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Clare House
Mission Statement: Clare House transforms the lives of women and their children through an employment-focused program providing safety, housing and supportive services with the goal of financial stability.
Mission Statement: Clare House transforms the lives of women and their children through an employment-focused program providing safety, housing and supportive services with the goal of financial stability.
Our Vision: All women and their children are empowered to build a stable foundation.
As homelessness gained prominence as a social phenomenon during the 1980s, community leaders noticed that Lancaster lacked a special environment for women with children who were experiencing homelessness. A local Catholic diocese stepped in to help this undeserved population and fill the void. The first facility, of what would become Clare House, was located on South West End Avenue in Lancaster, PA. It would later move to Wheatland Avenue in 1985 after incorporating as an independent nonprofit organization. Through grant funding, Clare House, Inc. purchased the property - where it is still located today – at 342 E Chestnut Street in Lancaster. Then, in the early '90s, Clare House, inc. suffered a financial hardship, at which time the congregation of Ruhl's United Methodist Church in Manheim, PA, came to the rescue taking over the House's operations. A new Board was formed, the mortgage on the Clare House property was paid, and volunteers were put in place to provide temporary staffing needs. Clare House became a United Way Member Agency in 1995, began expanding its funding base to reclaim independence, was able to purchase the neighboring home at 344 E Chestnut in 2000. The home at 344 E Chestnut became known as Harmony House. Clare House continues to operate both houses as transitional housing for women and children in need. In previous years, Clare House was a shelter where women and children could stay; but now it provides much more, including life skills, such as effective parenting, budgeting, job training skills, and housing assistance. In addition to the services provided while clients are living at Clare House, unlike any other shelter in Lancaster County, Clare House also offers a specific, structured aftercare component. Clients are monitored for a period of one year after they complete the program and move into permanent housing to ensure that clients are still meeting their goals and do not fall back into homelessness. Currently, Clare House operates independently of any specific church, but continues its mission to provide shelter to women and children who are experiencing homelessness. Clare House operates under the direction of a strategic governing Board of Directors and employs a small staff. Clare House continues to focus on the needs of homeless women and children by empowering each woman to become a productive member of society by providing career and educational information, goal-setting strategies, and a safe, clean living environment that encourages independence and self-sufficiency.
Contact Name: Sarah Popovich
Number of Board Positions: 3
Submitted 10/3/22
Lancaster Creative Reuse
Mission Statement: The mission of Lancaster Creative Reuse is to connect community excess to those who can use it creatively. Through the low-cost store, Open Craft Table and education programs, LCR inspires creativity, increases access to the arts through affordability, and encourages reuse.
Mission Statement: The mission of Lancaster Creative Reuse is to connect community excess to those who can use it creatively. Through the low-cost store, Open Craft Table and education programs, LCR inspires creativity, increases access to the arts through affordability, and encourages reuse.
Lancaster Creative Reuse (LCR) 501(c)(3) was established in 2009 by co-founders Jeannie Zeller and Andrea Stoner Leaman. Jeannie and Andrea saw the potential in untapped supply resources, generated by both individuals and businesses, that were often destined for landfills. In October 2012, LCR moved from the Stahr Armory to our current location at 1865 Lincoln Highway East. Our 3,758 square foot building not only houses our retail store, but also a large donation processing area, an open crafting table, sewing room, a large meeting/classroom room, and staff offices. In 2014, we became our own 501(c)3 organization. LCR continued to grow in size and access as we increased store hours and staff and expanded its educational and outreach programming - visiting schools, corporations, and community events such as the Long's Park Art Festival, Lancaster Pride, ExtraGive STEAM events with the Lancaster Science Factory, Lancaster REC, and the Earth 2 E-Town Festival. LCR currently employs a staff of six (6) and manages a diverse group of 30-35 volunteers a year. This team, on average, manages 700 lbs of donated material per day that would have otherwise gone to a landfill! Our volunteers are an integral part of LCR and help us process donations, price product, package orders, assist with public events, and more. We are governed by an active and passionate 7-member board of directors. Under their vision and the strong leadership of our executive director, we realize 90% of our revenue from our retail space. Additional funding has been provided by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and generous individual contributions from many community members.
Contact Name: Natalie Lascek
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: We are specifically looking for members what have experience with HR and nonprofit accounting.
Submitted 9/28/22
Lancaster County Food Hub
Mission Statement: Rooted in Faith & Compassion, we provide services that honor the dignity of all by striving to meet basic human needs.
Mission Statement: Rooted in Faith & Compassion, we provide services that honor the dignity of all by striving to meet basic human needs.
Our Vision: 1. Serving Anyone in Need - We believe that everyone has the right to have their basic needs met. 2. Dignity of the Individual - We believe in the dignity of all individuals. 3. Inclusive Faith - Motivated by faith, we welcome all in our community to join us as we provide for those in need.
