Knowing that poverty is complex and its contributing factors vary, the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County has worked in recent years to develop innovative initiatives that are both person-centered and connected to augment our many long-standing and successful anti-poverty programs.

Crispus Attucks Community Center, strives to improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health; and by offering programs and cultural events which preserve the African American heritage.

Domestic Violence Services, which provides emergency shelter, counseling, legal and housing services, and children’s programming for victims of domestic violence and their children

Thrive to Five,  which provides comprehensive birth-to-5 programming in all Lancaster County school districts.

Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC, formerly CCIS), which supplies child care subsidies for low-wage earning parents who are working or enrolled in training or education programs

Navigation, which helps individuals and families chart their own pathway out of poverty by using person-centered planning

Parents as Teachers, a home-visiting program, which promotes positive child development through effective parenting early intervention services

Reunion Food Truck – the recipe for success is in the truck’s social mission: a portion of Reunion’s proceeds are directed to the Crispus Attucks Community Center’s feeding program, giving way to the motto “Feed your Soul, Feed your Community.”

Senior Centers, which offer members over age 60 free meals, educational activities and field trips, financial education, and wellness activities in Lancaster City and Columbia

Utility Assistance, which manages assistance programs for low-income customers of PPL and UGI

Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC), which offers nutrition education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social services for pregnant and post-partum women and children up to age 5