Resource Directory Page 2

SPECIAL NEEDS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Center for Special Needs, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia – offers a wide range of programs and services for people with special needs and their families. 1-866-532-7669
Email: info@jfcsphilly.org

Connect – state organization that puts families in touch with organizations that can help – Early Intervention Help Line 800-692-7288

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) – a statewide, non–profit corporation designated as the federally–mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. The Philadelphia Building 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 500 Philadelphia, PA 19107–4798 215-238-8070 (Voice)

Kinsights – a free online forum connecting parents of children with complex and rare conditions to each other and to resources.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities – National information center that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues. Children and youth, birth to age 22, are the focus.
800-695-0285

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Parents Involved Network – Statewide support, advocacy, information and referral source for families of children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral disorders. 215-751-1800

Parent to Parent – Linking families of children or adults with disabilities or special needs with each other so that they can share experiences, offer practical information and/or support. 888-727-2706

Pathways Awareness Foundation – focuses on early motor delays, a wide range of neuromuscular conditions — from nonspecific low muscle tone to cerebral palsy — and how physical therapy can help.

Public Citizens for Children and Youth – a comprehensive site that provides a series of resource guides to help find behavioral health care providers for children through adolescence in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties and Pottstown). Also includes a series of questions to determine if a child has a special need.

The Special Kids Network – helps parents find resources for their special needs children and provides technical assistance to help groups develop, expand, and maintain programs and support systems that serve children with special needs. 800-986-4550; 877-986-5432

Speechville – useful information if your child has difficulty with speech, language, communication, or is a late talker.

Special Kids – an online listing from Metro Kids with numerous resources throughout the Philadelphia region addressing a variety of special needs.

Surviving and Thriving– a resource for parents and family members struggling with the challenges of raising a child with special needs.
114 Forrest Avenue, Narberth, Pennsylvania 19072. 215-839-1194

TESTING

COUNTY-BASED TESTING AND INTERVENTION

In Bucks County:
From Birth to 3 years of age
Bucks County Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation 215-442-0760
From 3 to 5 years of age:
Bucks County Intermediate Unit, 1-800-770-4822, extension 1716

In Montgomery County:
From Birth to 3 years of age:
Contact Human Services 610-277-7176 who will contact The Arc Alliance 610-265-4700. All testing is done in the home.
From 3 to 5 years of age:
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit: 610-539-8550, 610-755-9400

In Philadelphia County:
From Birth to 3 years:
Contact ChildLink, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation Intake Unit
215-731-2110
From 3 to 5 years of age:
Contact Elwyn’s Philadelphia Seeds Program 215-222-8054

ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING TESTING AND INTERVENTION
Center for Autism Research (CAR) is a multi-disciplinary center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that coordinates and supports research into the causes of autism and the most effective treatments. Many of the studies at CAR include comprehensive developmental evaluations with written feedback reports from licensed clinicians.

Child Guidance Resource Centers – a non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization that assesses and treats children, adolescents, and families with behavioral challenges, developmental disabilities, or residential needs in the Delaware Valley. Includes in-home therapy services.
2000 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA, 19083, 484-454-8700

Discover My Potential – Licensed Clinical Psychologists conduct comprehensive evaluations involving a wide range of cognitive, developmental, emotional and behavioral measures.
261 Old York Road, The Pavilion, Suite 633, Jenkintown, PA 19046, 215-642-8820

Growth Opportunity Center – provides testing, evaluations, treatment and therapy for a broad range of mental health, psychological and pyscho-educational issues.
Southampton Business Center, 928 Jaymor Road Suite B150, Southampton, PA 18966
215-947-8654

Mindprint Learning – an online resource providing a one-hour learning assessment test, an individualized learning profile, and personalized recommendations

PIP – Preschool Intervention Program (Private organization) – for children ages 3 – 5 with severe behavioral, social and emotional difficulties: evaluations and preschool therapeutic services and interventions, transportation. Play-based groups and individual therapy, medication evaluation 610-272-4110

Southampton Psychiatric Associates – offers diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations and  treatment options.
882 Jacksonville Road, Suite 205, Ivyland, PA 18974; 215-355-2011

