Community Resources & Referral Services

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Find out if you qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (previously referred to as the Food Stamp program).

You may be eligible if:

  • You are age 60 or over
  • You have low or fixed income
  • You have high medical bills, rent, house payments,
    or utilities
  • You have few assets, not including your home

JCC Family Services can help you:

  • Learn if you are eligible for SNAP benefits
  • Answer your questions about the SNAP program
  • Understand how to use the SNAP EBT card
  • Renew your benefits

Bag Hunger – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Citizens and many legal immigrants can qualify for SNAP.
Getting these benefits won’t hurt you if you want to become a citizen.

For more information, contact Whitney Poole, Family Services Manager, at or call 717.843.0918 extension 181.

J Ride Staying Connected Transportation Program

J Ride Staying Connected Transportation Program

We’re here to help seniors stay independent! Maintaining our independence, and being able to remain in our own homes, are often major concerns as we grow older. The things we need to do — finding transportation to a medical appointment — are no longer so easy if we don’t drive any more. That’s where Staying Connected comes in. We’re a nonprofit interfaith program that can help you, or your aging parents, continue to accomplish the everyday tasks of life. For those 60 and older, our volunteers offer:

  • Transportation for medical appointments
  • Social service referrals

As part of the National Volunteer Caregiving Network, our services are available to all, regardless of religious affiliation. They’re provided by caring volunteers and others who support our mission.

Finding transportation can be difficult. It may be hard to ask for help and sometimes, family and friends are facing their own challenges, or have moved away or died. But there are alternatives.

To find out more and to become a rider, contact Whitney Poole, Family Services Manager, at or 717.843.0918 extension 181.

Aging Resources
  • Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty.
    *Text from ALCA website
    Visit ALCA Website
  • National Guardianship Association (NGA) believes that those appointed to the care of guardians, conservators, and fiduciaries deserve quality services and that every person should be provided respect, due process, rights, and dignity in guardianship. NGA represents more than 1000 guardians, conservators, and fiduciaries from across the United States who share this vision. They are professionals, volunteers, and family guardians.
    *Text from National Guardianship Association website
    Visit NGA Website
Housing Resources
  • Affordable Housing Advocates offers a variety of affordable housing options. Applicants undergo a thorough selection process. While most of our options are apartments, as you will see under Growing Affordable Housing, we also develop homes for sale.
    *Text from Affordable Housing Advocates website
    Visit Affordable Housing Advocates Website
  • Housing Authority of the City of York
    Visit Housing Authority Website