REHABILITATION & COMMUNITY PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION
Survey: Designing Services for Individuals Transitioning from High School
Government Assisted Funds
Drugs, Alcohol, & Domestic Abuse
Also Available in Spanish
Pennsylvania Department of Health
News for Immediate Release - 'Quit for Love' Information
Department of Health Urges Tobacco Users to 'Quit for Love'.
Solutions, Strategies, Answers
Newsletter of the Social Security Administration Offices
Healthy Smiles for Autism
Oral Hygiene Tips for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
Individuals Medical Assistance Benefits Are at Risk
NAMI Basics - Offering Education & Support
These courses are offered free of charge and consists of 6 classes that meet weekly for 2 1/2 hour sessions
Southeast Pennsylvania Parent/Youth/Professional Forum
If you are a parent of a child/youth or you are a youth with a disability looking for information or support to access health, behavioral, educational, or other services, please join us.
Pennsylvania Network of Care
A service directory of community-based providers in each PA County. Includes easy-to-search libraries and information about specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, and daily news articles.
Commonwealth of PA Access to Social Services (COMPASS)
Learn about and apply for various social services.
En este sitio web, usted podra' aprender mas de o solicitar los diferentes servicios socials ofrecidos por el Commonwealth de Pennsylvania.
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN)
DRN provides the full range of legal, policy, and advocacy services necessary to protect and advance the rights of persons with disabilities.
Voice: 215-238-8070 or 800-692-7443TTY: 215-789-2498 or 877-375-7139
Mentors for Self Determination
Statewide group for people with disabilities and families that offers trainings, technical assistance and support.
Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)
Referral assistance, to find appropriate behavioral health contacts.
PA Health Law Project
Advocates access for persons with disabilities to consumer-directed health services and assists with issues regarding Medical Assistance.
Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association (PMHCA)
A Unified Voice for Mental Health Consumers
Educational forums & resource materials
The PA Free Quit Smoking Line
Call or go online to get assistance to quit smoking. Go to: www.quit.com choose "Start Your Quit-smoking Program Now"; Enter your Zip Code; Click on the Nicodemon.
No Health Insurance? Free Medical & Dental Care in Central Bucks County
Free, quality healthcare for uninsured adults & children.
Bucks County medical & dental Care Quicklist
215-345-2260, select #2
para español, seleccione #1
UPENN Collaborative On Community Integration
This is the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) devoted to promoting community integration for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Pennsylvania HealthChoices Managed Care Physical Health Care Plan Contact Information:
Member Lines For TTY Users Special Needs Unit Website
Bucks, Delaware & Montgomery Counties:
Keystone Mercy: 1-800-521-6860, 1-800-684-5505, 1-800-521-6860
AmeriChoice: 1-800-321-4462, 1-800-654-5984, 1-215-832-4571
Health Partners: 1-800-553-0784, 1-215-849-1579, 1-215-991-4370
Lehigh & Northampton Counties:
Unison/MedPlus: 1-800-414-9025, 1-888-616-0021, 1-877-844-8844
Amerihealth: 1-888-991-7200, 1-888-987-5704, 1-888-991-7200
Gateway: 1-800-392-1147, 1-800-654-5988, 1-800-392-1146
If you have a concern about your physical health, please contact your primary care physician or your HMO. Please note that each plan has a Special Needs Unit (SNU) to help you when your health concerns are complicated, including special medical conditions or disabilities. Please be sure to ask to speak with a special needs unit care manager.
HealthChoices Help Line: 1-800-440-3989
Medicare primary information:
Complementary and Alternative Medicine For Seniors
Includes information on how to be an informed consumer, choose a CAM provider, and how to talk with doctors about alternative medicine.
Especially for Parents
An online network and forum where parents of children and youth with special health care needs can share knowledge and offer support.
Homelessness Resource Center
This site informs, features that engage, and training that is useful to promote recovery-oriented and consumer-centered services for the homelessness.
Intl. Assoc. for Suicide Prevention
This site is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for everyone.Information available in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research NIDRR
This site includes links to numerous free courses and customized training on the Americans with Disabilities Act and disability-related issues.
Our Great Kids
A journaling website for separated parents; It helps moms and dads who share custody, or have visitation, stay up-to-date on what goes on daily in their children's lives.
PA Office of Financial Education
This site offers free classes, information and resources to help adults and youth learn about managing money, budgeting and other practical financial matters.
PA Tourette Syndrome Association
PA-TSA is also the only non-profit organization in the State of PA that provides advocacy and educational programs to help improve the lives of those who are affected by Tourette syndrome.
Yellow Pages for Kids
Find resources in your area for children with disabilities from tutors to providers, therapists and more.
Youth Leadership Network
Each month join the PYLN chat. This is for youth and young adults on topics that are important to their future and lead by young adults. Share experiences and share stories.
Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania, Inc.
Log on to view a new PowerPoint presentation-Brain Injury Basics for Survivors and Families in Pennsylvania! adapted with permission from the newest revision of Brain Injury Basics for Families by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey.
Call: Barb Dively at: 215-699-2139
The Asperger Syndrome Alliance raises awareness, provides support and advocates for improved education.
Autism Society of America Greater Philadelphia Chapter Web: www.asaphilly.org
AutismLink Web: www.autismlink.com
Community Service Program
Offers monthly meetings to help adults with mental health issues to live successfully in the community.
