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 the Salvation Army, South Duke Street, York PA – Monday –Friday 1-2:30 pm which 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:
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