Like many areas throughout Lancaster County, East Petersburg and its surrounding communities have a population of families that are in need of basic resources and outreach services to help strengthen their households.
- Single parent homes
- Missing faith community
- Disengaged children
- Literacy challenges
- Seeking guidance for resources
- Drug abuse
- A welcoming community presence
- Local activities for children
- People to listen and help connect area residents with resources
- Support groups
- Wellness activities
One of the foundational ways to meet the needs of a community is to establish a physical presence within, where organizations and community volunteers can share resources and collaborate on a common outreach effort.
EPACC (East Petersburg Area Civic Center) was born with such an opportunity in mind. By repurposing underutilized space within the Real Life Church of God building in downtown East Petersburg, three opportunities were recognized: