SAP Student /Family Resources

Child Services
Childline * Report Any Type of Abuse - 24 Hour Hotline * 1-800-932-0313
Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth * 610-278-5800 * After 4:15 & Weekends Call 610-275-1222

Crisis Support
Montgomery County Children's Crisis Support * Suicide Prevention & Crisis Intervention * 1-888-HELP-414 * 1-888-435-741 * www.accessservices.org

PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line
Office for Safe Schools - 1-866-716-0424

Peer Support
Montgomery County Peer Support Talk Line * 1-855-715-TALK * 1-855-715-825 * www.accessservices.org

Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline * 1-800-273-TALK * 1-800-273-8255 * suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Teen Support
Teen Talk Line * Free Support for Teens by Teens...* 1-866-825-5856 * Text: 215-703-8411 * teentalkline@accessservices.org * www.TeenTalkLine.com

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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Behavioral Health Resources

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Helpful Resources for Families During Covid-19 Crisis:

 

Newly Added for May 2020:

  • Creative Health Services 484-941-0500
    • Children’s outpatient program of empowerment (COPE)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Having trouble collecting unemployment, contact your state senator:   
    • https://www.senatormensch.com/contact-me/ - Bob Mensch if you live in Parts of Montgomery County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Douglass, Lower Frederick, Lower Salford, Marlborough, New Hanover, Perkiomen, Salford, Skippack, Towamencin, Upper Frederick, Upper Hanover, Upper Pottsgrove, Upper Salford, and West Pottsgrove and the BOROUGHS of East Greenville, Green Lane, Lansdale, Pennsburg, Pottstown, Red Hill, Schwenksville, and Trappe.           

 

    •     https://www.senatormuth.com/contact/ -Katie Muth if you live in Montgomery County in the following:Collegeville,Limerick Township, LowerPottsgrove Township, Lower Providence Township, Royersford, Upper Providence Township, West Norriton Township,Worcester Township.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Register to watch the online streaming of the documentary Screenagers on May 21 at 2:30 PM.This 67-minute film depicts messy struggles that often occur between parents and teens over social media, video games, and academics. It offers solutions on how adults can help kids navigate the digital world and find balance.

https://cocaberks.org/screenagers-online/?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=April_2020_Newsletter&utm_medium=email                                                     

 

Mental Health and Safety:

 

 

  • Helpline that will refer Pennsylvanians who are struggling with anxiety and challenging emotions due to Covid- 19 emergency to community-based resources: The toll-free, round-the-clock support line can be reached at 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial  724-631-5600

 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

  • Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

 

 

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741

 

 

  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

 

  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357

 

  • National Teen crisis hotline - 1-877-968-8454

 

  • Montgomery County Crisis - 1-855-634-4654

 

  • Montgomery County Teen talk line - 1-866-825-5856

 

  • Montgomery County Text line - 215-703-8411

 

  • Chester County Crisis - 610-280-3270

 

  • Chester County on-going support line - 1-866-846-2722

 

  • Chester County Text line - 741-741

 

 

 

 

  • Montgomery County Children & Youth - 610-278-5800

 

  •  Child abuse hotline# - 1-800-932-0313

 

  • Call 211- a service through the United Way which can quickly and empathetically help someone in need reach an expert or assistance safely, including local domestic violence shelters, sexual assault victims assistance services, mental health or substance use treatment options.

 

 

  • Nasponline.org -National Association of School Psychologists online resources

 

 

Food Pantries and Meals Offerings:

 

 

  • Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities - 610970-5995 / pottstowncluster.org

 

  • Daily Bread Food Bank -610-489-5540 - in Collegeville.

 

  • Phoenixville AreaCommunity Services(PAC) - 610933-1105

 

  • Salvation Army - Pottstown - 610326-1621   - Boyertown - 610367-4089

 

  • St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry @ St. Mary’s Parish - 610-287-8156 - in Schwenksville.

 

  • St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry @ St. Eleanor Parish- 610-489-1647- in Collegeville

 

  • Manna on Main Street- 215-885-5454 Lansdale, PA

 

 

  • Pottstown Ricketts Center for Pottstown students aged 6-18. Boxed breakfast/lunch meals available starting 3/25 from 9:00am through 11:30am. First come, first served basis.

 

  • Grumpy’s (137 E High St Pottstown 610-323-1232) serving hot breakfast 8am -10am. First come, first served basis.

 

  • Pottstown School District food distribution for students at all Elementary schools drive thru/in person pick up. 5 breakfast & 5 lunch meals per student. Pick up is currently on Wednesday of each week and times are currently 3pm-6pm. More information at https://www.pottstownschools.org/

 

  • Pottsgrove School District is offering food distribution for students on Monday of each week at West Pottsgrove Elementary & Lower Pottsgrove Elementary schools 10am-12pm. Five Breakfast/lunch meals are provided. More information and resource guide for educational online learning available at https://www.pgsd.org/

 

 

 

  • Upper Perkiomen school district families in need of food can contact The Open Link at 452 Penn St Pennsburg PA 215-679-4112 or email info@theopenlink.org

 

 

  • Little Italy (636 E High St Pottstown 610-327-0162) offering students free lunch Monday – Friday 11am-1pm. Ask for the school lunch.

