PA Career Link-

PA Career Link offers FREE in person and online services including career counseling, career exploration, job search assistance, skills and interest assessments, a variety of workshops, job fairs and recruitment events, and post-secondary training and on-the-job training opportunities.

1046 Manheim Pike | Lancaster, PA 17601 | 717-509-5613

  • Public Office Hours- Daily 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Resource Room Hours- Daily 8:30 am – 4:45 pm

New Choices Career Development Program-

New Choices is a life-changing opportunity for Lancaster individuals in transition to achieve economic self-sufficiency through personal development, career guidance, and job training.

The New Choices Career Development Program is open to any PA resident, and is specifically geared towards individuals in transition over the age of 18.

110 N. Lime Street | Lancaster, PA 17602 | 717-393-1735

  • The New Choices Career Development Program benefits individuals in transition by giving them skills and resources in job seeking, interviewing, and résumé writing.
  • After completing the course, students are eligible for scholarship funds to pursue short-term education. Students also receive continued guidance from the dedicated New Choices staff long after graduation.
  • More than 80% of 2021 New Choices graduates were placed in employment, training, or continuing education programs!



Area shelters & homelessness services:

Free community meals:

  • The Lancaster Community Meal Program is a network of churches and organizations that provides 3 free meals every day. Click here for meal schedule.
    • Zion Lutheran Church in Leola has a community meal (eat in only) every 3rd Friday of the month. Doors open at 6:00pm. All are welcome! 18 Quarry Rd, Leola, PA 17540 | 717-656-9200.

Help with utilities:

Area addiction/recovery services:

Mental health:  

  • Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) offers free 30 minute peer counseling over the phone from 6-9pm EST, daily. Call: 832-831-7337 | HHCI website.

Free online financial workshops (Tenfold):  

Help with local home repairs (Servants, Inc):