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 Services at No Charge (F)  Fee for Services ($)
 Sliding Scale (SS)  Insurance Accepted (I)
 Support Group (G)  Serving Berks County (B)
 Serving Lancaster County (L)  Hotline or Helpline (H)
 Appointment Necessary (A)  Drop-Ins Welcome (D)
 Multi-Lingual Services (M)  

American Red Cross
Volunteer organization providing programs and services aimed at improving quality of life and prevent-ing, preparing for and responding to emergencies. Helping to build better and safer communities.
Berks County Chapter (F $ B M)
701 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601
Susquehanna Valley Chapter (F, $, L, A, D)
430 W. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17604

Associations for the Blind
Working towards the prevention of blindness and offering assistance to blind people. (F, B, A)
2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading, PA 19604
244 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603

Bally Community Center
Providing a positive setting for youth in the area to experience caring adults, recreation and a positive influence in their lives.
3 Main St., Bally, PA 19503

Berks Community Action Program
Assisting low-income people to become self-sufficient and functioning as an advocacy agency to mobilize community resources to address the problems of poverty. (B, M)
P.O. Box 22, Reading, PA 19603

Berks Community Television
Offering programming produced and hosted by individuals, organizations and businesses in the community. Live programs are open to phone-in comments and questions from people watching at home. (F, B)
645 Penn St., Reading, PA 19601

Berks County Conservation District
Dedicated to keeping the environment clean for present and future generations, offering education and resources about the environment and conservation. (F, B)
1238 Co. Welfare Rd., Leesport, PA 19533

Berks County Office of Aging
Planning, developing, coordinating and implementing programs and services for residents over age 60 and long-term care services for adults under age 60.
633 Court St., 8th Fl., Reading, PA 19601

Berks County Parks & Recreation
Providing recreational opportunities throughout the year with festivals, educational programs and tours of on-site museums at the Heritage Center in Bern Township. (B)
2201 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing, PA 19610

Berks County Public Libraries' Bookmobile
With 36 stops around Berks Co., provides adult/juvenile fiction, nonfiction, reference collection, videos, CDs, dvds, cassettes, books on cd or tape, and interlibrary loan. (F, B, D)
1037 S. MacArthur Rd., Reading, PA 19605

Berks Talkline, Inc.
A confidential, nonjudgmental listening service for youth and adults, also acting as a liaison between youth and adults and community agencies. (F, B, H)
P. O. Box 13234, Reading, PA 19612
Office: 610-921-9820
800-472-TALK · 610-374-TALK
(800-472-8255 · 610-374-8255

Birdsboro Community Memorial Center
A positive environment for people to socialize, and participate in educational and recreational activities, including Red Cross Courses, women's, youth/ preschool programming, fitness center. ($, B)
201 E. Main St., Birdsboro, PA 19508

Boyertown Area YMCA
Encouraging faith-based activities that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, offering childcare, health, fitness, children and teen programs, babysitting certification, summer camps & more.
301 W. Spring St., Boyertown, PA 19512

Budget Counseling Center
Certified HUD counseling agency, helping with home ownership, delinquency, mortgage assistance, crisis rental assistance, family budgeting, credit repair and a reverse mortgage program. (F, B, A, M)
247 N. 5th St., Reading, PA 19601

Burn Prevention Foundation
Serving Southeastern PA with a resource library and fire and burn prevention education programs for schools, including Kids Safety Houses and a juvenile firesetter intervention program. (F, $, B, L)
5000 Tilghman St., Suite 215, Allentown, 18104

Central PA Food Bank
Providing food and grocery items to more than 400 member agencies in Central PA, including pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, daycares, MH/MR, D&A and transitional programs. (L)
3708 Corey Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111

Chestnut Knoll Home Care Services
Provides conversation and companionship, dressing and grooming, bathing and personal hygiene assistance, assistance with ambulation, medication monitoring, behavior management and family education for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, meal preparation, home-cooked meal delivery, light housekeeping and laundry, transportation to appointments, shopping and errands, case management services provided by licensed professional staff, arrangements for respite care in an assisted living or independent living facility, arrangements for hospice care, daily wellness calls. (B, A, $, F)
120 West 5th Street
Boyertown, PA 19512

Child Care Information Services of Berks Co.
Helping all families find and select affordable, quality childcare and providing childcare funding to low and moderate income working families and high school students. (F, B, H)
BCIU, 1111 Commons Blvd., Reading, PA 19612
610-987-8444 · 800-257-3038

