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*Board of Directors and Staff
*Program Overview
*Activities - Statistics
*Program Facts
*Funding and Fundraisers
*Contributors
*Recent Happenings
*Upcoming Fundraisers
*Tour of the Center

Hours of Operation
8:00am - 4:00pm
Monday through Friday

Food Bank and Clothing Bank Hours
9:00am - 11:00am & 1:30pm - 3:30pm


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  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
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    Members List:

    Webmaster:
    Jesse Shutt
    Administrator/Program/Coordinator:
    Audrey Dickinson
    Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper:
    Patti Boyer
    Receptionist/Statician:
    Janice Welker
    Board of Directors President:
    Dawn Erdman
    Board of Directors Vice President:
    Karen Rickert
    Board of Directors Treasurer:
    Elaine Straub
    Board of Directors Secretary:
    LaDonna Buffington
    Board Members:
    Robyn Geist
    Rev. Ray Holland, III
    Sandra Oxendine
    Cindy Paul
    Laurel Paulus
    Ruth Sitlinger
    Linda Zilinski
    Ad-Hoc Members:
    Gordon Dickinson
    Scott Dreher
    Jason Sweigard

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    New_Entrance_2.jpgWelcome to the Upper Dauphin Human Services Center, Inc.     Helping those in need in Upper Dauphin County since 1976.

    Site Last Updated on 05/27/17


    NEW EMAIL ADDRESS If you would like to get in contact with us through email please contact us at this email address: udhumanservices@gmail.com
    UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS
    ANNUAL TNT FIREWORKS SALE
    We will be holding our Annual TNT Fireworks Sale in the parking lot of the Elizabethville Wal-Mart.

    The big white tent will be set up and opened for business on June 23rd and will remain open until July 4th. Our hours of operations are 8:00am to 10:00pm (11:00pm on the weekends).

    We will be selling a wide variety of fireworks. The proceeds will benefit the Upper Dauphin Human Services Center's Emergency Assistance Program.

    So come on out and purchase some fireworks to help celebrate our Nation's Birthday and support the Upper Dauphin Human Services Center, Inc.


    TAKE A TOUR OF OUR CENTER

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ALONG THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE TITLE "TOUR OF THE CENTER" TO TAKE A TOUR OF OUR NEW FACILITY.

     
    An overview of our Center 
  • The Upper Dauphin Human Services Center began in 1976 as a grass-roots organization by a group of local citizens, with the desire to provide assistance to those who are in need in our local communities. This agency began prodiving basic information and referral, transportation and outreach in a local church basement.

    In 1977, the agency became incorporated and moved to the "Kocher Building" located on Clearfield Street in Elizabethville, where we have continued providing services to our communities. This October, the Center celebrates 41 years of service - still thriving.

    The Center is community "supported". We receive no governmental funding. We are a Program Partner of the United Way of the Capital Region we are or have in the past received grants and/or financial support from the following: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Tour de Millersburg, Darden Foundation, Millersburg Community Trust and ECLA Domestic Hunger Grant. The Center is supported by our local community through donations and contributions by individuals, churches, businesses and other organizations. With the continued support of these grants and the community commitment, the Center is able to look to the future.

    The Center operates a Food Bank and a Clothing Bank. Both of these programs can be accessed Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9:00 - 11:00am and 1:30 - 3:30pm. The clothing bank can be accessed one time per week by an individual and/or family. To satisfy these increased requests, we need your help!

    The Center continues to provide toys to children for Christmas. This program began in the early 1980's and exists yet today. Board members and volunteers coordinate this program and conduct the distribution to the families. The gratification they get out of being able to give to those less fortunate goes beyond words.

    Our annual children's program is supported by our local fire and EMS companies who conduct toy drives, which are then given to the center for distribution at Christmas. The center providers, on an average, toys and gifts to 300 children.

    Last year, we provided toys, clothing, winter wear and gifts to 351 children. We do operate a clothing bank on a daily basis, however, we believe that at Christmas time children deserve to have new things.

    A donation of toys and gifts for children can be made directly to the center at anytime.

    Any and all donations may be dropped off at the Upper Dauphin Human Services Center at 517 Main Street in Lykens Monday through Friday - 7:30am to 4:00pm. If you would like to make special arrangements, or would like to disucss any needs we may have, you can reach us at 717-453-8299.

    YOU make a difference in a life we servce!

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    Clients Served By Municipality, Fiscal Year 2015-2016
  • Berrysburg Borough - 35
  • Elizabethville Borough - 780
  • Gratz Borough - 155
  • Halifax Borough - 387
  • Halifax Township - 495
  • Jackson Township - 294
  • Jefferson Township - 3
  • Lykens Borough - 1,002
  • Lykens Township - 172
  • Mifflin Township - 84
  • Millersburg Borough - 825
  • Pillow Borough - 77
  • Reed Township - 97
  • Upper Paxton Township - 489
  • Washington Township - 537
  • Wayne Township - 86
  • Wiconisco Township - 445
  • Williams Township - 392
  • Williamstown Borough - 433

  • Total - 6,788
  •  Services Available, but not limited to, include the following:
  • Food Bank
  • Clothing Bank
  • PPL - Operation Help
  • PPL - On-Track (Intake and Referral)
  • Emergency Assistance (eligibility determined on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon urgency of need and resources available).
  • Applications - Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, Cash Assistance.
  • Applications for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
  • Applications for PACE and PACENET
  • Applications for Reduced Vehicle Registrations
  • Applications for Property Tax/Rent Rebate.
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    Thanksgiving Program
    An Individual or family may sign up to receive a food box.* A turkey, gift card or gift certificate for meat accompanies the food box.

    This program is open for sign-up the last week of October.

    * - Special Program Eligibility: The same eligibility criteria applies for the food programs as the food bank guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

     Christmas Program
    An individual or family may sign up to receive a food box.* A turkey, gift card or gift certificate for meat accompanies the food box.

    Families with children may also sign up to receive toys and gifts for their children, ages 1 through 12 years old.

    This program is open for sign-up the first week of November.

    * - Special Program Eligibility: The same eligibility criteria applies for the food programs as the food bank guidelines set fourth by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

     

    Clothing Bank
    Our Clothing Bank is open Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

    Referrals are not necessary. It is open to all residents of Upper Dauphin County who are in need of clothing for themselves or their famliy.

    Donations of 'nearly new' items are accepted. Pleae call to make arrangements. This is a free program.

    Nothing is bought or sold.

    Monetary donations in support of our agency's efforts, are always welcome.


     
     UPPER DAUPHIN HUMAN SERVICES CENTER, INC.
    517 Main Street  •  Lykens, PA 17048
    phone: 717-453-9352 • fax: 717-453-8299

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