Community Life Network

Helping to build a stronger Columbia...one person at a time.

About Us

The Community Life Network is a community service organization based in Lancaster County. Pa.  The purpose of the organization is to promote a shared vision of ways in which organizations throughout the region can work together to foster positive outcomes for members of the communities they serve.  We are a non-profit agency that provides a variety a social services to the residents of Columbia.

Our Services

Community Life Network offers many services to the residents of Columbia, PA, including:

  • Assistance for first-time homebuyers
  • Financial education classes
  • PA CareerLink satellite location - offering computers for job searching, resume help, and cover letter assistance
  • Mental health services for families and individuals
  • Veterans' services

It's All About Our Youth

Our mission at Community Life Network was inspired by the story below.  We can truly make a difference in our community by impacting one life at a time.  And, if we start with our youth, the impact can last a lifetime.
Starfish Community Life Network
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
 
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
 
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,
 
“Well, I made a difference to that one!”
 
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.
 
- adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley