Maranatha-Carlisle is a charitable ministry whose primary focus is to educate consumers about sound financial management. We help individuals and families establish household budgets that are realistic and manageable.
Learn how you can get in touch with us. You can reach us by telephone, email or postal mail. See a map of our location. You can also learn how to apply for our services.
An investment in Maranatha-Carlisle is an investment in your community. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We accept donations by mail.
“Financial Counseling Services changes lives”…those were the words of Scott Dixson, a caseworker at the Salvation Army, in 2001 as he met with members of Samaritan Fellowship to discuss financial counseling options. They were convinced there was a need, beyond setting up a budget, for some of those who came to Samaritan Fellowship seeking financial assistance. In the fall of 2002, a meeting of representatives from local agencies was held in Carlisle. The Director of Financial Counseling Services, a Chambersburg ministry, outlined the concept of providing assistance with bill paying. The representatives were enthusiastic and more meetings followed. In January, 2003, the Carlisle office was opened as a branch of the Chambersburg ministry in the United Way building. About this same time, the name of the ministry was changed to Maranatha. In 2006 the Carlisle office became incorporated as Maranatha-Carlisle and received IRS approval for its own non-profit status. We...
Representative Payee Services assist individuals receiving Social Security benefits to better budget expenses and to ensure their basic needs and expenses are covered. Maranatha-Carlisle will receive their funds, pay needed expenses, and distribute a weekly check to the individual. Read More
Expense Management and Budgetary Assistance for individuals and families who are experiencing financial difficulties. Our counselors will assist in developing a plan to enable individuals to meet their monthly obligations. On receipt of the individual’s funds, and monthly bills, creditors will then be paid by Maranatha-Carlisle. Our goal is for individuals to gradually assume responsibility for management of their own finances. Read More