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Shippensburg Community Assessment


SCRC is committed to helping Shippensburg residents receive the human services that they need to thrive in our community.  In order to know what is needed, we conduct a Community Assessment that helps us find the gaps in services and strengths in our community.  Our goal is to complete one every 5 years.  The Community Health Mobilizer guides the assessment with help from Shippensburg University students and other community partners including the Healthy Shippensburg Coalition.


If you would like to more information, please contact the SCRC at

The most recent Community Assessment was completed in 2019.  Click below to view the results from 2019 and 2014:

Summary Report


Summary Report

Full Report

2014 Full Report


Read the Community Assessment's recommendations and see if there are ways you can help us strengthen the Shippensburg community!


Join the Healthy Shippensburg Coalition and get involved in one of the task groups:

  1. Housing: All residents of the greater Shippensburg community will have access to stable, affordable housing.

  2. Behavioral Health: Enhance awareness of and reduce barriers to mental health and substance use services.

  3. Transportation: Increase transportation opportunities in the community and reduce transportation barriers to accessing services.


The Healthy Shippensburg Coalition meets the 2nd Friday of the even months (February, April, etc.) at The Harbor's Community Room: 55 W. King Street, Shippensburg. Please join us at any time! Everyone is welcome! The task groups meet on the 2nd Friday of odd months (January, March, etc.) from 1:15-2:30 pm at different locations. Please contact Sonja Payne if you would like to join a task group.

If you would like to get involved in the Healthy Shippensburg Coalition or support us in another way, please contact Sonja Payne, Community Health Mobilizer, at .


Thank you to the Partnership for Better Health for their financial assistance with the Community Assessment through their funding of Healthy Shippensburg. The Healthy Shippensburg Coalition's help with the community survey and feedback on the report is greatly appreciated. A special "Thank You" to the Shippensburg University Department of Social Work and Gerontology students for their vital assistance in gathering and analyzing data, and holding stakeholder interviews and focus groups.

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