Franklin County Awards Funding to 8 Local Nonprofits

April 27, 2021 – Chambersburg, PA – Recently, the Franklin County Commissioners approved funding for eight local non-profit agencies serving Franklin County residents.

The funding comes from the Human Service Block Grant and must be used for services that meet identified needs in any of the following areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Homeless Assistance
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Human Services Development Fund

The one-time “mini” grant is best suited for small scale or short-term projects and must be used by June 30th, 2021. The following agencies were awarded:

Family Care Services, Inc. serves children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The $9,000 grant will provide for a website update and new family portal system.

Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties received $4,917 for updating marketing and educational materials.

The Waynesboro New Hope Shelter received $14,996 to provide emergency shelter and care services to those in immediate need who are experiencing homelessness.

House of Hope received $7,000 for materials and equipment in order to offer the Financial Peace University program to recovery house residents.

TrueNorth Wellness Services received $26,000 to provide furnishings, equipment, and new home kits for two additional participants in the Supported Living Program. The program provides housing, support and daily living skills to individuals living with a mental health diagnosis. TrueNorth also received $9,000 for renovations and furnishings for a community room to better provide programming and trainings.

South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) received $14,000 for the Franklin Together Reentry Coalition’s Home Start Program. This program helps to secure appropriate home plans and housing for inmates who have served their sentence and are eligible to be released from jail, but who lack an approved home plan.

Laurel Life received $9,430 for a service enhancement for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) treatment services. Funding will provide additional assessment tools which will eliminate delays in treatment for children who are ABA eligible.

Healthy Communities Partnership received $3,200 for the purchase of videos and one year of streaming services from Human Relations Media for prevention tools that can be used in various venues such as school assemblies, classrooms, summer school, camps, and youth groups and cover topics such as bullying, mental health, suicide awareness and prevention, alcohol abuse and use, alcohol and brain development, as well as healthy habits.

For more information on the Franklin County Human Service Block Grant, please visit www.franklincountypa.gov and click on the Human Services tab.

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