Local Resources

Perry County Food Bank

Perry County Food Bank


  • Emergency Food Pantry open three days per week.
  • Mon, Wed 8:45am-11:45am, 1pm-3pm
  • Fridays 8:45am-11:45am
  • 3rd Monday of the Month 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Food is also distributed to outlying sites for client pickup on third Saturday, monthly.

Contact Information:

Location Information: 300A S. Carlisle St, PO Box 37, New Bloomfield, PA 17068-0037  

Bread of Life Outreach



  • Distribute food, cleaning supplies, personal care items and whatever products come through. 
  • Large Distribution held on Second Saturday of the month at Family Life Center, 27 W. Shortcut Road Newport. 
  • Emergency distribution available - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 to noon at Warehouse 35 N. Front St. Newport 
  • Frozen food (if available) distribution held Tuesday following the second Saturday of the month at Family Life Center.

Contact Information:    

  • Susan: (717) 567-3333 Mon-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Heidi: (717) 567-9181 Mon, Wed, Friday 9:00 am - noon  
  • Main Phone: (717) 567-3333 Church Office          
  • Email: bolo@pa.net  
  • Website: www.breadoflifeoutreach.org

Location Information: 35 N. Front Street, Newport, PA 17074   Mailing Address: Bread of Life Outreach, 253 N. 6th Street, Newport, PA 17074  

Perry County Literacy Council



  • Provide all Adult Education Services. Offers adult assessment and instruction through teachers, one to one tutors and computer instruction. Provide basic literacy instruction in all subject areas. 
  • Provide GED instruction and testing registration for Perry County.
  • Provide Distance Learning through GED and Worldwide Interactive Network, Inc. (WIN) online instruction. 
  • Offer Work Certified classes and WorkKeys Assessments in Perry County. 
  • Provide basic literacy, GED and ESL instruction at Perry County Prison.
  • Perry County site for UWCR Money in Your Pocket campaign, providing 2013 free income tax preparation for low to moderate-income families starting in February 2013. 
  • Referral agency and single point of contact for the following Perry County support services: HACC WIA Case Management, TechBridge Youth Program, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).

Contact Information:

Location Information: 133 S. Fifth St, P.O. Box 37, Newport, PA 17074 

Perry Housing Partnership


 Perry Housing Partnership develops affordable housing opportunities for residents of Perry County, PA, including low-income, disabled, elderly, and homeless individuals and families by maintaining existing structures and selectively building to boost the vitality of small town living and conserve open green space. Website:  www.perryhousing.org 

Perry Human Services


Serving Individuals, Families  and Communities of Perry County 
since 1974 

Mulhollem Office Centre
8391 Spring Road, PO Box 436
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Phone: (717) 582-8703) 


Mon, Wed, Fri 8am-4pm
Tuesday, Thursday 8am-8pm Website: www.perryhumanservices.org 

Join Hands Ministry Trusted Resources

Hope In the Journey

Hope in the Journey

At Hope in the Journey Counseling Center, we offer Christ-centered therapeutic counseling services for families, couples, and individuals experiencing challenges or concerns including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting Problems
  • Family Relationships
  • Anger Management
  • and many others
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Emotional, Physical, or Sexual Abuse
  • Marital Struggles
  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorders

Alpha Center


Alpha Center for Individual, Marital and Family Therapy.  Our goal is to promote a healthy understanding of self and others, and a right relationship with the Lord as you seek change in your life and in the life of your family.


  • Christian counseling for marital and pre-marital issues
  • Parenting and family counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Addictions and substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Coaching and professional support

Life Recovery Ministry


Based on The Life Recovery Bible.

Life Recovery, a 12-step Christ-centered program, helps a person get back what has been lost. It is the restoration of strength, hope, love, growth, fulfillment, victory, reward, freedom, heeling, closure, and security which only God is capable of giving to each of us.

Life Recovery is a faith-based ministry with a desire to be specifically helpful during the journey to recovery. Life Recovery has trained coaches that offer support and assist in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors over the course of a lifetime

A 12-step recovery model created 

by David Stoop, Ph.D., and 

Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed. 

Serving Perry, Juniata, and Mifflin Counties


Local Resources

Perry County Veteran Affairs


Phone: 717-582-5133
Fax: 717-582-5134
Mailing Address:

Perry County Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box# 37
New Bloomfield, PA  17068Office Hours: Monday - Thursday  8:00 AM-4:00 PM
(For your convenience, please call for appointment)
 Friday - Appointments Only 

Perry County Veterans Affairs
25 West Main Street
New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Veterans’ Affairs office assists veterans in obtaining benefits and official discharge papers by determining their eligibility and preparing necessary Veterans’ Administration forms.  It provides assistance to the widows/widowers of recently deceased veterans. 
It also coordinates with local veterans organizations to disperse appropriations for expenses for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Independence Day observances. 
The office issues grave burial flags to appropriate agency/organizations in observance of Memorial Day. 

Perry County Resources


  • Rental Assistance
    • Fran Cook Director 717-582-8853
  • Cumberland/Perry Mental Health/Mental Retardation
  • Cumberland/Perry Drug & Alcohol Commission
  • Domestic Violence
    • 1-800-852-2102
  • Sexual Assault Services of Perry County/YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
  • Perry County Transitional Housing
  • Perry County Family Center
    • 717-582-3656

For the Main Perry County Office Only 

  • Phone: 717-582-2131
  • Office Hours
    • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 
    • Monday through Friday