Southern Community Services (SCS) is a United Way funded program that provides essential social and support services to low and moderate income residents of southern York County living in the Southern, Southeastern, Dallastown, and Red Lion school districts.
For more than 30 years, SCS has assisted residents to overcome barriers and achieve a greater level of independence by educating individuals in financial literacy, supporting the application process for various government programs and offering limited direct financial assistance. The program also assists families in crisis through life management programs like short-term counseling, food distribution, back-to-school and holiday programs.
Southern Community Services offers assistance in the following areas:
- Case Management
- Emergency Food Assistance
- Energy Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Budget Counseling
- Baby Closet
- Project E.L.V.E.S Help (holiday assistance)
- Daily Choice Food Pantry
- Domestic Violence Assistance
- Homeless Assistance
- Veteran Assistance
- Pet Pantry
- Back to School Program
- Government/Form Application Assistance
The goal of SCS is to educate and empower clients to move them from poverty to sustainability. By providing case management services, SCS can help clients assess their current situation, develop a plan to overcome the challenges, coordinate services that can help them move forward, and oversee the implementation of the plan.
It is only through the support of the community that SCS can provide these services. Many community organizations such as churches, local municipalities, schools and individuals, give of their time and financial resources to support this program. To find out how you can get involved, please contact the SCS Director, Susan Eckhart, at 717-235-0446, 408.
- Mondays: 9 a.m. – Noon & 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Tuesdays: CLOSED
- Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – Noon & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Thursdays: 9 a.m. – Noon
- Fridays: 9 a.m. – Noon
- Saturdays and Sundays: CLOSED
Emergency/ after business hours’ food pantry- please call to set up a time that is convenient for you to receive food assistance.
100 Constitution Avenue
PO Box 263
Shrewsbury, PA 17361
717-235-0446 ext. 403 or 408