YWCA, Foursquare Church Create Student Support Center

The YWCA and Foursquare Church have stepped up to help students in our community affected by the pandemic.
Gettysburg Area School District’s (GASD) sixth through ninth graders have access to a free pilot program which provides supervised spaces, or pods, in which to learn during the virtual portion of their hybrid education.
A very generous donor has given us $5,000 to support a portion of our costs of this program.
That donor is challenging you to step-up and assist!
Visit www.ywcagettysburg.org/donate-now. Under type of donation, choose “other” and type “student support center” in the field.
Thank you for your generosity as we work together to navigate these challenging times.

Adult & Pediatric CPR / AED / First Aid Course

Adult & Pediatric CPR / AED / First Aid Course

Adult & Pediatric First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is for anyone over the age of 16 who would like to get certified.  This certification stays valid for 2 years.

Class Details

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend 2-3 hours completing online coursework.  The online portion of this course should be completed prior to the in-person skills portion scheduled at the YWCA.

Fee: $90

Register online by Clicking Here

Must pay prior to the scheduled class date. Once your class fee is paid, students must contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Off-Site Training Services

We are able to travel and offer American Red Cross group training services at local off-site locations.

Fee: $110/ per participant

Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to make a request for off-site training services.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Register online at least 3 days before the class date to allow time to complete the online course work.

September

Session 9PR

September 23, 6pm – 9pm

October

Session 10PR

October 14, 6pm – 9pm

Session 10PR2

October 28, 6pm – 9pm

November

Session 11PR

November 11, 6pm – 9pm

Session 11PR2

November 18, 6pm – 9pm

Community Resources

Where to reach Pennsylvania and local government services while practicing social distancing:

  • Talk to Mental Health: Text PA to 741-741
  • Apply for Medicaid: on.pa.gov/compass
  • Apply for SNAP: on.pa.gov/compass
  • Apply for WIC: Call 1-800-942-9467
  • Get help with heating: on.pa.gov/LIHEAP
  • Sign up to vote by mail ballot: VotePA.com/ApplyMailBallot
  • Get answers to tax questions: revenue-pa.custhelp.com
  • Access driver services: dmv.pa.gov/online-services
  • Connect with professional license services: www.pals.pa.gov
  • Learn about school closures: education.pa.gov/COVID19
  • Receive health/safety text alerts: on.pa.gov/AlertPA

 

  • ADAMS COUNTY ASSISTANCE (Public welfare office)

225 S. FRANKLIN STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-6241

(800) 638-6816 (Toll-Free)

(717) 334-4104 (Fax)

  • ADAMS COUNTY CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

525 BOYDS SCHOOL ROAD

(717) 337-0110

http://www.adamscounty.us/Dept/CYS/Pages/default.aspx

The mission of Adams County Children & Youth Services is to ensure that each child and youth in Adams County has a safe and permanent family.

  • ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

25 SOUTH 4TH STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 337-0060

http://www.adamscountycf.org

  • ADAMS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

40 E. HIGH STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17326

(717) 334-1518

https://www.adamscha.org/

  • ADAMS COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING

318 W. MIDDLE STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-9296

  • ADAMS RESCUE MISSION

2515 YORK ROAD

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-7502

A Christian organization that provides housing and employment for homeless individuals and families.

  • ADAMS COUNTY VOLUNTEER TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) COALITION

(717) 334-5809

http://www.uwadams.org/Resources/Volunteer-Income-Tax-Assistance

A partnership between United Way of Adams County, South Central Community Action Program and Manos Unidas Hispanic-American Center, with support from Adams County Office for Aging – Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), offers FREE federal, state and local tax preparation by IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteers for seniors, people with disabilities and eligible low and moderate-income residents.

  • ARC OF ADAMS COUNTY

17 RICE AVENUE

BIGLERVILLE, PA 17307

(717) 677-8487

http://www.arcadamspa.org/

Advocacy, Education, Support Services, Goal Setting, & Diversity Celebration For All People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities & Their Families.

  • ARC OF PENNSYLVANIA

(888) 745-2357 (PA client assistance program)

Agency provides services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Pennsylvania client assistance program provides advocacy for people with disabilities seeking services in employment and housing.