ChildLine Suspected Child Abuse Hotline

Provides information, counseling and referral services for families and children to insure the safety and well being of PA's children. Callers can remain anonymous. (F, B, L, H)
800-932-0313 24-hr/7days/week

Christ Community Church
Weekly caregroups offer meaningful personal support in family life and relationship with Christ. Call or visit church on Sun. 10 am, Governor Mifflin Middle School, Rt. 222 Shillington. (F, B, L, D)
921 Cacoosing Dr., Sinking Spring, PA 19608

City Light Ministries
Provides an after school program, community meals, homeless programs (at North Side Center). (BC, A, F & $)
P.O. Box 12373
Reading, PA 19612

Main Site (North Side Center)
246 North Ninth Street
Reading, PA 19601

South Side Center (no mail)
940 Spruce Street
Reading, PA

Clare House
Clare House shelter serves homeless women and children by providing a temporary home in a caring environment, life-skills programs and aftercare support leading to self-sufficiency. (L, A, D)
342-344 E. Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-291-8967 (if you are literally homeless)
United Way LINC
717-291-5462 (if you are in danger of being homeless)

Community Action Program of Lancaster County
Working to enable low-income families to attain the skills, knowledge, motivations and opportunities for them to become self-sufficient. (L)
630 Rockland St., Lancaster, PA 17608

Community Alliance & Reinvestment Endeavor (C.A.R.E.), Inc.
Day house (M - F 11:30 am - 1:30 pm), soup kitchen, job placement assistance, para-professional counseling, substance abuse referral, food/clothing distribution, transitional housing for homeless single mothers. (F, $, G, B, D, M)
130 W. Buttonwood St., Reading, PA 19601

Community Basics, Inc.
Develops and manages affordable rental housing for families and individuals with low to moderate incomes. CBI has provided affordable housing and supportive services at Lincoln House and Fordney House for individuals who have experienced homelessness and have special needs. (LC, A, $)
941 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
Improving the health and well-being of the community through delivery of effective and accessible behavioral health services. (B, H)
24-hr. Member Helpline: 866-292-7886
866-229-3187 (Spanish)

Community Prevention Partnership
Offers prevention services addressing problems and risks associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, violence, teen pregnancy, abuse, crime, school dropout and other related social issues. (F, G, B, M)
227 N. 5th St., Reading, PA 19601

Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Offers confidential and professional family and individual financial counseling on money management, debt repayment plans, credit and budgeting, with telephone counseling also available. (F, $, B, L, M)

Cornerstone Pregnancy Care Services
A Christ-centered, pro-life ministry giving support to people who are dealing with unplanned pregnancy concerns, plus offering material support after a baby is born. (F, G, L, H, D, M)
P.O. Box 278, Oxford, PA 19363

Crispus Attucks Community Center
Promoting cultural, educational, economic, social and recreational programs to preserve the heritage, strengthen family structure and improve the quality of life for residents. (L)
407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster PA 17602

CTCE Federal Credit Union
Offering members a wide range of financial services, plus free educational programs on home buying, budgeting basics and student loan financial aid for families. (B, L, A, D)
2101 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19612
5462 Perkiomen Ave. Reading, PA (inside Redners)

Cultural Collaborative of Berks County, Inc
Promoting cultural awareness through education, outreach and community involvement, hosting the Festival of Nations every summer, the Call for Peace and the BCTV program, Cultural Perspectives.
P.O. Box 28, Temple, PA 19560

Cygnet Studios
Art classes for ages 6 - adult and ceramic pottery decorating. ($, L, A)
336 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Department of Environmental Protection
Services include environmental emergency response team, radon hotline and management of air quality, waste, water quality and water supply programs. (B, L)
Berks County: 610-916-0100
Lancaster County: 717-299-7601

Elanco Social Services Network
New Holland Area Food Bank: Persons desiring access to the New Holland Area Food Area Bank must contact ESSN and qualify for assistance through an intake process. To schedule an intake interview, call 717-354-ESSN. Phone calls from individuals requesting food bank assistance will be accepted between 9 am & Noon, Mondays only! (L, A, F)
441 S. Kinzer Avenue
New Holland, PA 17557

Ephrata Area Social Services
Food bank, clothing bank, transportation, some furniture, limited help with utilities, Christmas gift program, meals on wheels (Serves the Ephrata and Denver areas only) ($) (F, L, A, D)
227 N. State St., Ephrata, PA 17522

