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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)  

Abundant Living Ministries
Bible-based personal and marriage counseling, family life seminars including marriage seminars, parenting classes, lay counseling training class and childbirth preparation classes. Call for schedule/registration. ($, B, L, A)
541 W. 28th Division Hwy., Lititz, PA 17543
717-626-9575

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association
http://www.alzpa.org/
Dedicated to helping people with Alzheimer's disease and their families through education, advocacy and support, educational seminars, caregiver support groups, family trainings, a newsletter. (F, $, B, H, A)
501 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601
610-375-4990
24-hr Helpline: 800-272-3900
2001 N. Front St., Bldg. 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102
717-232-3580

Baby College

10 week fun, interactive educational and support program for parents of children ages 0 3 years of age who live in the city of Reading, PA.  Sponsored by the United Way of Berks County. (Free)
United Way of Berks County
P. O. Box 702, Reading, PA 19603
610-685-4582

BCAP (Berks Community Action Program) Family Center
Offering bi-weekly meetings with a certified parent educator to discuss parenting issues and child development. Monthly group meetings offer fun family activities and informational workshops. (F, B, M)
631 Washington St., 3rd Fl., PO Box 22, Reading, PA 19603
610-376-6571

Berks Counseling Center
Outpatient drug & alcohol counseling, mental health counseling, pregnant/parenting teen program, wraparound services, transitional houses for women and children. (F, $, SS, I, G, B, A, M)
524 Franklin St., Reading, PA 19602
610-373-4281 ext. 204

Berks County Domestic Relations
http://www.drs.berks.pa.us
Establishes and enforces Orders of Support for children and spouses, with respect for the needs and concerns of all parties. (B, M)
Berks Co. Services Ctr., 633 Court St., 6th Fl., Reading, PA 19601
610-478-2900

Berks Encore - Birdsboro
http://www.berksencorepa.org/
BERKS ENCORE provides a comprehensive program of services for older adults including fitness activities, travel club, special events, seminars and classes, referrals, education and advocacy. (BC, $, F, A, D)
201 E. Main Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508
610-582-1603

B.I.L.Y. Boyertown (Because I love You)
http://www.bily.org
Designed to help all parents of children with emotional and behavioral issues such as physical, verbal, substance abuse and school issues, meeting Thurs. 7:30 - 9:30 pm. (F, G, B)
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Hossmannsville Rd., Bechtlesville, PA 19505
610-845-6019 · 888-443-4481

Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster
http://www.bgclanc.org
Providing members ages 6 - 18 year-round after-school programs Mon. - Sat. on character/leadership educational/career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. ($, L, M)
Steinman Club House
333 Dauphin St., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-392-6343
Southwest Club House
410 St. Joseph St., Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-3771
Jack Walker Clubhouse
233 W. Lemon St., Lancaster, PA 17603
717-397-5514
Columbia Clubhouse
248 Locust St., Columbia, PA 17512
717-684-3637

Caregiver's Support Group
A peer support group for people caring for aging parents or loved ones. (F, G, B)
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
6th Ave. & Spruce St., West Reading, PA 19611
610-988-5336

Catholic Social Agency
Immigration and refugee counseling, Caring Hearts/WIN Program, Pregnancy Support, Material Assistance, Foster Care, Foster Parenting, Food Pantry. (F, $, SS, B, A, M)
Madison Bldg., 400 Washington St., Suite 100, Reading, PA 19601
610-376-7144

Center for Parent Youth Understanding
http://www.cpyu.org
Helping parents understand the world of youth and equip teenagers to deal with adolescence by providing parent education seminars, youth worker training, a newsletter and resources. ($, SS, B, L, A)
P.O. Box 414, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717-361-8429

Child Care WORKS Helpline
http://www.childcare.state.pa.us
Information/referral helpline answering questions about childcare - affording childcare, finding dependable childcare that fits your needs, providers, start-up cost for childcare providers, training, community resources. (F, B, L, H, M)
1-877-4-PA-KIDS

Child Find of America, Inc.
http://www.childfindofamerica.org
Locates missing children through active investigation, prevents child abduction through education and resolves incidents of parental abduction with mediation in custody disputes. (F, B, L, H)
243 Main St., P.O. Box 277, New Paltz, NY 12561
800-I-AM-LOST · 800-A-WAY-OUT

