Welcome to the Donegal Community Resources page. This page provides a list of agencies and resources, within Donegal and surrounding areas, to help your family meets its needs, however the list may not contain every available resource. The resources are divided into 4 categories: Mental Health, Physical Health, Education and Family Supports.

The Donegal School District does not endorse or recommend particular support services. Any services obtained by the family are the decision and liability of the family.

Mental Health

4 years ago

Crisis Intervention                                                                                        717-394-2631
     Call if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency

National Suicide Prevention Hotline                                                         800-273-8255 

National Crisis Text Number                                                                      741-741    

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services                                    717-393-0421 
     Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention

Mental Health America of Lancaster                                                                          717-397-7461  

TW Ponessa                                                                                                  717-560-7917   
     Substance use, Psychiatric Medical Services, School Based Outpatient Services, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation
     Services, Mental Health Outpatient Services, Child and Adolescent Partial Hospital Program

Gary Friedman and Associates                                                                 717-560-3525   
     Psychotherapy, Psychological Evaluations,  Cognitive-behavioral and developmental psychology Solution analysis, 
     Lancaster Anger Management Program

PA Counseling                                                                                              855-272-1653  

Community Services Group                                                                       877-907-7970    
     Adult and Child Mental Health Services, Foster Care and Permanency Services

Pressley Ridge                                                                                              717-397-5241
     Foster Care and Adoption, Outpatient treatment and Counseling

Philhaven                                                                                                      717-273-8871
     Mental and Behavioral Health Services

Gethsemane Counseling & Coaching                                                      717-342-8400
     Provides individual and group therapy services 

Catholic Charities                                                                                        717-299-3659   
     Counseling services

Team Care Behavioral Health                                                                                     717-391-0172  

Providence Behavioral Health                                                                                    717-397-1400  

New Life Counseling                                                                                                     717-653-1507  

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute                                                                              866-746-2496   

Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital                                                                        717-740-4160  

Hope Within                                                                                                                   717-367-9797  
     Community Health Center and Counseling

Sand Castle Counseling                                                                                                717-525-0558

Jewel David Counseling                                                                                               717-701-7513  


Family Supports

4 years ago

Each family is unique and has different needs.  If you find yourself in need of additional supports there may be a resource which could help.

Domestic Violence Services                                                    717-299-7301 

Bethany Christian Services                                                     800-238-4269

        Services include pregnancy, family counseling, family resources, emergency care, etc.

Salvation Army                                                                          717-397-7565 ext. 123

        Services include emergency assistance, crisis intervention, self-sufficiency promams, 

        counseling, budgeting, etc. 

Special Kids Network/Helpline                                               800-986-4550 

        Education, Transportation, Housing, Medical Assistance, Waiver Programs, Assistive

        devices, Supports and Services, etc.

COBYS                                                                                        717-656-6580

        Adoption, Counseling, Family Life Education, Foster Care, Community Connections 

YWCA Sexual Assault Counseling                                          717-392-7273

Lancaster County Children & Youth Services                      717-299-7925 

        Investigates reports of child abuse and neglect, intervention services 

Food Banks

Faith Outreach Center Food Bank                                        717-492-8167
          Food bank is open on the last Wednesday of each month from 4-6pm.  Must bring ID and two proofs of address.

Mount Joy Community Food Bank                                      717-653-5585
          Open Wednesday and Friday from 9-11am.  Limit of 1 visit per month.      

East Donegal/Conoy Area Food Bank                                Dial 2-1-1 for contact information
           Open Wednesday from 2-4pm for residents of E. Donegal and Conoy Townships.  Limit 1 visit per month.            


Mount Joy Helping Services                                                 717-653-5585
          Must be a Mount Joy resident.  

Community Bible Church clothing bank                           717-426-1345
           Open every Saturday from 9-noon.

Physical Health

4 years ago

Whether you're looking for primary care physician or a dentist, check out the resources linked below.  This list is not exhaustive.


