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In September of 1952 the York County Council of Churches was officially formed with 95 member congregations. Since its early beginnings, the Council has had a profound impact upon the quality of life in York County, collaboratively addressing and meeting its spiritual and social needs with a variety of religious and secular agencies and organizations. As a result, the Council has a historic relationship with many of the valued social programs of our community, serving as an incubator for some, a bridge to resources for others, and as an advisory group to still others. Among those outreach programs:
* Contact-York: a 24 hours listening ministry formally under the Council's umbrella for 21 years before becoming an incorporated non-profit
* York Habitat for Humanity: a ministry dedicated to helping people achieve home ownership
* Access-York: a highly respected program that helps women and children affected by domestic violence
* Bell Socialization Services: aiding persons challenged by mental illness or providing shelter for parents & children who are homeless
* York Hospital Chaplaincy: was begun at the initiation and support of the Council.
* The Atkins House: for women-re-entering public life after prison came into existence as a result of Church Women United & the Council.
* The York County Literacy Council: had its birth in tutorial programs co-sponsored by Church Women United and the Council.
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