Mission

In keeping with Christ’s teachings, Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services (CVCCS) works to meet the various needs of our homeless, at-risk, and socially isolated neighbors by providing food and clothing, mentoring, and financial counseling.

We also provide our clients access to established social service providers in an effort to sustainably improve their standard of living. We will fulfill this mission with integrity and credibility while protecting the dignity of those we serve without discrimination.

History

The story of CVCCS began with a homeless man who sought refuge from the freezing Pennsylvania winter temperatures inside the warm vestibule of a Leola church. The Pastor invited the man in and helped him find a place to stay. The Pastor quickly learned that other churches were also fielding an influx of similar requests from Conestoga Valley residents.

Therefore, in 2010, The Conestoga Valley Ministerium (a coalition of local church Pastors) started CVCCS. It initiated with setting up several food and clothing banks at area churches.

In 2014, seeing the need to consolidate services under one roof, CVCCS moved into the Lapp Electric Building on Gehman Lane in Lancaster. The goal was to be a one a one-stop-shop for those in need of food, clothing, shelter, finances, and other social services.

Today, CVCCS has expanded to offer a variety of programs that deal with childhood hunger, a ministry for at-risk children, and financial counseling to residents who are in jeopardy of losing their homes. As times change, we continuously keep our pulse on Lancaster County in order to meet the growing practical and spiritual needs of our neighbors.