Programs and Services

Youth Summer Scholarship Program

 

If this program continues, registration for 2022 will be open by May 1st.

 

This program, funded by the Partnership for Better Health, provides a limited number of scholarships for children ages 6-17 to participate in camps, recreational programs, farm-based or nutrition programs, positive youth development programs promoting healthy practices, & family pool passes. 

Youth Food Security Programs:

Summer Learning Program & Hound Packs

Summer Learning Program

 

Please watch our website and Facebook page for information about our 2022 Summer Lunch Program!

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Complete the application and email it to sp-scrc@ship.edu or mail it to Katie's Place at 130 South Penn Street, Shippensburg PA 17257.

For more information email swk-scrc@ship.edu or leave a message at 717-477-9100.

This program provides children who have completed K-11th grade with breakfast, lunch, and activities during 7 weeks of the summer.  The program meets Monday-Friday from 9 am - 12 pm. For more information, contact us at scrc@shipresources.org

Shippensburg Human Services Council

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This is a monthly networking opportunity for local human service providers. These meetings are held virtually from 11:30AM to 1PM until further notice. Luncheons are held on the second Friday of every month from September to May. If you are interested in joining this council, please send an email to sp-scrc@ship.edu

Hound Packs

The backpack program services food-insecure students in the Shippensburg Area School District by providing a backpack of meals over the weekend. If you are interested in signing your child up for the program, please contact your school counselor or Sonja Payne at sp-scrc@shipresources.org

To enroll in the program, please complete the following form: Hound Packs Enrollment

Teen Leadership Club

 

The Teen Leadership Club is based out of Shippensburg Area Middle School and High School. It develops adolescents into empowered leaders.  Discussion topics are focused on: integrity, listening and giving directions, examining stereotypes, communication, assertiveness, and other leadership skills.  The Teen Leadership group also participates in community service activities. Students exemplifying leadership qualities are selected to participate by school counselors. To learn more about this program, please contact us at scrc@shipresources.org

2019 Full Report
2019
Report Summary 

Shippensburg Community Assessment

 

The SCRC completed a community needs assessment for the Shippensburg area in 2014 and 2019. The links to the left are for the most current community assessment completed in 2019. The links below are for the 2014 community assessment. If you have any questions, please contact us at:

2014 Report

Summary

2014 Full

Report

Healthy Decisions Group

This program is for students in the Shippensburg Area Middle School and High School having difficulty in the school setting.  The students meet once a week to work on different skills such as communication and conflict resolution. School counselors and/or teachers can refer students to the program, both the student and the parents have to agree and give permission for the student to participate. To learn more, email scrc@shipresources.org 

Grey Matter

Grey Matter is a free, six-week school-based prevention program for Shippensburg Area Senior High School (SASHS) students showing a lack of motivation, sadness, or irritability. Group sessions include building group trust, increasing participant involvement in fun activities, learning and practicing new ways of thinking, and developing plans to respond to life stressors. The program began offering groups in January 2021 and will run in-person at SASHS. Groups will be offered day, afternoon, and/or evening depending on the format. If you attend the Newburg Community Classroom, Grey Matter will be held in-person on Wednesdays at the Community Classroom. If you have questions please contact us at sp-scrc@shipresources.org and (717) 477-9100.

Shippensburg Community Resource Guide

Shippensburg Community Resource Guide

Since the town of Shippensburg is located in both Cumberland County and Franklin County, this can lead to confusion about how and where to access social services. County social services are available in the neighboring towns of Carlisle and Chambersburg.

Both counties have their own guides to social services so this guide focuses on the services that are available within the Shippensburg Area School District boundaries.