Temple University – works on a sliding scale 215-707-8496

Valley Forge Educational Services’ The Luma Center – offers a variety of research-based approaches and techniques based on your child’s individual needs. Includes screenings and evaluations, social skills groups, individual occupational and speech-language therapies and therapeutic Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms.
1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355
610-296-6725 x183

Yellin Center – includes information about when to seek help. Located in NYC, they provide evaluations and support.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC ISSUES

ADHD
CHADD – a national non-profit organization with local chapters throughout our area that offer support and information to children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

AUTISM
ASCEND GROUP – Asperger & Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

Autism Link – an online support and information about available services for children on the autism spectrum.

Autism Society of America – the nation’s leading grass roots autism organization, increases public awareness of issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocates for appropriate services, and provides the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
1-800-3-Autism or 301-657-0881 Click here to find a local chapter.

Center for Autism Research (CAR) – a multi-disciplinary center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that coordinates and supports research into the causes of autism and the most effective treatments. Many of the studies at CAR include comprehensive developmental evaluations with written feedback reports from licensed clinicians. Additionally, CAR hosts free and low cost educational seminars for parents and professionals throughout the year.

Exceptional Families of Exceptional Children – support group for parents of children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. Located in Montgomery County, PA.

Potential Inc. – a non-profit organization providing high quality interventions based upon current research for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. 215-579-0670

Surviving and Thriving – a resource for parents and family members struggling with the challenges of raising a child on the autism spectrum. Include groups for parents and grandparents; individual, couples and family therapy; and coaching.
114 Forrest Avenue, Narberth, Pennsylvania 19072. 215-839-1194

CEREBRAL PALSY
Cerebral Palsy Guidance – a free resource helping parents to learn about treatment options and ways manage the disorder so their child with a cerebral palsy diagnosis can live a productive life.

Cerebral Palsy Guide – provides free educational materials, financial options and emotional support for those affected by cerebral palsy.

www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com – offers accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications.

LEARNING DISABILITIES
Irlen Institute – information about how wavelights of light can cause visual difficulties, including trouble reading and headaches.

LDOnline – provides up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, a comprehensive resource guide, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

Learning Disabilities Association of America – provides information to de-mystify learning disabilities for parents and also includes a comprehensive resource guide.

National Center for Learning Disabilities – works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents, & adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.

PA Education for All Coalition – PEAC works to promote education that includes all children by providing individual technical assistance, advocacy, and supports to families, including a parents as mentors group.

Understood – 15 nonprofit organizations combined to support parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. Includes state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more.

MENTAL HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS
The Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP) – a nonprofit citizen’s organization that develops, supports and promotes innovative education and advocacy programs. MHASP serves adults, children and family members through their programs and advocacy efforts.
267-507-3843 or 1-800-688-4226

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – offers an array of peer education and training programs, initiatives and services for individuals, family members, health care providers and the general public. They also have support groups through the local chapters. Click here to find the one closest to you.

Public Citizens for Children and Youth – a comprehensive site that provides a series of resource guides to help find behavioral health care providers for children through adolescence in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties and Pottstown). Also includes a series of questions to determine if a child has a special need.

DIRECT SERVICES AND THERAPIES

Art Therapy
Center for Families and Relationships for individuals, couples, families and groups. Located in Northeast Philadelphia. 215-537-5367

Child and Family Art Therapy Center Phone: 610-649-1080

Kardon Institute – services individuals from birth through older adulthood with a wide range of special needs at their headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia, branches of Settlement Music School and other locations throughout the Philadelphia area. 215-637-2077

Occupational, Physical, Speech, and Equestrian Therapy
Holy Redeemer Pediatric Rehabilitation Services – offers comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plans for children with a range of conditions – from acute orthopaedic injuries to learning disabilities and developmental delays. 1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046; 215-947-3000

Reins of Life – a non-profit organization located in Chester County, PA, provides therapeutic horseback riding programs for children and adults with diverse types of special challenges.
113 Crestwood Road, Landenberg, PA 19350; Phone: 610-274-3300 Mobile: 610-724-5305