 

  • Kingdom Life Church (380 Walnut St Pottstown) offering free lunch for students Monday – Friday 11:30am -1:30pm

 

  •  Burger King is offering free kids meals with additional purchase and using their online ordering app only.

 

 

 

 

  • Laundry Love Laundry Assistance Program:

Christ Episcopal Church provides assistance for people who need help with laundry.  Laundry Kits can be obtained at Christ Episcopal Church at 316 East High Street, Pottstown or during the Laundry Love days.  1st Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm @ Pottstown Express Laundry Center 204 Shoemaker Rd #6449 Pottstown PA.

 

3rd Tuesday of each month at 5pm @ Secure Wash Laundromat 423 E High St Pottstown.

                                                                             

COVID-19 Educational Resources

 

  • Information on the CARES Act:

https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/default.aspx

 

  • Information on Unemployment Benefits:

https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/FPUC-FAQs.aspx

 

 

  •  Social Security office at 80 Robinson St Pottstown, PA 19464 is taking phone calls only at their direct line Phone:  1-866-964-7415. The office is currently closed to the public but emergent services are still being processed.

 

  • Information for those not traditionally eligible for Unemployment Compensation:

https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/file/Pag

 

  • Information if you lost your Healthcare Coverage:

https://www.healthcare.gov/screener/

 

  • Drive-thru testing is now available in Montco - learn who is eligible  here

 

 

 

 

 

  • PA Parent and Family Alliance has been working hard to put together some useful resources for families and providers across the state. These resources include education, mental wellness, work, necessary services, art, relaxation and much more and we have more to add. Please visit their site by clicking https://www.paparentandfamilyalliance.org/hometogether-resources

 

 

Virtual Resources & Available Essential Services 

  • http://211.org/ for confidential assistance with the United Way, including essential services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             Locate online Alcoholics Anonymous  http://aa-intergroup.org/

             and other Recovery Groups  https://www.intherooms.com/home/

 

 

 

  • Creating Increased Connections offering zoom calls (online) as well as telephone chats for those without internet capabilities https://www.ciconnections.org/

 

  •  Online MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT available for download www.mhanational.org/may  toolkit includes sample materials for communications and social media as well as printable handouts on the following topics: Owning Your Feelings, Finding the Positive, Eliminating Toxic Influences,Creating Healthy Routines, Supporting Others, Connecting with Others

 

Cancellations & Schedule Changes:

 

 

 

 

  • 5/2- The Center for Loss and Bereavement is postponing the Strides of Hope 5K event.

 

  •  Pottstown Recovery Learning Center is temporarily close

 

Resources for Parents and Educational Resources:

 

 

 

  •      https://gozen.com/ (Webinars from professionals and cartoon videos for kids about anxiety/mindfulness/breathing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •   Check your local school district website to be connected to more.

 

 

 

  •     Have child create a vision board that reflects what life would look like when restrictions are lifted.  It’s a great way to begin to assist in planting seeds of hope which we all need during this time. 


Helpful Resources for Families During Covid-19 Crisis:

 

Newly Added for May 2020:

  • Creative Health Services 484-941-0500
    • Children’s outpatient program of empowerment (COPE)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Having trouble collecting unemployment, contact your state senator:   
    • https://www.senatormensch.com/contact-me/ - Bob Mensch if you live in Parts of Montgomery County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Douglass, Lower Frederick, Lower Salford, Marlborough, New Hanover, Perkiomen, Salford, Skippack, Towamencin, Upper Frederick, Upper Hanover, Upper Pottsgrove, Upper Salford, and West Pottsgrove and the BOROUGHS of East Greenville, Green Lane, Lansdale, Pennsburg, Pottstown, Red Hill, Schwenksville, and Trappe.

            

    •     https://www.senatormuth.com/contact/ -Katie Muth if you live in Montgomery County in the following:Collegeville,Limerick Township, LowerPottsgrove Township, Lower Providence Township, Royersford, Upper Providence Township, West Norriton Township,Worcester Township.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Register to watch the online streaming of the documentary Screenagers on May 21 at 2:30 PM.This 67-minute film depicts messy struggles that often occur between parents and teens over social media, video games, and academics. It offers solutions on how adults can help kids navigate the digital world and find balance.

https://cocaberks.org/screenagers-online/?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=April_2020_Newsletter&utm_medium=email                                                 

 

Mental Health and Safety:

 

 

  • Helpline that will refer Pennsylvanians who are struggling with anxiety and challenging emotions due to Covid- 19 emergency to community-based resources: The toll-free, round-the-clock support line can be reached at 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial  724-631-5600

 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

  • Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

 

 

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741

 

 

  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

 

  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357

 

  • National Teen crisis hotline - 1-877-968-8454

 

  • Montgomery County Crisis - 1-855-634-4654

 

  • Montgomery County Teen talk line - 1-866-825-5856

 

  • Montgomery County Text line - 215-703-8411

 

  • Chester County Crisis - 610-280-3270

 

  • Chester County on-going support line - 1-866-846-2722

 

  • Chester County Text line - 741-741

 

 

 

 

  • Montgomery County Children & Youth - 610-278-5800

 

  •  Child abuse hotline# - 1-800-932-0313

 

  • Call 211- a service through the United Way which can quickly and empathetically help someone in need reach an expert or assistance safely, including local domestic violence shelters, sexual assault victims assistance services, mental health or substance use treatment options.