Childbirth Education Programs
http://www.ephratahospital.org/maternity.htm
Offering perinatal education/refresher classes, parenting classes, personalized instruction for mothers on bed rest, Cesarean birth classes, breastfeeding instruction, siblings of the new baby program. (L)
Ephrata Community Hospital
169 Martin Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522
717-738-MOMS

Children in the Middle of Divorce
http://www.familyguidancecenter.com
Education program for separated, divorced or persons involved in custody determination cases, helping parents understand how they may put their children in the middle of their own conflicts. ($, G, A)
Family Guidance Center
1235 Penn Ave. Suite 205, Wyomissing, PA 19610
610-374-4963

Children of Aging Parents Support Group
http://www.immanuel-ucc.org
Addressing caregivers concerns including accessing assistance/advice, dealing with feelings, legal/financial issues, alternative living arrangements, loss and the day-to-day emotional challenges. (F, B, G)
Immanuel UCC, 99 S. Waverly St., Shillington, PA 19607
610-777-7107

Children's Defense Fund
http://www.childrensdefense.org/
Child advocacy organization offering newsletters, publications and action alerts on all children's issues. (F, B, L, H)
25 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-628-8787
24-hr Info line: 202-662-3678

Children's Rights Council
http://www.gocrc.com
Believing that the best parents are both parents, this organization offers information to assist children of separation and divorce through advocacy, referral and parenting education. (F)
P.O. Box 11413, Phila., PA 19111
215-844-2372 after 6 pm

Clare House, Inc.
http://www.clarehouse.homestead.com
Serving homeless women and children by providing a temporary home in a caring environment, life skills programs, and aftercare support leading to self-sufficiency. (B, L, A, D, M)
342 - 344 E. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-291-8967

COBYS Family Services
http://www.cobys.net
Providing education and counseling programs for parents, teens and children to promote healthy families and individuals. Leadership training offered for professionals, parents and childcare providers. (F, $, L, A, D)
1417 Oregon Rd., Leola, PA 17540
800-452-6517 · 717-392-0504

Compassionate Friends
http://www.compassionatefriends.org
Offering support, sharing and friendship for parents who are grieving over the death of a child, plus occasional speakers and a free newsletter. (F, G, B, L)
New Life Assembly of God
1991 Old Philadelphia Pk., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-898-0685

Community Action Program of Lancaster County
http://www.caplanc.org
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
717-299-7301

CONTACT Lancaster Helpline
http://www.contactlancaster.org
24-hr. help center offering free, confidential, anonymous helplines for adults, teens and children, staffed by experienced, well-trained volunteers. (F, L, H)
134 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 19602
Helpline: 717-299-4855
Teen Line/Kids Line: 717-394-2000
TTY: 717-299-7184

Deb's House Crisis Nursery
http://www.fslancaster.org
A crisis/respite home for children birth to age 6, providing short-term daycare, overnight care and case management services to families who are experiencing a crisis at home. (F, L, H)
516 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-431-0515
24-hr Hotline: 717-295-9004

Domestic Relations Section
http://www.childsupport.state.pa.us
Works to obtain child and spousal support payments from individuals who are legally obligated to pay support for dependents, locate absent parents and establish paternity.
40 East King St., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-8141

Education and Wellness Center
http://www.lancastergeneralhealth.org
Offering classes on baby care basics, breastfeeding, childbirth education, grand-parenting, infant massage, infant/child CPR, postpartum therapy, sibling classes, smoking cessation, weight and stress management. (L)
Lancaster General Health Campus
2100 Harrisburg Pk. Lancaster, PA 17604
717-290-3138

Empowered Childbirth Education Center & Doula Network
http://www.empowered-childbirth.com
Improving maternal/child outcomes through interactive prenatal education. Monthly programs in labor & delivery preparation, breastfeeding, CPR, infant massage. Professional labor & postpartum doulas. M2B (Moms-to-Be) Club. (G, B)
2850 Penn Ave., West Lawn, PA 19609
610-689-9215

