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Programs and Services

Youth Summer Scholarship Program


Please note that SCRC has decided to not continue the youth summer scholarship program. If you are looking for financial assistance, please stayed tuned for updated information.

Shippensburg Human Services Council


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

Youth Advisory Council


Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition is resuming its Youth Advisory Council (YAC), a group of middle school students to help make decisions related to youth resiliency and reducing youth substance youth. To learn more about this program, please contact us at

2019 Full Report
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


2014 Full


Youth Programs:

Summer Learning Program 

Summer Learning Program


Sign up for SLP is now closed for Summer 2023

Please watch our website and Facebook page for information about our 2023 Summer Learning Program!

Registration Form
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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 8:30 am - 12 pm. For more information, contact us at

Hound Packs

The backpack program services food-insecure students in the Shippensburg Area School District by providing a backpack of meals over the weekend during the school year. If you are interested in signing your child up for the program, please contact your school counselor or SCRC at

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

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 

Grey Matter

Grey Matter is a free, six-week school-based prevention program for Shippensburg Area Senior High School (SASHS) and eight-week for Middle School (SAMS) 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.  Groups are offered during the school day during student's flex period. If you have questions please contact us at and (717) 477-1961.

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.

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