Lauren's Story

In 2011, Lauren was first charged with assault and put on probation. While on probation in 2013, Lauren started using drugs … again. She first started smoking pot and drinking when she was 17. She stopped using drugs during her first pregnancy. On parole she tried pills and then heroin a couple months before she was pregnant with her second child and continued until two weeks before her daughter, Layla, was born. Lauren went to prison, was released into recovery and was clean for 9 months. Then, while her grandmother was taking care of Layla, Lauren was coming to the house to pick up Layla and saw an ambulance and police cars in front of the house. Her grandmother had died suddenly and threw

Meet Linda, our Volunteer of Volunteers

Tabor Community Services, Inc. is a non-profit housing and financial counseling agency serving residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Tabor’s programs strive to prevent and respond to homelessness, counsel those struggling to manage their personal finances, and assist those who aspire to homeownership. Tabor serves over 4,600 Lancaster County residents annually. Linda Fahnestock (on the left pictured with Loretta Hertzog at the Piano & Voices Concert at Highland Presbyterian Church) has volunteered for Tabor since she retired in 2003. For Tabor she volunteers an average of ten hours a month, but some months are busier than others. “It’s my beliefs that connect me with Tabor,” she expla

Saving Energy = Saving Money

It's starting to get colder and you might be thinking of turning your heat on in the house. When the time comes to change the thermostat to "HEAT", keep these ideas in mind to save energy and save money. 1. Close all of your window shades at night. 2. During the day, open shades of windows that get direct sunlight. 3. Only run the washer and dryer with a full load. Use cold water for laundry. Consider getting a rack or line to hang your clothes inside to dry. 4. Clean the lint catcher in the dryer every time the dryer is used. 5. Turn single lever faucets all the way to cold when drawing cold water. (If the lever is not fully to the cold side, cold water is introduced into the water heater e

Holiday Decorating on a Budget

Nothing says Christmas more than twinkling lights, wreaths, and the smell of pine. Purchasing these items year after year can be costly. Trying to revive the ghosts of Christmas past can be cost effective but challenging. Here are few tips to help with the inbetween: Branch Out - Simple branches from your yard—whether from green firs or bare deciduous trees— make excellent decorations when you add a little spray paint. Cover dry branches with silver or gold spray paint, then place in a vase for an entryway or dining room table decoration. Not decorating a full-on Christmas tree this year? Hang a few ornaments on the branches for an instant holiday tree. Show Your Cards - Do you hang onto h

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Tabor Community Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information for Tabor Community Services, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.


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Mailing Address: PO Box 1676, Lancaster, PA 17608-1676

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