Resources

Available Resources

At the heart of LINCS (Linking Individual Needs to Community Services) Family Center’s mission is to provide a compassionate and resourceful neighborhood center that empowers Wilson Area families by linking them to direct community resources by providing educational assistance and support that is needed to raise healthy children and enhance the quality of life for all families. The LINCS Center seeks to help individuals and families connect to the various resources within Northampton County to meet the unique needs that may be causing challenges and difficulties within one’s life. Through a CDBG grant the LINCS Center has partnered with the Wilson Area School District social worker to be a resource outside the school and within the community to help families connect to available services.

This resource guide is provided to help you access agencies that may be able to assist families in specific circumstances. The LINCS Center does not support or recommend any one agency in the following guide. Due to COVID-19 days and times may. Please contact directly to confirm the available days and times of hourly operations.

Table Of Contents

  1. Hotline and Emergency
  2. Agencies and Community Programs
  3. Child Care and Early Childhood Intervention
  4. Clothing Banks
  5. Divorce
  6. Drug and Alcohol Treatment
  7. Drug, Alcohol and Other Information
  8. Eating Disorders
  9. Employment
  10. Financial and Material Assistance
  11. Food Banks and Food Assistance
  12. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
  13. Grief and Bereavement
  14. Homeless/Temporary Shelters and Services
  15. Housing Resources for Renters, Buyers & Owners
  16. Military Resources
  17. Parenting Education, Classes and Support Groups
  18. Teen Pregnancy
  19. Test Preparation

Hotline and Emergency

National Suicide Prevention Line
24/7 Free confidential support for people in crisis.
1-800-273 TALK (8255) or Text “PA” to 741741

Northampton County Crisis Intervention
24/7 Telephone counseling, mobile crisis, walk-in crisis, and assistance in accessing inpatient care and short-term crisis residential services.
610-252-9060

Crime Victims Counsel
Hotline for victims of sexual abuse/assault. Providing nonjudgmental support and services to victims of all violence, their families and significant others.
610-437-6611 https://cvclv.org/

Individual and group counseling: court accompaniment; Support groups for children or adults; education and prevention. Date Rape & Family Violence.
610-437-6610 https://cvclv.org/

Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley
Domestic Violence hotline and emergency shelter.
610-437-3369 https://www.turningpointlv.org

Alcoholics Anonymous
Provides an updated listing of AA support groups in the Lehigh Valley.
610-882-0558 https://www.aa.org/

Narcotics Anonymous
Network of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
610-439-1998 https://www.na.org/

Northampton County Children, Youth & Family Division
Child protection services.
610-559-3290 https://www.northamptoncounty.org/

Child Abuse Childline and Abuse Registry
Call to report suspected child abuse. All phone calls are confidential. Available 24/7.
1-800-932-0313 http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/

Project Child
24-hour hotline for parents at risk of child abuse
610-691-1200 https://projectchildlv.org/

Valley Youth House
Hotline for homeless youth. Provides shelter and transitional housing for youths 12-17.
610-691-1200 https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/

Valley Wide Assistance
Information and referral services for valley programs; Bilingual staff
Dial 2-1-1

Al-Anon or Alateen
Provides an updated listing or support groups in the Lehigh Valley for relatives and friends of alcoholics.
610-740-3700 1-888-425-2666 https://al-anon.org/

Gambling Addiction
24-Hour Hotline
1-877-565-2112 Website

Agencies and Community Programs

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Lehigh Valley, Inc.
Provides male/ female role models for children ages 7-14. The program focuses on friendships rather than activities. Must be 18 to volunteer and a resident of Northampton/ Lehigh Counties. Volunteers interact with children 3-6 hours per week for a minimum of one year.

Requirements: Children must come from a single-parent home. The waiting list is for males and females, however much longer for boys (minimum of 1 year) due to lack of male volunteers.

878 Minesite Road, Allentown, PA 18103
610-391-1827 www.bbbslv.org

Center for Humanistic Change
Offers training programs in the community for organizations/schools on wellness, parenting, drug and alcohol prevention, and kids experiencing divorce/separation. Peer mediation, conflict resolution, violence, bullying prevention, and life skills programs. SAP coordination, providing groups to schools.

