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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 individuals 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
Union Lutheran Church
408 W. Market Street, (West Market Street entrance), York PA 17401
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12:30-3 pm
Providing 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.
We Continue to collaborate with others who have complimentary services to fill the gaps in the community.
To become a volunteer, please complete our volunteer interest form.
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:
343 Lincoln Way West New Oxford PA 17350
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