How We Help

Overview

AGAPE partners with organizations and volunteers to make a sustainable impact and transform communities throughout Columbia and Montour counties by not only assisting with the immediate crisis but, also focusing on the long-term needs of families and connecting them to the resources and programs necessary for them to establish self-sufficiency and independence.

Some of these programs include:

  • Clothing and furniture donations
  • "Building Bridges out of Poverty," a sixteen week course designed to help clients better understand their poverty situation and provide them with the tools and resources to become self‐sufficient.
  • Weekly hot meal that provides fellowship and reduces hunger
  • Emotional and spiritual support groups
  • Counseling with budgeting and financial savings
  • Transportation
  • Financial assistance
  • Referrals to other community services

Employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals all have a stake in creating a sustainable community. AGAPE works across all sectors of the community to address the root causes of poverty, supports individuals as they build resources and strives to achieve a sustainable community where everyone can live well. By providing a well-rounded approach, families are able to learn how to look beyond the immediate crisis and plan for future sustainability.