At least 22,120 people were served across Franklin County last year through our Program Partners.
Our Program Partners, listed below, are helping families throughout our community with funding support from United Way of Franklin County made possible by generous donations from individuals and businesses. We collaborate with these partners to address community level issues, not only investing in the programs, but also working closely with them to expand the effects of their work.
–> Moving Beyond Basic Needs
PA 2-1-1 provides health and human services information to those who dial 2-1-1 or search the online database.
Critical Help for Critical Moments provides advice and counsel to help very low-income families solve problems and get back on track.
Emergency Financial Assistance is available to clients in the 125% of the federal poverty guideline or less to prevent utility shut offs, first month or late rent payments to prevent homelessness, fuel oil, prescriptions and gas to get to work or to a doctor’s appointment.
–> Education & Early Learning
Summer Educational Enrichment provides nutritional breakfast, lunch and a snack to approximately 300 children every summer in addition to a structured Character Building Program and Educational Program to battle the “summer slide.”
Arts Integrated Preschool Program provides Head Start students access to musical and arts enrichment courses designed to support fine motor skills and cognitive development, as well as learning through play and music.
Peachtree Program provides young children with disabilities opportunities to engage, develop, and form positive relationships while providing quality learning options for all young children in the community.
Waynesboro Childcare provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which children can learn and grow.
–> Financial Stability & Workforce Development
Chambersburg After School and Summer Programs provide hands-on activities and experiences to support the academic success, character and leadership development, and healthy lifestyles of youth in our community.
Sam’s Program provides a safe, nurturing and consistent environment where low-income and/or at-risk children have accessibility to structured developmental activities that cultivate a healthy spirit, mind and body.
Shining the Light provides access to legal representation, advice, and education to low-income individuals with civil legal problems in Franklin and Fulton Counties.
Girls Scout Leadership Experience in Franklin County prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure.
Franklin County Literacy Council LIU12 Adult Literacy Program provides literacy services to residents and assists residents in the pursuit of life goals through the advancement of literacy.
Daily Living Skills assists individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment to lead more productive and meaningful lives by maximizing their abilities to achieve their highest potential through vocational programs and employment services.
Support Circles of Franklin County helps families who are interested in moving from poverty toward stability, helping identify the barriers families encounter and work to come up with innovative and effective solutions to help create a path out of poverty.
Emergency Shelter offers a safe place for victims of domestic violence and their children.
–> Healthy Living
Social Recreation Program provides social interaction opportunities for individuals with disabilities so they can build meaningful relationships and engage in recreational activities within their community.
Francis Leiter Center Art and Play Therapy offers child-centered therapy and individual counseling for children and adolescents ages 2-18.
Go Girls Go! Waynesboro empowers girls to take ownership of their well-being by teaching them critical life skills while building self-confidence.
Franklin County 4H Therapeutic Riding Center provides recreation and therapy through horse riding for those with special needs.
Home Health Program provides in-home care for individuals recovering from an injury, illness or surgery, or those who need help managing a chronic health condition.
Waynesboro Area Advanced Life Support Unit Inc.
Adult Training Sessions provide necessary training for paramedics.
Community Health Nurse offers a variety of in-home health care services.
Open Doors offers memberships for those with financial need to provide access to fitness and recreation, and the 7th Grade Initiative provides membership for every seventh-grader in the Waynesboro School District to encourage social interaction and an active lifestyle.