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New Hope Ministries
New Hope Ministries is a Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts towards stability. We provide a variety of assistance and services in the Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, Mechanicsburg, and West Shore areas of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1982, New Hope Ministries has assistance centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, and New Oxford, PA which serve parts of Adams and York Counties, and the West Shore area of Cumberland County. Services are available to people regardless of their age, race, gender or religious affiliation.

New Hope provides:

  • Emergency crisis assistance
  • Food pantries
  • Rent/Mortgage assistance
  • Heat and utility assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Counseling
  • Referral services
  • Youth programs
  • Holiday food baskets and gifts

In addition to these basic needs, we offer ongoing support and guidance to help people become self-sufficient and stable over the long term.  We help close to 20,000 individuals each year while holding to our core values of faithfulness, dignity, wholeness, cooperation, stewardship, and accountability. Please contact us if you are interested in serving at New Hope or click here to learn more. 

Capital Area Pregnancy Center
The Capital Area Pregnancy Center is a nonpolitical, Christian organization with a relational goal: to see those facing a pregnancy decision receive love, care, and support. We exist to go beyond the politics of pregnancy to serve women and men facing pregnancy decisions by offering education and resources that empower an informed choice.

CAPC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, formed by a group of individuals from the community who had a mutual desire to offer peer counseling and encouragement to women and men facing pregnancy decisions.

In 1985 the first center was opened on the corner of State and 17th Street in Camp Hill. In the first year the executive director along with three peer counselors had the opportunity to meet with 20 individuals.

Since that time CAPC has continued to grow in every capacity. Serving over 1,000 appointments a year, we are committed to creating a safe environment where respect and value for each person are demonstrated by our caring staff and volunteers.

We are grateful for over 150 volunteers and for the many individuals, businesses, and churches in our community who support the efforts of this organization. Because of this support, we can offer our services to anyone, anywhere, and absolutely free. We are dedicated to providing a warm and safe environment to everyone, regardless of age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, or circumstances. Check out CAPC’s website to learn more. 

Bethesda Mission
Bethesda Mission has been providing hope and healing to hurting and homeless people in the Greater Harrisburg area since 1914.
We are a missionary arm of the local church, reaching out to men, women, and children of all races, nationalities, and creeds, providing the poor and homeless with shelter, food, clothing, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, and discipling them in the Christian life.

Rescue: A soft pillow, a warm meal, and peace from life’s storms are what Bethesda offers the men, women, and children who walk through our doors. Our walls offer safety from chaos-filled homes and noisy streets, and our hospitality returns a small portion of the grace we’ve been given to the people we serve.

Redeem: A brightly lit green cross is the trade-mark symbol of our flagship facility at 611 Reily Street in downtown Harrisburg. This city icon defines our driving passion – to introduce others to the power and love of Jesus Christ.

Restore: Equipping each person with tools for life is the aim of Bethesda’s community re-entry blueprint. From learning to balance a checkbook to finding a Christ centered, nurturing church, these foundational skills help existing guests lead lives of character and great purpose.

Click here to learn more about opportunities to serve with Bethesda Mission.

Peace Promise
Mission: Peace Promise assists in recovering hope and strengthening the lives of those impacted by sexual exploitation in our community.

Vision: We envision transformed lives filled with endless opportunities, meaningful relationships, and enduring peace. We steward a promise to future generations to remain increasingly aware and actively engaged in confronting the distortions of our hyper-sexualized culture.

History:  Founded in 2008 to serve the Harrisburg metropolitan region, Peace Promise is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization that assists in recovering hope and strengthening the lives of those impacted by sexual exploitation in our community.

Peace Promise addresses the complexities of sex trafficking in the Harrisburg region by offering:

  • outreach, intervention and advocacy for those involved in commercial sexual exploitation; 
  • Healing support and restorative care for sex trafficking survivors; and
  • Community education and awareness regarding the dehumanization and identifiers of sex trafficking, prostitution, and pornography.

Peace Promise accomplishes its work through a volunteer team of committed and dedicated individuals who represent many different faith communities located throughout Cumberland, Dauphin and York Counties. On a weekly basis, Peace Promise Outreach Volunteers visit adult entertainment venues forming friendships with the women who work there. 

Once a survivor is safely transitioned out of the industry, Peace Promise offers an individually customized care plan based on that woman’s specific needs and goals. The plan is intended to facilitate meaningful employment, healthy relationships and loving self-care.

This is the mission, vision, and motivation for the work of Peace Promise. If you’re interested in serving with Peace Promise, please contact us or click here to learn more.

Visit members and friends of church members wherever they may be to encourage them. (Hospital, mental health facilities, prisons, the streets, etc.) – please contact us.

Meals Outreaches
Liberti has outreaches throughout the year that brings food to people in need. The largest meal event is done every Easter as we deliver 2,000 meals in celebration of the resurrection.

How We Can Serve You

This is primarily how we help others in community. If you are in need of help, contact our Diaconate. If you are interested in serving on the team, please let us know.