COVID-19 Updates

Mike McKenna, President of Tabor has been providing updates. Read below: 

April 1, 2020

  • Tabor and Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) have put together a "Navigating COVID-19 Info Guide" to help everyone navigate their housing and financial challenges during this time of COVID-19. 

  • We are also putting together a series of videos over the next few weeks that will help walk through those materials.

March 27, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Lancaster County has been added to the "Stay At Home" order. We are a life-sustaining organization as defined by the order, so the policy we have to continue services remains in place.


  • Most of our staff are remote, but services are still operating. We held our first all-staff meeting by Zoom, and we’re still providing case management and financial counseling through the phone and Zoom. TLC remains open for participants but it is closed to visitors for safety reasons. Street outreach is happening 5 days per week. In all cases we are observing CDC guidelines for health and safety.

  • On Wednesday, we sent an appeal for help meet client needs to our network; in a few short days $2,250, 6 sleeping bags, 2 large boxes of hand warmers, and other wish list items have been donated. We have already been able to deploy some of those client assistance funds, which you can read more about below.

  • We are working closely with our community partners in the homelessness coalition, city and county government, area foundations, and our proposed merger partner, LHOP to respond effectively to emerging needs. Tabor is part of the effort with the CoalitionWater Street, and Lancaster Health Center to connect people experiencing homelessness to a safe quarantine space. Next week, LHOP and Tabor are launching new resources to help people manage their finances during the crisis. You can read more about that in the LNP story below.

March 16, 2020

  • Our office (308 E. King St.) and TLC shelter will be closed to visitors and walk-ins until further notice.

  • All employees are expected to work remotely so that clients can continue to be served.

  • TLC will continue to house the families and veterans experiencing homelessness that live there. We are taking extra precautions to keep the building clean and participants well. A staff team remains in place at TLC and available by phone.

  • For all other services, client appointments will be conducted by phone. Caseworkers are reaching out to clients who are already scheduled.

  • All group meetings, including our Financial Education Workshops, are postponed until further notice. In the meantime, if you are interested in trustworthy financial educational resources, download the Tabor app in your favorite app store.

  • The Tabor Banquet, scheduled for May 21st, is still on. We will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and PA Department of Health and will adjust our plans accordingly.

Resources & News Articles

PA COVID-19 Update, PA Department of Health

Coronavirus Informational Hub, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information, CDC

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve", The Washington Post

Coping with coronavirus anxiety, Harvard Medical School