Waynesboro Community & Human Services (WCHS), located at 123 Walnut Street Waynesboro, PA provides a central location for the provision and coordination of a wide variety of human services needed by low income residents of Waynesboro Area and Greencastle Antrim School Districts.
Services available at the Center include Clothing Bank, Food Bank, Diaper Bank, Emergency Financial Assistance, Community Navigator Case Management, Referals, and the Community Nurse Program.
Rental Facilities are available at the center for those who have one-time only or ongoing programs that will offer concrete help, emotional support and encouragement and opportunities for personal growth to those who desire such help. Please call (717)762-6941 to discuss your needs and/or ideas for services.
Free clothing and miscellaneous household items are provided to clients throughout the Waynesboro Area and Greencastle Antrim school districts.
Last year 513 households consisting of 1820 individuals used our Clothing Bank. All of our clothing and miscellaneous items are provided through donations and given away at no cost to the recipients.
Families in need may struggle to afford diapers for their children.
Last year WCHS distributed 1221 packs of diapers along with 460 packs of baby wipes to 73 different households throughout our service area.
As a centralized point for human services outreach, WCHS coordinates services available to our neighbors in need. We provide financial counseling and assistance to persons in need for housing, basic utilities, prescriptions or other basic needs as well as assist people in accessing financial and in-kind assistance from other non-profits, government or private organizations.
Food justice is an important part of community justice. We take donations from financial contributors, local businesses and government surplus foods and use them to fight hunger.
Last year 90,997 pounds of food were distributed to 397 families consisting of 1215 individuals throughout our service area.
The first Tuesday of each month we host FRESH EXPRESS. This is an opportunity for income qualified neighbors to receive additional FREE fruits and veggies, regardless of visits made to the food bank!
Fresh Express is still continuing on the First Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 12:00.We modified the process and will follow a "Drive-Through" or "Walk-Through" process only, with no recipients entering the building. We will pre-bag Fresh Express items and deliver to each recipient as they remain in their vehicle, in the case of walking clients, as they walk up to the front of the building during Fresh Express hours.
Our at-risk school age children receive lunches and breakfasts at schools, but often do not have enough to eat on the weekends. WCHS saw this need and now provides weekend food to at risk students, not only during the school year but year-round. Last year we distributed 7337 bags of nutritious food to 235 children at an average cost of $2.38 per bag.
WCHS coordinates a Back-to-School distribution of school supplies and clothing for eligible families in the Waynesboro Area and Greencastle Antrim School Districts for children in grades k-12. WCHS provides school supplies and new or gently used clothing donated by local churches, businesses and community members.
Families may start to sign up in June, providing social security cards for children attending school and most recent months household income.
Last year we received donations from area churches, individuals and organizations from both Greencastle-Antrim and Waynesboro Area school districts and distributed supplies and clothing to 522 children.
WCHS, along with the Fellowship of Churches, coordinates and sponsors the Waynesboro Community Thanksgiving Lunch. Local restaurants, businesses, social clubs and churches provide food and monetary donations to support the meal. Individuals donate their time to cook, serve, deliver meals, and clean-up to make our Thanksgiving meal a success. Without community donations and support of individuals, our Community Thanksgiving Lunch would not exist. The meal is for anyone in the community who is shut in or unable to prepare a Thanksgiving Meal.
Sign-ups begin in October.
Last year 90 meals were served.
An additional 263 turkeys/chickens or hams distributed to families to support a home cooked meal.
WCHS holds a Christmas Distribution for residents of Waynesboro and Greencastle Antrim School Districts. We provide a Christmas food box containing everything to prepare a Christmas Dinner. A turkey or ham is included in the box through generous donations from Johnson Controls, Otterbein Church, local social clubs and individuals from the community. Christmas gifts, gift cards and clothing are provided for Children ages 0-18 through the Waynesboro Rotary club, Johnson Controls, St. Andrew Church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Trinity United Church of Christ and Blue Rock Church. Local businesses, churches and individuals host families for adoption as well.
Sign-ups begin in October.
Last year we provided 283 Christmas food boxes and facilitated gifts for 331 families through adoptions and sponsorship by various organizations, companies and individuals.
WCHS depends on donations in order to provide assistance to our neighbors. We accept donations during regular operational hours. Please do not leave donations outside at any time especially when we are closed.
We accept: new and gently used items including clean clothing and miscellaneous household items. Please call ahead if you have large items or appliances as our facility is small and we need to make arrangements for recipients prior to receiving most large items. We receive financial donations during working hours, by mail or on-line.
Thank you for supporting our mission!
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
9:00 - 3:30
Clothing Bank Open 9:00 - 3:00
Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00
Thursday 1:00 - 6:00
Appointments are required for Financial Assistance and the Food Bank.
For Appointments call 717-762-6941
WCHS has many volunteers in all of our departments. We rely on our volunteers to keep WCHS running smoothly. On any given day, you may see a volunteer greeting clients at the door, assisting with bringing donations in from cars, helping at Fresh Express, sorting and hanging clothes in the clothing bank, filling food orders or putting away donations in the food bank.
Would you like to join our team? Volunteer opportunities are flexible and provide a great sense of fulfillment.
Call the office to set up a volunteer orientation.
Free in-home nursing visits reduce emergency medical needs for our most vulnerable populations.
In 2022 our Community Heath Nurses made 1449 visits to patients in the Waynesboro Area School District.
WCHS hosts a satellite office for Keystone Health, who provides enrollment help for insurance, food stamps, heating programs and market place insurance. To set up an appointment to meet with a Keystone Health Navigator at our office (Thursday and Friday afternoon only) call 717-709-7969
Do you have needs outside of behavioral health struggles?
-difficulty with employment search
-budgeting and financial planning
-lack of stable housing, poor landlord relationship
-trying to start fresh
-help identifying available resources
-difficulty completing tasks for identified resources
Meet with our community navigator for assistance to overcome these barriers to wellness.