5 Things to Know About Free Medical Clinics in Lancaster, PA

https://youtu.be/JY_34txH4gs Going through health issues is hard, no matter what the circumstances may be. For those experiencing homelessness or struggling to make ends meet, it can add to an already heavy load of burdens. There are a couple of free medical clinics in Lancaster, PA offering help and critical care to those in our community […]

Why Sharon and Patricia Volunteer at Water Street Mission

If you visit the dining hall on a Thursday around lunch, odds are you’ll meet Sharon Burnside and Patricia McBride, two of our longtime friends who volunteer at Water Street Mission. Sharon has been serving at Water Street for six years, Patricia since 2011. Consistency comes to mind when talking to the two. When asked […]

6 Frequently Asked Questions About Women’s Shelter in Lancaster, PA

Being in a situation where you could lose your housing can feel so overwhelming and very scary but there are many options and services available to women and children seeking shelter in Lancaster Pennsylvania. At Water Street Mission we want you to feel welcome and safe and know that you are not alone. Lillie Otte, […]

Rescue Mission Food Drive brings in over 90,000 lbs. of food for Water Street Mission

When Uncle Leroy of Uncle Leroy’s Candy Kitchen came to Water Street Mission’s loading dock on Thanksgiving Day 2022 with donated cookies and goodies in hand, Chef Terence Reed (Chef T) was beside himself.  “I fanned out. I acted like Michael Jackson had pulled up on the dock,” Chef T reminisced. “The level of excitement […]

What To Know About Our Lancaster Food Bank

Hello to all our local Water Street Mission neighbors!  Did you know, Water Street Mission has a local food bank for Lancaster County residents? It’s called the Outreach Center, and it gives out groceries 3 days a week to local neighbors.  We can help you meet the bills, and check off the must-have items from […]

8 Things to Know about Water Street Mission’s Emergency Shelter

For many individuals struggling with homelessness, a hot meal and a safe place to sleep are the first steps to finding a better path forward. At Water Street Mission, we believe in supporting men and women experiencing homelessness in our community by equipping them with the tools and mindsets that will help them grow and […]

Restored to Be Restorers: Food Bank Recipients Giving Back

Our community food bank, also known as the Outreach Center, has been hard at work, sorting, boxing up and giving out food goods to our community. And while so many are in need of help with groceries each week, the heart of the Outreach Center is about much more. To Bola, one of our most […]

Teen Haven Serving at the Mission

Check out Pastor Jose Jimenez representing Teen Haven as they help take over cleaning roles at the mission alongside our amazing Wonder Club teachers. Right now, daily disinfecting has been increased and staff are working together to create a clean and healthy environment. Teen Haven leaders are also meeting with their teens online, and mentoring […]

A Safe Time: Heather Hagberg, Life Coach Assistant/Children’s Ministry Coach

As a Life Coach Assistant and Children’s Ministry Coach, Heather is certainly a people-person. But she didn’t always know how much she wanted to work with people. From Zoo Science to Life Coach For a long time Heather saw herself working with animals, and even got her degree in in Animal Biotechnology and Conservation. She […]