Resources In and Around Our Community

  • Crisis Text Line

    The PA Dept. of Human Services announces the Crisis Text Line service for teens or individuals struggling and in need of support.  Connect with a trained and caring Crisis Counselor through the Crisis Text Line. 

    Text "PA" to 741741


    Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Co

    Are you concerned about your safety or that of your child?  Call 1-800-852-2102.   Services from the DVS include:

    • Emergency Shelter
    • 24-hour Hotline
    • Counseling and Advocacy Services
    • Protection from Abuse Orders
    • The Amend-Batterers Intervention Program (717-480-0489)
    • New Bloomfield Office:  (717-582-8900)

    The YWCA also provides a 24-hour Crisis Hotline @ 1-800-657-1211.  The YWCA provides:

    • Assault Survivor Groups (717-238-7273)
    • Children's Groups (1-800-654-1211)
    • Linda House (717-567-9922) Linda House is transitional domestic violence housing.
    • Counseling
    • In-County Shelter
    • Victim Service Center:  16 W. Main St., New Bloomfield PA

    Parent/Family Support Group Announcement

    Are you concerned about your child's or another family member's substance abuse?  You may want to consider the services provided by Perry Human Services.  PHS has a parent/family support group that meets every 2nd Monday of the month from 7-8:30 PM. Find encouragement and help!

    Perry Human Services

    Mulhollem Office Center

    8361 Spring Rd.

    New Bloomfield, PA


    GRANDS Support Group 

    The YWCA in Carlisle is offering a GRANDS group (Gratitude, Resilience, Attitude, Nurture, Develop and Support) for families who are supporting those affected by the Opiod Crisis. This group will meet the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00PM to 7:00 PM.   The group is a confidential and safe environment, providing support for grandparents, aunts, uncles or other family members raising children due to family crisis situations. Child Care and refreshments are provided.  

    YWCA Carlisle

    301 G Street

    Carlisle PA


    6-8 pm on Thursdays  or

    FREE Parenting Classes

    The Perry County Family Center offers free Parenting Classes every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 at their center.  Child care is not available.  

    Mulhollem Center

    8391 - R Spring Road

    Suite #3

    New Bloomfield, PA

    Contact Shelley at 582-3656 for next class


    Medication Drop Box for Perry County

    Get rid of unused, unwanted and unneeded medication.  Accepted items:

    • Prescriptions, medications, ointments and prescription patches
    • OTC medications
    • Vitamins
    • Samples
    • Pet Medications

    Courthouse Lobby, New Bloomfield


    8 AM - 4 PM

    Med Return  

    Join Hands Ministry

    Join Hands is a contact and support center for persons living in Perry County, PA.  They are there to aid those seeking assistance with daily living concerns. 

    Join Hands Ministry is a United Way affiliate which offers a wide range of Services and Assistance programs.  These include:
    • Primary Services
      • Financial Planning
      • Counseling Referrals
      • Limited Financial Assistance
    • RX Assistance
      • Prescription Drugs
      • Medical Equipment
      • Health RX Program
    • Volunteer Program

    • Home Repair Program (June Only)

    • Emergency Heat Response

    • Holiday Network Program

    • Back To School Program

    Additional information on Join Hands Ministry can be found at 

    P.O. Box 335
        25 East McClure Street, Suite 6
        New Bloomfield, PA 17068
    Phone: 1-717-582-7844

    Perry County Food Bank

    The Perry County Food Bank operates an Emergency Food Pantry three days a week:  M, W and F.  There are additional food distribution areas to outlying sites one Saturday per month.  The hours of operation vary so seek additional information on the hours of operation.  

    300A S. Carlisle St.

    PO Box 37

    New Bloomfield, PA  17068-0037

    Phone:  717-582-9978



    Perry County Literacy Council

    Are you inderested in adult education opportunities?  The Perry County Literacy Council offers adult assessment and instruction in all subject areas.  This is accomplished through teachers, one to one tutors and computer instruction.  They provide GED instruction and testing registration for Perry County.  Additionally, they offer free income tax prepartion for low to moderate-income families. For additional information:

    133 S. 5th St.

    PO Box 37

    Newport, PA 17074

    Phone:  717-567-7323


    Beacon Clinic

    Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope is a member of the PA Association of Free Clinics and is a nonprofit charitable ministry.  Its mission is to inspire hope, health and well-being by providing high quality, culturally competent free, faith-based primary healthcare to uninsured and underserved adults in the Greater Harrisburg community.  The clinic provides primary health care services that are free to all adults who qualify.

    For additional information:

    248 Seneca St.

    Harrisburg, PA

    Phone:  717-775-1111

    Hours:  Tue: 3-7 PM

    Thurs:  10 AM-7 PM

Last Modified on March 20, 2019