Berks County Resources

Crisis Support

Berks County Office of Mental Health

FOR IMMEDIATE CRISIS SERVICES IN BERKS COUNTY, PLEASE CALL: 610-236-0530

SAM Service Access and Management, Inc.

BERKS COUNTY

Toll Free (877) 236-4600

Text ruOK to 484-816-ruOK (7865)

Crisis Intervention and Emergency Services can be reached 24 hours a day by calling the numbers above and asking to speak with a Crisis worker.

Berks Women in Crisis - Abuse Victim Services

255 Chestnut St Reading, PA 19602 - Berks County

(610) 373-1206

50 N 4Th St Ste 101 Reading, PA 19601 - Berks County

(610) 373-1206

24/7 Hotline: 844-789-7233 Or Text SAFE BERKS to 20121

Victim/Witness Assistance Unit

Services Center 633 Court Street 5th Floor Reading, PA 19601

Phone: 610-478-6000

Fax: 610-478-6002

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Email: VictimWitness@countyofberks.com

Youth, Families, and Older Adults

 

LGBT Center of Greater Reading

1501 N. 13th Street Reading, Pennsylvania 19607

info@lgbtcenterofreading.com

610.741.3923

PFLAG

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well being of LGBTQ people, their families and friends through support (to cope with an adverse society), education (to inform and enlighten the public), and advocacy (to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights).

Pottstown PFLAG

Third Thursday of each month – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
927 N. Franklin Street Pottstown, PA 19464

Nancy Grajewski:(484) 363-1924 montco.pflag@gmail.com

 

Bullying Prevention (PA Dept. of Education)

PA BULLYING PREVENTION CONSULTATION LINE

Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be returned Mon.-Fri. during normal business hours. The Bullying Prevention Consultation Line is a toll free number that will allow individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to deal with school-based bullying; and is available, to students, parents/guardians and school districts across the state of Pennsylvania.

1-866-716-0424

 

PP The Spectrum 

48 South 4th St., Reading, PA

Planned Parenthood Keystone sponsors programs for LGBTQA+ and allied youth ages 14 to 21. Facilitated by trained Planned Parenthood educators, meetings feature a blend of education, recreation and advocacy,  are confidential, free and provide a space where LGBTQA+ youth can learn, build support networks and have fun. Program topics include sexuality education, life skills, LGBTQA+ history, guest speakers, game nights and activities.

Meets every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Spectrum@planitpa.org 

610-376-0137

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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is a project of www.sageusa.org

Health Care

Planned Parenthood

48 South Fourth Street, Reading, PA 19602

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

610-376-8061

GLMA Healthcare Directory

GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.

 

OutCare Health Directory

Providing  information and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare and connecting individuals with the most appropriate healthcare providers, resources, and events.

Mental Health Care

Psychology Today Directory

Search for therapists or treatment centers by specialty, insurance, location, and more.​

Addictions Help

SMART Recovery 

(Self-Management And Recovery Training) is not a 12-step group. It is an online 4-Point Program® that sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings to help people recover from all types of addictive behaviors. Online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.

LGBT-friendly 12-step meetings

Philadelphia Freedom Roundup: LGBT-friendly Meetings in the Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks County, New Jersey and Delaware areas.

Legal

 

ACLU of Pennsylvania

ACLU of Pennsylvania works to secure total rights for LGBT people by working to defend and expand the individual rights and personal freedoms afforded to us all by the state and federal constitutions and the Bill of Rights.

 

Equality Pennsylvania

Equality Pennsylvania is an organization which advocates throughout Pennsylvania for LGBT rights. Equality Pennsylvania also attempts to advance LGBT friendly policy and legislative initiatives.

Employment & Finances

LGBT Career Link

For employers and prospective employees to connect safely.

Montgomery County LGBT Business Council

The Mission of the Montgomery County LGBT Business Council is to create networking, social and business opportunities for LGBT business professionals and allies in Montgomery County. 

Debt Free Guys

The Debt Free Guys® blog and Queer Money® podcast are the #1 gay money blog and podcast for the LGBTQ community. Stop by regularly to live debt free, make more money and live abundantly!

Spiritual and Interfaith

GayChurch.org

LGBT-affirming Church Directory

JewishLGBTNetwork.com

LGBT-affirming Synagogue Directory

 

LGBT Muslim Retreat

 

Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

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SAGA Community Center

Love in Action UCC 350 S. York Rd. Hatboro, PA 19040

215-675-8808 ext. 203

SAGAHatboro@gmail.com

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