Encounter Parent Education Program
Offering parenting classes that focus on healthy, active parenting including nurturing, age appropriate expectations, discipline and stress management, with free childcare and transportation available. (F, L)
Serving Lancaster, PA
717-291-2261

Encouragers
http://www.worshipcenter.org/
Providing an ark of safety and support from the storms of marital separation, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wed. 7:15 - 8:30 pm. Childcare provided. (F, G)
The Worship Center
2384 New Holland Pk., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-656-4271

Even Start Family Literacy Program
Offering adult education (ESL Program), an early childhood development program, parenting skills program and PACT - Parents & Children Together training. (F, B, A, M)
Reading Area Community College
2nd & Penn Sts., Reading, PA 19603
610-372-4721 ext. 5188

Families for Equitable Divorce
Working to make the legal system more aware and responsive in divorce for the protection of the family unit through education, research, legislative reform and emotional support. (F, G, B, L, H)
P.O. Box 2259, Reading, PA 19608
610-670-0374

Family Guidance Center
http://www.familyguidancecenter.com/
Providing counseling and mental health services consistent with an overall family enrichment focus, including children in the middle of divorce, drug & alcohol and women's programs. ($, SS, I, G, B, L, A, M)
1235 Penn Ave. Suite 205, Wyomissing, PA 19610
125 Holly Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526
501 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601
610-374-4963
5th & Montgomery Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512
610-367-6769

Family Literacy Program
http://www.iu13.org
Focusing on family needs with basic adult and parenting education, early childhood education for birth - age 3, parent/child together time with family literacy activities. (F, L)
Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
1110 Enterprise Rd., East Petersburg, PA 17520
717-569-7331

Family Resource & Counseling Center
http://www.fracc.org
Offering Christian counseling for individuals and families dealing with a wide range of needs, serving the community with workshops, support groups and a lending library. (SS, G, L, A)
91 Newport Pk., Suite 102, Gap, PA 17527
717-442-9577

Family Savings Account Program
Helps eligible families save for home purchase, education, auto purchase and more. BCAP matches savings dollar for dollar. (B, M)
BCAP, P.O. Box 22, Reading, PA 19603
610-376-6571

Family Service
http://www.fslancaster.org
Committed to strengthening all families through quality advocacy and education, adoption/foster care, mental health counseling, batterers intervention, group pregnancy and parenting center. (F, $, SS, I, G, L, A, M)
630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-5241

Fatherhood Initiative
Programs to help fathers strengthen parenting and family-building skills. Group sessions and individual counseling. (B, M)
BCAP, P.O. Box 22, Reading, PA 19603
610-376-6571

Friend Inc. Community Service
Offering drug, alcohol, family counseling, a food pantry, and has partnered with local service providers, educational instituions and civic, social, and religious organizations to meet community needs. Friend Inc. helps people find housing and employment, receive financial counseling, and learn parenting skills. (BC, CC, MC, A, $, F)
658-D Noble Street, Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-7790

Glad Services Coaching & Counseling Center
http://www.gscounselingcenter.com/
Glad Services Counseling and Coaching Center provides individual, couples, and family counseling from a Christian worldview. Treatment specialization includes: couples counseling, marital infidelity, family counseling, conflict resolution, communication, parenting support, co-parenting and blended families, adolescent counseling, sexual behavioral problems in youth and children, pornography addiction, grief counseling, work and career issues, stress management, therapy for depression and anxiety, addiction & recovery, and abuse. (BC, LC, A, $, S)
Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church
1110 Snyder Road
West Lawn, PA 19609

610-678-0266

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/aging/
Group provides support for older adults raising related grandchildren. The focus is on relieving financial and emotional stress.
The mission of the Berks County Area Agency on Aging is to provide services, based on need, to all older Berks County residents and those with disabilities; empowering self-determination; advocating for their rights; and promoting the highest possible level of independence. (B, L, D, F, G)
Berks County Services Center, 8th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
610-478-6500

Grandparents As Parents
Telephone support for grandparents raising their grandchildren, grandparents providing daycare for their grandchildren and those who are seeking custody of or visitation with their grandchildren. (F, L)
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-394-3966 · 717-626-5045
717-569-7779

