Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless

LACH History:
With the exit of Family Promise from Lancaster County a group of concerned residents, civic leaders, law enforcement and other non-profit organizations recognized a need for homeless services in our community. United Way  of Lancaster County facilitated a planning meeting in 2014. From that meeting of nearly 50 persons the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless was born. The coalition still operates under the umbrella of the United Way of Lancaster County. The  Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless meets monthly and membership is open to any person interested in helping find solutions for the homeless population of Lancaster County. 
Do you know someone experiencing homelessness?
If you're an agency needing to refer a client, please click the link below to review the Homeless Documentation information to submit a referral. 
If you're an individual who knows someone experiencing homelessness, please call United Way of Lancaster County at 803-283-8923.
Emergency assistance from LACH & partner agencies may include shelter, transportation, basic necessities and/or food. Please note, this does not gaurantee assistance can be provided.  Access to this program is contingent upon availability of limited funds. If demand exceeds capacity/budget, LACH has the discretion to prioritize provision of assistance and reserves the right to limit or discontinue program services.  Once all documentation has been completed, contact Amber Jackson at 803-283-8923 to discuss the client's needs of assistance.  If Amber is unavailable, please contact Leland Summers at 803-288-0794.
Ways to Donate:
  • Online - Select the 'Donate' option on the United Way of Lancaster County website and note it is for LACH
  • Mail - Send to United Way of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 56 Lancaster, SC 29721. Make checks payable to 'United Way of Lancaster County' and indicate your donation is for L.A.C.H. in the memo of your check

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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2021

For additional details, find us on Facebook, call 803-283-8923 or email