Family Resources

Useful Links for Families

We hope you will find the following resources informative and helpful. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact us with suggestions. 

American Lung Association
Provides tools to help smokers quit, as well as, information for parents who want to keep their kids from smoking or encourage them to quit if they’ve already started to smoke.

Center for Schools and Communities
Focuses on prevention and intervention initiatives operated by schools, organizations, and agencies serving children, youth and families.

Pennsylvania's CHIP program puts health coverage within reach for all uninsured kids and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.

Cumberland-Perry Drug & Alcohol Commission
Provides a comprehensive list of services offered locally including a downloadable listing of secure medication collection boxes and prescription medication disposal guidelines.

A service that helps families in need find low-cost Internet solutions. EveryoneOn's website allows you to enter your zip code, whether you're eligible for free/reduced lunch, and more, and then find out (without committing first) what kind of discount you can get. 

PA Free Quitline: 1-800-784-8669
A free program that provides helpful tools, information, and support for smokers who want to quit.

Red Land Community Action Program and Community Progress Council 
Provides case management services and emergency services such as food and energy assistance. Some programs developing include: GED Classes, Financial Literacy, Nutrition Classes, Resume Building, Job Application Assistance, Job Fairs, and Support Groups.

Resources for Parents Dealing With Tragedy
Parents may find these resources helpful in dealing with issues related to grief, fear, and confusion in children following a tragedy.

Safe Kids Pennsylvania
Promotes the prevention of childhood injuries in Pennsylvania through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

Social Service Agencies in Cumberland & York County
Provided by Mrs. Amy Gross, District School Social Worker / Home and School Visitor

Teenline: 717-763-2345 or 1-800-722-5385
A 24-hour helpline thru Holy Spirit Hospital providing help to teens facing serious issues at school or home, and parents trying to cope with a troubled son or daughter.

York-Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission
Provides a comprehensive list of services offered locally.

York County Truancy Prevention Initiative 

Real Life | Real Issues

real issues WITF’s Real Life | Real Issues Drugs & Young People 
From November 2014 through June 2015, resources will be added to the Real Life | Real Issues website and blog as the series explores dangers of drug use by school aged children.

This initiative, made possible by the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units and the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary Schools in consultation with the Cumberland-Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission, Byrnes Health Education Center, and Gaudenzia, Inc. is designed to be a resource for school staff and parents.

Local Libraries

The West Shore School District is fortunate to have the support of our local libraries. Visit the sites below to "check out" the exciting things happening at our libraries.

  • Cumberland County Library System
    Click here for information on upcoming events at libraries in Cumberland County including the Amelia Givin Library, Bosler Library, East Pennsboro Branch Library, Fredricksen Library, Simpson Library (Mechanicsbug), New Cumberland Public Library, and the Shippensburg Public Library.
  • York County Library System
    Click here to visit the York County Libraries official web page with links to events and directions to all the libraries in the county. You can even renew or reserve books online!

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