  • COUNTY OF ADAMS

117 BALTIMORE STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 334-6781

http://www.adamscounty.us/

  • FAMILY FIRST HEALTH

1275 YORK ROAD #17

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 337-9400

  • GETTYSBURG SENIOR CENTER

142 N. STRATTON STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-5012

https://www.facebook.com/Gettysburg-Area-Senior-Center-317252678335919/about/

  • GETTYSBURG SOUP KITCHEN

22 WEST HIGH STREET (PRINCE OF PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH)

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

  • Gettysburg Municipal Building

Main Street Gettysburg

59 East High Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:

(717) 334-1518 ext. 229 Elm Street

(717) 337-3491 Main Street Gettysburg

  • LGBT Youth in Crisis hotline

(800) 246-7743

https://www.glbthotline.org/

  • LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (PHILADELPHIA FREE LIBRARY)

(800) 222-1754 (Toll Free)

(215) 683-3217

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/lbph/

Serves Pennsylvania residents who have difficulty reading due to a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision challenge, free through the mail and online.

  • MANOS UNIDAS HISPANIC-AMERICAN CENTER INC

19 WEST HIGH STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 334-1498

http://www.manosadams.org/

Manos Unidas is a community organization that promotes the integration of the growing diverse population in Adams County through programs that facilitate cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

  • MIDPENN LEGAL SERVICES

(800) 326-9177

http://www.midpenn.org/

  • SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

(800) 772-1213

https://www.ssa.gov/

  • SAFE HOME – HANOVER YWCA (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES)

24/7 Emergency Hotline: (717) 632-0007

  • SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS

153 N. STRATTON STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-7634

www.sccap.org

 

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Everyone is welcome to the YWCA’s Brown Bag Lunch Series! This series is held at noon in the YWCA Community Room at 909 Fairfield Road. Registration is recommended; call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.

January 21 – Harriet Marritz – Prison Society

February 18 – Judy Young – Gettysburg Gun Sense

March 17 – Rukhsana Rahman – Religious Diversity

April 21- Kerr Thompson & Darcy Maier – Better Angels update

May 19 – Jenny Dumont – Gettysburg Rising

June 16 – Lydia Obrist & Lois Starkey – Gettysburg Plastics Initiative

July 15 – Michelle Brode & Diakon Parents – Finding forever homes for children and youth in foster care

September 15 – Yeimi Gagliardi – Protecting immigrant families

October 20 – Deb McCauslin – Yellow Hill Cemetery

November 17 – kristen Eysell – Our Whole Lives

Attendees may bring their lunch or order from the Ragged Edge II, located inside of the YWCA. For more information, contact Nancy Lilley at nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 115.
The YWCA is located at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg.

Bridge

A group currently meets at the YWCA to review and improve through playing. This is a relaxed atmosphere of casual play. Anyone with a working knowledge of the basic skills of bridge may join us.

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

 

Mah Jongg

submitted by Ruth Sullivan

Join the fun!

Mah Jongg is a game that originated in China. Commonly played by four players, it is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance.

We play the American 4-player version that includes, along with the three suites, winds (honors), flowers and joker tiles.

We welcome new players. You do not need your own set to play.

Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

Nearly New Sale

Nearly New Sale 2.0 (Covid Edition)

October 23rd & 24th

You may be thinking  “Nearly New 2.0, what’s that?”

As everyone knows 2020 has been one crazy ride and it has forced everyone to get out of their comfort zone and be creative.  And you also know that the Spring Nearly New Sale at the Gettysburg YWCA was cancelled.

Our committee put our heads together and came up with what we thought to be a great game plan for an autumn sale, but it’s necessarily different than what we’ve done in the past. Here goes:

It will still be a consignment sale but will function more in the manner of an indoor yard sale.

  • Volunteers will not be tagging and sorting items.
  • Consignors will pay to rent a table or two and all of their items will be placed on/under/around their table with the exception of large toys/furniture/bikes/strollers.
  • Large items we will ask you to put your number on and we will place together with the other larger toys, possibly under a canopy.
  • The fees for tables are $25 for the first table and $15 for each additional table if you register by Oct. 2, and $35 for the first table and $20 for any additional table if you register after Oct. 2.

Another BIG difference is, we are asking consignors to “man” their table during the sale.   There are some great benefits for the consignors if you are available to be at the event or have a friend/family member willing to help, such as 1) establish your own pricing and 2) consignor will receive 75% of their proceeds. We are so giving the option to “Rent a Volunteer” to oversee your items. If you choose to “rent a volunteer”, your items will be priced based on the price list established by the Nearly New Committee and the consignor will make 55% proceeds from their sales.

SET UP: Wednesday October 21 and Thursday October 22, 8:00am-6:00pm.

SALE: Friday October 23, 7:30am-6:00pm

           Saturday October 24, 8:00am-12noon,

BAG SALE: Saturday October 24, 1:00-4:00pm. .

Thank you for your willingness to help with this event!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Amy Beck, Abeck1976@comcast.net or Nancy Lilley, nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.

Here are the rules and the consignment agreement.