Our Partners

Our Partners are the Foundation 

of all we do

The partners that make up the Lancaster County Homelessness Coalition provide capacity to deliver a diversity of services to address the spectrum of needs for those who are experiencing homelessness. We share a common goal of a sustained, safe, and quality home for all who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Lancaster County.

Together, we have become one of the nation’s leading communities in the fight against homelessness. Together Lancaster can win this fight to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

Our Partners extend across a range of service offerings:

Homelessness Service Providers

The homelessness services provider agencies serve our Lancaster County neighbors who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness with respect and dignity and empower them to strive and reach their objectives.


We are able to increase our impact helping those who experience homelessness or are at risk of homelessness through a funded partnership currently made up of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the County of Lancaster, United Way Lancaster County, Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and City of Lancaster.

With additional support from donors who allow us to fund special projects we are able to provide innovative prevention work. Through our partnerships, we are working together making positive changes for our Lancaster community.

The Office for the Coalition coordinates, applies for, manages, and monitors numerous grants which are awarded to local partner agencies, providing housing and human services to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Community Service Organizations

Lancaster County demonstrates a strong desire to be collaborative, bettering the lives of its residents. Local non-profits, coalitions, community benefit organizations, faith-based organizations/churches, and local government agencies support this work, deepening impact in our community. Partners work to build equity across the community for those who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. LCHC partners with these organizations to work toward greater housing affordability and more housing opportunities, holistic human.

Safety Partners

Emergency services partners protect the Lancaster County Community by upholding the laws and keeping people safe. LCHC helps these partners alleviate our clients’ interactions with their services and reduce service calls. LCHC partners with these organizations to keep people experiencing homelessness safe.

Community HUBS

Several communities have organized to provide services to a specific geographical area, providing a variety of social services to those specific communities. Their services include but are not limited to food/feeding programs, financial literacy, health education, education/employment programs, youth services, medical/dental services, mental health services, substance use services, emergency shelter, case management, emergency funds, and housing support.

Education and Employment

LCHC supports the county's school districts by working alongside the schools to understand and work to resolve student homelessness in each community. LCHC works to support the district's efforts as they are often the face of work in communities. Helping support their efforts leads to deeper collaboration, innovation, and identification within each district. Connecting districts to their communities leads to local solutions tailored to each area.


Our medical partners are concerned for the welfare of high need and under resourced patients experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. LCHC supports these partners by working towards a shared language around serving under-resourced individuals holistically, including how the community interacts with medical services. Understanding the social determinants of health, LCHC helps to provide education, identify gaps, and improve the service delivery system for individuals with medical complexities to help improve their long term stability and success. The ultimate goal is to improve the health outcomes and qualities of individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness but supporting a client centered approach.

Housing Partners

The affordable housing partners work toward building or funding more affordable housing for low to moderate-income households in Lancaster County. Additional affordable housing units assist people experiencing homelessness exit into permanent housing and those at risk of homelessness stay in sustainable housing.

Partner With Us

The Coalition is made up of individuals and organizations who believe that homelessness is unacceptable in the beautiful community of Lancaster County. We are a Coalition of over 50 organizations in Lancaster County all working together for the betterment of our community and helping those in need. Each partner works together in the coalition to alleviate the suffering of our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Do you share our mission and vision and have a desire to aid the most vulnerable people in our community that are experiencing homelessness. Our family, friends, and neighbors are suffering, can you help? Contact us today and please join our efforts.

Lancaster County Homelessness Coalition Partners

Anchor Lancaster Lancaster City Alliance Rep. Smith-Wade-El
Base Inc. Lancaster City Housing Authority Rep. Smucker
Berks County IU Lancaster City Police Rep. Sturla
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Lancaster County Commissioners Salvation Army
Blueprints for Addiction Recovery Lancaster County Community Foundation School District of Lancaster
Bridge of Hope Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency Solanco Neighborhood Ministries
Brightside Opportunities Center Lancaster County Food Hub SoWe - Boys & Girls Club
Columbia Dream Center Lancaster Emergency Medical Services Spanish American Civic Association
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster Lancaster General Health Tenfold
Chestnut Housing Corporation Lancaster LBGTQ+ Coalition The Factory Ministries
CHI St. Joseph's Health Lancaster Moravian Center The GateHouse
City of Lancaster Lodge Life Services Union Community Care
Clare House Loft Community Partnership United Way of Lancaster
Community Basics Inc. Love Inc. of Lancaster County Valley Youth House
Community Services Group MidPenn Legal Services Warwick Hub
Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services Milagro House Water Street Mission
Covenant House National Network for Youth Workforce Development
CrossNet Ministries Office of Aging YWCA Lancaster
Donegal Substance Abuse Alliance Opportunity House
Ebenezer Baptist Church Parish Resource Center
Elizabethtown Community Housing & Outreach Services PA CareerLink
Ephrata Area Social Services PA Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Friends of Donegal Penn Manor School District
Good Samaritan Services Penn Medicine
HDC MidAtlantic Real Life Community Services
Health Partners Plans Recovery Insight