Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH)


Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH)

Created in 2014 and facilitated by United Way of Lancaster County, LACH is a group of local non-profit agencies, government entities, church groups, and individuals dedicated to identifying and addressing the need for homeless services in our community.  

CLICK HERE to see Key Findings from the 2024 Lancaster County Point In Time Count

LACH Programs & Services

LACH facilitates a range of programs and services that bring awareness and help address increasing concerns surrounding homelessness.  Call 803.283.8923 for more information or to be connected to the community assistance you or a neighbor may need.


point in time logo

A national count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January.  This count informs the need for local services and is factored into state funding of services in Lancaster County

  • PIT Count volunteers need to attend one training session: click this link to register. All trainings are held at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White Street
    • Tuesday, January 16 from 2:00-3:30
    • Thursday, January 18 from 5:30-7:30.
  • Click this link to register to volunteer for the PIT Count.  Teams will meet at the United Way office- 109 S. Wylie Street, across from the City Pool.
    • Wednesday, January 24 from 4:00 – 6:00
    • Wednesday, January 24 from 6:00 – 8:00
    • Thursday, January 25 from 3:00 – 6:00

Project Connect Logo

Annual event where LACH members and service partners provide resources to the community at locations throughout Lancaster County.  Resources are taken to communities like Heath Springs/Kershaw, Buford, Lancaster and Indian Land to ensure that residents from all over the County are easily able to connect with the resources they need.

Project Connect is held in late January / early February.

HH Week Logo

A national program featuring a week of activities and events bringing organizations, agencies and community members together to draw attention to the concerns of hunger and homelessness.  LACH hosts a local series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.  Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week takes place mid-November.

LACH Homeless Assistance

  • Limited hotel stays, based on available funding, for individuals who are homeless
  • Hygiene kits for homeless persons in need
  • Referral services to local organizations for resources such as food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance.


  • Temporary Shelter – Renovations under way
  • Warming Center – In search of location  


How you can help:

Become a LACH member

We welcome new members and volunteers to join us and be a part of the solution. LACH meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9:30am, membership is open to any person interested in helping find solutions for the homeless population of Lancaster County. 
For more information email or call 803.283.8923 

Donate to LACH today

  • click on the "support LACH" button below, be sure to note that your donation 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 write LACH on the memo line of your check.