Grandparents Raising Resilient Youth
http://www.communitypreventionpartnership.org
Supporting grandparents that find themselves raising their grandchildren, providing staff and peer support as well as referrals to needed resources. (F, G, B, D, M)
227 N. Fifth St., Reading, PA 19601
610-376-6988

Grandparents Rights Support Group
A support group for grandparents and great-grandparents who are denied visitation with their grandchildren or great grandchildren. (F, B, L)
80 E. Main St., Adamstown, PA 17501
717-336-0160 · 717-336-3781

Healing Journey
http://www.worshipcenter.org
Help and caring for those experiencing marital separation, divorce, or the end of a long-term relationship, plus groups to help kids through their parents' separation/divorce. (F, G)
The Worship Center
2384 New Holland Pk., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-656-4271

Help in PA -- Health and Human Services Portal
https://www.helpinpa.state.pa.us/default.aspx
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.

House of His Creation
http://www.HOHC.org
Christian ministry with a maternity home for pregnant teens and a mother/child home for parenting teens. (SS, B, L, A)
91 Newport Pk., Suite 203, Gap, PA 17527
717-442-4890

Infertility Support Group
Infertility discussion support group offered to all patients free of charge meeting the 1st Mon. monthly at 6:30 pm. (F, G, B)
Women's Clinic
301 S. 7th Ave., Suite 245, West Reading, PA 19610
610-374-2214

Intervention/Prevention Programs
Offering in-school instruction and home visiting for at-risk youth/families, after school programs for children/adolescents and special trips and activities for underprivileged children/families. (L)
Crispus Attucks Community Ctr.
407 Howard Ave., Lancaster PA 17602
717-394-6604

KOPS Support Group (Kids on Pumps)
Support and information for present and future users of insulin pumps, targeted for kids and their parents. (F, G, B, L)
Lancaster Regional Medical Ctr.
250 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17604
717-560-5795

La Leche League
http://www.lalecheleague.org/Web/Pennsylvania.asp
Dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed, offering meetings and breastfeeding help. Babies are always welcome. ($, G, B, L, H)
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
610-375-1943
Boyertown
610-369-7069
Schwarzwald UCC, Jacksonwald
610-374-1341
Akron/Ephrata, Lancaster East, Lititz Springs, Greater Ephrata, Red Rose
717-291-5462

Lancaster CountyFatherhood Initiative (LCFI)
http://www.caplanc.org/fatherhood.htm
Case management and workshops that support and encourage fathers to take an active role in their children's lives, strengthening fatherhood and challenging fathers to be responsible dads. (L)
Lancaster Family Center
601 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17608
717-431-1027 ext. 3204

Lancaster County Moms & Kids
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LancasterCountyMomsandKids/
This is an active playgroup for moms and their children, where moms can make new friends for themselves as well as their children. (F, L)
717-917-4694

Lancaster Co. Mothers of Twins Club
Providing support and information to parents facing the unique challenges involved in raising multiples, meeting 1st Tues. monthly at 6:30 pm. Expectant and new moms are encouraged to attend. (G, L, D)
Meeting at Westgate Baptist Church
2235 Harrisburg Pk., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-898-0670

Lancaster Family Centers
http://www.caplanc.org/Programs/Family%20Center/family_center.htm
Working to prevent child abuse, encourage parent involvement in the child's education and to assist families in becoming self sufficient through 9 Lancaster Co. locations. (L)
601 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17608
717-431-1027

Lancaster Generations
Day program to meet the needs of impaired geriatric clients, offering therapeutic recreational activities as well as medication administration, basic nursing care and adult daycare. ($, SS, I, L)
2423 New Holland Pk., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-656-8783

Lancaster Non-custodial Parents Support Group
Provides support for issues surrounding non-custodial parents, raising community awareness about problems facing non-custodial parents and their children. (F, L, G, M)
319 Brook Ln., Wrightsville, PA 17368
717-252-9835

Lifeline of Berks Co., Inc.
http://www.lifelineofberks.org
A life-affirming agency offering free pregnancy tests, practical assistance, education on pregnancy, parenting and childbirth, plus free emergency formula and diapers. (F, H, M)
612 Reading Ave., West Reading, PA 19611
610-374-8545
Lackawanna & Snyder Sts., Reading, PA 19601
610-376-4005· Hotline: 800-848-LOVE