Ephrata Area Social Services
EASS is a non-profit organization supporting neighbors in need throughout the Ephrata and Cocalico Regions of Northern Lancaster County. We run many different programs that feed and clothe thousands of people in our community. We also provide transportation services for senior citizens. (LC, A, $)
227 North State Street, Ephrata, PA 17522

Ephrata Recreation Center
Providing facilities, equipment and organized participation to the community, including dances, swimming, karate, baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, aerobics, volleyball, fitness, tennis and archery.
130 Academy Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522

The Family Center of Gap
The Family Center exists to help families & individuals thrive by providing a hub of interactive services which offer a healing presence, foster healthy relationships and model community cooperation. (LC, A, D, F & $)
835 Houston Run Drive, Suite 200
Gap, PA 17527

FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card
Free prescription drug discount cards, provided free of charge to the organizations and agencies helping to distribute the drug cards and to the people who receive the cards. All funding is provided by part of the dispensing fee that is included in the cost of medicines when a FamilyWize card is used to save you money, and by in-kind donations and reduced costs from the program sponsors. (B, L, A, F)
FamilyWize Community Service Partnership
P.O. Box 1980
Bethlehem, PA 18016
3773 Corporate Parkway, Suite 390
Center Valley, PA 18034

Friend, Inc. Community Services
Non-profit organization serving residents of Northeastern Berks county providing assistance with casemanagement, emergency food pantry, counseling, referrals and support groups including parenting support groups. (F, G, B, A)
658D Noble St., Kutztown, PA 19530

Future Generations
This after-school program for at-risk children offers mentoring, tutoring and experiential education primarily for students in the school district of Lancaster. (F, L)
630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601

Greater Berks Food Bank
Collecting, storing, and distributing donated food through a network of emergency food providers. Meals provided at no cost if you meet income guidelines. Food donations welcome. (F, B, M)
1011 Tuckerton Ct., Reading, PA 19605

Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services (G.E.A.R.)
Offering classes/activities in financial planning, computer, cooking, crafts, first aid/CPR, fitness, swimming, gymnastics, dance, karate, hunter safety, summer camps & playground program. ($)
600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Habitat for Humanity
Builds or renovates homes for lower income families with the help of working volunteers, monetary donations and the "sweat equity" of potential familyhome owners, with 0% interest mortgages. (F, B, L)
P.O. Box 13666, Reading, PA 19612
443 Fairview Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603

Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth Initiative
Working to communicate the message of the 40 assets for positive growth that all children need to succeed, through training sessions, resources and materials. (F, B)
501 Washington St., Reading, PA 19603

Help in PA -- Health and Human Services Portal
Provides links to services and programs for children, families, adults, and older adults. You can search the online database for specific information about each agency, including services provided, contact information, and service hours. “Help Lines” on a variety of topics are located on the site’s home page.

Hispanic Center
Offering information/referrals, interpretation/translation, supportive counseling, transportation & medical appointment escorts for those whose access to community resources is limited due to language/cultural barriers. (B, M)
501 Washington St., LL, Reading, PA 19601
610-376-3748 · 610-372-2619

Home Ownership Center
Offering step-by-step assistance to become buyer-ready, free monthly educational seminars and referrals to LHOP and other agencies for appropriate services. (L)
Crispus Attucks Community Ctr.
407 Howard Ave., Lancaster PA 17602

Jars of Hope Thrift Shop
Jars of Hope has a two fold purpose. First, to serve food to those in need living in Lancaster County through the food pantry. Second, it serves as a local thrift shop with the proceeds supporting The Family Center. (L, A, F, $)
The Family Center of Gap
835 Houston Run Drive, Suite 200
Gap, PA 17527


Jewish Community Center
Providing social, cultural, recreation programs and services for the community.
1700 City Line St., Reading, PA 19604
2120 Oregon Pk., Lancaster, PA 17601

Jewish Family Service
Working to maintain and strengthen the quality of individual/family life in the Jewish community, programs include Kosher Meals-on-Wheels, Food Bank, counseling, financial assistance. (B)
1700 City Line St., Reading, PA 19604
1120 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603

Job Advancement & Rapid ReEmployment Program
Helping income eligible parents at-risk of job loss due to childcare, transportation, family, job skills or other issues to retain employment, improve skills & earn benefits. (F, L, A, M)
134 S. Prince St., P.O. Box 1593, Lanc., PA 17608

