Programs and Services

Youth Summer Scholarship Program


The 2020 Application will be released at the beginning of April. Please watch our website and Facebook page.


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. 

Complete the application and email it to or mail it to Katie's Place at 130 South Penn Street, Shippensburg PA 17257.

For more information email or leave a message at 717-477-9100.

2019-2020 Brochure

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Shippensburg Human Services Council


This is a monthly networking opportunity for local human service providers. These meetings are held at CJ American Bar & Grill in Shippensburg from 11:30AM to 1PM. 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 

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 Laura Masgalas,

Summer Lunch Program

2020 Summer Lunch Dates:

June 8th - July 31st

James Burd Elementary

600 Brad St, Shippensburg, PA 17257

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Please watch our website and Facebook page for information about our 2020 Summer Lunch Program!

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Come one day, any day or all days! This program provides children who have completed K-11th grade with activities and lunch during 7 weeks of the summer.  The program meets Monday-Friday from 9 am - 12 pm. For more information, contact Laura Masgala at


Please complete a Registration Form and Parent Survey to bring with you on your child's first day OR complete one on-site.

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. For general information, please contact Josh Stromberg,

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

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 Sonja Payne:

2014 Report


2014 Full


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.


(717) 477-9100

The SCRC is currently located at Katie's Place:

130 S Penn St., Shippensburg, PA 17257

Email is the best way to contact us: