Programs and Services

Application Form

Youth Summer Scholarship Program


No funds are available for 2020. Camps meeting in person were encouraged to apply for funds for their individual camps.


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

Youth Food Security Programs:

Summer Learning Program & Hound Packs

Summer Learning Program

2020 SLP Dates:

June 22nd - Aug 14th

Our program will be virtual this year until further notice. Participants must be registered in order to participate. 


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

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Due to COVID-19, our 2020 SLP is virtual. However, you can come one day, any day or all days! 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

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 us at

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

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


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 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.