Lancaster Bar Association
The Lancaster Bar Association assists in providing free civil legal service for low-income residents of Lancaster County through its Volunteer Attorney Program,
(L, A, F & $)
28 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Lancaster County Early Intervention
Early Intervention (EI) consists of services and supports designed to help families with children who may have developmental delays. Provides individualized plans for families to assist their child during daily activities at home and in the community. EI is of no cost to families. (L, F, M)
150 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Lancaster County Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Assistance to homeowners for repair, energy conservation, and accessability improvements of single-family ousing owned and occupied by lower income households. (L, A, $, S)
Home Repair: 717-394-0793
Energy Conservation Program: 717-492-0102
AAIP: 888-428-0240

Lancaster Family YMCA
Offering activities for all ages including fitness classes, swimming lessons, after-school activities for ages 6 - 18, sports leagues, and day & resident summer camps. (F, $, SS, L, D)
572 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603

Lancaster Food Bank -- Community Action Program of Lancaster County
The Community Action Program of Lancaster County administers The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the PA Department of Agriculture's State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) for Lancaster County. The Federal program gives the Food Warehouse access to commodity foods provided by the USDA, while the PA program allows for the purchase of nutritionally adequate foods to supplement the TEFAP foods. (LC, A, F)
Community Action Program of Lancaster County
601 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 599
Lancaster, PA 17608-0599
717-293-0187 x0

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
We are able to help residents, builders, developers, lenders, real estate agents, and municipal officials turn the dream of a quality home into reality for individuals and families throughout Lancaster County. Services include a Community Homebuyer Program, Housing Resource Center, Affordable Housing Development/Acquisition, Rehab & Resale, Community Outreach & Advocacy. (LC, A, F & $)
Homebuyer Program Classes offered through The Family Center of Gap, Gap, starting on Sep 27. Call 717-291-9945 to register.
123 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
for Fair Housing Center

Lancaster Recreation Commission
Offering youth sports and recreation programs, summer camps, after school programs, Camp Optimist, preschool and before and after school programs and more. (F, $, L)
525 Fairview Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Lancaster Salvation Army
Financial assistance and other aid is offered by the Salvation Army in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Programs can provide basic needs, seasonal assistance, and social services. What this means is that the agency can help with expenses such as clothing, food, rent, medical and dental assistance, gasoline vouchers and more.
Some of the more seasonal programs offered to families in Lancaster include sending children to summer camp, back-to-school assistance, and special Christmas and holiday resources. (L, A, F, $)
1244 Manheim Pike
Lancaster, PA
131 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA

Library System of Lancaster County
Bringing together member libraries to create a cost effective network of technology, facilities and resources to meet the community's informational, educational and recreational needs. (F, L)
29 E. King St., Suite 222, Lancaster, PA 17602

Residents of Pennsylvania can seek assistance and a range of services for themselves and their families from professionally trained staff members at county assistance offices.
You can also apply for and renew your benefits from the comfort of your home using COMPASS, the online resource for cash assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), help with child care, health care coverage, home heating assistance (LIHEAP), school meals, SelectPlan for Women and long-term living services. (B, L, A, F & $)
Berks County Assistance Office
Reading State Office Building
625 Cherry Street
Reading, PA 19602-1188
Toll Free: 1-866-215-3912
Phone: 610-736-4211
LIHEAP 610-736-4228
or 866-215-3911
FAX: 610-736-4004
Lancaster County Assistance Office
832 Manor Street
P.O. Box 4967
Lancaster, PA 17604-4967
Phone: 717-299-7411
LIHEAP (cash) 717-299-7543
LIHEAP (crisis)
1-800-732-0018 (toll free) or 717-299-7301
FAX: 717-299-7565

Lititz Community Center
"Together We're Better" -- fitness center, indoor pool, gymnasium, game room, extensive programs, children's services dept., nursery school, summer camps, memberships, day passes. (L)
301 W. Maple St., Lititz, PA 17543

Lititz Warwick Community Chest
Your local food bank which provides temporary assistance to neighbors in need who reside within the boundaries of the Warwick School District. (LC, A, F)
HOT LINE: 717-627-0770

Providing childcare for age 6-weeks to 12 years, counseling services for individuals of all ages and senior health care and residential services. ($, I, L, A)
600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543

