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.
–> Early Learning
Pre-K Program partners with Head Start to prepare kids for school.
Arts Integrated Preschool Program encourages the social and cognitive development of children through musical activities, showing the children how to express their emotions through creative outlets.
Peachtree Program provides a preschool that enables children with a range of functional abilities to participate in activities and experiences in inclusive settings.
The daycare 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.
Summer Work Program provides high school students work experiences through the summer.
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. The Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless assists individuals and families who are homeless in getting back on their feet.
Emergency Shelter offers a safe place for victims of domestic violence and their children.
–> Healthy Living
Social Recreation Program connects citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities to recreational cultural activities in their community.
Frances Leiter Center offers child-centered therapy and individual counseling for children and adolescents ages 2-18, referral services, support groups, and community education.
Go Girls Go! Waynesboro expansion empowers girls to take ownership of their well-being and build self-confidence in this after school program.
Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center provides recreation and therapy through horsemanship to persons with special needs.
Home Health provides skilled nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, phlebotomy, personal care and medical social services in the privacy of your own home.
Training Sessions provides first responders with important training to help them serve citizens in times emergency needs.
Community Health Nurse Program offers a variety of in home health care services.
Open Doors offers financial assistance for memberships to the YMCA to over 300 youth and 150 adults, providing them access to programs and recreation for healthy living. The 7th Grade Initiative provides free membership to all 7th grade students in the Waynesboro Area School District.