555 Union Boulevard, Suite #7, 2nd Floor, Allentown, PA 18109
610-443-1595 www.theCHC.org

Concern
Foster and adoption placement. Counseling (individual, family, marital, school-based). Provides EAP ( Employee assistance program). Requirements: Private or agency referrals. Cost: Must pay up front before services provided. May be possible to reimburse through Insurance.

  • Bethlehem office: 90 South Commerce Way, Bethlehem, PA 18018
    610-691-8401 (No adoption at this location)
  • Fleetwood office: 1 West Main Street, Fleetwood, PA
    610-944-0445 (Adoption)

https://www.concern4kids.org/

Easton Neighborhood Center

Easton Urban Farm & various Emergency Assistance Programs
902 Philadelphia Road Easton, PA 18042
610-253-4253 https://www.eastonareaneighborhoodcenter.org/

KidsPeace
Private, not for profit organization dedicated to serving the critical behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, and teens. Offers a comprehensive range of treatment programs to help families help kids anticipate and avoid crisis whenever possible.

1-800-854-3123 or 610-799-8000 www.kidspeace.org
Web interactive counseling: www.teencentral.net

Locations:

  • 824 North Graham Street, Allentown, PA 18109
  • Orchard Hills Campus: 5300 KidsPeace Drive, Orefield, PA 18069
  • Broadway Campus: 1650 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Services provided by the Greater Lehigh Valley Area:

  • Kids Peace Hospital: Freestanding psychiatric hospital designed for treatment of children age 5-18
  • Acute Partial Hospitalization: day treatment program
  • 45 day Diagnostic Assessment Program
  • Residential Care Programs
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services: provides in-home services to families with children at risk for out-of-home placement.
  • Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient
  • Foster Care Services (handles children from birth up)

Crime Victims Counsel of The Lehigh Valley
Private, non-profit agency that is dedicated to providing professional counseling, advocacy services and prevention education services to victims of crime and residents in Lehigh and Northampton Counties at no charge.

Services include a 24 hour hotline, individual counseling, support group counseling, hospital, court, and police accompaniment and victims compensation.

  • Allentown office: 801 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101
    610-437-6610
  • Easton office: 1555 Northampton St., Easton PA 18042
    610-250-6313 ( call for insurance)

HOTLINE: 610-437-6611 Website

LV Suicide Survivor Support Group
Support group for family and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. The goal is to share stories, support one another, and foster resilience.

Contact: Kerry Monroe 425-765-1302 Email: [email protected]

Moms Offering Moms Support
Provides necessary items to mothers of new babies. ( Diapers, formula, clothing, toys/books, strollers when available). Supports moms with babies up to 1-year-olds to toddlers.

4805 Henry St. Easton, PA 18042
www.Eastonmoms.org

National Association For Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Support groups for parents and families of people with mental illness. Call for specific meeting times.

802 East Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-882-2102 http://namipalehighvalley.org/

Project Child
Project child is the child abuse prevention coalition in the Lehigh Valley. Provides public education, professional development, parent support, legislative advocacy and specialized programs in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. Project child is a program of Valley Youth House

531 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-954-9561, Extension 40
www.projectchildlv.org

ST. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center
Outpatient Counseling. Counseling for mental health concerns. Individual, group, and partial program.

1107 Eaton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-954-3012
https://www.slhn.org/wellnow/Emotional-Health/Behavioral-Health

Valley Youth House
Counseling for families and youth, family prevention, independent living program for youths on their own (therapy, supervised residence); runaway and homeless youth shelter for ages 12 through 17.

Administration offices, 829 Linden Street, Allentown, PA 18101
610-820-0166 24/7 Hotline: 610-691-1200
https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/

Child Care and Early Childhood Intervention

Child care and Works Helpline
Provides Assistance in paying for childcare, or help in finding childcare.
1-844-4-PA-KIDS Website

Child Care Information Services ( CCIS)
610-419-4500

Department of Public Welfare
Information on childcare and early learning.
1-800-692-7462 www.dpw.state.pa.us

Third Street Alliance for Women, Children and Families
Homeless services. Early learning/ child care, classes and activities.
41 N. Third St. Easton, PA 180242.
610-258-5540 https://thirdstreetalliance.org/

Early Intervention
Early intervention refers to a coordinated support system for children with developmental disabilities or delays and their families. The services typically serve children from birth through 3 years old.

