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2001 Paxton St
Harrisburg, PA 17111-1040
(717) 236-5508
Fax: (717) 236-3099
Services Offered:
Assisted Living
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    Faith The foundation of our ministry is our dependence on God for wisdom, strength and guidance. From the beginning of Paxton Street Home in 1981, we have acknowledged that this is God's ministry, and we are partners in His work. All full-time staff are committed Christians. Each morning we meet during the first hour of the day to worship, pray for residents and other ministry needs, encourage one another and prepare for a day of ministry. Not all residents profess faith in Christ, but Bible studies, Sunday morning services and Christian fellowship are a regular part of our community. The love and message of Christ are shared with everyone. Care We serve adults of various physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. Our residents are persons for whom living in a Christian community with support and accountability is necessary. And as Jesus modeled, we minister to the whole person...spiritually, physically and mentally. Community What makes us a home, not just an institution? Serving at Paxton Ministries is a life-style commitment, not just a job. Many of our staff members live in the buildings along side the persons we serve. By sharing our lives so fully, a new level of trust and care can occur, and meaningful relationships are developed. We strive to be a community where love and compassion are a way of life, and where dignity and self-worth are recognized in every individual. Serving the Poor Paxton Ministries is a non-profit community of homes. We are registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. God has given us a vision to serve poor and low-income persons. Therefore we charge our residents rent on a sliding scale. We turn no residents away based on their financial ability. This creates quite a revenue gap in our budget. We rely on God to provide for our financial needs, and He does so through various individuals, churches and businesses in the surrounding community. The donations received from these people and organizations make it possible for us to provide a loving home to all of our residents, regardless of their ability to pay. | make donation Working Together We as a community work together. Each staff member has a primary job responsibility, but on any day you may find Chris Book, our Executive Director, washing dishes after lunch in the Dining Room. Or you may see Buddy, a resident, wiping down tables after a meal. Dan, who works in maintenance, may be taking a resident out for lunch on their birthday; or Joy from our Community Relations office spending time talking with someone going through a difficult time. By working together, and sharing our lives together, we grow and learn as a community. At Paxton Ministries, everyone "gets their hands dirty" and contributes to the daily life of the community. Celebration Celebration is a vital part of our community life. We've learned that if we celebrate, God will make our joy complete. Monthly banquets are planned that may include everything from silly skits to spoofs of TV game shows to serious entertainment provided by members of our community. And of course, we always have a special meal on these occasions. Other parties, tournaments, and events are planned to encourage people to enjoy life and build relationships. We try to not take ourselves too seriously. We have a relaxed and fun environment in most everything we do. Housing, Help and Healing in the Name of Christ Our slogan is "Housing, Help and Healing in the Name of Christ." It is easy to explain that we provide Housing to persons in need and Help by assisting those persons with daily living tasks. But what does the word Healing mean to us? At Paxton Ministries we acknowledge that we are all on a road to healing. Every resident, staff member, volunteer, and Board member has needs in their life. We all need our hearts to be renewed by Jesus. We all need the love and support of friends in the daily trials that we face. We all are growing, and we acknowledge that no one has "arrived." Each day we d
    All genders welcome
    Age 18 and over
    Care Options
    No licensed nursing care provided
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Medication management
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Developmental disabilities
    Staff certifications and training:
    All staff are direct care trained, with CPR/1st Aid
    Pet Types Allowed
    Smoking accommodations are provided
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Security staff on premises
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Private courtyard or patio
    Private telephone line
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 85
    Dietary Options
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Computer and internet access
    Gym and/or fitness center
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    Billiards or pool room
    Tennis court(s)
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    Full activity schedule, inclusing crafts, day and overnight trips, shopping, skill development activities, religious services. etc
    This facility caters to:
    Mental health and development disabilities
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Private funds
    Variable rent or other fees based on age, income and/or other qualifications
    PA Personal Care Home
    License No. 342010
    Issued by Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
    PA Assisted Living Residence
    Issued by Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
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