Editor, Gettysburg Times,
This note is in support of the letter of JJ Scappini concerning the cut back in SCCAP funding for the homeless Shelter Program. This cutback has lead to the restriction of time in residence for current homeless shelter users and will lead to the eventual closing of the shelter program. Apparently a shift in funding has lead to a loss of grant money support for the shelter program that provides temporary housing for homeless families in Adams County.
SCCAP is not about handouts—it is about helping families break the cycle of poverty. The homeless shelter provides temporary respite for families and provides services to help them find stable housing and a job.
I have been volunteering at SCCAP for two years and it is one of the finest organizations I have been involved with.
You can support the SCAAP shelter funding with a donation online at SCCAP.org or with a check to SCCAP 153 N. Stratton St Gettysburg noted the donation is for the shelter.
Further details of the funding cut can be found in a Gettysburg Times article by Vanessa Pellechio of Feb 20 2019 titled Funding Cut to SCCAP shelter.