Lifespan Learning
http://www.uuclonline.org
Educational programs for adults on parenting, community, fellowship, knowledge and skills, mind and body wellness, personal growth and support, religion and spirituality, plus children's programs. ($, B, L)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster
538 Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603
717-393-1733

Mary's Home
Empowering young mothers to bring about change in their lives by providing 1 - 2 yrs. of supportive services including counseling, education & loving, caring environment for mother/child. (B)
325 S. 12th St., Reading, PA 19602
610-603-8010

Mary’s Shelter
http://www.marysshelter.org/
Mary's Shelter is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania as a Maternity Home and as a Private Children and Youth Social Service Agency, which serves the needs of homeless, pregnant young women.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for admission and services without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, AIDS or HIV status. (BC, LC, A, F & $)
Mary's Shelter
325 South 12th Street
Reading, PA 19602
610.376.1973

Mom's House
http://www.lanccounty.com/momshouse
Free childcare & support services for single parents enrolled in a FT educational program. Food, clothing and supply banks, parenting classes, study area with computer access, scholarships. (F, L)
415 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17608
717-396-9130

Mothers on the Move
http://www.communitypreventionpartnership.org
Helping young mothers age 18 - 25 reach educational and career goals by providing peer support, mentor support, case management and basic life skills training. (F, G, B, M)
227 N. Fifth St., Reading, PA 19601
610-376-6988

Nurse Family Partnership
http://www.communitypreventionpartnership.org
Providing free home visitation by registered nurses from early pregnancy through the child's second birthday, for first time mothers only. (F, B, M)
230 N. Fifth St., 3rd Fl., Reading, PA 19601
610-376-6077

Oasis Youth Services - Manheim Center
Working to develop one-on-one relationships with teenagers, helping them to grow socially, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, and to become productive members of society. (F, L, D)
113 Railroad Ave., Manheim, PA 17545

717-664-2990

Olivet Boys & Girls Club
http://www.olivetbgc.org
Programs offered at 11 locations: Character & leadership development, education & career development, health & life skills, the arts, sports, fitness & recreation. (F, $, SS, B, D, M)
1161 Pershing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611
610-373-1314

Open Door CYS, Inc.
http://www.opendoorcys.com
Adoption, foster/kinship care, family & individual counseling, parenting, pregnancy, infant & teen conflict education, drug & alcohol urine screening, homestudy, office or in-home services provided. ($, B, D, M)
606 Court St, Suite 404, Reading, PA 19601
610-372-2200

PA Partnerships for Children
http://www.papartnerships.org/
Statewide research, resource and advocacy center for children. (B, L)
20 N. Market Sq., Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-236-5680 · 800-257-2030

PA Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance
Support groups throughout PA for families who have suffered the death of a child through Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or any other cause, including stillbirth. (F, G, B, L, H)
800-721-SIDS

Parent Advocacy Service
http://www.mha.rbc.org
Assistance for parents seeking appropriate services for children, resolving complaints and grievances, utilizing the wide spectrum of services available. (B, L, M)
Mental Health Association
122 W. Lancaster Ave., Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-3000

Parent Child Home Program
http://www.parent-child.org/home/
Literacy-based program serving families with children age 2 - 3. Home Visitors emphasize verbal interaction/learning through play, using carefully chosen books and toys. (F, L, M)
Lancaster Family Center
601 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17608
717-431-1027

Parent/Child Learning Center
Program designed to enhance the ability of parents of newborns through preschool age to raise their children by providing intensive, affordable basic parenting education and support. (F, L, A)
Children & Youth Social Service
110 N. Lime St., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-7925

Parent Support Group -- Family Support Alliance
http://pa211sw.communityos.org/sys/profile.taf?profiletype=service&recordid=880197
A professionally facilitated, parent-led, self-help group to create an environment in which parents help each other develop methods of coping with stress and learn alternative methods of discipline. The group meets a diversity of needs and includes parents of teens, grandparents, teen parents, and fathers groups. Free childcare available. (L, G, M, H, F, D)
YWCA of Lancaster
110 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602-2990
717-393-1735