Outpatient Therapy Services at St. Christopher’s – offers physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathologists, as well as sports rehabilitation and conditioning for children. Physician referral and prescription required. 500 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046; 215-884-1128

Theraplay – provides pediatric therapy services in a play environment that will enable a child to maximize their potential. Wide range of therapy services offered in home and at their 4 locations in Delaware Valley 215-293-8882

Valley Forge Educational Services’ The Luma Center – offers a variety of research-based approaches and techniques based on your child’s individual needs. Includes screenings and evaluations, social skills groups, individual occupational and speech-language therapies and therapeutic Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms.
1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355: 610-296-6725 x183

Learning Disabilities Services
The Center School– Private school for children with reading and language developmental difficulties 215-657-2200

Mindprint Learning – an online resource providing a one-hour learning assessment test, an individualized learning profile, and personalized recommendations

The Bucks County LIFE Program – a countywide program that serves Bucks County families who have a child or adolescent that struggles with emotional, behavioral, social and/or learning issues. As a team of both experienced parents and professionals, we work closely with families to offer invaluable support as well as provide information and referral resources. 888-442-1590

Mental Health and Behavior Problem Support
Access Services – a full range of support services for individuals with special needs in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Because I Love You – a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting parents with troubled children of any age. A parent to parent support group for parents who are challenged by their child’s behaviors. Website includes many helpful articles and links to find local chapters.

The Bucks County LIFE Program – a countywide program that serves Bucks County families who have a child or adolescent that struggles with emotional, behavioral, social and/or learning issues. As a team of both experienced parents and professionals, we work closely with families to offer invaluable support as well as provide information and referral resources. 888.442.1590

Carson Valley Children’s Aid – offers behavioral health services for children, including wraparound and family-based services. 610-279-2755 x352.

Center for Families and Relationships – offers a educational and therapeutic programs including art therapy, play therapy and anger management. Located in Northeast Philadelphia. 215-537-5367

Central Montgomery County Mental Health – the oldest private, not-for-profit, multi-service community mental health center in Montgomery County, PA, provide services to individuals and families through specialized programs, covering a full spectrum of behavioral health services. Programs are available for all age groups, from pre-schoolers to adolescents to seniors.
610-277-4600

Child and Family Focus – provides a wide range of innovative services to families and children who have emotional and behavioral challenges in Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware Counties, PA. 215- 957-9771

Child Guidance Resource Centers – a non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization that assesses and treats children, adolescents, and families with behavioral challenges, developmental disabilities, or residential needs in the Delaware Valley. Includes in-home therapy services.
2000 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA, 19083, 484-454-8700

Children’s Crisis Support Program (CCSP) – a free 24 hour hotline providing community based crisis intervention for children experiencing a psychiatric, behavioral or family conflict.
Main office- 215-540-2150; 800-793-2150; Helpline – 1-888-435-7414

CORA Services – a private, not-for-profit organization located in Philadelphia, PA, CORA assists children, youth and families experiencing emotional, academic and social challenges which impede their development and productivity. Services include individual, group and family counseling, educational services, referral assistance, community drug and alcohol prevention educational and treatment, GED and job training, speech services, and psychological services. After school programs and adult enrichment programs are also available. Additionally, CORA Services operates a licensed pre-school and child care program.
8540 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111, 215-342-7660

Growth Opportunity Center – offers a diverse array of  counseling and assessment services to help families cope with challenges that arise.
Southampton Business Center, 928 Jaymor Road Suite B150, Southampton, PA 18966
215-947-8654

Indian Creek Foundation’s Behavioral Health Services –provides behavioral health supports to children and adults, who have an intellectual or developmental disability and mental health challenges. Services include: Intake/ Extended Assessment, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services- Wraparound (BHRS), Family Based Services, the Outpatient Mental Health Center, Therapeutic After School Program (TASP), Behavior Support and Social Skills Program. 420 Cowpath Road, Souderton, PA 18964, 267-203-1500

