IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE PROGRAM, IT’S ABOUT CHANGE REGARDING COVID-19

Given the current circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and recommendations from federal and state officials, both offices of The Program, It’s About Change are holding by appointment only appointments for in person services until further notice.

The Program, It’s About Change will be taking advantage of all available methods of technology in order to maintain operations and continue providing services to our clients.

If you are in need of assistance please contact:

Julia Fake, Director of Operations at j.fake@theprogramitsaboutchange.org or 717-446-1297

AliceAnne Frost, CEO at a.frost@theprogramitsaboutchange.org


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OUR SERVICES AND PROGRAMS


After spending 18 years within the confines of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, I believed there was very little anyone could do to assist with my reentry. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong! While some other well-meaning groups talk, the folks at The Program put in the work. More specifically they have been willing to work as hard as I have to become a successful reentrant.

From before the date of my release the folks at The Program were professional and courteous. They understand the challenges and realities of reentering society. Since that time and through my release the folks at The Program have provided much needed guidance and insight, and not only directly but also through a vast network of professionals who genuinely want to help reentrants.

The Program has helped me to find a safe place to live, navigate the complexities of finding work, dealing with the government for food and medical assistance, putting me in touch with a professional to help sort out my financial future, finding me a mentor, and so much more. Reentry takes work if you’re willing to put in the effort the folks at The Program will be right there with you shining the light showing you which tools to use and how to use them to get and stay free.

Dan Rogan

I just wanted to let you know what I learned in this program. I learned how to manage money and to have my own bank account. I am learning now how to own my own house. The financial literacy class taught me a lot and I was happy to take this program. Life is a little bit easier now. The Program’s Housing Assistance allowed me to save a lot of money. My rent is paid 4 months in advance, thanks to the assistance The Program provided me.

Rosenette Trinta