Parents Anonymous
Support group for parents that need help dealing with parenting challenges, with bi-monthly meetings held at Berks Community Action Program. (F, B, D, M)
P.O. Box 22, Reading, PA 19603
610-376-6571

Parents as Teachers
http://www.parentsasteachers.org/
Our internationally recognized network of organizations and professionals supports families through a proven parent education model featuring intimate, in-home visits with parents and children. (BC, LC, A, F & $)
Lancaster Family Center - P.A.T. /Community Action Program of Lancaster County
601 S. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
717-299-7301

BCAP Family Center -- Parents as Teachers Community Action Program
518 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601
610-376-6571

Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County
227 N. 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601
610-376-6988

Parents Involved Network of PA
http://www.pinofpa.org
Statewide support, advocacy, information and referral resource, and technical assistance center for families of children and adolescents with emotional or behavior disorders. (F, B, L, M)
1211 Chestnut St., 11th Fl., Phila., PA 19107
800-688-4226

Parents Without Partners
http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org
Support group for divorced, widowed, separated or never married parents, sponsoring family and adult activities for parents of all ages. Meets 7 pm 1st Wed. monthly. ($, B, D)
GPU Building, Rt. 61, Reading, PA
610-373-2215

PATH Program
http://www.svps.org
A 6-month course on parenting skills that is open to all pregnant women and new parents. (F, L)
Reformed Presbyterian Church, 21 Locust St., Ephrata, PA 17522
717-733-9440

Penn State Cooperative Extensions
Offering parent and basic life skills education, training for childcare providers, nutrition & food safety information (M), and family living, 4-H, agriculture and community development programs. (F, $, G, H, B, L)
1238 County Welfare Rd, Leesport, PA 19533
http://berks.extension.psu.edu
610-378-1327
1383 Arcadia Rd., Rm. 1, Lancaster, PA 17601
http://lancaster.extension.psu.edu
717-394-6851

Pregnant/Parenting Teen Program
http://www.boyertownymca.org
Providing pregnant and parenting teens childcare, supervision and parenting skills so that they can stay in school. (F, B)
Boyertown YMCA
301 W. Spring St., Boyertown, PA 19512
610-369-9622

Prenatal Parenting Program
http://www.prenatalparenting.com
Program teaches scientifically proven techniques in parenting before birth during critical neurological development stages for happy, healthy babies. Monthly workshops. Nationally certified instructor.
Empowered Childbirth Education Center
2850 Penn Ave., West Lawn, PA 19609
610-689-9215

Real Alternatives Project Women in Need
http://www.realalternatives.org
Infant parenting and abortion alternative services: counseling, pregnancy tests, temporary shelter, pregnancy, childbirth & parenting classes, adoption information, medical referrals, material and education/career decision assistance. (F, B, L, H, M)
Serving PA 888-543-3243

Rebuilders
http://www.worshipcenter.org
Strength and support for those rebuilding after personal loss through divorce or ending of a long-term relationship. Childcare provided. 2nd & 4th Fri. 7:30 pm (F, G)
Ephrata, PA
717-656-4271

Rollercoasters
Nationally recognized program presented as an 8-week group for children experiencing divorce or separation in their family, focusing on change, feelings, anger management and coping strategies. ($, G, B, L)
FairView Counseling
1255 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, PA 19602
610-396-9091

Safe Kids Coalition
http://www.safekids.org
Seeking to reduce unintentional injuries/deaths to children, providing educational programs and distributing free bicycle helmets, car seats and smoke detectors to those in need. (F, B, L, A)
1-800-683-5100

School Outreach Program
http://www.caplanc.org/family_center.htm
Working with parents, students and teachers, encouraging them to take an active role in their children's lives, offering case management, information/referral, follow-up services, peer support. (L)
Lancaster Family Center
601 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17608
717-431-1027

Separated/Divorced Support Group
http://www.immanuel-ucc.org
Meetings for those separated/divorced cover pain, shame, children, finances, realities, embarrassment, legal issues, loss, identity, failure, friends, self-worth, employment/education and the future. (F, B, G)
Immanuel UCC, 99 S. Waverly St., Shillington, PA 19607
610-777-7107