Indian Creek Foundation’s Community Based Services – provides long and short term supports to children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities living with their families and in the community. Services include Respite, Lifesharing and Home Based Waiver.
420 Cowpath Road, Souderton, PA 18964, 267-203-1500

Jewish Family and Children’s Service – offers a diverse array of services to help families cope with challenges that arise. 866-532-7669

Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania– a peer to peer program that assists parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges. PIN provides information, support, referrals, and advocacy; assists parents/caregivers to acquire services from all state, local or private child-serving systems. 215-751-1800

Potential Inc. – a non-profit organization providing high quality interventions based upon current research for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. 215-579-0670

Southampton Psychiatric Associates – offers a full range of psychiatric and psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, and families, including diagnostic evaluations, psychotherapy, group therapy, social skills training groups, psychoeducational evaluations, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medication treatment.
882 Jacksonville Road,  Suite 205, Ivyland, PA 18974; 215-355-2011

Valley Forge Educational Services’ The Luma Center – offers a variety of research-based approaches and techniques based on your child’s individual needs. Includes screenings and evaluations, social skills groups, individual occupational and speech-language therapies and therapeutic Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms.
1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355; 610-296-6725 x183

Social Skills Services
Child and Family Art Therapy Center 610-649-1080

Discover My Potential – provides a wide array of treatment options, including individual, group and parent therapy, including social skills therapy and anxiety reduction/desensitization.
261 Old York Road, The Pavilion, Suite 633, Jenkintown, PA 19046; 215-642-8820

Growth Opportunity Center – runs a variety of special needs groups.
Southampton Business Center, 928 Jaymor Road Suite B150, Southampton, PA 18966
215-947-8654

PIP – Preschool Intervention Program (Private organization) – for children ages 3 – 5 with severe behavioral, social and emotional difficulties: evaluations and preschool therapeutic services and interventions, transportation. Play-based groups and individual therapy, medication evaluation. 610-272-4110

Potential Inc. – a non-profit organization providing high quality interventions based upon current research for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. 215-579-0670

Socially Speaking Success – a wide variety of programs for 3-18 year olds. Run by licensed speech pathologists and an occupational therapist who are committed to working as a team to provide social communication skills and sensory integration skills in a structured setting. 215-885-9329

Southampton Psychiatric Associates – offers social skills training groups.
882 Jacksonville Road, Suite 205, Ivyland, PA 18974; 215-355-2011

TeamWork Wins – offers a broad range of innovative programs for children with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity, Oppositional Deviant, Obsessive-Compulsive, Auditory Processing, Behavior, Emotional and Anxiety Disorders, Dyslexia, shy, sensitive and Indigo children. 215-680-2351

Theraplay – provides pediatric therapy services in a play environment that will enable a child to maximize their potential. Wide range of therapy services offered in home and at their 4 locations in Delaware Valley. 215-293-8882

Valley Forge Educational Services’ The Luma Center – offers a variety of research-based approaches and techniques based on your child’s individual needs. Includes screenings and evaluations, social skills groups, individual occupational and speech-language therapies and therapeutic Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms.
1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355; 610-296-6725 x183

Summer Programs

Quest Camps – a summer camp for children with mild to moderate behavioral, emotional and social needs, providing individual assessment and treatment plans, behavioral intervention, group therapy, neurocognitive skill building and parental involvement/intervention.

Wyncote Academy – an extended school year summer program for children entering 5th through 12th grades. 215-885-2000

Education and School Advocacy

Accredited Online College’s Guide to College Resources for Students with Disabilities – a user-friendly guide that explores rights and protection provided by law, the many different education opportunities, as well as in-depth grants and scholarship programs designed specifically to support higher education.

