LANCASTER Community Action Program

Shelter details

  • Added Dec 13, 2016 | Last Update Apr 27, 2023
  • 601 South Queen Steet, Box 599
       Lancaster, PA 17608
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  • (717) 299-7301


CAP has been providing services to the most economically disadvantaged populations of Lancaster County for more than 50 years.
Working during a unique era in American history when the nation was awakened to the reality of poverty in the midst of the richest and most powerful nation in the world, Lancaster community leaders who founded CAP were part of a larger national consensus that held that:
1) poverty was unacceptable
2) it could and should be eradicated.
CAP's founders had a desire to move beyond providing assistance to developing a community-based approach to help low-income families become self-sufficient.
CAP services continue to evolve to meet the community needs through programs that support child development and education, health and nutrition, household stability, violence prevention and empowerment.
Today CAP is one of the largest community benefit organizations in Lancaster County.

Question & Answers (5)

  1. Is this shelter free?
  2. Do they accept donations at this shelter?
  3. Do they allow Pets at this shelter?
  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
  5. How long can you stay at this shelter?

Comments (2)

  1. avatar
    Petershope says

    Hi im homeless and I have kitten I don't know where I can go cause he help with my depression...

  2. avatar
    Mandylynne says

    I am looking for housing I am waiting on my ssi and I need a place to go til I find a place and to get my kids back

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