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.
If you, your family or someone you know is in need, we may be able to assist. Our mission is to help those in need to not fall between the cracks. We offer many programs that could benefit you in your time of need. From food, to clothing, furniture and financial assistance to guidance with other agencies – there is help at AGAPE.
We provide services on a first come, first serve basis. Click here to complete our Benevolence Application before your visit, to save you time.
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AGAPE Love From Above To Our Community
P.O. Box 424
851 Railroad Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
AGAPE provides a number of programs to assist families in need through our holistic approach to address our community needs. A comprehensive listing of financial assistance programs for paying bills, rent, obtaining shelter, food and counseling services are detailed on our website, www.agape-pa.org.
This program is dedicated to reducing hunger in our community. AGAPE distributes food and provides referrals to other existing food banks and pantries in our area. We also offer supplemental meals during the week to complement these existing food assistance programs as many existing food bank resources throughout our region are only available on a monthly or weekly basis. Emergency Food- food always available—ask our Front Desk Assistants.
A set of programs which encompasses serving the needs of the whole family at all aspects of their lives. This includes, but is not limited to, our Cloth Diaper Program, Women in Need (WIN), Small Beginnings, and our pet program Happy Tails.
Members of the communities we serve and programs offered by national stores donate used and new home furnishings that AGAPE distributes, free of charge. These include a variety of items that our clients cannot afford when setting up a household. The goal of this program is to collect and store materials ahead of time so that when hardships arise, we are prepared to aid those of our community in need.
This is a program activated only in case of widespread disaster throughout Columbia and Montour Counties when a state of emergency by governmental organizations. AGAPE becomes the Columbia County Community Agencies Active in Disaster (CCCOAD), and works in conjunction with Columbia County Emergency Management, FEMA, PEMA, American Red Cross and Salvation Army and other disaster relief organizations. AGAPE also serves as a hub for Mission Central collecting disaster relief kits and their individual materials from churches and the local community for Mission Central of Mechanicsburg, PA that then distributes the items during national and worldwide emergencies.
Nora was a 65-year-old woman whose significant other had died. They had lived together in an old trailer, and he insisted that she not work. Upon his death, Nora was left with no income. To make matters worse, Nora had also lost her green card, which verified her as a legal immigrant. With the help of an AGAPE case worker, and over two years of work, Nora was reissued a green card, obtained a social security card, and found a low-income apartment to live in. AGAPE even helped provide home furnishings for the apartment.