The ARC Alliance Advocacy Services – assists families in their efforts to determine and obtain the supports, services and placement their children need to make meaningful educational progress. 610-265-4700

Education Law Center – non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that all of PA’s children have access to a quality public education. 215-238-6970

Discover My Potential – Services include reviewing existing Individualized Education Program (IEP), making recommendations regarding goals and accommodations, and attending IEP meetings.
261 Old York Road, The Pavilion, Suite 633, Jenkintown, PA 19046; 215-642-8820

Law Offices of Kenneth S. Cooper -provides free legal services for parents in around the Delaware Valley, PA . Services include consultation, obtaining and reviewing school records, representation at hearings and meetings, obtaining evaluations and ensuring appropriate education. 610-608-0070

Support Groups

The Arc Alliance – run a variety of support groups and programs for families with special needs children
1010 West Ninth Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406; 610-265-4700

Creative Health Services –  Program for Siblings of Special Needs Children SibShops
Recreational program for siblings of children with disabilities.
360 King Street, Pottstown, PA; 610-326-2767

Kinsights – a free online forum connecting parents of children with complex and rare conditions to each other and to resources.

Southampton Psychiatric Associates – offers support groups for children, teens, and parents dealing with many challenging situations such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and social skills. They also offer middle school group to help kids navigate their social world as well as mindfulness classes. Many other groups as held as the need/demand arises.
882 Jacksonville Road, Suite 205, Ivyland, PA 18974; 215-355-2011

Valley Forge Educational Services’ The Luma Center – offers a variety of research-based approaches and techniques based on your child’s individual needs. Includes screenings and evaluations, social skills groups, individual occupational and speech-language therapies and therapeutic Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms.
1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355; 610-296-6725 x183

RESOURCES PROVIDED IN SPANISH

HealthyChildren.org– website developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Kids’ Health– a website for children, parents & teachers provided by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media, part of The Nemours Foundation.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center – free articles and resources to inform parents about sexual violence against children.

Parent Toolkit – provided by NBC Education Nation, this site helps parents track and support their children’s academic, physical, and social progress from pre-k through high school.

Planned Parenthood – includes tools for parents to discuss a variety of teen issues including puberty, sexuality, setting healthy limits, and parent-teen relationships

Certificates Offered
Center for Divorce Education

Family Affairs

Putting Kids First

Texas A&M Child Care Training Course

Up to Parents

BEREAVEMENT AND TRAUMA SUPPORT

American Psychological Association – helping children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
750 First Street NE Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5500; 800-374-2721

The Center for Loss and Bereavement – a non-profit organization that provides professional counseling, support services and education within an environment of support and education for those individuals, couples and families dealing with loss and bereavement. 610-222-4114

Camp Erin – a weekend overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life, such as a parent, sibling, other family member or friend. The camp combines traditional, fun, high-energy camp activities with grief education and support.

Lucy Daniels Center gives age-specific suggestions

National Association of School Psychologists – tips for parents and teachers about how to help children deal with stress caused when there is a national tragedy.
4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-657-0270; 866-331-NASP

The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (at the Yale Child Study Center) – information of about trauma and a list of websites that address ways to cope with crises

National Education Association Healthy Futures – gives tips to parents and teachers about how to talk to children about violence
1201 16th Street, NW #216, Washington, DC 20036; info@neahin.org

Safe Harbor – a program for grieving children, teens and their families. Offered through Abington Memorial Hospital 215-481-5983

 

OTHER RESOURCES

General Resources

Family Services of Montgomery County, PA – includes lists of programs, resources, and events for children, seniors and families.

General Reference Guide of Services to Help Families in Montgomery County PA – includes resources for the following categories: abuse, adoption, basic needs (fuel, food, furniture, clothing), benefits, breastfeeding, child care, children with special needs, counseling, dental, education/employment/training, family services, car-seat safety, health services, hospitals, housing services, interpreters, support groups, transportation, unsafe living conditions, shots for tots, and helplines.

Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse Resources
Boys and Girls Town National Hotline – trained counselors help with parenting, mental health, and other issues. 800-448-3000

Darkness to Light – helpline if you suspect sexual abuse or if you are the survivor of sexual abuse. They will connect you to local resources. 1-866-FORLIGHT (1-866-364-5444)

Office of Children and Youth ChildLine
Bucks County, PA – Intake service 215-348-6950; Hotline 800-932-0313, Resource 888-942-8257

Montgomery County, PA – call 610-278-5800; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm weekdays or call 610-275-1222 after-hours and weekends

National Sexual Violence Resource Center – free articles and resources to inform parents about sexual violence against children. Materials available in Spanish.