 

 

  • Nasponline.org -National Association of School Psychologists online resources

 

Food Pantries and Meals Offerings:

 

 

  • Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities - 610970-5995 / pottstowncluster.org

 

  • Daily Bread Food Bank -610-489-5540 - in Collegeville.

 

  • Phoenixville AreaCommunity Services(PAC) - 610933-1105

 

  • Salvation Army - Pottstown - 610326-1621   - Boyertown - 610367-4089

 

  • St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry @ St. Mary’s Parish - 610-287-8156 - in Schwenksville.

 

  • St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry @ St. Eleanor Parish- 610-489-1647- in Collegeville

 

  • Manna on Main Street- 215-885-5454 Lansdale, PA

 

 

  • Pottstown Ricketts Center for Pottstown students aged 6-18. Boxed breakfast/lunch meals available starting 3/25 from 9:00am through 11:30am. First come, first served basis.

 

  • Grumpy’s (137 E High St Pottstown 610-323-1232) serving hot breakfast 8am -10am. First come, first served basis.

 

  • Pottstown School District food distribution for students at all Elementary schools drive thru/in person pick up. 5 breakfast & 5 lunch meals per student. Pick up is currently on Wednesday of each week and times are currently 3pm-6pm. More information at https://www.pottstownschools.org/

 

  • Pottsgrove School District is offering food distribution for students on Monday of each week at West Pottsgrove Elementary & Lower Pottsgrove Elementary schools 10am-12pm. Five Breakfast/lunch meals are provided. More information and resource guide for educational online learning available at https://www.pgsd.org/

 

 

 

  • Upper Perkiomen school district families in need of food can contact The Open Link at 452 Penn St Pennsburg PA 215-679-4112 or email info@theopenlink.org

 

 

  • Little Italy (636 E High St Pottstown 610-327-0162) offering students free lunch Monday – Friday 11am-1pm. Ask for the school lunch.

 

  • Kingdom Life Church (380 Walnut St Pottstown) offering free lunch for students Monday – Friday 11:30am -1:30pm

 

  •  Burger King is offering free kids meals with additional purchase and using their online ordering app only.

 

 

 

 

  • Laundry Love Laundry Assistance Program:

Christ Episcopal Church provides assistance for people who need help with laundry.  Laundry Kits can be obtained at Christ Episcopal Church at 316 East High Street, Pottstown or during the Laundry Love days.  1st Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm @ Pottstown Express Laundry Center 204 Shoemaker Rd #6449 Pottstown PA.

 

3rd Tuesday of each month at 5pm @ Secure Wash Laundromat 423 E High St Pottstown.

                                                                             

COVID-19 Educational Resources

 

  • Information on the CARES Act:

https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/default.aspx

 

  • Information on Unemployment Benefits:

https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/FPUC-FAQs.aspx

 

 

  •  Social Security office at 80 Robinson St Pottstown, PA 19464 is taking phone calls only at their direct line Phone:  1-866-964-7415. The office is currently closed to the public but emergent services are still being processed.

 

  • Information for those not traditionally eligible for Unemployment Compensation:

https://www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits/file/Pag


           Information if you lost your Healthcare Coverage:

https://www.healthcare.gov/screener/

 

  • Drive-thru testing is now available in Montco - learn who is eligible  here

 

 

 

 

 

  • PA Parent and Family Alliance has been working hard to put together some useful resources for families and providers across the state. These resources include education, mental wellness, work, necessary services, art, relaxation and much more and we have more to add. Please visit their site by clicking https://www.paparentandfamilyalliance.org/hometogether-resources

 

 

Virtual Resources & Available Essential Services

 

  • http://211.org/ for confidential assistance with the United Way, including essential services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             and other Recovery Groups  https://www.intherooms.com/home/

 

 

 

  • Creating Increased Connections offering zoom calls (online) as well as telephone chats for those without internet capabilities https://www.ciconnections.org/

 

  •  Online MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT available for download www.mhanational.org/may  toolkit includes sample materials for communications and social media as well as printable handouts on the following topics: Owning Your Feelings, Finding the Positive, Eliminating Toxic Influences,Creating Healthy Routines, Supporting Others, Connecting with Others

 

Cancellations & Schedule Changes:

 

 

 

 

  • 5/2- The Center for Loss and Bereavement is postponing the Strides of Hope 5K event.

 

  •  Pottstown Recovery Learning Center is temporarily close

 

Resources for Parents and Educational Resources:

 

 

 

  •      https://gozen.com/ (Webinars from professionals and cartoon videos for kids about anxiety/mindfulness/breathing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •   Check your local school district website to be connected to more.

 

 

 

  •     Have child create a vision board that reflects what life would look like when restrictions are lifted.  It’s a great way to begin to assist in planting seeds of hope which we all need during this time.