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What We Do

Tri County Community Action has been helping people and changing lives throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties for over 50 years. Offering a comprehensive approach to individual, family, and neighborhood success, Tri County Community Action provides a myriad of programming and initiatives around early childhood and family development; employment, education and financial empowerment; housing security; and community development - all to create strong families and thriving communities.

Tri County Community Action’s Promise is to care about the entire community and acknowledges that even today, structural inequities leave some behind. Tri County Community Action believes that lifting diversity, equity, and inclusion and standing against hate is core to combating those structural inequities, making all communities a better place to live.

A Part of America's Poverty-Fighting Network
  • This morning I attended a (Group Connection) you hosted. My daughter, Claire, LOVED it! She has been talking ever since about it and sharing what she learned with her brother. So, thank you, and your team, for all of the work put into putting the bags of crafts together, the songs, the games, and all of the care!

Our Impact This Year

Everything we do is aimed at disrupting and permanently breaking the cycle of poverty for everyone living in our community. 

Did you know that right now, 51,419 of your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members are economically insecure? 

Last year, 38% of the people we helped were working and providing the sole source of income for their households - 63% were women, and 51% of households had children in the home. These were and are hard-working, caring, and productive members of our community - they are YOU - and we helped 17,624 of you stabilize, sustain, and take steps toward economic independence. 

Tri County Community Action hosted The Department of Human Services and the Public Utility Commission to Announce Opening of LIHEAP Season


Tri County Community Action hosted The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Public Utility Commission at our new Enola office to announce the start of the annual LIHEAP application process for the 2022-23 season.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered by DHS that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians with low incomes can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for renters and homeowners.

The LIHEAP application period for both cash and crisis grants is open from November 1, 2022, to April 28, 2023.  

Pennsylvanians can apply for LIHEAP and other public assistance programs online at or by phone at 1-866-550-4355.

Read the press release.

Watch the recording.

Apply for LIHEAP: