• We know that this is a very difficult and anxious time for everyone.  We have provided a list of community and mental health resources which may be helpful to you during this stressful period of time. 

    Here is a list of resources that may be helpful to you:

    Mental Health Crisis Hotlines:

    • Service Access and Management (SAM)-610-236-0530 or text 484-816-7865 (RUOK)
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline-1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
    • Crisis Text Line-Text HOME to 741741
    • Teen line-Text Teen to 839863
    • Trevor Project (LGBTQ)-1-866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 

    Online Counseling Resources (Most have a cost but are reduced due to the coronavirus situation)

    Other Community Resources:

    • Greater Berks Food Bank
    • Salvation Army
      • Offices in Reading and Boyertown
      • 610-373-5208 or 610-367-4089
    • Berks Community Action Program (Can provide financial resources, case management services and referral)
      • 645 Penn Street, 3rd Floor, Reading PA 19601
      • 610-376-6571
    • Safe Berks (Can provide free counseling, housing, and services to those experiencing domestic violence)
      • 255 Chestnut Street, Reading PA 19601
      • 610-373-1206
    • Berks County Assistance Office (Can apply for food stamps, cash assistance, and medical assistance)
      • 625 Cherry Street, Reading PA 19602
      • 866-215-3912