Through volunteering, you help make our life-changing services possible and have a front row seat to God working in our community.
Drives for food, everyday essentials, and other goods play a huge part in helping us care for thousands of individuals each year in our community.
With every dollar you are helping to lift families and individuals out of poverty and bring them Christ-centered love and dignity.
Life transformation happens through Christ… and the generosity of caring friends like you. Your gift provides delicious meals. Safe shelter. And an opportunity to experience God’s love that restores hearts and makes new life possible!
Each day we provide more than basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. We invite each person to experience healing in all areas of life, leaving them restored to be restorers.
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. Isaiah 61:1
In the spirit of Gods word in Isaiah 61, we are called to walk alongside those who are most marginalized in our community, those experiencing homelessness or life at the poverty line.
Our Core Mission: In response to Christ’s love, we join with His mission to walk with our neighbors who are experiencing marginalization and poverty, trusting Him to transform lives and restore hope.
Our trauma-informed services are designed to invite guests into deeper engagement, helping them develop a feeling of safety and love that will guide them into further internal work and life-change. Shelter guests find:
In our Residential Programs, our guests receive individualized counseling and coaching, as well as a unique action plan and course load, all serving to help guests reimagine and redefine their future. This includes access to:
Water Street Health Services addresses all dimensions of health to find individualized solutions. Through our medical, dental, and behavioral health counseling practices we give patients the tools they need to overcome major health obstacles and pursue their life goals. Patients receive:
The Outreach Center, our Community Food Bank, provides groceries to thousands of individuals a week. We provide nutritious food in our shopping center to bridge the gap between living expenses and paying rent. In the end we want each person to experience God’s provision in their lives and know they are not alone in trying times.
Here guests find:
Wonder Club classes focus on meeting kids at a critical time, when they first interact with education. This high-quality program serves primarily low-income families by offering:
Teen Haven sets middle school and high school students on a path of restoration so their identity is based not in what the world says of them, but on God’s love.
Compass is coming alongside young adults of Lancaster City to help them discover their mission and purpose. We play a key role in:
Automating your giving on a monthly basis helps give us a firm and predictable foundation to fight poverty and homelessness.
By donating your time, you can help impact lives and express love to those in need.
When you give to Water Street you are sending a message of support to those in need.
We accept food and everyday essentials at our main campus dock. CommunityAid accepts all clothing donations on our behalf. To find more information on suggested donation items visit our Donate Goods page.
Call 2-1-1 to get connected to resources in our community, including Water Street.