Philadelphia, PA – may be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (215) 683-6100
State Hotline: PA Child Abuse Hotline (PCCD) 800-932-0313

Parents Anonymous – the oldest child abuse prevention and treatment program. Help line support for parents. 1-855- 4A PARENT

Victim’s Services of Montgomery County – provides free and confidential comprehensive support services to crime victims, their families and significant others.
24 hour Crisis Hotline 888-521-0983
Sexual Violence Hotline 610-277-5200
Includes a support group for teens who have been sexually assaulted/abused.

Domestic Violence and Victim Services

Abington Memorial Hospital Domestic Violence Support Group:
215-481-2576, domestic violence services.

DART Hotline (Domestic Abuse Response Team)– offers one-on-one counseling, domestic violence shelter, group programs, and referral services. Includes a 24 hour hotline. All Services are free of charge.
Hotline: 800-642-3150

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence – a comprehensive website with information, guidance and links to other resources.

Women’s Center of Montgomery County
Hotline: 800-773-2424
Referral Service 215-885-5020
Legal advocacy counseling: 610-279-1548
Korean Hotline: 215-886-8725
Spanish Hotline: 215-235-9992

Women’s Law Project – includes links to resources on numerous topics.

Low Income Resources

Child Care Information Services (CCIS) – provides information about before/after school programs and daycare that exist near parent’s work and/or home 610-278-3707, 1-800-281-1116
Click here for Montgomery County PA
Click here for Philadelphia County, PA
Click here for Bucks County, PA

Commonwealth of PA Access to Social Services – Compass- online single access point for a wide variety of programs, such as health care coverage, food stamps, cash assistance.

Health Insurance, Vaccinations, Health Care for Montgomery County – free program that helps families with health care needs, for new mothers, fathers, their children and pregnant women. 215-784-5415

Insure Kids Now! – the federal government & the states together offer health insurance coverage for children through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Maternity Care Coalition – assists parents in Southeastern PA from pregnancy through children reaching age 3 with in-home visits, cribs, access to resources, and support, including breastfeeding and parenting.

Pennsylvania’s CHIP website – for the CHIP children’s health insurance program in Pennsylvania. You can also find dentists who provide services to CHIP children at InsureKidsNow’s PA Dental – section of the federal website.
800-986-5437

Pennsylvania Health Law Project – provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. 800-274-3258

WIC -Women Infants and Children Nutrition Program – provides nutrition education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support and referrals to health and social service. 800-942-9467

Hotlines

Boys and Girls Town National Hotline – trained counselors help with parenting, mental health, and other issues. 800-448-3000

Bullying

Cyber TipLine – if suspect cyberbullying or online predators, you can make a report online or call 1-800-843-5678

Child Abuse

PA Child Abuse Hotline (PCCD) 800-932-0313 – available 24 hours to receive reports of suspected child abuse.

Parents Anonymous – the oldest child abuse prevention and treatment program. Help line support for parents.
http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org/
1-855- 4A PARENT

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence Women’s Center of Montgomery County –
English Hotline: 800-773-2424
Korean Hotline: 215-886-8725
Spanish Hotline: 215-235-9992

DART Hotline (Domestic Abuse Response Team) –
24 hour Hotline: 800-642-3150

Mental Health

Children’s Crisis Support Program – Montgomery County Hotline – Community-based crisis intervention for children experiencing psychiatric, behavioral or family conflict. Telephone counseling and mobile crisis intervention available 24 hours a day. 888-435-7414

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania -Psychiatric Emergency Services 215-751-1800 or 800-688-4226

Poison Control

Poison emergencies call the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222

Sexual Abuse

Darkness to Light – helpline if you suspect sexual abuse or if you are the survivor of sexual abuse. They will connect you to local resources. 1-866-FORLIGHT (1-866-364-5444)

Rape-crisis Hotline – Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families
888-521-0983

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline– a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide.org – includes suicide prevention support hotlines as well as details of suicidal ideation or reactions of victims of various illnesses and violence.

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