Community Resources

Addiction Services

Al-Anon / Alateen

Council on Chemical Abuse

Addiction Education & Recovery Support

Reading-Berks Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

Berks County Resource Lists

Family Guidance Center Community Supports List (also available in Spanish)

Al-Anon • Alcoholics Anonymous • Area Agency on Aging • Co-County Wellness Center (Berks AIDS Network) • BARTA • Berks Community Action Program (B-CAP) • BCIU Child Care Line • Berks County Housing Authority • CareerLink • Caron Foundation • Central Park United Methodist Food Ministry • Children’s Alliance Center • Consumer Credit Counseling Services • Council on Chemical Abuse • County Assistance Office (Welfare) • Gambler’s Anonymous • Greater Berks Food Bank • LIHEAP (Heating and Electric Assistance) • Hispanic Center • HNL Lab Medicine • Hope Rescue Mission • Literacy Council of Reading • Mental Health Association • Mid Penn Legal Services • NAMI • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline • Office of the Governor • OVR • Public Utility Commission • Reading Area Community College (RACC) • Reading/Berks Bar Association • SAFE Berks (BWIC) • Salvation Army • Service Access Management (SAM) • Social Security • Suicide Prevention Lifeline Berks • Treatment Access and Service Center (TASC)

PA 211 East

Crisis Services / Helplines / Warmline • Disaster Services / COVID-19 Response • Food / Meals • Housing / Shelter • Health / Dental • Volunteer Opportunities • Clothing / Household Items • Community / Services / Events / Connecting • Disability Services • Employment / Income / Financial Assistance • Family • Legal Assistance / Justice System / Law Enforcement • Mental Health • Older Adults • Reentry Resources • Substance Use Disorder Services • Transportation • Veterans / Military

PA 211 Family Resources

Reporting and Services for Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation • Online Learning • Child Development and Education • Child Care and Camps • After School Programs • Education for Adults • Emergency Family Support • Homelessness Assistance Programs • Holiday Assistance Programs • Marriage and Relationships • New to the Community • Support for Families • Teens • Pet Services

United Way of Berks County

Education (Early Care and School Readiness, School Success, Positive Youth Development) • Financial Stability (Stable Housing, Job Skills, Financial Literacy) • Health (Optimal Mental and Physical Health, Intervention Needs) • Safety Net Services (Supporting People in Crisis)

Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault

SafeBerks (24/7) – 1-844-789-SAFE (7233) or text SAFE BERKS to 20121

Hotline • Housing / Shelter • Counseling • Legal Services • Medical Advocacy Partnership Program (MAPP) • Education and Community Outreach

Senior Care

Area Agency on Aging (Berks County)

Adult Daily Living Centers • Home Delivered Meals • Personal Emergency Response Systems • Senior Community Centers • Specialized Transportation • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Sexual Health

Co-County Wellness Services – Berks County and Schuylkill County

FREE STI Testing • HIV Services • Teen Pregnancy Program (Berks Teens Matter) • COVID-19

Social Services

Berks Community Action Program

Work Ready Program • Pre-K Counts • Weatherization • Budget Counseling • Homeless Assistance • Mortgage Assistant • Family Center • Fatherhood Classes • Parenting Classes • Community Outreach

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text ‘PA’ to 741-741

Prevent Suicide PA – Berks County Task Forces List

ruOK? Berks – Text 484-816-RUOK (7865)

Berks County Crisis Intervention Hotline (24/7) – 610-236-0530


BARTA (Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority)

BARTA Special Services

BARTA Special Services provides shared ride bus service offering consolidated trips between customers’ origins and destinations that are not well served by fixed route bus service. Often referred to as “Paratransit,” the shared ride service operates during limited hours and specific travel areas.

Supportive Concepts for Families, Inc. – Specialized Transportation

Supportive Concepts for Families, Inc. provides trained staff members and corporate vehicles, vans and ADA equipped ramp/lift vans to transport individuals. As an alternative to an ambulance or taxi, this service offers support in a way that is cost-effective and personalized.