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Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition

The Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition is a collaboration of over 70 agencies, organizations, and individuals committed to providing State and Local Reentrants to Lancaster County all the resources they need to succeed.

One of the practical services we provide is through our Reentry Resource Liaison who provides resources & opportunities for individuals who are returning to the community after incarceration.

After Release from Prison

  • Immediate reentry needs – Reentry Services goal is to treat each reentrant with dignity and value as well as we provide the support and connection to services & resources needed for reentrants to succeed. Our primary focus is helping meet the immediate needs as the individual transitions & works to stabilize back into their community throughout Lancaster County.
    • Referrals to:
      • Shelter / transitional housing
      • Recovery housing, treatment, support
      • Mental Health support & treatment
      • VA benefits
      • Medical / dental / vison referrals
      • Employment / Education / Training referrals
      • Food & clothing resources
      • Family Support
    • Apply:
      •  Documentation (Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards & Photo ID’s)
      • Medical Assistance & Food stamps
      • Cell phone
    • Immediate needs:
      • Toiletries
      • Emergency clothing
      • Bus passes for appointments
      • Help navigate goals & legal requirements

Contact Sophia Lombardo, Reentry Resource Liaison, at (717) 723-1075 or for help meeting the immediate needs of reentrants.

Agency/Organization Referral Form



Ready to Reenter Guide



Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition provides services to anyone who is returning to their community after incarceration.


For information on the barriers Reentrants face or partner in helping Reentrants succeed, contact: Carrie Kurtz, Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition Coordinator, Phone: (717) 723-1075

How Can I Help with immediate needs?

Many people coming out of prison often have nothing but clothes on their backs. They face a staggering number of requirements and obligations. They often lack the most basic necessities, things we take for granted, like a toothbrush and toothpaste, a bar of soap, washcloth and towel, a comb or brush. Most of the items can be purchased at Dollar Tree for a total cost of $20 or less per bag (including the bag itself!) Some of the listed items can be purchased in multi-packs to help fill multiple bags of love.

One of these “Bags of Love” containing basic items can make a world of difference for a Reentrants.

Contact Sophia Lombardo, Reentry Resource Liaison, at (717) 723-1075 or to learn about the current needs & donation process

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To make a financial donation, visit and designate your donation to the Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition. This money will go towards the immediate needs of reentrants

Lancaster County Re-Entry Coalition Partners

Ambassadors for Hope
Bench Mark Programs
Bethany Christian Services
Blueprints Recovery
Commisioner’s Office
Commonwealth of PA
Community Action Partnership
Community Mennonite Church
Compass Mark
CrossNet Ministries
Department of Corrections
D.I.V.E. Inc
Donegal Substance Abuse Alliance
Ebenezer Baptist Church – Faith Community Rep
Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown Police / 2nd Chance
The Factory Ministries
Gate House
Good Days Recovery
Have a Heart
Hope United Methodist Church
IMPACT! Missions
Joining Forces for Children
Justice & Mercy
Lancaster Bail Administration
Lancaster Bar Association / Lancaster Law Foundation
Lancaster City Housing Authority
Lancaster City Police Department
Lancaster County Assistance Office
Lancaster County Behavioral Health/ Developmental Services
LanCo My Home (Coalition to End Homelessness)
Lancaster County District Attorney
Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission
Lancaster County Prison
Lancaster County Public Defender
Lancaster County Workforce Development Board
Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP)
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 Community Education
Lancaster Works / ASSETS
Mental Health America-Lanc Co
Mid Penn Legal Services
Millersville University
Naaman Center
New Person Ministries
Northern Lancaster Hub
PA Board of Probation & Parole
PA CareerLink of Lancaster County
Penn Medicine
Potters House of Ruth
RASE Project
Returning Citizens Group
San Juan Reentry Ministry
Solanco Neighborhood Services
Sound Community Solutions
Spanish American Civic Assn (SACA)
Supreme Court Tennis
Tabor Community Services
Trinity Lutheran
TW Ponessa / Lancaster Recovery Alliance
United Way
Water Street Ministries
Community Members