Programs and Services

Youth Summer Scholarship Program


Our 2019 funds are exhausted. We will not be giving out any more scholarships this year.


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.

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 

2018-2019 Brochure

with Meeting Speakers

Teen Leadership Club


The Teen Leadership Club is based out of Shippensburg Area Middle School and 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

2019 Summer Lunch Dates:

June 10 - Aug 2

(closed July 4 & July 22-26)

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 2019 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 or Laurie Cella 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 Troy Okum,

Healthy Decision Making for Middle School Students

This program is for students in the Shippensburg Area Middle 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. For information about the results, please follow the links to the left.


A new Community Assessment is currently being completed. The results will be available by Summer 2019.

Shippensburg Community Resource Guide

Shippensburg Community Resource Guide

Sincce 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.

Email is the best way to contact us:


(717) 477-9100

The SCRC is currently located at Katie's Place:

130 S Penn St, Shippensburg, PA 17257

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