Head Start is a federally funded program targeting children ages 3-5 and providing a variety of services, including education in the form of nutrition and medical services.

  • Community Services for Children (Head Start and Early Head Start) 610-437-6000
  • Early Intervention- Northampton County (Birth to 3) 610-559-3270
  • Colonial Northampton Intermediate Unit (Ages 3-5) 610-252-5550

Clothing Banks

LEHIGH VALLEY H.O.P.E.
Community clothing rooms that provide FREE clothing, shoes, bedding items and more to those in need in the valley including the homeless and homeless agencies; fire, flood, and other emergency victims; veterans and returning military families.

Locations: 

  • Allentown – Mosser Family Village Center 614 South Carlisle St. Allentown
  • Bethlehem Emmanuel EC Church 75 East Union Blvd, Bethlehem

Email: [email protected]

The Perfect Fit Foundation for Working Women provides gently used and new outfits for woman’s job interviews and first week of work. Need referral from an agency.

Everlasting Life Ministries
Enter alley door in basement of New Bethany Church
224 North Sixth Street, Allentown, PA 18101
610-434-1477 www.elmallentown.org

TEC Canter
1101 Hamilton Street, 5th floor
Allentown, PA 18101
610-871-5060

Moms Offering Moms Support
4805 Henry St.
Easton, PA 18042
1-860-572-6001 www.eastonmoms.org

Divorce

Divorce Care Support Group
Weekly Sessions for @ 8-12 weeks www.divorcecare.org

Support Groups for Adults:

  • Bethany United Methodist Church, Catasauqua 610-395-0359
  • Bethany United Methodist Church, Brookside Road, Allentown 610-395-3613
  • Faith Church, Trexlertown 610-395-4731
  • Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville 610-797-1239
  • Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church Bethlehem 610-868-5501

Surviving the Holidays for Kids
Bethany United Methodist Church, Brookside Road, Allentown
610-395-3613

Court-Ordered Co-Parent Education Program
COPE
Provided by Family/ Divorce Services, Trexlertown
Held at Lehigh County Courthouse
Cost $40
Call 610-366-8868 for information

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

NAME

LEVEL OF CARE

PHONE

WEBSITE

Caron Foundation
PO BOX 150
Galen Hall Road
Wernersville, PA 19563

Dual

1-800-678-2332
FAX:610-678-5248

www.caron.org

Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
(CADA)

502 East 4th St. 
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Outpatient/ IOP:
Dual Diagnosis

610-814-3108
FAX: 610-814-3109

 

Clearbrook Lodge
890 Bethel Hill Road
Shickshinny, PA 18655

Adolescent
( No Methadone) 

1-800-582-6241
FAX: 570-864-2812

www.gatehouse.org

Horsham Clinic
777 East Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

 

215-643-7800

www.horshamclinic.com

Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit

DA Assessment

610-923-0394

www.lvintake.org

MARS

IOP-Intensive
Out-patient
OP-Out patient

610-923-0394

www.marsatp.com

Omni
226 Northampton St. 
Easton, PA 18042

Dual 

610-258-1300

https://www.omhsi1.com/

Penn Foundation
807 Lawn Ave. 
Sellersville, PA 18960

Dual

1-800-245-7366

www.vfmc.net

Pyramid Healthcare

Detox, Inpatient, Halfway House, Partial Hospitalization ( ADOL) Inpatient ( Dual)

814-940-0407

www.pyramidhealthcarepa.com

White Deer Run, Inc

Detox, Inpatient, Partial, Residential, Halfway House, (ADOL) Inpatient, Outpatient, and Intensive, 

1-800-255-2335
or 
610-266-2550

www.whitedeerrun.com

Drug, Alcohol and Other Information

Mental Health Treatment Programs

Support Groups

Eating Disorders

Hershey Medical Center Eating Disorder Clinic
717-531-7235 Website

Services include:

  • Evaluations
  • Penn State Eating Disorders Outpatient Clinic( all ages)
  • Eating Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program ( EDIOP)
  • Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Inpatient Hospitalization at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Harrisburg

Renfrew Center
Continuum of services including in-patient/ residential care

475 Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128
1-800-RENFREW www.renfrewcenter.com
Email: [email protected]

Employment

Career Link
PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley provides employment support and training, connecting employers and job opportunities with qualified job seekers throughout the Lehigh Valley.

