|Communities That Care (CTC)||Communities That Care (CTC) is a proven approach to preventing youth violence, delinquency and drug use, and promoting positive youth development and strong families. The strength of the CTC model lies in its foundation in decades of research on the underlying causes of youth crime. This research has identified a number of specific risk factors that are associated with youth problem behaviors.
CTC utilizes a comprehensive process that brings members of the community together to evaluate community-wide data, identify and prioritize risk factors, and implement evidence-based (i.e. proven-effective) programs aimed at reducing risk factors and ultimately improving youth outcomes. The benefits of the CTC model for community prevention planning include:
• Greater community collaboration and ownership of prevention activities.
• More strategic allocation of scarce prevention resources.
• Increased focus on quality of program delivery, and on outcomes and accountability.
• Reduced duplication and fragmentation of resources and services.
• Reduced interagency competition.
• Improve sustainability of programs and strategies.||Fulton||Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc.||Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc.|
|Coraopolis Community Development Foundation||The Coraopolis Community Development Foundation (CCDF) serves the community of Coraopolis. The CCDF focuses its efforts on three specific areas:
1. Emergency Relief: Provides aid to individuals and families experiencing a crisis situation.
2. Community Resourcing: Equips members of the community with tools to improve their living situations.
3. Community Redevelopment: Creates partnerships with organizations to enhance the common life of Coraopolis.
The CCDF seeks to work closely with the school administration, town officials, businesspeople, and residents to identify and execute those projects deemed most important to the welfare of the town.
The Food Pantry is open on Sundays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at 100 Fifth Avenue. Visit website or call for income guidelines.
Dollar Energy Fund - Visit website or call for availability.
Emergency assistance may be available through the Coraopolis Service Unit of the Salvation Army.
||Allegheny||Coraopolis Community Development Foundation||Coraopolis Community Development Foundation|
|Cranberry Township Community Development||The Department of Community Development's main purpose is to facilitate and manage sustainable development in Cranberry Township that meets the needs of individual property owners and the Township as a whole within the parameters of the comprehensive plan. This is to be accomplished through dynamic land use regulations, thorough inspections, community involvement, and excellent internal and external communication. The Department strives to enhance the physical environment and improve the quality of life for all residents, commercial enterprises, and visitors.||Butler||Cranberry Township Community Development||Cranberry Township Community Development|
|Operation Better Block, Inc.||Works to improve the living conditions of the residents of Homewood Brushton and to promote community growth and stability. Neighborhood Development activities are: Residential Block Organizing for building a network of organized citizens to affect change at the community level; Leadership training for leadership skills development to focus attention on vital needs of the community and identify necessary solutions to day to day problems; Community Planning to assist development projects such as residential housing.||Allegheny||Operation Better Block, Inc.||Operation Better Block, Inc.|
|Perry Hilltop Citizens' Council, Inc.||Community action programs, community development, employment and recreational opportunities, housing, information and referral, youth programs, neighborhood development and social services, and tenants' rights.||Allegheny||Perry Hilltop Citizens' Council, Inc.||Perry Hilltop Citizens' Council, Inc.|
|Salem Square Community Association||Mission: The Salem Square Community Association is Christ-centered and motivated by the kingdom of God to transform our neighborhood by encouraging and enabling the community to realize its full potential as a safe and healthy place to live, work, worship, and play.
Financial Counseling and Mentoring
Neighborhood improvement projects
||York||Salem Square Community Association||Salem Square Community Association|
|The Elm Street Program, BOPiC, Inc.||The Elm Street Plan is based upon a need to revitalize selected neighborhood properties and infrastructure to the south and east of the downtown business district of Chambersburg; emphasis on key pedestrian linkage corridors entering and leaving the central corps of the Borough of Chambersburg. The primary purpose of the Elm Street Plan is to prevent further neighborhood decline by addressing aging and deteriorated housing stock; reverse high rental to owner ratios; correct deteriorated curbs and sidewalks; encourage construction of affordable housing; apply funding to renovate owner occupied residences; eliminate blighted and unsafe conditions in the interest of promoting a visible philosophy of “Clean, Safe and Green”; thereby improving linkages to the downtown business district.
||Franklin||Building Our Pride in Chambersburg, Inc.||Building Our Pride In Chambersburg, Inc.|