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COVID-19 – Coronavirus

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County 

COVID-19 Updates

Updated as of Tuesday, July 21, 2020 

Crispus Attucks Community Center (CACC)

The Crispus Attucks Community Center will provide free grab-and-go lunches on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11 a.m. to Noon. The dine-in option is currently suspended. Food bank is every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Domestic Violence Services (DVS)

Domestic Violence Services (DVS), a program of the Community Action Partnership, continues to monitor all updates concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. Our highest priority is to safeguard the health and safety of domestic violence victims and survivors and our staff members.

DVS continues to provide free, confidential services to victims and survivors of domestic violence 24 hours per day via a combination of on site and remote staffing and programming. We are limiting the people who enter our Safe House/main offices building to residents, staff members, emergency personnel, and essential maintenance/service providers.

Victims and survivors seeking our crisis and safety-planning services should call our 24-hour Hotline at (717) 299-1249 or text SAFE to 61222 to connect directly to an advocate.

Safe House or emergency shelter services are available for victims fleeing dangerous intimate partner violence situations. Victims seeking shelter must contact DVS directly via the hotline or text line. Law enforcement may use the hotline or Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) process to make the contact. An individual in immediate danger should call 911.

Community counseling services are offered via telehealth platforms or by telephone. Please call our hotline to arrange to speak with a counselor.

The Domestic Violence Legal Center is not open to walk-in clients but is available to assist victims and survivors with legal information, options and resources via telephone Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm at (717) 291-5826. Our bilingual legal advocate is available in the courthouse daily to assist victims to file Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders. On weekends call the DVS 24-Hour hotline to be connected to the on-call Legal Advocate for assistance.

Professional domestic violence trainings, education, and prevention sessions are in development to be offered remotely via Zoom and You Tube. Contact Angela Keen, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator ( for more information about professional trainings and volunteer opportunities, and Deb Manning, Children’s Program Coordinator ( for education and prevention program availability.

Please direct any general questions to Christine Gilfillan, DVS Director, at (717) 299-9677 Ext. 3110 or email

Early Learning Resources Center (ELRC)

ELRC Staff is offering virtual service for both Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. Please continue to submit applications in drop boxes located outside of our offices. Any questions, please email
ELRC is open to APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm

The primary resource for individuals seeking certified child care in counties identified as Yellow or Green in the Governor’s Phased-In Approach to Reopen Business in Pennsylvania is and should be used now that the Stay at Home Order is lifted.

Senior Centers

Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center & Columbia Senior Center are closed until further notice.

Utilities Assistance

Beginning the week of August 3, The city will begin walk-ins 9:00am-3:00pm Tuesday and Thursdays for urgent matters only. We are requesting only 1 adult per household to come.  Also, encouraging customers to continue to  drop off applications with income documents, email, Call 717 299 7301 x 3108.

  • Lancaster County offices:  By Appointment Only
  • Columbia:  Tuesday and Thursdays
  • Ephrata: Wednesdays
  • Solanco:  Thursdays


WIC offices in Lancaster, Columbia, Ephrata, Quarryville are open by appointment only.  All participants will receive a call in advance of their scheduled appointment for benefit pick-up time and location.  The Mobile Clinic is closed until further notice and customers will be contacted for benefit pickups at their nearest clinic.  It is critical that WIC have a working phone number for all participants.  Please call 717-509-3686 for an appointment or to update contact information.  Thank you!


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by sending us an email at