  • Allentown (Main Office), 1601 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109 610-439-1123; 610-437-5627
  • Easton Office, 27 South 3rd St. Easton, PA 18042 (610) 829-6099

Job Services:

  • Job listings, help in finding employment through an internet-based system.
  • GED classes on site
  • Job seeker workshops
  • Civil Service test site
  • Apply for training money for those laid off or unemployed

Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations (Spanish Council)
Assistance with seeking employment, information about immigration, legal aid, free HIV testing.

520 East Fourth Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-691-5448 (Bilingual services in Spanish and English)
https://cap4kids.org/philadelphia/404080583/

Hispanic American Organization, Inc.
Helps people find employment through temp agency. Offers GED classes, ESL classes, computer classes. Assists in getting birth certificates. Provides rental assistance for those who are at risk of being evicted or are homeless.

462 Walnut St Allentown, PA 18102
610-435-5334 ( Bilingual services in Spanish and English)
https://www.hao-lv.org

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
45 North Fourth Street, Allentown, PA 18102
610-821-6441

New Choices Program
Assists single, separated, divorced, widowed individuals and homemakers entering or reentering the workforce.
610-861-5350 Website

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School

Services provided:

  • Career development
  • Computer classes
  • Continuing education
  • Educational Support Services
  • Job Program
  • Adolescent/youth counseling
  • After school programs
  • School breakfasts
  • School lunch program

3330 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 
610-866-8013 
https://www.bethlehemavts.org/

Financial and Material Assistance

American Red Cross- Lehigh Valley Chapter
2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-865-4400 Website

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
Free tax preparation for eligible families. Assistance with loan modification or pending foreclosure,Assistance with landlord/tenant disputes First time homebuyer assistanceLand Trust program homes refurbished and ready purchase Service accounts on PPL on track program.

1337 East Fifth Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-691-5620: 1-866-847-4565 https://www.caclv.org/

Family Answers
Offers “ways to work program”, which can provide a loan for a car or car repairs. Also teaches household budgeting.

411 Walnut St. Allentown, PA 18102
610-435-9651 FAX 610-435-9654

Hispanic American Organization
Helps people find employment through a temp agency. Offers GED classes, ESL classes, computer classes. Assists in getting birth certificates. Provided rental assistance for those who are at risk of being evicted or are homeless.

462 Walnut St. Allentown, PA 18102
610-435-5334 https://www.hao-lv.org/

Northampton County Assistance Office
Provides a variety of services for residents in need, including welfare payment services, Medicaid, employment searches, and LIHEAP ( a home heating program for l low-income individuals) LIHEAP 610-250-1785 or 610-250-1786

201 Larry Holmes Drive Easton, PA 18042
610-250-1700 Hours 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Social Security
Services Provided: Handling all inquiring concerning Social Security such as disability claims and survivor’s benefits. Toll free for all social security offices information is 1-80-772-1213 Operates on duty 7:00 am-7:00 pm www.ssa.gov

Social Security Office – Bethlehem
555 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
1-866-783-7458
TTY: 1-800-325-0778 

Social Security Office- Easton 
134 S 4th St, Easton, PA 18042
Easton, PA 18042
(866) 964-5056

Unemployment Compensation
To file on-line: https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/file/Pages/File%20an%20Initial%20Claim.aspx

Local Office: PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley
PO BOX 20490
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002

Welfare Helpline 
Information regarding financial assistance, medical assistance, food stamps, and energy assistance.
1-800-692-7462

