YoCo Helps

York County Reentry Coalition

Join us this Thursday, September 3rd at 4 PM for the York County Reentry Coalition’s first virtual resource event in honor of National Recovery Month! This kickoff event is offered in partnership with the York County Coalition on Homelessness and will focus on housing resources for reentrants. The Coalition on Homelessness, The Program It’s About Change, Bell Next Door, and New Hope Ministries will join us to talk about long-standing resources plus new options through CARES Act funding. 

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The event will last one hour and will be recorded and shared on Facebook if you cannot attend live.

Access to Food

Emergency Food Assistance is Available through Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Network. The agency partners of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are providing groceries, take-out meals and a dose of hope to people in need. Alternative distributions are scheduled at many different locations with significant precautionary procedures in place to protect clients, staff and volunteers. People who are hungry and families that rely on food assistance should still seek help when they need it. Visit the “Find Food” page on www.centralpafoodbank.org to find the closest program or call 717-547-6336 for information.

The York County Food Bank is committed to making sure all of our neighbors have access to enough food during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

As the COVID-19 situation intensifies daily, the York County Food Bank is facing an unprecedented challenge to support our food insecure neighbors, as well as actively preparing to support those who may now be facing hunger as a result of lost hours, wages or jobs.

Click here for more information in accessing food provided by the York County Food Bank

York County Food Bank Grab and Go Fresh Produce and Milk Distributions

Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 12th

1094 Haines Rd., York PA

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Through June

Read more here

Educational Opportunities

The PSU Educational Opportunity Center will continue to offer educational support services to low-income seniors in high school and adults in the York area. Interested students can go to the online registration here.

For more information on services for free assistance with college planning, student financial aid (FAFSA),  information about trade schools, professional certification programs, community colleges and GED / HiSet classes, contact:
Jess Abrams Schrodel

Hotel Accommodations

The Hampton Inn (1550 Mount Zion Rd., York PA 17402) is still open to help in anyway. Open to anyone with hotel needs, or medical professionals in need, please call 717.840.1500 for more information.

Community Access to Legal Services

On March 18th, the PA Supreme Court declared a statewide judicial emergency through April 14, 2020. In York, the judicial center and county and legal aid offices related to the administration of justice are closed to the general public.

Members of the public currently involved in legal proceedings are requested to stay in contact with their attorneys for updates as the situation evolves. 

The courts will provide advisement of continuances and cancellations via mail and robo-call.

For information on the services provided or where help for situations can be located, click here

Local Restaurants Open for Business 

Local media partner, York Daily Record, is aiming to maintain a list of restaurants and businesses still open, and available for to-go and take out. Please click here to view their updated list. 

Free Prescription Delivery in York County

Minnich’s Pharmacy is continuing their medication delivery radius and are taking extraordinary steps to mitigate the spread of the virus until the threat subsides.

FREE HOME MEDICATION DELIVERY is available for most of York and parts of Adams Counties.

Please contact Minnich’s Pharmacy at 717-848-2312 with any questions or requests for medication delivery. 

For PA Drivers

In response to COVID-19, PennDOT has issued the following changes:

  • All driver license centers and photo license centers in Pennsylvania will remain closed, unless otherwise updated.
  • For any driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner’s permits expiring through March 31, the new expiration date is May 31, 2020.
  • Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections expiring through 16 through March 31, the expiration date is now extended until May 31, 2020.


Northern York Unified Emergency Management Agency 

Local Information Line: 717-638-8042; this will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday this week, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday next week.


PeoplesBank is offering financial hardship assistance to address payment and fee relief options, accessibility to credit, and opportunities for business loans, found here: 


They are also providing regularly updated information related to coronavirus and the bank, found here:


Cultural Alliance York Artist Relief Fund

Cultural Alliance of York County, in partnership with its generous donors, are addressing the urgent need of artists and performers by taking immediate action to deploy money through the York Artist Relief Fund.  The COVID-19 pandemic is putting staggering pressures on artists in York County. With strict guidelines to stem the spread of the virus, public gatherings are banned, venues are closed, performances, shows, events, classes and gigs are being cancelled. Artists are losing income – immediately and into the foreseeable future. The Cultural Alliance York Artist Relief Fund will award grants of up to $500 to individual artists who live in York County whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Read more & apply here. 

York County COVID-19 Response Fund

In challenging times like these, collaboration, generosity and community are most needed. That’s why York County Community Foundation (YCCF) has established the York County COVID-19 Response Fund in partnership with the United Way of York County and other philanthropic partners.  The Fund will provide financial support to nonprofit organizations rising to the challenge of meeting the increasing needs of our community during this crisis.

For more information on the fund and how to donate, click here

Pivot Physical Therapy

Just in-case you over do it at home, in need of workers comp services or for those on the front line Pivot Physical Therapy is here for you!

Stay SAFE! No need to go to the hospitals or emergency care centers and risk your own safety or your loved ones safety.

  • No referral necessary
  • Same day appointments M-F
  • Telephone consults available
  • One-to-one quality care

Call for an appointment today – Pivot Physical Therapy

  • York: 717-430-0770


Coronavirus Resource Center

CARES Act guidance: On Monday, we published a series of blogs outlining key provisions of the CARES Act and explaining what families, small businesses and employers can expect. You’ll find these posts along with all our coronavirus guidance in our resource center, but here are direct links in case you wish to share with various audiences:

Google Grant: COVID-19: $800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen around the world, it’s taking a devastating toll on lives and communities. To help address some of these challenges, today we’re announcing a new $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic.

For more information, see the blog post from Google’s CEO here.

Altland House Launches Meal Service to Aid York County COVID-19 Efforts

Abbottstown, PA-based Altland House Hospitality Group (AHHG) has developed a temporary program to provide reduced-price meals for the York County community during this time of difficulty. With AHHG’s history of producing the local Meals-On-Wheels program, they have the ability and experience to produce thousands of meals on-demand. AHHG’s facility at The Wyndham Garden York near West Manchester was chosen as the location for meal prep and pick-up, as it’s centrally-located for a majority of the York County population.

Click here for more information on the meal service


In light of COVID-19, rabbittransit has implemented precautionary measures including rear boarding, free fare and social distancing protocols. Out of an abundance of caution for rabbittransit employees and the general public, we request that passengers wear a mask and only ride for life-sustaining needs (medical appointments, groceries or employment to essential business). Additionally, we have modified the schedules of fixed route and EXPRESS services.

Please visit https://www.rabbittransit.org/covid-schedules/ for more details.

Emergency Relief Fund for Artists & Creative Workers through Americans for the Arts

As you know, Americans for the Arts is deeply committed to supporting the arts across America. Today, a consortium of funders announced the creation of the Artist Relief Fund, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19.

For more information, click here

York County Food Alliance

Save Money and Eat Healthier

Click here to read the flyer that provides updates on the following:

  • Food Pantry eligibility
  • York County Food Bank – Changes in hours and services
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Programs for Kids (Including WIC information)
  • Meals for Seniors

York Benevolent Association

The York Benevolent Association will be holding a drive-thru/walk-up food distribution every Tuesday from 8:30am-11:30am at 301 Kings Mill Rd. Photo ID is required at each pick-up. The 4th Tuesday of the month will be focused on students and requires that a child is present during pick-up. More information can be found here.

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