Community Resources

Alzheimer’s Association                                                      800-272-3900

Arthritis Foundation                                                           215-564-9800

American Cancer Society                                                    215-985-5400

Aprise (Assistance with Health Insurance Concerns)         215-456-7600

Aid for Friends (Food Pantry)                                             215-464-2224

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services                            215-560-5700

Catholic Social Services                                                       215-587-3900

Conill Institute for Chronic Illness                                     215-746-7267

Community Legal Services for Elderly                               215-227-2400

Dental Care Program for Seniors                                        215-468-3866

Disabled American Veterans                                                215-943-7771

Emergency Shelter Services                                                215-686-7150

Flu Shots (PA Department of Health)                                  215-686-5043

LIHEAP Hotline                                                                    215-560-1583

Philadelphia County Police (Emergency 911)                      215-686-3530

Philadelphia County Fire Department                                215-592-5962

Philadelphia County NE MOW                                            215-745-9066

Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging                              215-765-9040

Prescription Assistance- PACE                                             800-225-7223

Rescue Relief for Seniors                                                     215-426-1977

SEPTA Paratransit                                                                 215-580-7145

Social Security                                                                      800-772-1213

Utility Emergency Service Fund                                          215-988-9093

Veterans Administration Center                                           215-381-3040

Wheels, Inc. (Free transportation for medical visits)          215-563-2000

ABUSE

Children and Youth Services (CYS)

  • 20 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA., Phone: 610-713-2000

  • 531 Penn Street, Chester PA., Phone: 610-447-1000

  • 100 W. 6th Street, Media, PA., Phone: 610-891-5258

CYS investigates all allegations of child abuse and neglect, as mandated by state law. Provides a wide range of services to abused and neglected children from birth to age 18, and their families as well as services to adolescents who are at severe risk due to their behavior or that of their parent. www.co.delaware.pa.us/humanservices/childyouth.html

 

Domestic Abuse Project

  • 24 hour hotline: 610-565-4590

  • 14 West 2nd Street, Media, PA., Phone: 610-565-6272

  • 2600 W. 9th Street, Chester, PA., Phone: 610-497-6737

Provides immediate crisis intervention, information, support, referrals, emergency, advocacy and support in filing for temporary Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders and representation for clients at permanent PFA hearings. Offers accompaniment and advocacy for victims involved in criminal proceedings against their abusers. Provides shelter to adults and their dependent children at imminent risk of physical abuse. Transitional housing program offers longer term subsidized housing and intensive case management. Short and long term supportive/ educational counseling. www.dapdc.org

 

Elder Abuse

  • Phone: 610-490-1300, (After Business Hours) Phone: 610-622-9284

Coordinated through COSA (County Offices of Services to the Aging) If you believe someone is in need of Adult Protective Services, please call the number listed. www.delcosa.org

 

Family Support Line

  • 100 W. 6th Street, Media, PA., Phone: 610-891-5237

Provides free therapy groups for children and adolescent victims of sexual abuse. Also provides parents therapy group and access to a therapy network. www.familysupportline.org

 

Life Beyond Abuse

  • Phone: 610-565-3399

Offers support and treatment to all members of the cycle of abuse. Programs include individual counseling, moderated support groups and assistance to victims involved in custody and visitation issues. www.lifebeyondabuse.org

 

ADVOCACY

Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health

  • Phone: 610-713-2387

Provides mental health court/ delegate services, community advocate. Community Support Program (CSP), and Contingency Fund.

