Community Connections

MISSION: The mission of the Community Connections Division is to provide supportive services that make our community a better place to live and work.



Community Connection Director position Currently Vacant
Office: (717) 261-3811


The following programs function under this division:

Reentry Services

Franklin Together: Franklin County Reentry Coalition

HUD Permanent Supportive Housing


Reentry Services

Reentry Services works with those who are returning to the community from correctional facilities. The CARE Program is for those with mental health issues. A form is available to professionals who wish to make a referral.

Contact Person:

Jordan Herman, CARE Forensic Case Manager

Office: (717) 660-2676


Franklin County Reentry Coalition

MISSION: The mission of the Franklin County Reentry Coalition is to develop strong collaborative community and professional partnerships that will empower and support formerly incarcerated individuals, and their families, to reduce recidivism and encourage them to become contributing members of the community. We advocate for change that supports successful reentry for all returning individuals.

Contact Information:

Leigh Elliott, Franklin Together Reentry Coalition Coordinator

Mobile: (717) 778-7758


Community Connections Housing Access Center

The center works directly with those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or seeking housing stability services.

Individuals seeking services may call or walk-in Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Services Include:

• Assessment for those who are street homeless and/or fleeing domestic violence to place them on the list for services.
• Referral to local homeless shelters.
• Referral to all Franklin County housing programs (Veterans Multi-Service, Salvation Army, SCCAP, Waynesboro Community and Human Services, PATH, faith-based partners) that assist in keeping someone housed.
• Connection to potential landlords and/or property management companies in order to insure housing stability
• Assistance for families to maintain utilities as this can lead to housing instability. Many of these programs are a part of our Coordinated Entry System and require referrals.

Contact Person:

Misty Conner
Housing Navigation Coordinator
(717) 261-3893


HUD Permanent Supportive Housing

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) permanent supportive housing programs assist those who have any form of a permanent disability and are chronically homeless. In order to be eligible, individuals must be street homeless, have a disability, complete the VI SPDAT assessment and be placed on the By Name List.

Individuals cannot be directly referred to this program. All individuals must first speak with the Housing Navigation Coordinator to determine if they are eligible.

Contact Person:

Stacy Yurko

Housing Programs Specialist

(717) 261-3811

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550 Loudon Street

Chambersburg, PA



Office Hours:

M-F, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays