First Pres is honored to partner with a wide variety of organizations serving the people of Chester County. From hunger to homelessness, legal aid to medical assistance, these non-profit and faith-based groups are God's hands and feet in the community. Our congregation supports their service through volunteer hours and financial assistance.
Act in Faith of Greater West Chester – Offers food, personal care, housekeeping supplies, and emergency financial assistance to individuals and families experiencing urgent need.
Barn at Spring Brook Farm – Enriches the lives of children with physical and intellectual disabilities by providing animal-assisted activities to enhance knowledge, confidence, and physical well-being.
Bridge of Hope of Lancaster & Chester Counties – Assists single mothers with dependent children who are experiencing homelessness to secure permanent, stable housing and access to community resources through professional counseling and mentoring friendships with groups from local congregations.
Chester County Migrant Ministry – A ministry of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches, Chester County Migrant Ministry provides clothing, citizenship classes, transportation, and spiritual support to families working in the mushroom industry in Kennett Square. For information about the Christmas for Migrant Families program, click HERE.
Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center – Offers free adult literacy education and life skills programs, as well as career training opportunities for adult
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County – Provides emergency support and shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children, as well as education and advocacy aimed at reducing interpersonal violence in Chester County.
Exchange Club Family Center – Helps those raising young children learn practical parenting skills with the goal of building strong families and avoiding child abuse and neglect.
Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children – Assists families experiencing or at risk of homelessness to stabilize their lives and find or maintain safe, permanent housing through their emergency family shelter, prevention programs, and outreach.
Good Works, Inc. – Seeks to improve living conditions for Chester County families with low incomes by transforming substandard homes into safe, dry, and warm places for residents to live.
Habitat for Humanity of Chester County – Serves those who would not be able to afford a conventional mortgage by building and financing houses for individuals willing to help teams of volunteers construct the houses in which they will be living.
The Hickman – A personal care community for older adults living in West Chester that was founded by Quakers during the 19th century and continues to celebrate the diversity and vitality of its residents.
Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County – Works with single-parent families at risk of homelessness to provide emergency assistance, mentoring, and financial literacy through a comprehensive multi-year training program.
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania – Provides high-quality legal representation to people with low incomes in Chester County and neighboring areas in addition to advocacy aimed at alleviating poverty.
Meals on Wheels of Chester County – Serves well-balanced, nutritious meals five days a week to Chester County residents who are homebound due to age or illness.
Safe Harbor – Provides emergency housing, food, and access to support services for women and men in need.
theVillage - Formerly Presbyterian Children’s Village, theVillage works with children and families impacted by trauma to support healing and hope through residential treatment, supervised independent living, and outpatient behavioral health programs.
West Chester Food Cupboard – Provides fresh and nonperishable, healthy food items to West Chester residents in need.
West Chester Senior Center – Enriches the lives of older adults through friendship, education, activities, and nourishment.