What makes Arch Street Center special?

Arch Street Center is an independent non-profit offering a membership-based day program for adults living with serious mental illness. We provide a safe, caring, and judgment-free space with a focus on socialization, recreation, and empowerment. Many adults with mental health issues find themselves isolated, with few close friends or family to rely on and at a high-risk for being neglected or forgotten by the communities in which they live. At Arch Street Center members can meet with peers, form new friendships, relax, and enjoy themselves without the burden of stigma or other outside pressures. Our dedicated staff strives to create a welcoming, friendly, and respectful environment. We work in tandem with local, state, and private agencies to provide the consistent social support and positive human connections necessary for overall health and well-being. Since 1983, our main objective has been to support the entire person, body, mind and spirit, and to make the effort to understand each and every member’s unique, individual needs. We work hard to make Arch Street Center a place where our members feel they belong.

Arch Street Center Details

Our location:

629 N Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

We have a parking lot so street parking is not necessary.

Our hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Holiday hours: 12:00 – 4:00PM


Arch Street Center embraces a world where everyone belongs. Please click here to read our non-discrimination statement. 

Our Approach

Find out some highlights of what sets us apart and how we continue to make a difference within our community.


Learn of the history of Arch Street Center, starting from a small church basement to our own center being able to serve 25-45 members each and every day.

Staff & Board

Everything that happens at Arch Street Center is made possible by a very small, dedicated staff and a legion of volunteers who share our mission.