To Our Columbia Friends – Where to Turn If You Need Help!

The following agencies are here for you:

Align Pregnancy Center:  can help if you are in need of baby diapers, wipes, infant formula, or baby food.  To set up a porch pick-up or delivery, call717-684-3400 or text 856-471-7512.

CAP:  Community Action Program is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, helping low-income families move toward self-sufficiency.  CAP’s service profile interrupts inter-generational poverty with programs that support families and individuals at every age and place in life – in the areas of education and child development, health and nutrition, household stability, and safety and empowerment. or 717-299-7301.

Career Link:  employment opportunities, resume assistance, job fair boot camps, and much more. or Tammy Garza <>

*CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health: is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and families in the Lancaster area.  Their Healthy Columbia projectfocuses on improving the health outcomes of borough residents through improving safehomes and neighborhoods, early childhood experience, food access, health, and well-being.  In 2021, watch for the opening of their newest projects, St. John Neumann School for Children and Families, as well as the revitalization of the Columbia Market House. or 844-836-8871.

*Columbia Food Bank: or 717-684-8496.

Columbia Life Network: community resource and referrals to numerous agencies, access to employment opportunities/resume creation/internet access, member of Eviction Prevention Network, and more.  18 South Fourth Street, Columbia. or 717-684-8094.

Columbia Public Library:  books, DVDs, internet access, free wi-fi, copies and faxing, educational programs for all ages, and more.  24 South Sixth Street, Columbia. or 717-684-2255.

Compass Mark:  addiction prevention and help. or 717-299-2831.

Family First Health:  primary care, behavioral health, and family dentistry. or 717-342-2577

*Fresh Express: individuals and families in the Columbia area (income must qualify) may receive FREE fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, and eggs.  Fourth Friday of each month, Third Friday in November and December.  Call 717-684-1497 for more information and to register.

*Hands Across the Street:  impact and transform lives through clothing, food and transitional living outreaches – serves Columbia PA and surrounding areas. or call 717-684-6271.

Off the Streets Susquehanna: hands to help the homeless. or call 717-587-1888 (please leave message)

Power Packs, Columbia:  Hungry children can’t learn.  Power Packs’ objective is to feed children over the weekend so that they are prepared to learn when they return to school on Monday.  Each Thursday, we provide families with ingredients and helpful tips to create weekend meals.  Open to all Columbia Borough School District and Our Lady of the Angels families.  Applications are available at your school or contact Mary Donan at 717-684-5710 for more details.

Tabor Community Services:  housing issues. or 717-397-5182.

VITA:  Free Income Tax Preparation.  Call 2-1-1 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

*Starred indicates Food Resources.

Services may change based on State mandates.