Penn State Health Medical Group                                                                              717-653-2900

LG Health Physicians Family Medicine                                                                      717-653-2929

Family Health Center                                                                                                    717-653-0331 

Eden Park Pediatric Associates                                                                                   717-569-8518

LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Norlanco                                                     717-653-1467


Mount Joy Foot & Ankle Associates                                                                            717-653-6350

Eye Doctors of Lancaster                                                                                             717-560-4020                         
Lancaster Orthopedic Group                                                                                      717-560-4200


Asunsion Dental                                                                                                            717-898-3720

MJP Family Dental                                                                                                         717-653-2404

J. T. Herres Dental Solutions                                                                                       717-653-8177 

Mt. Joy Dental Associates                                                                                             717-928-2653


4 years ago

Education begins at birth.  The resources in this page will guide you as you work with your child.

Early Childhood/Childcare

Faith Factory Learning Center                                                                     717-653-5493

      Pre-school care, before and after school child care, nursery school

Kinderhook Early Learning Center                                                               717-492-1340

      Pre-school care, before and after school child care, nursery school

Head Start                                                                                                        866-763-6481

     Focused on helping low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs 

Bright Horizons                                                                                               717-653-1733

     Daycare, early learning center serving infant, toddler and preschooler, before and after school 


Luthercare for Kids                                                                                         888-249-5268 

     Year-round care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers; before and after school care

Little People Day Care School                                                                      717-684-4451

     Traditional nursery school, before and after school care

Other Educational Resources

Rainbow's End Youth Center                                                                         717-653-9511

     Academic assistance, after-school programs, school supplies

Milanof-Schock Library                                                                                   717-653-1510

     Preschool storytimes, school age activities, summer reading programs, Wi-Fi access

Coby's Family Services                                                                                    800-452-6517 

     Educate, support & empower children and families to reach their full potential

IU13 Early Intervention Services                                                                   717-606-1600 

     Providing early intervention services to children birth through pre-K

Pathways                                                                                                           online resource 

     Educational resources for families

PA Promise for Children                                                                                 online resource 

     Educational resources for families

Food Resources

4 years ago

Mount Joy Community Food Bank food assistance for families and individuals. Open Wednesday & Friday from 9 - 11:00 am (Limit of 1 visit per month) (717) 653-5585 

Rainbow’s End Youth Center (REYS) Provides a free dinner for teens every Thursday evening and free dinner for elementary age children every Wednesday evening. 717-653-9511 105 Fairview St., Mount Joy, PA 17552 https://reys.org/ 

East Donegal/Conoy Area Food Bank Provides food to residents of E. Donegal and Conoy Townships. Open Wednesday from 2 - 4pm (Limit of 1 visit per month) Dial 211 for contact information

Donegal Power Packs Project Enrolled Students at the Donegal Primary and Intermediate schools receive a food pack with a recipe and necessary ingredients every Thursday at the end of the school day. donegalpowerpacks@gmail.com 

Faith Outreach Center Food Bank Provides community residents with access to a food bank on the last Wednesday of each month from 4-6 pm. Must bring ID and two proofs of address. Everyone is welcome. Contact Pastor Andy: (717) 492-8167 PastorAndyFOC@gmail.com 475 Anderson Ferry Rd. Mount Joy, PA. 17552 

Donegal School District Free and Reduced School Breakfast/Lunch for students who qualify https://www.schoolcafe.com

Love Inc. Provides meals to those in need after medical procedure 3 times per week for up to 2 weeks. (717) 735-7540 http://loveinclancaster.org/ 

Meals on Wheels Elizabethtown/Mt. Joy/Marietta Provides one hot and one cold meal daily for the elderly 717-367-8528 

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Food from the Heart Provides pre-made frozen meals for a short duration for families going through a tough time or major life changes. Please call between 9:00am – 2:00pm 37 E. Main Street, Mount Joy PA 17552 717-653-5493 http://www.connectstmarks.com/ 

Homelessness and Housing Resources

4 years ago

Call United Way 211: They will complete over the phone Community Housing and Referral Team (CHART) questionnaire to evaluate appropriate resources in our area. This is also the way to get access to emergency shelter.