Food Banks and Food Assistance

**Please call ahead to confirm operating hours due to Civd 19 pandemic.

Emergency Food Banks

Greater Shiloh Church
201 Brother Thomas Bright Ave. Easton, PA 18042
610-252-5640
1dt and 3rd Friday 4 pm-7 pm
2nd Saturday ( March – December) 10 am- 11:30 am

Holy Temple of Easton
824 Ferry St. Easton, PA 18042
610-250-9460
3rd,4th,5th Thursday 5 to 7 pm

LINCS Family Center
2400 Firmstone St. Wilson Borough
484-373-6200
Monday and Wednesday 9-11 am

ProJect of Easton
330 Ferry St. Easton, PA 18042
610-258-4361 ext 34
Monday 10 am-12:15 pm
Thursday 10 am-12:15 pm and 1 pm- 3:15pm

Salvation Army
1110 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042
610-258-9531
Monday-Friday 9 am- 1:30 pm

St. Paul’s Lutheran
Twelve Baskets Full, rear door entrance
610 Berwick St. Easton, PA 18042
610-258-6212
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursdays only 6 pm-7:30 pm

St. Vincent de Paul Society
841 Washington St. Easton, PA 18042
610-428-4230
1st and 3rd Tuesdays only 6 pm-7:30 pm

Soul Winners Church
1913 Freemansburg Ave. Wilson Borough
610-438-1961
2nd Saturday 12 pm -2 pm

The Father’s House
1650 Lehigh St Wilson Borough
610-253-1651
2nd and 4th Wednesday 11 am- 2 pm

The Neighborhood Center
902 Philadelphia Rd. Easton, PA 18042
610-253-4253
2nd and 4th Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Every Friday 9 am-12 pm

Food Assistance

Commodity Supplemental Food Program  (CSFP)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program
https://www.fns.usda.gov/csfp/csfp-fact-sheet

Northampton County Assistance Office
This office is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare. It provides a variety of services for residents in need, including food stamps and cash assistance, welfare payment services, Medicaid, employment searches and LIHEAP, a home-heating program for low-income individuals. 

201 Larry Holmes Drive, Easton, PA 18042
610-250-1700 Toll Free 1-800-349-5122

 

Food Assistance Continued

Second Harvest of Lehigh Valley
Emergency food information, nutrition education classes, SNAP information & application help, Backpack Buddies, Senior food boxes, Military food boxes

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formally called food stamps) helps low-income people and families buy food for good health. SNAP benefits come in the form of a debit card that can be used to buy food at most grocery stores, and even some farmers’ markets.

Second Harvest Food  Bank operates a “Food stamps Over the Phone” outreach service. Anyone in our service area can call this toll free hotline to find out if they are eligible for and to actually apply for SNAP Benefits. PLEASE CALL 1-866-203-3323 for more information.

484-217-4015 www.shfblv.org

WIC ( Women, Infants, & Children)
Nutrition for pregnant women, infants, children to age 5.
800-942-9467 or 610-258-6938

Community Meals

Bridge Ministry
Monday 6 pm
Cornerstone Church
34 S 2nd st. Easton
610-252-8823

Easton Lifestyle Campus
*Must call ahead to register for meal
3201 Sullivan Trail Forks Twp.
Weekdays 7:30 am- 3:30 pm
Daily lunch 11:30 am
For 60+ or w/ partner age 60+
610-829-3201

Easton Area Community Center
For children under 18 years old. Call for hours and requirements. Monday through Friday at 6pm.
901 Washington St. Easton, PA 18042
610-253-8271

Greater Shiloh Church
548 Canal St. Shiloh Enrichment Center
2nd and 4th Fridays at 12 noon
610-252-5640

Meals on Wheels LV
Meals delivered to homebound. Other meal programs & grocery shopping services. Call for info.
610-691-1030

Safe Harbor Easton
Breakfast, Lunch Weekdays
Sunday Lunch 10:30 am- 1 pm
536 Bushkill Drive Easton
610-258-5540

Salvation Army Easton
Lunch Tues-Wed-Thurs 12 noon
1110 Northampton St. Easton
610-258-9531

Trinity Episcopal Church
Lunch every Saturday at 12 noon
234 Spring Garden St. Easton, rear
610-253-0792

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues

Haven
FREE: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Group run by the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Meetings are open to GLBT youth, their friends & Allies, as well as those still questioning their sexual orientation. Intended for youth between the ages of 14-20 years old. Meetings are 7-9 pm Wednesdays

Other services include planned activities for youth including Movie nights, dances, guest speakers, and trips to plays, films, or other cultural events.

