Water Street Ministries, through our 5 ministry divisions, cares for the poor and the homeless in South-East and South-Central Pennsylvania.
Water Street Ministries... changing one life at a time.
Our purpose since 1905 has been to advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief and rescue work of all kinds.
Our ministry divisions:
Water Street Mission serves the homeless in Lancaster County through emergency shelters, an employment program, a recovery program, a learning and career center, and more. Every night nearly 300 men, women, and children find shelter here.
Teen Haven reaches 1,000 urban teens a year in Lancaster, York, and Philadelphia. Between these city ministries and the youth camp in York County, teens learn about the gospel, grow to maturity in the faith and become leaders in their communities.
Water Street Health Services, a subsidiary, provides medical and dental services for individuals without access to health care. Because of WSHS, over 2,000 patients improve their quality of life every year without using the local emergency room as their priomary treatment option.
Through Wonder Club Early Learning Centers, about 70 children in poverty experience pre-K and Kindergarten curriculum that helps them develop a love for learning and a love for Jesus Christ.
The Lydia Center offers one of the few 6-month, residential recovery programs on the East Coast. We provide Christian faith and guidance through counseling that integrates the physical, spiritual and psychological aspects of a woman.