General Assistance

Services Offered

Eligible Clients may be entitled to receive the following services:

  • Cremation (no pre-planning)
  • Medical care provided through the primary care health clinic or authorized by a clinic physician
  • Non-food voucher for necessities (including household supplies and personal care items)
  • Referrals to other programs that may be able to assist you
  • Shelter (which may include deposit, rent, and utilities)
  • Star Tran bus passes

Mission & Goals

The employees of the Lancaster County General Assistance Office are committed to providing essential human services to those who are determined to be financially eligible and medically indigent. The General Assistance Office is a Lancaster County agency providing services as required by state statute and funded by Lancaster County.

Our mission is to determine an applicants' eligibility for health care by determining financial eligibility and medical need. This agency reviews all applications and applies the Lancaster County General Assistance guidelines in a fair and equitable manner.

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