The Mission of York C.A.R.E.S. is 'To help York’s homeless build stronger, healthier lives through compassionate and essential services'
We are an outgrowth of One York: Government & faith-based community groups coming together to share resources & opportunities. We quickly realized that there is an immediate need for essential services to assist York’s homeless population and fill the gaps in services in the county. We were introduced and visited Carlisle C.A.R.E.S and New Hope ministries early on in our process and we adopted our name of York C.A.R.E.S. to associate with Carlisle and Gettysburg C.A.R.E.S. both well developed and recognized homeless outreach organizations. Homeless individuals are transient by nature and circumstances. The name York C.A.R.E.S. identifies our work serving the needs of the homeless and welcomes them with familiarity. We concentrate on the needs of homeless men, women and children and we seek to fill gaps not presently met by other groups in York county.
We are currently operating a Coffee Spot and Mail Spot through at the
York Salvation Army
50 East King St. (South Duke Street entrance), York PA
Monday –Friday 1-2:30 pm
Winter temporary location
(December 2nd-January 6th)
Heidelberg United Church of Christ:
47 W Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 p.m.
this provides a place for coffee, conversation and community out of the heat in Summer and out of the cold of Winter. We provide information on essential services in the community for food, clothing, shelter, housing, transportation, counseling, and employment and develop a full service day resource center for the homeless, similar to Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. To Continue to collaborate with others who have complimentary services to fill the gaps in the community. Our final logo has all the essential services identified and we plan to provide at the day resource center.
Some of these services include:
How can you help?
Wanted: Caring adults and small groups, who can volunteer approximately 3 hours on a weekday afternoon in York to be present with those living in homeless or compromised housing situations by making and serving coffee and other beverages, offering snacks, giving out mail, socializing with and sharing of community resources to neighbors in need at the York C.A.R.E.S. Coffee Spot.
Wish List of items for the York C.A.R.E.S. Coffee Spot include:
To become a volunteer, please complete our volunteer interest form.
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