Meets at Unitarian Universalist Church of the LV
424 Center St. Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-868-2153
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.uuclvpa.org/haven

PFLAG ( Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
P.O.Box 403 Macungie, PA 18062
610-967-5219
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.eastern-pflag.org

24-Hour Hotline
Trevor Helpline for questioning youth and suicide prevention.
800-850-8078

Grief and Bereavement

Lehigh Valley Hospital
For any programs affiliated with LVHN please call 610-402-CARE or visit their website at www.lvhn.org. Please call for dates and locations of programs.

Grief and The Holidays Workshops: helps participants to learn coping strategies as well as establish holiday traditions and routines
Grief Process Groups: assists participants in understanding the grief process and feelings experienced throughout it.

Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling: supports bereaved family and friends as they transition through the grieving process.

  • Stepping Stones for Children: support groups specifically for children ages 4-12 facilitating healthy grieving; through activities children learn age-appropriate concepts about death and dealing with grief and are surrounded by other children who understand what they are going through; parents also may benefit as they can learn grief management tools to use with their child and interact with other parents of bereaved children
  • The Ladies Lunch Club supportive social club specifically for women dealing with grief
  • Compassionate Friends supporting people through the death of a child
    Survivors of Suicide (SOS): open to adults and mature teens who seek a support group to deal with the issues experienced after the death of a parent, child, sibling, close friend, or other loved one by suicide.

ST. Lukes Hospital
For any programs affiliated with St. Lukes please call 1-866-stlukes or visit their website at www.slhn.org/Conditions-Services/Hospice/Bereavement-Support.aspx

  • Loss, Grief, & Life Transition Support Group: group that focuses on bereavement-related topics.
  • What’s Next Bereavement Support Group: agenda is set the first week of meeting, relevant topics are explored throughout the sessions.
    Loss, Grief & Books to Help You Grieve: book discussion group for people whose coping style is more cognitive in nature.
  • Walking Through Grief Support Group: helps members understand the connection between emotional grief and grief in the body and the importance of releasing related tension and pain.
    Ryan’s Tree for Grieving Children peer-support group that is activity-based for children and adolescents grieving the loss of a family member or friend.

Camelot House
This is a non-profit organization assisting seriously, chronically, and terminally ill, hanicapped or disabled children. For any programs affiliated with Camelot House please call 610-791-5683 or visit their website at www.camelotforchildren.org. Please call for dates and locations of programs.

  • Children’s Grief & Bereavement Stepping Stones: Children (4-12 years of age) meet with a professional as a group in an informal session to develop understanding and skills to deal effectively with illness or loss of a loved one.
  • Grief and Bereavement: Teens meet with a professional as a group or individually in an informal session to develop understanding and skills to deal effectively with illness or loss of a loved one.
  • Teen Support Group: A group of teenagers and by teenagers. The group is supported by the Camelot staff and supervised by a Camelot nurse. The Camelot Junior Board teens plan their own theme parties and activities.
  • Camp Camelot: The Camelot for Children Summer Camp program allows special needs children to experience outdoor activities and enjoy all of the fun things that active and healthy children like to do.

Homeless/Temporary Shelters and Services

Region  8
Directs individuals to necessary services ( shelter, food, clothing) and can speak to school staff about homeless resources.

https://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Homeless%20Education/Pages/default.aspx

Allentown Rescue Mission
Provides housing for males in crisis, homeless. Bilingual staff person (Spanish-English) available at times.

355 Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 18101
610-740-5500 Website: www.allentownrescuemission.org

New Bethany Ministries
Offers short-term transitional housing and supportive services for homeless families in individual rooms for up to 6 months. Come in to apply; there will be a waiting list. Also runs the Mollart Hospitality Center, offering hot showers, breakfast and lunch, employment assistance and counseling.

