UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19
The “York City Community of Hope” program is set to reopen on Monday, August 31, to serve the residents of the Hannah Penn school neighborhood in York City.
At this time, services are limited to emergency food, referrals to services, computer access and printing, and the clothing closet.
Beginning August 31, hours for Community of Hope will be:
-Mondays: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
-Tuesdays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
-Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
-Thursdays: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
-Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitation will be limited to six people at a time, and guests must wear masks and practice social distancing. Appointments, if possible, are preferred, and can be made by calling or texting (717) 818-6032.
Adult education classes, after school activities and other large group gatherings and events are canceled until further notice.
A VIBRANT COMMUNITY IN NEED
The Hannah Penn neighborhood is rich with culture, diversity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. It is peppered with evidence of the arts, historic architecture, and a recent birth of community cohesion between neighbors and business owners.
However, there are a staggering number of reports of child abuse and neglect, coupled with an alarming number of children who are placed outside of their homes. Small, concerned discussions, led by Casey Family Programs, turned into a collaborative effort between the County of York, the City of York the School District of the City of York. The final result, based on a number of data points, was the decision to build a Community of Hope.
What followed were rigorous and crucial conversations that helped us to better understand the strengths and needs of our community. At York City Community of Hope, our goal is to partner with existing community services to bridge gaps and build protective capacities to promote positive change within our families. Ultimately, creating an evolution of hope right here in our neighborhood.
In 2020, Community of Hope became part of Community Progress Council, York County’s community action agency. This relationship brings incredible opportunity to Community of Hope, Hannah Penn, CPC and the neighborhoods we collectively serve.
THE MISSION OF COMMUNITY OF HOPE
To increase resilience in children, youth and families of York City through innovative practices that encourages neighborhood participation and engaged community partnerships.