Community Resources / Recursos de la Comunidad

Community Resources / Recursos de la Comunidad

Child Care/Early Learning Resource Centers

Provides help in finding childcare and helps low-income families pay their childcare fees.

 

 

Education

Provides help in finding reading and writing, GED, and ESL (English as Second Language) programs.

 
Head Start / Early Head Start Programs

Provides high quality early learning and comprehensive family support services for low-income children (ages 0-5) and their families.

 
Migrant Education Program

Provides educational and support services to migrant children.

 
Pre-K Counts

Provides quality half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten to eligible 3 and 4-year olds.

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Free help for first-time moms in 50 Pennsylvania counties. NFP is a parent support program that pairs you with a free personal nurse who can help you have a healthy pregnancy and provide advice and support as you care for your new baby.

 
Safe Sleep for Infants

Provides infant safe sleep guidelines, educational materials, and assists with portable cribs for families in need.

 
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Hotline

Provides breastfeeding help and support by WIC Peer Counselors. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 1 pm.

  • Call: 1-855-427-5666
 
Text4baby

Get FREE text messages on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year.

Text4baby

Get FREE text messages on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year.

Department of Health

Keeping your child healthy may seem overwhelming, but don’t worry! We have many resources to help you.

 

National Hispanic Family Health Helpline

Provides community health services and information.

 
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Provides help in finding free or low-cost medical insurance for children from birth to age 19.

 

 
Healthy Beginnings Plus

Provides help in finding health care for pregnant women.

 
Special Kids Network System of Care

Provides help in finding resources and services for children with special health care needs.

 
Childhood Lead Poisoning

Provides information on lead poisoning and testing.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Provides help in finding a treatment or counseling program in your community.

  • Call: 1-800-662-HELP 
  • Website: ddap.pa.gov (Click: “Get Help Now”)

 

 

PA Smoking Cessation Program

Free Quitline Pregnancy Program offers 10 free coaching sessions to pregnant women with rewards for each session. Get free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum or lozenges), if available. You can get help to quit for good!

 

HIV/AIDS

Provides help in finding testing centers, treatment and support groups.

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Provides help in finding free and confidential testing and treatment centers.

Mental Health Association in PA

Provides help finding behavioral/mental health services and supports.

 

Mental Health Services

Provides help in finding mental health services.

 

 

Postpartum Support International

Provides a “Get Help Warmline,” confidential information, and local referral services for those suffering from anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum.

Emergency Food Pantries

Provides help in finding food pantries and food assistance programs in your area.

 

Penn State Extension, Nutrition Links

Learn how to eat better for less. Free classes provide simple tips to save money, cook tasty, healthy meals, and prepare food safely.

 

School Breakfast, Lunch & Summer Food Programs

Provides help in finding free or low-cost meals for school-aged children.

 

USDA National Hunger Hotline

Provides help for free food resources near you.

  • Call: 1-866-3-HUNGRY - Call between 7am-10pm.
Child Support (Domestic Relations)

Provides help in getting support payments for children whose parent is absent.

 

 

Housing Assistance

Provides homeless resources and public housing agencies to help in finding affordable housing.

 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Provides resources for help, information on housing, medical care, and counseling 24 hours a day.

  • Call: 1-800-799-7233
  • https://www.thehotline.org/
 
PA Benefits Helpline

Provides information on Health Care: Medical Assistance (MA) and CHIP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), cash assistance, Child Care Works Program, school meals, Early Intervention, and energy assistance (LIHEAP)

 

 

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