337 Wyandotte St. Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-691-5602  www.newbethanyministries.org

Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley
Temporary shelter for female victims of domestic abuse and their children. (Men referred out). Also runs Starting Point: transitional apartments for domestic abuse victims and their children.

444 East Susquehanna St. Allentown, PA 18103
610-797-0530 24-Hour Hotline 610-437-3369 https://www.turningpointlv.org/

Valley Youth House
Valley Youth House is for runaways and homeless youths. It provides shelter for teens and youth 12 to 17. Also, it offers transitional housing for youth.

539 Eighth Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18018
610-691-1200 https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/

Valley Youth House- Supportive Housing Program
(610) 317-0721 ext 304

Valley Youth House is a federally funded program that houses youth in their own apartments throughout the Lehigh Valley. The goal is to help young adults obtain and remain in permanent housing, increase their skills/ income, and achieve greater self-determination.

Eligibility:

  • Youth between 12 and 17
  • Homeless or near homeless
  • Not involved in using alcohol or drugs
  • Not a danger to themselves
  • Voluntary entrance into the program
  • Highly motivated

Housing Resources for Renters, Buyers & Owners

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Rental Assistance: www.Hud.gov / renting – provides information on privately owned subsidized housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Also outlines tenants’ rights and protections.
  • Homeownership: www.hud.gov/pennsylvania -resources to help you buy and keep your home.
  • Foreclosure: www.hud.gov/foreclosure; get help to avoid foreclosure; get refinancing options. Can also call 1-800-569-4287.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

  • Rental Assistance: pal.phfa.org – links to affordable housing options
  • Homeownership: www.phfa.org/consumers information and counseling for buying a home and owning a home.
  • Foreclosure: www.phfa.org/consumers/homeownrs/hemap.spx 1-800-342-2397 – The Homeowners’ Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program ( HEMAP) offers help to PA families in danger of losing their home.

Local Housing Authority
Allentown 610-439-8678
Bethlehem 610- 865-8300
Easton 610-258-0806
Northampton County 610-759-8488 http://www.northamptoncountyha.org/
Lehigh County 610-965-4514

Alliance for Building Communities ( ABC)
A home buying program for lower income people and families. ABC assists them to become homeowners by providing fully rehabilitated homes at affordable prices. They counsel and walk you through the home buying process. ABC also offers rental housing. Has Spanish speaking staff.

830 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101
610-439-7007 ext 24 www.housingabc.org

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. ( CACLV)
Runs the HomeOwnership Counseling Program seminar, which is organized into six sessions and is conducted on three consecutive Saturdays. Publishes Right Stuff About Renting (a free booklet) and answers questions to renter’s issues. Call 485-893-1036 to obtain this booklet.

1337 East Fifth Street (Forte Building) Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-691-5620 www.caclv.org

Rural Development
This is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program with income limits. Help with loans for purchase of a home in the Lehigh Valley rural areas and also not-so-rural areas. Seminar to help understand the buying of homes with the program.

2211 Mack Boulevard Allentown, PA 18103
610-791-9810 ( Press 4 for this program) https://www.rd.usda.gov/

Catholic Charities
Rent assistance and budget counseling.

530 Union Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18109
610-435-1541

Hispanic American Organization, Inc
Rental Assistance to those eligible ( when funds are available).
462 Walnut St.
Allentown, PA 18102
610-435-5334

Valley Housing Development Corporation
Subsidized housing for those who meet low-income guidelines. Call for an application.

943 Long Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-866-0124

Military Resources

Recruiting Centers

US Army Recruiting Station
1816 ½ Stefko Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-691-5910
https://www.goarmy.com/

Navy Recruiting Station, Allentown
217 Hamilton St.
Allentown, PA 18101
610-439-8436
https://www.navy.com/

US Coast Guard Recruiting Office
Union Court
4337A Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-561-0972
https://www.gocoastguard.com/

Marine Corps
PCS Walnutport
350 S. Best Ave
Walnutport, PA 18018
610-865-0333
https://www.marines.com/

Services for Enlisted Service Members

Financial
11 Hap Arnold Blvd.
Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA 18466
570-895-7000 www.operationhomefront.net/pade/

Mental Health
Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic
450 Gibner Road, Suite #1
Carlisle, PA 17013 www.behavioralhelath.army.mil

Health Clinic
SFC Earl Fillmore U.S. Army Health Clinic
Building 400
New Cumberland, PA  
1-877-787-2569

Parenting Education, Classes and Support Groups

Center for Parenting Education 
Educational workshops (small charge)
Topics include: developing responsibility, communication, discipline, dealing with toddlers, communications.

