue to access help by text – PACOVID to 898-211. They can visit for statewide, regional and local resources. Text and web site are the quickest way to access help while 211 experiences higher-than-usual call volumes, but Pennsylvanians can also dial 211 on their land line or mobile phone to be connected to a resource navigator.

Text PACOVID to 898-211

You may also, sign up (on our website) to receive texts from PA 211, to include:

  • Access to resources that can help you meet your basic needs (bills, food, housing)
  • Breaking news
  • Guidance on federal and state relief legislation

If you have immediate needs, text your zip code to 898-211 to message with a live resource specialist or search the resource database on your own.

You can also call 2-1-1 for live help, but we are experiencing high call volumes and wait times are longer than normal.

Filing Taxes

With COVID-19 stimulus checks coming soon, it’s more important than ever that you file a tax return to be eligible for your check. If you haven’t filed yet try – it’s quick, easy and free for simple returns.


The link below is an excellent resource for key information regarding:

  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Food
  • Financial Assistance
  • Child Care & Education
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Taxes
  • Voting
  • Fraud Protection
  • CDC/PA Department of health COVID-19 Resource Links