Bucks County: Joyce Schug (215) 442-0760
Delaware County: William Chambers (610) 713-2365
Montgomery County: Pam Howard (610) 278-3625
Lehigh/Northampton: (610) 861-2741
Southeastern PA Regional CSP meets the 1st Monday of most months at Norristown State Hospital, Bldg 6, 2nd Fl, from 4:30 - 6 pm. Contact Fred McLaren at 215-450-2855.
Consumer Satisfaction Teams
Teams of consumers and family members who seek system change through assessing and reporting on consumer and family satisfaction. Web: www.cstap.org
Bucks County: 215-442-1599 or 1-800-734-5665
Delaware County: Adult: 610-713-2444 Child/Family Team: 610-713-9401
Lehigh County: 610-861-2741 or 1-888-691-4278
Montgomery County: Adult: 610-270-3685 Child/Family Team: 610-279-8511
Northampton County: 610-861-2741 or 1-888-691-4278
Kids Together Inc
A non-profit regional group working to increase awareness and remove barriers that exclude people with disabilities.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.kidstogether.org
Mental Health Association of Southeast PA
MHASP is an advocacy, service and education association improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through programs and services.
215-751-1800 or 1-800-688-4226 Web: www.mhapa.org
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NAMI is a family and consumer self-help, support, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illness. Web: www.namipa.org
Bucks County................866-399-6264 www.namibucks.org
Delaware County...........610-623-0071 www.nami.org/sites/NAMIPA-DelawareCountyChapter
Lehigh County...............610-882-2101 www.namipalehighvalley.org/
Montgomery County......215-886-0177 www.montconami.com
Special Note for Montgomery County NAMI- In the beginning of 2011 the main NAMI Montgomery County operations will move to 100 W. Main Street in Lansdale. This move will consolidate our Glenside and Norristown offices. Pottstown will remain open. Currently the Norrristown office is closed and calls will be forwarded to our Glenside office.
Beginning in January our monthly family/caregiver support group that was held in Glenside will be held at Abington Presbyterian Church on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A national, federally funded network of local crisis centers providing suicide prevention and intervention services.
La cuerda de salvamento nacional 1-888-628-9454 de la prevención del suicidio para los llamadores de habla hispana
Parents Involved Network
Assisting families with children having emotional or behavioral issues. Staff advocates facilitate educational workshops, support groups; bimonthly newsletter.
Montgomery County: Elizabeth Starks or Lisa Novick 610-279-8511 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro-Act is a grassroots advocacy initiative in SE PA working to reduce addiction stigma, availability of adequate treatments, influencing public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery. A three week family evaluation program is offered in five counties.
215-345-6644 or 1-800-221-6333 Web: http://www.proact.org/
A self-help mental health support group designed to relieve stress related symptoms. Call or email for weekly meeting times and locations.
Women for Sobriety, Inc.
A national organization that offers programs that address needs of women with alcohol-related problems. Meeting locations are confidential. 215-536-8026 Fax: 215-538-9026
BC Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency, Inc.
Offers programs of prevention, education, and advocacy; does consultation, assessment, intervention and treatment services.
Call: 1-800-221-6333 Web: http://www.bccadd.org/
BC Social Security Administration Office
444 Lincoln Highway (Rt.1)
Fairless Hills PA 19030
1-267-580-1200 or 1-800-772-1213
Bensalem Family Resource Center
E-mail Sharon Reeder at email@example.com
Compeer of Bucks County
Volunteer to befriend a person in recovery; get together for about an hour each week. Participate in free group sponsored activities too.
Latino Leadership Alliance
Offers culturally sensitive & bilingual workshops & support services to the Latino community.
Support Groups for Adults, Peer facilitated. Several locations in Bucks County. For information, call 866-399-6264.
NAMI Lower Bucks Consumer Club
Social activities, resource information, education and peer run support groups.
Reach Out Foundation
Empowering consumers ages 18+ to advocate for themselves and others.Drop by for peer support, attend weekly self-help groups, educational forums & social events. ROF has expanded and offers Dual Diagnosis Recovery and other support groups in Warminster.
Family Services Association of BC Teen Center
Open to youth ages 14-19 to socialize in a safe, teen-friendly environment located in the Oxford Valley Mall, Langhorne, PA.
Other family services: 215-757-6916
Parent & Family Resources
Monthly support groups for caregivers of children with attention issues.
Ms. Sovinee: 215-736-1541
BC Department of Health Children's Health Clinics
Offers free immunizations to children without insurance. Call for dates, times and locations.
Upper Bucks................. 215-536-6500
Bucks County LIFE Program
152 Monroe Avenue Penndel
LIFE is a team of concerned, experienced parents and professionals who provide supportive services to families of children and adolescents with special needs. LIFE offers a variety of services to Bucks County residents, including the CARES Family Center. CARES offers a lending library, clothes closet, food pantry and hosts support groups.
St. Mary's Parent/Family Resource Centers
Certified Parent Educators, who are parents themselves, facilitate many Parent/Child activities and educational workshops to support families throughout Central and Lower Bucks County.
Kelly Pagliei at 215 710-2345
Sharing & Caring-PDD Autism Support/Education
A support group for parents of children with Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or Neurological Disorders.
Holly Druckman: 215-321-3202 (between 10 am and 6 pm) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambry Ward: email@example.com
UB Autism/PDD Support Network
Monthly meetings; call or send an email to receive a newsletter/activities.
Pam Haines: 215-453-9021
Hearing Voices Support Group
Offered every Monday beginning September 13, 2010 - 3:00 to 4:30p at Durham House LTSR. Click Here for details.