Frequently Asked questions

The name “Maranatha” is from the Greek, “Our Lord, Come!”. This ancient phrase became a common cry for help. Our goal is to help those we serve find peace of mind through financial guidance.

No, we are not a lending agency. We provide financial management services that may include working with case managers, churches, landlords, the Social Security Administration, and other service agencies to help clients properly manage their money and avoid financial crisis.

Our clients are individuals and families in need of financial guidance. We provide services to all individuals and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

Maranatha-Carlisle’s fee scale is based on income and some clients qualify for free assistance. Representative payee fees are determined by the Social Security Administration. 

Maranatha-Carlisle is partially funded through grants and support from the United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County. We also rely on the generosity of individual donors, corporate sponsorships, and special fundraising events. Approximately 40% of our budget is made up of client service fees. 

Yes, volunteers are needed to serve on Maranatha-Carlisle’s board of directors and committees, to help with special events, to assist staff in the office, and to serve as financial mentors to clients. Please see “Volunteer” to learn more.

Please contact us at 717-258-1000 or email [email protected]. Our front line staff can answer many of your questions and direct you to specific staff if you have additional questions. All information is confidential.