Siblings of Newborns Classes
Each of these hospitals offers their own program on how brothers and sisters can cope with a newborn sibling. (B, L)
Ephrata Community Hospital
717-738-MOMS
Lancaster General Hospital
717-290-3138
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
610-988-HELP
St. Joseph Medical Center
610-378-2100

Special Kids Network System of Care
http://www.helpinpa.state.pa.us/HelpInPA/
The Special Kids Network System of Care links callers to health care products, training, recreation, social services, counseling, support, advocacy, and therapy for children and youth with special health care needs. It can also help identify local needs and assist communities in improving services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.
1-800-986-4550

SPF Son Care & Confident Kids Curriculum
http://www.worshipcenter.org
Support, prayer and fellowship for single parents covering topics unique to those parenting alone. Children's Confident Kids group offering discussion/interaction for kids offered simultaneously. (F, G)
The Worship Center
2384 New Holland Pk., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-656-4271

Stepfamily Foundation, Inc.
http://www.stepfamily.org
Helping separated, divorce and remarried families through counseling, professional seminars, lecture series and a crisis hotline. ($, SS, I, G, B, L, H, A)
333 West End Ave., New York, NY 10023
212-877-3244

Successful Parenting
http://www.communitycounseling.net
Designed just for parents to improve their relationships with their children ages 2 - 18, covering communication, discipline, stress/fighting, building self-esteem, divorce, blended families, differing parenting styles. ($, SS, L)
Community Center for Counseling
2148 Embassy Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603
717-656-4871

Supervised Visitation Program
http://www.fslancaster.org
Offering services to families that are concerned about a child's safety during visits with the parent that does not have custody. ($, SS, L, A)
630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-5241

Support Group & Parenting Classes
http://www.friendinc.org/services/support_group.php
Friend, Inc. Community Services offers support groups and educational programs to foster strength, health, and happiness in the family. "Parents of Teens & Preteens" and "Parenting 5 to 12 Year Old" six-week video and discussion groups, and "Parenting & Tots Time Out" Support Group. (B, L, A, $, G)
658D Noble St., Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-7790

Survivors and Victims Empowered
http://www.s-a-v-e.org
Publishes Child Protection Guides and provides gifts to children in foster care. (F, L)
PO Box 3030, 1725 Oregon Pk., Suite 106, Lancaster, PA 17604
717-569-0550

Survivors of Suicide
Support, encouragement, coping skills, understanding & friendship for adults/children who have lost a loved one by suicide, either recent-ly or in the past. 1st Thurs. monthly 7:30 pm,
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Lititz Pk. & Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-394-3541

Teen Aid, Inc.
http://www.teen-aid.org
An organization that develops, promotes, and provides family life education materials that focus on premarital abstinence and parent/teen communication.
723 East Jackson, Spokane, WA 99207
509-482-2868

Tough Love International
http://www.toughlove.org
Helping to deal with the out-of-control behavior of a family member. ($, SS, G, B, L, H, D, M)
P.O. Box 1069, Doylestown, PA 18901
800-333-1069

U.S. Army Community & Family Support Center
Assistance hotline for family members of soldiers on active duty, or in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve called to active duty, answering family support-related questions. (F, B, L, H)
1-800-833-6622 (8 am - 8 pm)

The Wellness Center for Pets & Their People at Hasting Farm
http://www.namastewisdom.com/NamasteWisdom-Center-Wellness-Center-for-Pet-Their-People-at-Hasting-Farm.html
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
717-675-4136

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
Providing supplemental nutritious foods and nutrition education to pregnant, breast-feeding, and postpartum women, infants and children to age 5. (F, B, L, M)
501 Washington St., Suite 210, Reading, PA 19601
610-373-5545
7 E. Lancaster Ave., Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-4210
601 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-7301

YMCA of Reading & Berks County
http://www.ymca-berkscounty.org
Serving children, teens and families through programs including childcare, transitional housing, wellness classes, aquatics, youth sports and more.
631 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601
610-378-4742

YWCA of Lancaster
Offering a Parents Anonymous group that meets weekly, a sexual assault prevention and counseling center and youth mentoring programs including pregnancy prevention and supporting teen mothers. (F, G, L, H, A, D)
110 N. Lime St., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-393-1735

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