Students at Dickinson can experience both short-term and long-term periods of need, including homelessness and food insecurity among other concerns. The College is committed to assisting those students as we are able. This site is meant to provide information about resources and how to access them.
Contact: Angie Harris (717-254-8974) is the main contact for students looking for assistance.
- Winter/Summer Assistance with meals
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - learn how to apply for SNAP benefits (or Food Stamps).
- Project Share - Students can get groceries for breaks and summer when the meal plan is not active. Contact Angie Harris to get "proof of where you live".
- Farmers on the Square (Cumberland Fresh Match)
- PA 211 Providing Central Pennsylvania residents with free, Confidential Listening, Health and Human Services Information & Referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- National Network for Youth Membership organization of community-based, faith-based, and public agencies working with runaway, homeless, and other disconnected youth.
- Wellness Center
- Alder Health Services (LGBTQ Care)
- United Way Carlisle Prescription Discount
- Planned Parenthood
- Sadler Health (includes dental care)
- Good RX - assistance finding costs of prescriptions
- Mid-Penn Legal Services
- Community Law Clinic (run by Penn State Dickinson School of Law) - 45 North Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013, 717-243-2968
- VITA Program - Penn State Scool of Law
- National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty