COVID19 Community Resources
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COVID19 Community Resources
- Berks County Help Center
Call 610-320-6150 or email. Staff will be answering phones and responding to emails seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Multilingual services are available.
- United Way of Pennsylvania
If you need to connect with resources in your community, but don’t know where to look, Pennsylvania 211 is a great place to start. From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to #898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free. Our specialists will listen to your needs, and give you information on programs in your community that might be able to help.
- Helping Harvest
Call Helping Harvest at 610-926-5802 x207 to be guided to food assistance in your local community. With more than 320 charitable food program partners throughout Berks and Schuylkill Counties, our staff will help you find the help you need close to home.
- Reading School District - Meal Distribution
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps Pennsylvanians buy food. People in eligible low-income households can obtain more nutritious diets with SNAP increasing their food purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets.
- Wilson School District - Meal Distribution
Follow this twitter link to find local schools offering meals for kids.
- Berks Coalition
- Berks Community Action Program
(BCAP) - a non-profit organization serving over 2500 individuals and families each year in Berks, PA.
- Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities is located in The Madison Building, 400 Washington Street Suite 100, Reading, PA 19601 and have other locations in the region. Phone (610) 376-7144
- Housing Availability and Resources
- Food Pantries
- Yocum Library
- Project MUSE
Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform.
Mental Health Resources
- RACC offers counseling services through Berks Counseling Center. Referrals can be made here.
- Crisis Intervention
Service Access and Management, Inc. provides Crisis Intervention for Berks County. Anyone in Berks County, residents or visitors, can call the contact information listed and talk to someone who can help.
If you have been experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, or if you don't know what to do or who to turn to, SAM can help! Please call 1-877-236-4600
- ruOK Berks
Text RUOK to 484-816-RUOK (7865)
If you need immediate assistance call 1-877-236-4600 or 610-236-0530.
- SAFE Berks
We Are Here To Help You 24/7 Hotline: 844-789-SAFE Or Text SAFE BERKS to 20121
Safe Berks, formerly Berks Women in Crisis, provides a safe haven and ongoing support system for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.