Manheim Township Community Life Task Force
Addressing cultural tolerance, domestic and youth violence and other issues to provide a safe community and enhance the quality of life. Meeting 1st Thurs. monthly 7 - 9 pm.
1825 Municipal Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-569-6401 Ext. 705

Mercy Community Crisis Pregnancy Center
Offering free pregnancy testing, confidential volunteer peer counseling, referrals for social services and prenatal care, and information on sexually transmitted diseases. (F, B, H, D)
105 S. Firth St., Reading, PA 19602

MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services is a 501c (3) non-profit organization which receives funding from many sources, both public and private, including community development block grants, bar associations, foundations, community organizations and individuals. (BC, LC, A, $, SS)
501 Washington St. #401, Reading, PA 19601

315 North Centre Street, Suite 201
Pottsville, PA 17901

38 North Christian St., Suite 200
Lancaster, PA 17602

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks, Inc.
Provides first-time homebuyer classes for general public, pre-purchase counseling, and second mortgage financing for low-moderate income families (HUD income guidelines). (BC, A, F)
213 N. 5th Street, Suite 1030
Reading, PA 19601

Neighborhood Housing Services of Reading, Inc.
Providing 1st time homebuyer classes for general public, counseling and mortgage financing for low-moderate income families (HUD income guidelines). (B, D, M)
213 N. 5th St., Suite 1030, Reading, PA 19601

Neighborhood Services of Lancaster
Provides Central Pennsylvania residents with a broad range of programs including personal financial protection, financial management services, and budget and life skills coaching.
Youth programs include an after school science club and the Lancaster Middle School Debate Program, which builds self confidence, increases literary skills, and increases the graduation rate. (LC, A, $, F)
134 South Prince Street
P.O. Box 1593
Lancaster PA 17608-1593


NEW HOPE Community Life Ministry
A faith-based service agency providing counseling, groups, seminars, as well as drug/alcohol through Naaman Center and referrals. (SS, I, G, L, A, D)
114 TownsEdge Dr., Quarryville, PA 17566

Nutrition Education Program (NEP)
Committed to educating low-income families about healthful food choices and encouraging individuals to adopt positive, sustainable nutrition-related behaviors. (L)
Lancaster Family Center
601 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17608

PA Association for Volunteerism (PAV)
Promoting and strengthening volunteerism in PA, providing education, training, networking opportunities and advocacy on volunteer related topics. (F, B, L)
P.O. Box 385, Reading, PA 19607

PA CareerLink -- Berks County
Our goal is to provide high-value, low-cost employment and training services and information to businesses and job seekers of Berks County. The community services agency has recently moved to Kutztown Road. (B, A, $)
1920 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

PA Career Link
The Commonwealth Workforce Development System (CWDS) provides access to Pennsylvania workforce development and independent living services provided by the Departments of Labor & Industry and Public Welfare.
Job seekers and other individuals seeking services can use CWDS to create résumés and match their skills, requirements and backgrounds with job openings, and also find trainings and get vocational rehabilitation. Other services are child care, transport, medical, psychological services, vocational testing, and assistive devices, technology. (BC, LC, F & $)

PA Partnerships for Children
Focusing on health, early education and well-being, this statewide research, resource and advocacy center for children promotes public policies that benefit children's well-being. (B, L)
20 N. Market Sq., Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Reading-Berks Human Relations Council
Dedicated to ending discrimination based on age, race, sex, religion, handicap, place of national origin, or familial status through education, information, investigation, reconciliation and referrals. (F, $, B, D, M)
645 Penn St., 2nd Fl., Reading, PA 19601

Reading Musical Foundation
Umbrella funding organization providing support for music student scholarships, local music presenters, music education programs and music projects for community outreach. (B)
P.O. Box 14835, Reading, PA 19612

Reading Police Crime Prevention Unit

Providing safety and prevention education for adults and children, including D.A.R.E. and McGruff programs and "Policing Reading" BCTV show 1st Thurs. monthly 6 pm. (F, B, A, M)
325 Walnut St., Reading, PA 19601

Resources for Resolving Conflict
Conflict resolution counseling, training and consulting for churches and non-profit organizations, and mediation for families, businesses, communities and individuals for conflict resolution. ($, SS, L, A)
104 Urban Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603

The Salvation Army -- Hamburg Service Center
Wide range of services include housing and homeless services, adult rehabilitation, disaster relief, elderly services, youth camps, prisoner rehabilitation, drug and alcohol rehabilitation. (B, A, F, $)700 S. Fourth Street
Hamburg, PA