 

Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA

  • Phone: 1-800-688-4226, ext. 228

A nonprofit Citizens organization serving adults children and family members through programs and advocacy efforts. www.mhasp.org/

 

PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together)

  • Phone: 1-800-221-6333 

A support group of volunteers advocating for the recovery community, their families, and for those still suffering from the disease of addiction. Call to enroll in the family program, which is offer in convenient locations through Delaware County. www.proact.org

 

SPAN (Suicide Prevention Awareness Network)

Dedicated to preventing suicide through public education, awareness, community action, federal, state and local advocacy. www.spanusa.org

 

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/ PSYCHIATRY

American Day Treatment Center

  • 401 Pilgrim Lane, Suite 100, Drexel Hill, PA., Phone: 1-888-CARE-898

Mental health assessments, partial day hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs. Call for an appointment. http://www.mainlinehealth.org/behavioral

 

Catholic Social Services

  • 240 N. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA., Phone: 610-626-6550/ 6559

  • 130 E. 7th Street, Chester, PA., Phone: 610-876-9183

Provides family, marital, and individual counseling on a sliding fee scale. www.css-phl.org/index.html

Center for a Healthy World

  • Phone: 610-664-7793

Free mental health counseling in exchange for community service.

 

Child Guidance Resource Centers

  • 2000 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA., Phone: 484-454-8700

Provides behavioral healthcare services for children, adolescents and families with mental health, developmental disabilities, and residential needs. www.cgrc.org/

 

Crozer Chester Medical Center Psychiatry

  • Phone: 610-874-5257

 

CRISIS-MENTAL HEALTH/ SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Mental Health Psychiatric Crisis Centers and Crisis Services:

Project Reach

  • Phone: 610-352-4703; Emergency beeper: 610-515-6726                                                       

A free crisis management service for Delaware County residents. Staff is trained to assist in mental health emergencies, family and school-based emergencies. Phone consultations and on-site assessments provided.

 

Crozer Chester Medical Center Crisis Services

  • 1 Medical Center Blvd., Upland, PA., Phone: 610-447-7600

Provides 24 hour walk-in crisis services.

 

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Crisis Services

  • Lansdowne Ave., and Bailey Rd., Darby, PA., Phone: 610-237-4210

Provides 24 hour walk-in crisis services.

 

DISCRIMINATION

Office of Equal Opportunity

  • Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Pennsylvania Department of Health

  • Phone: 1-800-254-5164

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

  • Phone: 215-560-2496

 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE (FOOD, SHELTER, FUEL)

Community Action Agency

  • Chester Office Phone: 610-874-8451

  • Darby Office Phone: 610-583-9133

  • Media Office Phone: 610-891-5101

Provides employment/ life skills training, housing, utility, emergency, shelter, and food assistance. www.caadc.org

 

Domestic Abuse Project

  • Phone: 610-565-6272

  • 24 hour hotline: 610-565-4590

Provides tenant-based transitional housing for victims of domestic violence. www.dapdc.org

 

Office of Adult Services

Phone: 610-713-2115

Provides and coordinates and variety of services to eligible families and individuals including case management, rent and utility assistance, emergency shelter, transitional housing.

 

Salvation Army

Chester Location, Phone: 610-874-4266

Emergency food and shelter.

 

HAIR CARE SERVICES FOR THE HOMEBOUND

Hair Care Services for Homebound

  • 825 Wilde Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA., 19026, Phone: 610-853-3659

 

Bernadette Boylan

  • Phone: 610-659-5039

 

Stephanie Saravello

  • Phone: 484-320-8326

 

MEDICAL/ LOW COST HEALTHCARE

ChesPenn Health Services

  • Adult & Pediatric Services, Chester Community Hospital, 2600 W. 9th Street, Chester, PA., 19013-2098, Phone: 610-859-2059

 

ChesPenn Health Services

  • Eastside Health Center, Adult & Pediatric Medical & Dental Services, 125 East 9th Street, Chester, PA., 19013, Phone: 610-872-6131

 

ChesPenn Center for Family Health

  • 1 South State Rd., Suite A, Upper Darby, PA., 19082, Phone: 610-352-6585

 

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital – Ambulatory Clinic

  • 1503 Lansdowne Avenue, 2nd Fl., Darby, PA., 19023, Phone: 610-237-2529

Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

PA Department of Health

  • Delaware County State Health Center, 151 W. 5th Street, Chester, PA., 19013-3250, Phone: 610-447-3250

Public health clinics, TB, STD, and more

 

Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc

  • 5000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA., 19143, Phone: 215-726-9807

Offers comprehensive primary and behavioral healthcare, health services and childcare. www.gphainc.org

 

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

  • Phone: 1-800-274-3258

Provides advocacy, legal assistance, and referral services for issues of access to healthcare coverage. www.phlp.org

 

PHYSICIAN REFERRAL

Delaware County Medical Society- Phone: 610-892-7750

Crozer Keystone Health Systems- Phone: 1-800-254-3258

Riddle Memorial Hospital Physician Referral- Phone: 610-891-3600

Main Line Health- Phone: 1-866-CALL-MLH (1-866-225-5654) (Bryn Mawr, Lankenau, Paoli & Riddle Hospitals)

 

RESOURCES BY COUNTY

Bucks County

  1. County Assistance Office- Phone: 215-781-3300

  2. LIHEAP- Phone: 215-781-3393

  3. Salvation Army- Phone: 215-945-0717

Chester County

  1. County Assistance Office- Phone: 610-466-1000

  2. Chester County Community Development- Phone: 610-344-6900

  3. Chester County Penn Medicine- Phone: 610-431-5000

Delaware County

  1. County Assistance Office- Phone: 610-447-5500

  2. Community Hospital- Phone: 610-494-0700

  3. County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA)

  • 206 Eddystone Avenue, 2nd Fl., Eddystone, PA., Phone: 610-490-1300

Provides community information, in-home, and volunteer services for older adults including the GATEWAY program- (Giving Assessment, Treatment, and Empowerment in the Aging Years), which targets adults 60 & up with behavioral health issues and connects them to appropriate resources. www.delcosa.org

  1. Community Transit of Delaware County

  • 206 Eddystone Avenue, Eddystone, PA., Phone: 610-490-3960

Transportation provided for health care appointments, shopping, and other pre-arranged trips.

  1. Delaware County Board of Assistance- Medical Assistance Applications

  • Chester Office Phone: 610-447-3015

  • Darby Office Phone: 610-461-3800

Montgomery County

  1. County Assistance Office, Phone: 610-270-3500

  2. Crisis Services, Phone: 1-855-634-HOPE

  3. Aging & Adult Services (Human Services Center), Phone: 610-278-3601

Philadelphia County

  1. County Assistance Office, Phone: 215-560-5400

  2. Salvation Army, Phone: 215-787-2800

  3. Congreso, Phone: 215-763-8870

AREA AGENCY ON AGING

  • Philadelphia County AAA

642 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA. 19130

 

  • Bucks County AAA

30 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA. 18901

 

  • Chester County AAA

601 Westtown Rd., Ste. 320, West Chester, PA. 19380

 

  • Delaware County AAA

206 Eddystone Ave., Eddystone, PA. 19022

 

  • Montgomery County AAA

1430 Dekalb St., Norristown, PA. 19404

 

Support Groups

Addiction- Phone: 215-923-7900

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Southeast PA Intergroup Association of AA www.sepennaa.org

 

Al-Anon/ Alateen- Phone: 1-888-425-2666

A program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholic Anonymous for family and friends affected by someone else’s drinking. www.pa-al-anon.org/

 

Nar-Anon Family Group- Pennsylvania Hotline: 1-800-678-4989

A program based on the 12 steps of Narcotics Anonymous for people who know someone who is addicted.

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

www.na.org

 

Delaware County NA Meeting Information- Phone: 610-534-9510

www.gprsona.org

 

Overeater’s Anonymous

A 12 step recovery program for compulsive overeaters. www.oa.org

 

A Time To Heal- Phone: 484- 571-8010

Support Group for Children and Teens wo are experiencing a suicide loss.

 

  1. OUR HOTLINES

  • Childline (Child abuse reporting)- Phone: 1-800-932-0313

  • Domestic Abuse Project- Phone: 610-565-4590

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

  • Poison Control- Phone: 1-800-222-1222

  • Project Reach (Mobile Crisis Intervention)- Phone: 610-352-4703. Beeper: 215-515-6726