Based in Abington, PA
Contact 215-657-5720 or [email protected]
centerforparentingeducation.org

Project Child 
In Allentown, classes held at Project child Sixth Street Shelter
Series of 9 classes, evening.

In Bethlehem, classes held at Fritz Memorial Church, 303 West Packer Ave. Free childcare provided 610- 954 9561

www.projectchildlv.org

Project Child Hotline
610-691-1200
Preventing child abuse

Redirecting Children’s Behavior of the Lehigh Valley
5-week course (there is a charge)

Topics include sibling rivalry, parenting as a team, reducing power struggles, managing morning chaos

Parents Anonymous
Weekly educational/ support groups to learn positive parenting techniques
https://parentsanonymous.org/

Hotline for help dealing with parenting stress
1-800-448-4906
https://familypaths.org/

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Breaking the Barriers: Caring and Sharing support groups for parents
610-770-9394

Camelot for Children Parents’ Network Group
610-791-5683

Multiple Disabilities Parent Support Group
Monthly at CL IU20
610-769-4111 X1268

Lehigh Valley Mothers of Twins
610-799-0804

Adoptions of the Heart
610-432-2384
https://afth.org/

Confront/Treatment Trends
Support for parents of children who have been sexually abused
610-433-0148

Club Ophelia
Peer aggression in girls. Specifically targets girls ages 10-15. Offered through pathways for Change, Emmaus
610-737-276

Wellness community / Cancer Support
Supports for people who are surviving/fighting
www.cancersupportglv.org

Teen Pregnancy

Planned Parenthood
Services Include:

  • Birth Control Services
  • Patient Education
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Women’s Health Services
  • STD Testing and Treatment
  • Abortion Referral Services

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Bethlehem Health Center
65 East Elizabeth Avenue
Suite 512 Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-694-0642 

Allentown Medical Center
29 North Ninth Street
Allentown, PA 18101
610-439-1033

Real Alternatives
Provides a life-affirming alternative to abortion srvices to assist women faced with crisis pregnancies. They also provide information about the rights of a person that feels she is being pressured having an abortion.
1-888-543-3243 www.realalternatives.org

Nurse-Family Partnership
This program is for first time mothers providing support in early pregnancy through Baby’s 2nd birthday. Nurses make home visits to teach expectant mothers about what to expect in pregnancy and how to care for an infant. Visits increase in frequency as the baby’s due date draws closer.

610-954-2778 https://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/

WIC-Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program
This program provides supplemental nutrition to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. The program also provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support.

1-800-942-9467 https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic

Easton office
101 Larry Holmes Drive # 204
Easton, PA 18042
610-258-6938

Test Preparation

GED Testing
Find test centers and sign up for the GED:
www.ged123.org

Local GED Test Sites

Bethlehem Area School District
Liberty High School
1115 Linden St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-691-7200

Catasauqua High School
2500 W. Bullshead Rd.
Catasauqua, PA 18067
610-264-0506

Easton Area High School
2601 William Penn Highway
Easton , PA 18045
610-250-2481

Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park
Schnecksville, PA 18078

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
4500 Education Park Dr.
Schnecksville, PA 18078
610-799-1361

Northampton Community College
Fowler Center-Southside
511 E. 3rd Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-691-7200

ASVAB Prep

Huntington Learning Center
3926 Nazareth Pike
Bethlehem Square Shopping Center
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610-866-4525 https://www.march2success.com/

SAT Prep

Kaplan Test Prep
1-800-527-8378
https://www.kaptest.com/

Allentown Sylvan Center
2211 Mack Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/

Huntington Learning Center
3926 Nazareth Pike
Bethlehem Square Shopping Center
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610-866-4525
https://huntingtonhelps.com/

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