St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saint Matthews Assistance Ministry - Basic Needs Help

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE •By appointment only (clients must call on Tuesdays only from 8:30am-9:30am.Typical amount paid $25-$50. Bills can not exceed $200.00 and the bill cannot be a shut off notice. The following are the ONLY items we help with: •Medical bill assistance (physician verified) •Prescription assistance (must receive fax from doctor's office verifying prescription) •Electric bill assistance (no CAP recipients) •Gas bill assistance (no CAP recipients) •Water bill assistance Local phone bill payment/connection (up to $20) •Bus passes/gas vouchers - employment or medical purposes A recipient can only receive assistance from us one time in 90 days and the need can not exceed $200. We provide $50 in assistance (1/4 of bill/invoice).
839 West Market Street
(this building is closed due to COVID)
York, PA 17401
Eligibility: Must be resident of York County or residing in York County. Eligible clients may receive financial assistance once every 90 days and assistance with food once every 30 days.
Hours: Financial Assistance: Call Tuesdays, 8:30am to 9:30am for an appointment on Friday, 8:30am to 11:00am DUE TO COVID-19, NO FRIDAY APPOINTMENTS AT THIS TIME.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 845-2721 Main Church Office
  • (717) 881-2092 Call Monday's between 9AM-11AM.
  • (717) 845-2721 Youth Programs
  • (717) 817-5480 Intake second phone # 717-817-6001
  • (717) 845-3476 Fax
  • (717) 817-5480 Intake second phone # 717-817-6001
  • (717) 817-6001 Intake
Email Address:
Intake Requirements: On the day of appointment, need two forms of identification, paperwork related to invoice; must be employed and have valid car insurance for gas voucher. DUE TO COVID-19 THERE ARE NO FRIDAY APPOINTMENTS AT THIS TIME.
Intake Procedure: TUESDAY MORNINGS 8:30am-9:30am, please, call: 717-817-5480 or 717-817-6001. If you hear a recording, it means we are on the phone with another community member. We take a limited number each week.
Facility/ADA access: Fully Accessible
Service Contact: Sue Masenheimer, Office Manager, 717-845-2721,
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance
  • Gas Money
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance
  • Local Bus Fare
  • Medical Care Expense Assistance
  • Prescription Expense Assistance
  • Telephone Service Payment Assistance
  • Water Service Payment Assistance
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St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
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