Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Started in 1971 by a group of local churches and community leaders, Ephrata Area Social Services was formed with a commitment to the idea of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” In October of 1970, a planning committee challenged the community to become a “community of the concerned.” Even during times of a flourishing economy, there are those in need who are all but forgotten to their community. EASS has grown to be a provider of diverse services capable of meeting an ever increasing demand from Neighbors in need.

EASS is a non-profit organization serving the Ephrata and Cocalico Regions of Northern Lancaster County. The criteria for eligibility is the expression of a legitimate need for help. EASS receives its support from the community. Donations come from churches, civic organizations, private individuals, businesses and grants. EASS receives no public funds.

Ephrata Area Social Services has fostered a tradition of reliability, providing services to those in need living in the Ephrata and Cocalico region.

Mission Statement

The mission of Ephrata Area Social Services is to empower and connect neighbors to build a healthy and vibrant community.

Vision Statement

We envision a thriving community where everyone is living to their full potential.


Ephrata Area Social Services (2 of 201)

2023 Board Of Directors

  • President: Todd Heck
  • Vice President: Timothy Weiser
  • Treasurer: Paul Trella
  • Secretary: Robin Boyer
  • Board Members:
    • Chris Ament
    • Steph Weber
    • Jodi Weaver
    • Alejandro Rios
    • Stephanie Weber
    • Pastor Brad Haws
    • Kristen Hartranft
    • Renny McGill


  • Executive Director: Casey EllisĀ 
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Support Staff

  • Ephrata/Cocalico Meals on Wheels Program Director: Barbara Good
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  • Resource Coordinator: Coanne Luckenbill
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  • Social Worker: Sarah Holland, BSW
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  • Bookkeeper: Michele Weitzel
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  • Office Administrator: Tiff Burkhart
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