Information for students experiencing homelessnesshttp://www.donegalsd.org/support-services2-793d5bac/homelessness-5f50d9e4

Elizabethtown Community Housing & Outreach Services (ECHOS) Provides case management services including winter shelter placement, rapid rehousing, permanent housing and other supportive services (please call 211 first). Open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm 717-361-0740 17 South Market Street, Suite 101 Elizabethtown, PA 17022

FAITH Homes of Donegal A six-year program to partner with a qualified family, by moving them into affordable housing in a FHD-owned building, assisting them to become financially stable and ultimately buy their own residence. 717-538-1252 http://faith-homes.org/

Mount Joy Helping Services Can offer limited assistance with rent/utility payments and occasionally provides temporary lodging at the Red Rose Motel for individuals experiencing homelessness. Application required. (Must be a Mount Joy resident to qualify) Contact: Pat Paules 717-653-5585

Affordable Housing list in Lancaster Countyhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1IvUe4oQqSOR5cIrpbCtQ9-UTWiQZpD3r/view?usp=sharing

Lancaster Housing Opportunities Partnership (LHOP): Provides education and resources for home ownership and advocacy. Provides information on first time home owners loans and classes. 717-291-9945 https://www.lhop.org/

Tabor Community Services: Provides homeless and rental counseling, and financial workshops and financial counseling. Eviction prevention also available for those with income. Provides supportive services for permanent housing.  717-397-5182. https://www.tabornet.org/


4 years ago

Community Bible Church Clothing Bank Provides free gently used clothing for infants through adults Open 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. 717 – 426 -1345 45 West Market Street Marietta, PA 17547.

Mount Joy Helping Services provides clothing assistance using a voucher system in cooperation with local thrift stores (Must be a Mount Joy Resident) 717-653-5585

Second Chances Thrift Store provides discounted clothing and shoes for men, women, and children Open Fridays 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1st & 3rd Saturday of the month) (717) 653-5888 7 Marietta Ave. Mount Joy PA, 17552 www.firstpresmountjoy.com

Love of God Community Clothing Bank provides clothing to community residents every 2nd & 4th Thursday from 9:00am - noon at Faith Outreach Center 717-426-2555 475 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy

Elizabethtown Clothing Bank provides clothing to community members on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9-10 a.m. at GEARS Community Center. (717) 367-0355 70 S Poplar St, Elizabethtown (do NOT have to be an E-town resident).

Trinity Lutheran Church Clothing Giveaway provides an annual clothing giveaway for children and adults plus a free community meal, which takes place the last Saturday of January. 717-653-4168 47 West Main Street Mount Joy, PA 17552 http://trinitymountjoy.org

Zion Lutheran Church Tools 4 School provides free clothing and school supplies for school age students. The event takes place each August before the start of the new school year 717-426-1884 http://www.zionmarietta.org/

Other Resources:

4 years ago

Rainbow’s End Youth Center: Free academic assistance for students of Donegal School District and surrounding areas. REYS also provides several afterschool programs as well as age-appropriate backpacks and school supplies for students. 717-653-9511 105 Fairview St., Mount Joy, PA 17552 https://reys.org/

Cross Roads BIC Church Mount Joy Car Care: Offers a car care ministry to provide basic car servicing for community members in need. Twice annual free oil change. Contact: Glenn Musser 717-475-6258 glennmusser@comcast.net

Salvation Army: offers Christmas assistance for low-income families through the Angel Tree Program and various other holiday events. http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Blessed Bundles: provides diaper bags and backpacks for infants and children up to age 17 who are entering the foster care system. Bags are filled with personal care items and additional small necessities 717-413-660 blessedbundlesmission@gmail.com

Representative Dave Hickernell’s Office: Offers assistance applying for and checking the status of medical assistance, SNAP benefits and LIHEAP (heating assistance). Assistance with tax and rent rebates, getting copies of birth and death certificates, and with any state-related agency issue. They also have liaisons with utilities such as PPL, MetEd and UGI. 222 S. Market Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022 717-367-5525 

Milanof-Schock Library: Provides free language-learning services and various other education support programs. 1184 Anderson Ferry Road Mount Joy, PA 17552 717-653-1510 https://mslibrary.org/

Hope Within Community Health Center: Offers free primary healthcare for medically uninsured or low-income residents of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties. 717-367-9797 4748 E Harrisburg Pike, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 http://www.hopewithin.org/

Love Inc. Provides financial assistance for medication and prescriptions. Also provides transportation to medical appointments (requires a week notice) (717) 735-7540 http://loveinclancaster.org/

Mount Joy Helping Services: Provides financial assistance for medication and prescriptions, and other limited utilities. Application required. (717) 653-5585

Department of Human Services: Apply for food stamps, medical assistance, or cash assistance: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Apply-for-Benefits.aspx