Summer Feeding Program
Federally funded program offering free meals for 8 weeks during the summer to children (who are able to feed themselves) through age 18 and legally handicapped adults. (F, B, M)
At 8 locations in the Reading Area

Supportive Concepts for Families
Provides accessible and responsive Mental Health/Intellectual Developmental Disability Services. (BC, A, $)
200 Penn Street, Third Floor, Reading, PA 19602

Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services
Offering physical, emotional and spiritual help to women, men and teens who are facing unplanned pregnancy and related issues. (F, G, L, H, D, M)
Columbia Pregnancy Center
501 Walnut St., Columbia, PA 17512
24-Hr. Client Line: 717-684-3400
Ephrata Pregnancy Center
112 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522
24-Hr. Client Line: 717-733-9440
Lancaster Pregnancy Clinic
822 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603
24-Hr. Client Line: 717-291-1800
Lititz Pregnancy Center
6 W. Newport Rd., Lititz, PA 17543
24-Hr Client Line: 717-627-4357

Tabor Community Services
Teaching skills and disciplines that empower clients to become productive, responsible members of our community, with a complete array of housing and financial counseling services. (F, SS, L, A, M)
439 E. King St., P.O. Box 1676, Lanc., PA 17608

Toys for Tots
Provides toys during the holidays for the less fortunate. You can volunteer your time, donate toys, or be a business sponsor. (F, B, M)
615 Kenhorst Blvd., Reading, PA 19611
308 Indian Head Rd., Columbia, PA 17552

Travelers Protective Association, Post D
Providing safety education, including bicycle safety programs and CHAD stickers for child identification on child safety seats and inside bicycle helmets, plus DNA kits for home use. (F, B, L)
1014 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603

United Community Services for Working Families
Provides information and referral services for people in transition between jobs, including employment and educational information. (F, B, L, M)
116 N. 5th St., Reading, PA 19601

United Way
Working to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Programs include volunteer centers, youth mentoring, fundraising, donation coordination and community partnership building. (F, B, L)
United Way of Berks Co.
501 Washington St., Reading, PA 19603
United Way of Boyertown
5th & Montgomery Aves., Boyertown, PA 19512
United Way of Lancaster Co.
630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601

United Way of Lancaster County
United Way of Lancaster County advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on health, education, and financial stability - the building blocks for a good quality of life. We recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. (L, A, F, $)
630 Janet Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601


Urban League of Lancaster

Integrated employment program, Project Hope (HIV/AID Support Services), Impact (Abstinence), Team Elect (Teen Parenting), parent advocacy program, afterschool programs, job retention program and computer lab. (F, L, A, D)
502 S. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602

Visiting Angels
Visiting Angels is a national, private duty network of independently-owned home care agencies that provides non-medical senior care. (B, L, A, $)
112 Love Road
Suite J
Reading, PA 19607

Water Street Ministries
The ministries of Water Street provide an array of services to the homeless and working poor in Lancaster County and beyond. They include Rescue & Renewal Services for the Homeless with emergency shelter, recovery programs and furniture, clothing, and food assistance; health and dental care, Equipping Urban Youth to be Leaders at Teen Haven, Educating Young Children at Wonder Club Early Learning Centers in Lancaster and Columbia. (L, A, F, $)
210 S. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Weatherization Program
Helping low-income families save on energy costs by providing insulation, caulking, weather-stripping, furnace tune-ups, and other energy saving measures. (B, M)
BCAP, P.O. Box 22, Reading, PA 19603

The Wellness Center for Pets & Their People at Hasting Farm
An educational center providing alternative, holistic therapies integrating body, mind and spirit. The focus is on the well being of pets and their two legged companions with an emphasis on the interconnectedness of all life. Also, educates the public in animal welfare and supports non profit animal rescue and advocacy groups. (BC, LC, A, $)
1214 Tulpehocken Road
Marion Township

Women’s Bridge, SAFE, and DUI House
The Reading & Berks County YMCA provides the Women’s Bridge, SAFE, and DUI House, as well as eight other housing programs that serve a variety of populations. Program participants learn living skills, budgeting and employment skills as they work towards self-sufficiency. (B, A, $)
631 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19603


YMCA of Reading & Berks County
Serving children, teens and families through programs including childcare, transitional housing, wellness classes, aquatics, youth sports and more.
631 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601


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