Diaconate Resources

Diaconate Resources

Hershey PCA has compiled items to support anyone in need in our “Ministry Closet”. This is for anyone in need or if you know of someone in need and can offer these items to help them.

There are items listed that we have had need for in the past and would encourage those who are no longer in need of such items to donate.

If you have a need please contact us via email at [email protected] or fill out the form at bottom of the page.

Household Items

Space Heater small

Acorn Stair Lift

Space heater Large (still needed)

AC Window unit (Still needed)

Personal Care

Crutches ( Aluminum )

Walker Drive Medical Deluxe Two Button Folding Walker with 5" Wheels


Electric Scooter

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Abuse This list is a starting point for individuals or groups seeking help with abuse for themselves or others. Other categories that may be of help include Child Abuse, Rape, and Women’s Services. ACCESS YORK (YWCA York) York County’s provider of comprehensive services to victims of violence in our community, with expertise in working with those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 800.262.8444 717.846.5400 717.637.2235 (Hanover) Sexual violence hotlines 800.422.3204 717.854.3131 320 E. Market St., York www.ywcayork.org/victim-services…

Emergency Hotlines

Emergency Help If you’re in trouble and don’t know where else to start, this section can help. A wide variety of assistance is available here, and if an organization cannot help, they’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. See also Consumer Protection, Heating Assistance, Mental Health, and Shelters. AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY 866-311-3832 1804 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg www.redcross.org CONTACT HELPLINE Information and referral service 800-932-4616 www.contacthelpline.org COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICES Cumberland County 800-269-0173 33…

Children Services

Children’s Services This section contains information on a wide variety of programs specifically designed to help children. Related information on other children’s services can be found in the Medical, Mentors, and Parenting & Teens sections. 4-H PROGRAMS 4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Information at the following counties: Cumberland 717-240-6500 Dauphin 717-921-8803 Lancaster 717-394-6851 Lebanon 717-270-4391 Perry 717-582-5150 York 717-840-7408 ASERT AUTISM RESOURCE CENTER Designed to bring together existing resources for…

Disabilities & Special Services

Disabilities & Special Needs This section contains information for individuals with disabilities and/or special needs, and for family members and friends of those individuals. THE ARC OF CUMBERLAND AND PERRY COUNTIES Mission is to empower, inspire and educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community. 717-249-2611 71 Ashland Ave., Carlisle www.cparc.org THE ARC OF DAUPHIN COUNTY Mission is to enhance quality of life and community integration for individuals with special needs. 717-920-2727 2569 Walnut St., Penbrook…


Shelters Shelters provide an essential service in uncertain economic times, offering temporary housing to those who might otherwise be homeless. Some shelters will further help provide training and life skills to help avoid a recurrence. For additional information, see the Housing section. AGAPE FAMILY SHELTER (Lebanon Rescue Mission) Shelter for homeless women and their children. 717-272-6573 139 S. Ninth Street, Lebanon www.lebanonrescuemission.org BELL SOCIALIZATION SERVICES Bell Family Shelter opened in 1986 and remains York County’s only 30-day emergency shelter serving…


Housing Assistance This section contains general information on organizations that can provide short-term housing assistance, help obtaining long-term housing, or other matters related to housing. See the Shelters section for related information. BELL SOCIALIZATION SERVICES Assists individuals with their efforts to secure and maintain safe and affordable permanent housing in the community. Services include help to obtain housing, assistance with budgeting, and building basic living skills to successfully live independently. 717-848-5767 160 S. George St., York www.bellsocialization.com BETHESDA MISSION Operates…

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Whether the thoughts are sudden or have been forming for a while, suicide is often a preventable tragedy. The information here, along with the information in the Mental Health section, can help. SUICIDE PREVENTLINE HOTLINE 800-273-8255 AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION South Central Pennsylvania chapter Dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. 814-357-5829 888-333-2377 (national office) 800-273-8255 (hotline) www.afsp.org PLEASE LIVE Cultivates mental wellness through education and awareness of youth and young adult…

Mental Health

Mental Health Information in this section concerns mental health and treatment for related issues. For emergencies, please also consult the Emergency Help section. SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE 800-273-8255 www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org CONTACT HELPLINE Information and referral service 800-932-4616 www.contacthelpline.org THE ADVOCACY ALLIANCE Mission is to promote mental well-being and support recovery for adults who have a mental illness; resiliency for children with emotional/behavioral disorders. 717-835-2275 1512 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey www.theadvocacyalliance.org BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT SERVICES LOCATOR An on-line source of information for persons…