The Lancaster County Food Hub was founded in 1947 by a collection of churches who unified their community service efforts for neighbors in need. It was appropriately established as the Lancaster County Council of Churches. Over the years, the organization developed into a large social service agency providing food, clothing, and shelter for those struggling to make ends meet. Just six years ago, a new building was acquired at 812 N. Queen Street in downtown Lancaster, expanding service capacity five times over in response to Lancaster’s growing needs. Today, the Food Hub is the only services organization in Lancaster County to offer, under one roof, free food, free clothing, and emergency shelter in a low-barrier, non-programmatic infrastructure. In short, anyone who needs food, clothing, or shelter can access services just by walking in the door. The Food Hub has grown to distribute more than 1 million pounds of food and nearly 60,000 pounds of clothing to tens of thousands of people annually and provides shelter to at-risk, struggling, and homeless neighbors 365 nights a year.
Contact Name: Jimmy Bellis
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: Expertise - Legal, banking, marketing, development, leadership Qualifications - Strategic thinking, passion for the mission, non-profit perspective
Submitted 9/6/22
Hempfield Foundation
Mission Statement: The Hempfield Foundation is dedicated to promoting and enhancing excellence in education across the Hempfield School District by providing independent financial support for innovative projects and scholarships.
Mission Statement: The Hempfield Foundation is dedicated to promoting and enhancing excellence in education across the Hempfield School District by providing independent financial support for innovative projects and scholarships.
The Hempfield Foundation, founded in 1993, is a registered and independent non-profit organization that supports the educational mission of the Hempfield School District. The Foundation awards grants to Hempfield faculty for initiatives that enhance the academic experiences of Hempfield students. These grants allow teachers to try creative, research-based ideas that they may not otherwise be able to do. The annual scholarships given by the Foundation help graduating seniors succeed in their transition to college or other postsecondary educational opportunities.
Contact Name: Kate Mullen
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: Seeking Board members with experience in the areas of fundraising, marketing, social media, sales and/or corporate lending. Connection to the Hempfield School District is desired, but not required.
Submitted 9/2/22
Alder Health Services
Mission Statement: Alder Health Services improves the health and well-being of individuals with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ+ communities in South Central Pennsylvania by providing an inclusive and affirming environment that empowers the people we serve.
Mission Statement: Alder Health Services improves the health and well-being of individuals with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ+ communities in South Central Pennsylvania by providing an inclusive and affirming environment that empowers the people we serve.
Our Vision: At Alder Health Services, we're passionate about creating an inclusive and affirming environment that encourages our patients and clients to make the best possible decisions regarding their healthcare and well-being. To achieve this, we aim to build trusting relationships while offering an holistic approach to meet the unique and often complex health needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and members of diverse LGBTQ+ communities.
Initially called AIDS Community Alliance, the Alder Health Services we know today was created when the Lancaster AIDS project founded in 1985, and the South Central AIDS Assistance Network, founded in 1987, merged in an effort to provide a regionalized approach to HIV/AIDS services. Both of these founding organizations were created due to the outgrowth of volunteer efforts to assist people with AIDS prior to the allocation of funds provided by The Ryan White Care Act and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The name Alder Health Services was adopted in October 2010 to reflect the expanded services and programs of the organization. The name was inspired by the alder tree, which according to Celtic tradition, is giving and nurturing. The alder tree restores poor soil to health and provides shelter against harsh conditions. Like the alder, the care we provide are innovative and encouraging, and we are fully committed to bringing health and comfort to those who are often underserved by the systems and services in our community. Our core services include, primary care, HIV/STI testing, mental health therapy, telepsychiatry, case management and wellness services.
Expertise: Alder Health Services is seeking new board members! Our primary area of service includes the counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, and York. Our goal is to recruit candidates that can assist the organization in meeting its strategic priorities and increasing awareness and support of Alder Health Services. We are looking for individuals with experience and/or interest in the areas of resource development/fundraising, public relations and marketing, law, and finance. Alder Health Services is an anti-racist, diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. Persons of color and members of undeserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Russell A Boggs, Chair, Nominating and Governance or Rosemary Browne, President and CEO.
Submitted 9/1/22
D.I.V.E Inc.
Mission Statement: We are a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Lancaster, PA whose desire is to see people become: Disciples of Christ whose Identity is Rooted in Christ that experience Victory in Christ and are Empowered to fulfill their calling through Christ We achieve this vision by teaching biblical truths through discipleship, service, and community and providing a supportive network for them to live these truths out daily in their lives.
Mission Statement: We are a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Lancaster, PA whose desire is to see people become: Disciples of Christ whose Identity is Rooted in Christ that experience Victory in Christ and are Empowered to fulfill their calling through Christ We achieve this vision by teaching biblical truths through discipleship, service, and community and providing a supportive network for them to live these truths out daily in their lives.
Currently, we offer a residential program for men only who are looking for a fresh start from addiction, incarceration, homelessness, and various other types of hardships or situations. There is an application process and residents are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Our program requires a commitment to: Faith development through attendance of group bible studies Service through participation in community service projects. Seeking and obtaining stable employment and/or developing a trade or job discipline. Abstaining from substance abuse from alcohol, drugs, and other items as appropriate. Payment of a monthly program fee.
Contact Name: Jason Mckinney
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: Fundraising, nonprofit law
Submitted 9/1/22