Community Resources

Where to Turn For Help

Information & Referral of Franklin County

Needs may span the spectrum of human experiences from prenatal planning to financial assistance, housing, assistance for a funeral and all life moments, both major and minor, as well as in-between. Individuals speak with trained, empathetic I & R Specialist, who assess their needs in a non-threatening, non-judgmental and confidential manner and help them understand their situations and make informed decisions about possible solutions. I & R assist those who are in urgent situations, and most significantly, advocate on behalf of those individuals who need additional support.


Simply dial 2-1- 1 or call (717) 261-2561 Assistance via phone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Franklin County Human Services Information & Referral
425 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30


Chambersburg Conference Furniture Storage

The Chambersburg Conference of Churches offers furniture to people in need.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Chambersburg provides assistance to people throughout our area all year long.
159 Lincoln Way West
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Maranatha Food Pantry

195 Loudon Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201
 (717) 264-7785

Budgeting Classes: Covering the importance of budgeting, budget setup, using credit wisely, consequences of credit, and how to set financial goals.

Budgeting Counseling: Using scriptural precepts for individuals and families experiencing serious financial difficulties, teaching them how to set up a budget, how to stick to a spending plan, how to negotiate with creditors to make payments that suit the clients income, teaching them how to overcome adversity so they can improve their life and become self-sufficient, how to balance a check book and any other education needed.

Representative payee services: Assisting individuals receiving Social Security Disability payments, which at the time are court ordered, to better budget expenses and to ensure that basic needs such as rent, food, utilities are met, as many of these individuals are taken advantage of because they are not capable of doing this themselves.

Transitional Housing: A structured 18-24 month program where we assist homeless families (with children) with housing, by providing temporary housing and either giving them supportive services, such as obtaining their GED if they have not finished school or our food pantry or referring them to the correct agency for job placement, daycare, etc. We help them with budgeting their money, saving for the future, help provide or refer them for all other life skills to help the families to achieve self-sufficiency so they become a part of the community and not return to being homeless again.

Pennsylvania Housing Counseling: Assist families and individuals in danger of mortgage foreclosure.

Grace and truth Fellowship: Counsel and minister healing in individuals and families, who are broken, through Jesus Christ.

Maranatha Food Pantry: Serving low-income and needy individuals and families.

Guardian of Life: Guardianship and Power of Attorney for the elderly. To help maintain a quality of life for those unable to help themselves. To make decisions and choices without sacrificing dignity and respect. With the love of Jesus Christ each person can pass over to everlasting life.

Franklin County Assistance Office

620 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA
717-264-6121 or 800-921-8839

Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter

195 Loudon Street, Chamberbsurg, PA


Franklin County Homeless Shelter

223 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA